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The Sun Also Rises 

Damon sees the bite on his arm with the growing wound. Meanwhile Matt shoots Tyler and then he tells to Caroline that neither her mother nor he is compelled and they know that she is a ... See full summary »


Paul M. Sommers


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

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Episode cast overview:
Nina Dobrev ... Elena Gilbert / Katherine Pierce
Paul Wesley ... Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder ... Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen ... Jeremy Gilbert
Sara Canning ... Jenna Sommers
Kat Graham ... Bonnie Bennett
Candice King ... Caroline Forbes (as Candice Accola)
Zach Roerig ... Matt Donovan
Michael Trevino ... Tyler Lockwood
Matthew Davis ... Alaric Saltzman (as Matt Davis)
Daniel Gillies ... Elijah Mikaelson
David Anders ... John Gilbert
Joseph Morgan ... Klaus Mikaelson
Michaela McManus ... Jules
Lisa Tucker ... Greta Martin


Damon sees the bite on his arm with the growing wound. Meanwhile Matt shoots Tyler and then he tells to Caroline that neither her mother nor he is compelled and they know that she is a vampire. Jenna finds that she is a vampire; Greta completes her transformation and Klaus brings Jules and kills her. Damon tells Stefan that Klaus transformed Jenna into a vampire and John returns and meets Damon. Jeremy and Bonnie study the journals and the grimoire to see if they can save Elena. Stefan offers himself as the substitute for Jenna. Caroline brings Tyler home and Matt breaks up with her. Elijah promises to kill Klaus while John plots a deadly plan to save Elena from the transformation. Klaus does not accept Stefan and kills Jenna. However, during his transition, Bonnie uses her powers and Elijah comes to kill his brother in the name of their family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

5 May 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The title of this episode is an allusion to a novel by Earnest Hemingway. See more »


Katherine Pierce: One hundred and forty-five years and no last goodbye?
Damon Salvatore: You don't get a goodbye.
Katherine Pierce: Don't-don't leave mad.
Damon Salvatore: Us ending up on good terms is not exactly on my bucket list, Katherine.
Katherine Pierce: Klaus made me call Jenna to lure her out, there was nothing I could do, I didn't have a choice.
Damon Salvatore: That's why I gave you the vervain, so you *had* a choice.
Katherine Pierce: It was her or me, I chose her.
Damon Salvatore: I helped you, you owed me. Now when Klaus dies, you're going to walk out of here without a scratch, and Elena's aunt dies. Sometimes you're ...
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References The Bucket List (2007) See more »


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Do it and I'll take you both out
2 May 2013 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

"I can feel it,it's happening" - Klaus Mikaelson. The best funny moment Klaus is turning in to a true hybrid and than he falls down i was really laughing. Greta you did made a great spell for your Klaus, but our Bonnie stole the moment away from you. At the end of the episode of the ritual, Bonnie attacks Klaus and Damon kill's her, than Damon took Elena away, Stefan say's "I am not Leaving,until he's dead". Klaus is lying on the floor and Elijah show's up and he say's: "In the name of our family,Niklaus..." when hitting Klaus, but Klaus talks him out of it, so Elijah take him away and save's him.

It proofs that Elijah isn't so honorable, man of word like he was saying about him self.

In the circle in Klaus ritual are Jules, a werewolf,Jenna a vampire and Elena twin and ancestor of Katherine Pierce ,Klaus kill Jules and takes her heart out. Poor Jules she didn't do anything to him or anyone, Klaus didn't even care he is so cold and ruthless here. Jules tears come down. Jenna and Elena still stays in the circle. The most sad moment is when Elena takes blame for Jenna but she stays by her side.

Stefan tries to make a deal with Klaus by letting Jenna go and take him instead,but Klaus stakes him in the back. Jenna attacks Greta bites her on the neck but Klaus stakes her and kills her,Elena is crying.For every fan this is the most saddest moment in The Vampire Diaries. Klaus takes Elena and he drinks her blood and he kills her.

John Gilbert who was Elena's real biological father made a deal with Bonnie to cast a spell on him to save Elena. A spell that Bonnie's ancestor Emily Bennett cast a long time ago on a women who asked her for her help. There was a story of a mother who called on Emily's services. The woman's baby was sick; dying. Emily cast a spell that would bind the woman's life force with her child. The child died, but the mother's life force flowed through her, restoring her to life. John sacrifice himself and give his life for Elena's life, after Klaus killed her, her life force restore and brings her back to life and John dies. That was tragic moment in the episode The Sun Also Rises.

Elena and Jeremy lost both their parents again and Alaric lost his girlfriend and true love, Jenna.

Back in the Lockwood's mansion while Caroline and Matt are hiding from Tyler which he is a werewolf now and he is trying to kill them, Matt shoots him but he was alright he was just wounded in front the step door.Caroline finally find the shocking truth about Matt,that he was spying on her and it was her mom's idea.Matt and her mom does not accept her been as a vampire.

Caroline see's Tyler in front the house so she takes Matt's jacket and put it around him. Matt dumps Caroline and hurts her, but Tyler stays with her and he cheers her.

There is a memorial funeral for Jenna and John. Elena,Jeremy,Stefan,Damon,Alaric,Bonnie and Caroline attend their funeral, while Elena's reading John's last will and his speech he wrote for her. John really loves her, he always will.

Episode ends on the funeral with Damon confessing to Stefan that he is dying, Tyler Lockwood bite him..."Tyler Lockwood bit me. It's actually more of a nip,really, but there it is.", You want to do something for me? Keep this from Elena. Last thing she needs is another grave to mourn." - Damon Salvatore

Damon didn't want that Elena find's out about his health she lost enough, so he was protecting her.

The Sun Also Rises is the best episode to a finale of Season 2 and about a ritual that Klaus want it to break it. Season 3 is actually even better than Season 2 of Klaus and his origin story. I can't wait to have it on Blu-ray collection.

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