The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
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Under Control 

Stefan displays a rare party attitude and Damon's attempt to find out why Elena's uncle, John Gilbert (David Anders - Alias, 24) has returned to town an ugly turn.

Director:

David Von Ancken

Writers:

Kevin Williamson (developed for television by), Julie Plec (developed for television by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Nina Dobrev ... Elena Gilbert
Paul Wesley ... Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder ... Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen ... Jeremy Gilbert
Sara Canning ... Jenna Sommers
Kat Graham ... Bonnie Bennett (as Katerina Graham) (credit only)
Candice King ... Caroline Forbes (as Candice Accola) (credit only)
Zach Roerig ... Matt Donovan
Michael Trevino ... Tyler Lockwood
Matthew Davis ... Alaric Saltzman (as Matt Davis)
Marguerite MacIntyre ... Sheriff Liz Forbes
David Anders ... John Gilbert
Melinda Clarke ... Kelly Donovan
Robert Pralgo ... Mayor Lockwood (as Rob Pralgo)
Justin Smith ... Guy
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Storyline

While Stefan struggles to control his new situation of blood lust after feeding off Elena's blood to heal, she and Jeremy are surprised by a visit from their uncle, John Gilbert, who arrives in Mystic Falls with an agenda. Meanwhile, Alaric has an awkward talk with Elena about his wife Isobel. At a Founder's Day event, Stefan displays a rare party attitude and Damon's attempt to find out why Uncle John has returned to town takes an ugly turn. An incident at the party causes trouble between Matt and Tyler, and the relationship between Matt and his immature and irresponsible mother, Kelly, reaches a new low. Elsewhere, Elena's effort to comfort Jeremy in the wake of Vicki's murder falls short and he decides to take matters into his own hands to track down the vampire who killed her. Written by matt-282

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

Alaric Saltzman mentions that he has a friend who studied Criminology at Duke, but there are no criminology courses offered at Duke University. See more »

Quotes

Jenna Sommers: So, really, how long are you staying?
John Gilbert: Can't you at least pretend that you're happy to see me?
Jenna Sommers: [fake:] Oh, my God, John, it... it's so good to see you. How... how have you been?
[shakes her head]
Jenna Sommers: No, I can't.
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Performed by The Golden Dogs
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The Hunger
3 August 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Stefan tries to control his hunger for human blood, but he is addicted again. Meanwhile, John Gilbert returns to Mystic Falls and visits his family. Stefan goes with Elena to the Founder's Day party and has a strange behavior. Damon has a conversation with John Gilbert and discovers a dark secret about Elena and Jeremy's uncle. The promiscuous Kelly provokes a friction between her son Matt and Tyler in the party. Jeremy snoops at Elena's room to seek the truth about what has happened to Vicky.

"Under Control" shows an intriguing new character, John Gilbert, and a weird Stefan, with a different behavior. The rest is teen soap-opera. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Under Control"


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