The Vampire Diaries

The Sun Also Rises

Season 2, Ep 21, Aired 5/5/11
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  • Episode Description
  • With the arrival of the full moon, Elena attempts to get ready for whatever Klaus has in store for her, and Tyler faces his second transformation. The dangerous events quickly escalate out of control, despite an unexpected act of courage. Damon reveals the truth to Stefan about a terrible new development they now face.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Paul M. Sommers

  • Caroline Dries

  • Mike Daniels

  • Matthew Davis

    Alaric Saltzman

  • Candice Accola

    Caroline Forbes

  • Photos (9)
  • Fan Reviews (14)
  • Incredible

    By bonezrulz05, Jan 31, 2012

  • kellyrenae summed it all up perfectly with her introduction.

    By mmmshuddup, May 06, 2011

  • Missing the Vampire Diaries of the first season

    By adcwolf2, May 07, 2011

  • The sun rises but failed to be bright.

    By cacay21, Jun 25, 2011

  • where is the vampire diaries I wanted to watch every single episode again and again?!

    By goleghasedak, May 07, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Klaus: (before he drinks Elena's blood) Thank you, Elena.
      Elena: Go to hell.

    • John: (voiceover, in his letter to Elena) Elena, it's no easy task being an ordinary parent to an extraordinary child. I failed in that task. And because of my prejudices, I failed you. I'm haunted by how things might have played out differently if I'd been more willing to hear your side of things. For me, it's the end. For you, a chance to grow old and someday do better with your own child than I did with mine. It's for that child that I give you my ring. I don't ask for your forgiveness or for you to forget. I ask only that you believe this. Whether you are now reading this as a human or as a vampire, I love you all the same. As I've always loved you, and always will. John.

    • Tyler: You were right. I shouldn't have come home. Caroline: No, you just...should have never left. And you shouldn't leave again. Tyler: You're kidding, right? This is the second time I've tried to kill you. Caroline: Well, no friendship is perfect.

    • Damon: Somehow you're the only one that wins. How'd that happen? Katherine: I didn't let love get in the way. Damon: Enjoy an eternity alone, Katherine.

    • Damon: (carrying Elena, who is unconscious) You come back as a vampire, I'll stake you myself. So don't.

    Notes (2)

    • Featured Music: "Skinny Love (Bon Iver Cover)" by Birdy

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: Thursday, May 5, 2011 on A
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
      Philippines: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 on ETC
      Norway: Thursday, June 2, 2011 on FEM
      Sweden: Friday, June 10,2011 on TV6
      Slovakia: Sunday, April 29, 2012 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 on TV Nova
      Turkey: Sunday, August 12, 2012 on CNBC-e

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