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Do Not Go Gentle 

The 1920s Decade Dance takes a deadly turn when Damon and Stefan realize they need the help of Matt, Jeremy and Bonnie to undo a spell that could be devastating for everyone.



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Episode cast overview:
... Elena Gilbert
... Stefan Salvatore
... Damon Salvatore
... Jeremy Gilbert
... Bonnie Bennett
... Matt Donovan
... Caroline Forbes (as Candice Accola)
... Tyler Lockwood
... Alaric Saltzman (as Matt Davis)
... Klaus Mikaelson
... Rebekah Mikaelson
... Dr. Meredith Fell
... Jamie
... Esther Mikaelson


Everyone is back home for the annual dance, with 1920s theme. Even Tyler risks rejoining lover Caroline, hoping he can persuade Klaus still to be under his vampire sire's spell. Esther, still in Rebekah's guise, receives the hidden ultimate stake from Alaric, who agreed to sacrifice his life to eliminate the originals and hence vampires, while keeping all vampires bound by a salt spell, which reluctant Bonnie finds hard to break, so Jeremy decides not to wait. Stefano assures Damon and Elena to hold no grudge. Esther forces Elena to supply blood to transform Alaric into the ultimate vampire killer, but then the binding spell is broken. Written by KGF Vissers

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26 April 2012 (USA)  »

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When talking to Meredith about Alaric, Damon says "Alaric, you remember him, right? About 6'2", tried to hack you into pieces?" However, in real life, Matt Davis (who plays Alaric Saltzman) is only 5'11". See more »


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The Dark Side
28 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Rebekah, possessed by her mother Esther, convinces Klaus to stay in Mystic Falls until the end of the ball based on the 20's. Elena invites Stefan to go with her. Esther goes with Alaric to the cemetery and uses his ring to create an indestructible stake. While Esther prepares a powerful spell to transform Alaric into a powerful vampire, Stefan, Damon, Klaus and the other vampires are trapped inside the high-school. Bonnie uses her powers trying to let them leave but Esther blocks her. But Alaric stabs Esther and Bonnie succeeds in her intent. Alaric decides to die without turning into a vampire but Esther uses Bonnie to change his fate.

"Do Not Go Gentle" is another episode where an Original, Esther, is alive and dies; another Original, Rebekah, is dead and resurrects. I am tired of these twists and I hope that Alaric finishes with all of them. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Do Not Go Gentle"

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