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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Did You Know?


Torrey DeVitto, who plays Dr. Meredith Fell, was married to Paul Wesley (Stefan) in real life. The couple divorced in 2013. See more »


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 »


[last lines]
Elena Gilbert: [walks out on porch] I feel like a horrible person.
Damon Salvatore: You just saved his life, Elena. Take it from me, estranged is bad, dead is worse.
Elena Gilbert: I just can't stop thinking what happened the last time I asked you to compel him.
Damon Salvatore: He found out. And he got over it. Again,
Damon Salvatore: not dead, Elena. He's so lucky to have you for a sister.
Elena Gilbert: Thank you.
Damon Salvatore: No problem.
Elena Gilbert: Not just for this, Damon. For everything.
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ugh melodrama
27 December 2020 | by jackDee-56565See all my reviews

I don't hate the episode but too much drama elena is annoyed at Damon, Jeremy tyler and everyone else are arguing over dumb crap too, again I don't hate any episode of the show but damn season 3 had way too much melodrama and love triangles, I think over all this episode is okay its watchable but not overly that great its not a episode you can write home about

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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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