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Break on Through 

Stefan still struggles desperately to get his blood-lust back under control. Damon keeps an eye on him, but has other priorities. Damon's former teacher Sage returns as his lover, in a ... See full summary »


Lance Anderson


Kevin Williamson (developed for television by), Julie Plec (developed for television by) | 3 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)
Michael Trevino ... Tyler Lockwood (credit only)
Matthew Davis ... Alaric Saltzman (as Matt Davis)
Joseph Morgan ... Klaus Mikaelson (credit only)
Claire Holt ... Rebekah Mikaelson
Torrey DeVitto ... Dr. Meredith Fell
Persia White ... Abby Bennett Wilson
Robert Ri'chard ... Jamie (as Robert Ri'Chard)
Cassidy Freeman ... Sage


Stefan still struggles desperately to get his blood-lust back under control. Damon keeps an eye on him, but has other priorities. Damon's former teacher Sage returns as his lover, in a secret pact against Rebekah, whom he seduces to keep an eye on her quest for the original white oak's sole known shoot. The old vampires are actually in league and torch the bridge made from its wood, fearing the weapon that could be made from it, but Damon stayed a step ahead. Dr. Fell tries to treat Alaric medically while Bonnie attempts to undo the curse which caused his hereditary madness, but they aren't careful enough, so Damon must intervene. Jeremy calls home from Denver, reporting that he only suffers from melancholy, but is doing well at school. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rebekah Mikaelson: Ooh, Finn, you just missed him. He left town, and didn't tell a soul where he was going.
[shakes her head, but no sympathy there]
Sage: He probably went looking for me.
Rebekah Mikaelson: [chuckles] Or, quite possibly, he forgot all about you.
Sage: I doubt that.
Rebekah Mikaelson: [gleefully] No? Because he didn't seem to mention you. Sorry you came all this way for nothing. Have a nice life.
[walks off]
Sage: [to Damon] God, I hate that elitist Original bitch!
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Can't Go Back
Performed by Rosi Golan
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Claire Holt, rising power, force to be reckoned with

Can't help but notice that our Brazilian friend still harpers on about "the unbearable Elena" who has only "minor participation" in this episode. Which is kinda misleading, as I don't see Elena having "minor participation" in this episode, maybe our friend went for a drink of water, I don't know. Good performances by Nina, Candice and Claire, let's not forget newcomer Cassidy - Ian is, of course, Ian, in the plum part with the best dialogue. And then there's Torrey. As memorable here as in PRETTY LITTLE LIARS. You will notice that I refrain from mentioning that... well, that actor I saw in CLOUD 9 where he gave a performance as a kinda thick bloke... Maybe that's why I just can't take him seriously. Anyway, somebody else might well be complaining about "the unbearable Elena" but it doesn't make sense, if you're that picky and choosy, you should have picked up on P.W. first. However, in all fairness, have to point out here, no complaints about him in this episode.

Claire Holt deserves special mention, yeah, the mermaid from H2O JUST ADD WATER has slightly matured and become "a most dangerous lady" carrying attitude in spades.

Something's been confusing me. Look, I watch loads of shows, however much THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is a favorite, all these plot lines, gee, people, I can't keep up with them all, BUT... last I remember, Elena was adopted, yet in previous episode, tells Alaric with a sigh "great genes, huh" referring to dangerously disturbed Samantha Gilbert, who is NOT related to her by blood or genes... okay, that was last time, but this time, Elena continues to act like she is related by blood to Samantha...?

All in all, plenty to see. I do admit that every time I check in here to glance at reviews, I try to figure out "that other guy". Anyway, I'm pretty sure our Brazilian friend swam over to THE ORIGINALS, which I understand is far from the high school romance thing.

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22 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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Georgia, USA See more »

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