The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
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The New Deal 

Klaus turns to violence to convince Damon and Elena that no one will be safe until he finds Stefan and gets his family back. Tyler faces consequences of his actions as a hybrid.


John Behring


Kevin Williamson (developed for television by), Julie Plec (developed for television by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Dobrev ... Elena Gilbert
Paul Wesley ... Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder ... Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen ... Jeremy Gilbert
Kat Graham ... Bonnie Bennett
Zach Roerig ... Matt Donovan (credit only)
Candice King ... Caroline Forbes (as Candice Accola) (credit only)
Michael Trevino ... Tyler Lockwood
Matthew Davis ... Alaric Saltzman (as Matt Davis)
Joseph Morgan ... Klaus Mikaelson
Claire Holt ... Rebekah Mikaelson
Torrey DeVitto ... Dr. Meredith Fell
Kimberley Drummond ... Mindy (as Kimberly Drummond)
Zane Stephens ... Tony
Justine Ezarik ... Pretty Bartender


Bonnie has weird dreams with four coffins. Jeremy hangs around with Tyler and invites him in his house. Stephan meets Bonnie and asks her to hide the coffins of Klaus's family. Klaus tries to force Damon and Elena to seek out Stephan and compels Jeremy to stand up in front of a pick-up driven by a hybrid in high speed without his ring; however Alaric saves him but has difficulties to recover. Jeremy kills the hybrid and he takes Alaric to the hospital with Elena. Damon meets Stephan and he tells that he saved Klaus to save Damon's life. Then Damon asks to participate in Stephan's plan against Klaus. Stephan accepts provided Elena does not know the plan. Elena makes a deal with Klaus and delivers Rebekah to him. Then she asks Damon to compel his brother to leave Mystic Falls. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Jeremy completely severs a man's head from the neck, using a small meat cleaver and a single blow at close quarters. This is physically impossible. See more »


Damon Salvatore: [upset Elena's busy at kitchen sink] How are you?
Elena Gilbert: [sighs] I think I got most of the blood off the porch.
Damon Salvatore: Elena. Look at me.
[she sighs, turns around]
Damon Salvatore: It's gonna be okay.
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Script Writers are starting to flub!
6 September 2020 | by paintedlaughter-56290See all my reviews

I love this show overall. But this episode was super irritating due to some writing errors that made the character choices seem massively illogical...

1. Why would Elaina call 911 when Alaric was bleeding instead of calling one of her many vampire friends to heal him with their blood, especially once the suggestion was made by a hybrid to use his own?

2. Why would Elaina make the utterly STUPID and irrevocable mistake of inviting Klaus into the Salvatore mansion to retrieve his sister? Once a vampire invite has been made, it supposedly can't be undone.

3. Why would Elaina think it remotely wise to ask Damon to compel her brother yet again after witnessing how damaging making such a choice for another person could be in the past? Sooooo much redundant unhealthy codependency in this show!!

4. How would Damon even be able to compel Jeremy? Surely he is on vervain like everyone else at this point... 🙄🤦‍♀️

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Release Date:

5 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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