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All My Children 

When Elijah (DANIEL GILLIES) gives Damon and Stefan a dangerous ultimatum that puts Elena in danger, they turn to Alaric and Meredith (TORREY DeVITTO) for help.


Pascal Verschooris


Kevin Williamson (developed for television by), Julie Plec (developed for television by) | 4 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 (credit only)
Kat Graham ... Bonnie Bennett
Zach Roerig ... Matt Donovan (credit only)
Candice King ... Caroline Forbes (as Candice Accola)
Michael Trevino ... Tyler Lockwood (credit only)
Matthew Davis ... Alaric Saltzman (as Matt Davis)
Joseph Morgan ... Klaus Mikaelson
Claire Holt ... Rebekah Mikaelson
Torrey DeVitto ... Dr. Meredith Fell
Daniel Gillies ... Elijah Mikaelson
Nathaniel Buzolic ... Kol Mikaelson
Alice Evans ... Esther Mikaelson


After starting her day with a startling discovery of Damons' latest indiscretion, Elena is frustrated to find that none of her friends agree with her on how they should react to the Original family's internal power struggle. Once again caught up in the destiny of the Bennett witches, Bonnie and Abby find themselves playing a part in a ritual to appease the spirits of nature. When Elijah gives Damon and Stefan a dangerous ultimatum that puts Elena in danger, they turn to Alaric and Meredith for help with a plan that leads them to a terrible choice. Written by CW Publicity

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Plot Keywords:

ritual | fire | loyalty | knife | cave | See All (5) »


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Did You Know?


Elijah says there were wild horses 1000 ago near the Indian village. Horses became extinct in North America about 10.000 years ago, and re-introduced by Spanish "Conquistadores" in the 16th century. See more »


Caroline Forbes: [door opens again] Okay, first of all, this privacy spell is totally not working. Second, Elena, you are not doing this. Esther is doing this.
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References All My Children (1970) See more »


Give Me Love
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I see some people are disgruntled...
22 April 2019 | by RavenGlamDVDCollectorSee all my reviews

...none more so than our Brazilian friend, who is ranting about Elena being, in his opinion, a drawback to the show. I can't quite figure out what irks these people, Elena or Nina Dobrev. If the former, in this guy's case, some people might just want all-out vampire blood and gore. And Elena represents humanity. Yeah, big drawback if you just wanna have bloodshed on screen. I don't know, that might be it. If the latter, ah, the solution is simple. Haters are filled with envy. Nina Dobrev more or less has it all. She is beautiful and charming and acts two parts in A MAJOR BIG HIT SHOW end of story. She is in between two Hollywood heartthrobs*, yeah, that says a whole lot too.

Whatever anybody else says, this is just another winner, and Elena is great and NIna Dobrev is gold (and so is Candice Accola, hot damn wow, why do you think I'm here, for the vampires?**)

*just please note, in the case of Paul, that's hearsay as far as I'm concerned. :)

**Don't misunderstand. I've been drawn in from Day One. It is one of my most-liked shows. It's also amazingly clever. But the relationship drama bits are super-essential.

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Release Date:

16 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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