The Vampire Diaries: Season 4, Episode 18

American Gothic (28 Mar. 2013)

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While in a small town in Pennsylvania with Rebekah (CLAIRE HOLT), Elena has a surprising encounter with Elijah (DANIEL GILLIES). Klaus receives Caroline's reluctant help.



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Episode cast overview:
Jeremy Gilbert (credit only)
Bonnie Bennett (credit only)
Matt Donovan (credit only)
Tyler Lockwood (credit only)
Reegus Flenory ...
Elena Double (as Mackenzie Britt)


Klaus panics as shape-shifter Silas stabbed him with a splinter of the white oak stake. Caroline reluctantly agrees to remove it, if he allows Tyler to return safely, but then Klaus realizes what trick was actually played on him. The Salvatore brothers and Rebekah capture Katehrine, who was to meet Elijah, hoping he would reconcile her with Klaus. They let Elena, who demonstrates murderously to have no interest in resuming her sweet human(e) persona, take her place, but Elijah quickly sees trough their ploy. Katherine escapes but is caught and Damon finds where she hid the cure, but she gets await again while Rebekah seizes it, only to be disappointed. Written by KGF Vissers

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Klaus is in pain from the white oak stake, asking for Caroline to help him, stating that he saved her life twice. He has actually saved her four separate times: 1) After Tyler bit her; 2) When she escapes from vampire Alaric; 3) Rescuing her from the van going to the Young farm; 4) Healing her after he bit her to spite Tyler. See more »


Rebekah: Why don't you just give me the cure so I can judge you silently elsewhere.
Elijah: And what could you possibly want with the cure?
Rebekah: I want to be human again.
Elijah: How do you know that being human is the answer you're looking for? I mean, it's nothing but a romantic notion. The grass won't necessarily be greener, Rebekah.
Rebekah: You might be right. But I don't care. I want to live a simple life as a normal person and when it ends, it ends. We've had 20 lifetimes together, Elijah. Isn't that enough?
Elijah: I just don't ...
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