Stefan and Damon argue about what is best for Elena. Jeremy and Matt are surprised to see a girl they used to know, April (GRACE PHIPPS), enrolling at Mystic Falls High.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Caroline Forbes (as Candice Accola)
Klaus Mikaelson (credit only)
Rebekah Mikaelson (credit only)
April Young (as Grace Phipps)
Pastor Young (voice)
Alaric Saltzman (as Matt Davis)


Pastor Young's posse is killed in an explosion, so sheriff and mayoress are reinstated. Tyler is back in his body and happy with Caroline, who can't help worrying constantly, while he chooses to seize the day. The Salvatore brothers disagree violently how best to help Elena, who has been turned into a vampire: either seeking Stefan's probably naive control attempts or Damon's 'short pain', while she still contemplates death as only way out. Matt provides an urgent compromise during pastor Young's memorial service, which is widely attended, also by his niece April and outsider Connor Jordan, whom Damon correctly mistrusted as he's a seasoned, well-armed slayer. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

18 October 2012 (USA)  »

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Despite only being a guest star, Claire Holt (Rebekah) is credited in this episode even though she does not appear. See more »


References Bambi (1942) See more »


Theme from The Vampire Diaries
Composed by Mike Suby
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Suspense, thrill, emotion. All in one.
19 October 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Another superb episode. Definitely deserves a 10 on 10. From the very beginning to the end it was perfection. Amazing plot, suspense and emotion. "Elena is having problems keeping animal blood down. So, quite unexpectedly she turns to Damon for help. She drink's from him, which according to Damon is kind of personal. Connor Jordan's mystery tattoo has really got me excited. Hope to see more of Jeremy in action(yes! he's one of my favorite character. Damon's way of mourning Alaric was so Damon-ish." Be it Tyler's courage during memorial or Alaric's "I miss you too, buddy," TVD is definitely going to get better. And by better, I mean really really good.

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