The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
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Brave New World 

When a confused and desperate Caroline leaves the hospital and joins her friends at the Mystic Falls Carnival, Damon wants to take immediate action.


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Episode cast overview:
Nina Dobrev ... Elena Gilbert
Paul Wesley ... Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder ... Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen ... Jeremy Gilbert
Sara Canning ... Jenna Sommers (credit only)
Kat Graham ... Bonnie Bennett (as Katerina Graham)
Candice King ... Caroline Forbes (as Candice Accola)
Zach Roerig ... Matt Donovan
Michael Trevino ... Tyler Lockwood
Matthew Davis ... Alaric Saltzman (as Matt Davis) (credit only)
Taylor Kinney ... Mason Lockwood
B.J. Britt ... Carter (as BJ Britt)
Susan Walters ... Carol Lockwood
Terri James ... Nurse Haynes


Caroline awakes in the hospital with hunger and she satisfies herself first with a blood bag, then with the blood of the night shift nurse. In the morning, she finds that she can be burnt by the sun. When Matt tells her that she will be discharged in the morning, she tells him that she needs to be released in the night, and he believes that she is worried about the upcoming carnival. Stefan helps Jeremy, and Damon is invited by Carol to be the President of the Mystic Falls Council. Damon also overhears a conversation between Mason and Tyler. Mason is interested in locating a moon stone; Tyler lies by saying that he does not know where his father kept it. Damon tells Stefan that Mason has a secret and Stefan learns how strong Mason is. Caroline remembers how Damon has erased her memory and after a confrontation, he finds that she is turning into a vampire. Caroline gives a message from Katherine to him. Caroline is unable to control her bloodthirst and she kills a man. Damon decides to... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

16 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Named after a book by the same name written by Aldous Huxley. See more »


When Caroline is about to bite the nurse, she pulls her head back and you can clearly see the backing of her vampire teeth behind her front teeth. See more »


Tyler Lockwood: [Mason has just beaten him at arm wresting] Who wants to go next?
Damon Salvatore: Wait, Stefan wants to go.
Stefan Salvatore: [Looks at Damon] Yeah sure, I'll... er... give it a shot.
Damon Salvatore: [shouts] Get 'em Stef!
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References The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) See more »


Performed by Glasvegas
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Blood thirsty, but amazing!
22 September 2010 | by hassan_kulsoomSee all my reviews

This was an amazing episode! I love how they showed Caroline turning into a vampire! Candice Accola did an amazing job as her character! I think that how they showed that Caroline wakes up and gets all blood thirsty and she drinks the blood from the blood tube was really good.

I don't like that Elena is being so mean to Damon, since I love his character! I really enjoyed how Caroline started to threaten Damon and how she told him that she remembers all the stuff that he did when she was human! I loved the second last scene between Matt and Caroline! It was really sweet of Matt to reveal his feelings to her, and how she controlled her thirst by breathing in and out a few times. This really shows that she loves Matt, and that she doesn't want to kill him.

The last scene between Stefan and Elena was really cute and sweet, but they had to break the romance by saying the last couple of lines. I think that the fight between Mason and the other guy was really neat and very action filled. I loved how Mason's eye color changed, showing that he was really angry.

I really enjoyed this episode, and I can't wait till this weeks episode. It looks really good

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