The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
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Before Sunset 

Klaus acts on his intentions to leave town with Elena, but finds resistance from a surprising new enemy. Damon and Stefan have a surprisingly candid conversation about the future.



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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
... Sheriff Liz Forbes
... Abby Bennett Wilson
... Carol Lockwood
Hillary Harley ... Nurse (as Hillary Anne Harley)


Alaric isn't dying but transformed into a slayer like Michael, destined to eradicate vampires. The Salvatore brothers agree to dismiss their rivalry for Elena and seek all possible allies, even Klaus, who wants to run but take Elena to create his hybrid army. Alaric orders Elena to kill Caroline, whom he captured, to become a proper vampire hunter. When he refrains from hurting Elena, she realizes the slayer spell bound his life to hers. Klaus switches sides and Bonnie is asked to recreate the lockup spell which immobilized Michael. Jeremy agrees to that end to let her stop his heart, a cosmic balance requirement. Klaus discovers that Tyler broke his sire spell as he attempts to free Caroline. But the actual spell works quite differently for the vampire fiends. Written by KGF Vissers

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3 May 2012 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


At the end Damon says 'Once more, with feeling!' Which is the title of the musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. See more »


When Klaus attacks Elena's house in an attempt to get in, Bonnie is still wearing her dress and elaborate hairstyle from the night before. Then, just minutes later, when she comes onto the porch to tell them that she has an idea to stop Alaric, she is wearing a shirt with red trim and her hair is long and straight. There would have been very little time between Klaus's attack and the conversation on the porch for her to change AND straighten her hair. See more »


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So Easy to Vanquish Klaus…
30 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Rebekah warns Klaus that her mother turned Alaric into a powerful vampire slayer and she is leaving Mystic Falls on that moment but he prefers to bring Elena with him to get her blood for his army of hybrids. Alaric is vulnerable to the sun and he kidnaps Caroline and calls Elena, who is at home with Jeremy, Stefan and Damon, telling her to come to the high-school; otherwise he will kill her friend. Elena does not tell anybody and sneaks from the house to help Caroline. When Klaus arrives at Elena's door, Stefan and Damon team-up with Klaus to vanquish Alaric and Bonnie proposes to create a spell to stop the heart of Alaric. However she needs to stop a human heart too and Jeremy offers to help his sister. Will the spell work?

"Before Sunset" is another annoying episode of this washed-up series. No fan could imagine how easy would be to vanquish Klaus, the irritating vampire of the Third Season. Once again the unbearable Elena decides by herself what to do and then asks for help for Stefan and Damon. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Before Sunset"

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