The Vampire Diaries

Season 3 Episode 16


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 15, 2012 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • Goof: Near the beginning of the episode, Elena and Damon are talking at the police station. During the conversation, Elena's ponytail alternates between being straight back and being on her shoulder as the camera angle changes.

  • Quotes

    • Damon: I let you walk away. I watched you go over the edge, and I didn't do anything to stop you.
      Stefan: You couldn't have.
      Damon: Sure, I could have. But I just didn't want to. But I want to now. Whenever you go too far, I will be there to pull you back, every second, every day till you don't need me.
      Stefan: Why?
      Damon: 'Cause right're all I got.

    • Matt: I just don't get it, your thing with them.
      Elena: I know it doesn't make sense. But at the beginning, after my parents died, there was something about being with Stefan that just...felt safe.
      Matt: Safe? Elena, he's a vampire.
      Elena: I know, believe me, just saying it out loud sounds crazy,'s like I knew that he would never stop loving me, like he would never...
      Matt: What?
      Elena: Die. Like he would never die.
      Matt: Like your parents did. And Damon?
      Elena: Damon just sort of snuck up on me. He got under my skin, and no matter what I do, I just...I can't shake him.
      Matt: Once you fall in love with someone, I don't know if...I don't know if you can ever shake 'em.

    • Meredith: (referring to Alaric) You took pity on a borderline alcoholic vampire hunter, and you never even thought to look any deeper.
      Elena: How could you do this to him? He didn't kill anyone, and you know it.
      Meredith: You date vampires, Elena. It shouldn't come as a shock to learn that your guardian is a murderer.

  • Notes

    • Featured Music:
      "Don't Owe You A Thang" by Gary Clark Jr.
      "Let's Dance" by Gods Of Macho
      "Snakeskin Heart" by Black Daniel
      "Black Magic" by Magic Wands
      "How It Starts" by The Features
      "The Argument" by Aidan Hawken
      "Be The Song" by Foy Vance

    • Although credited, Candace Accola (Caroline), Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy), Katerina Graham (Bonnie), Michael Trevino (Tyler), and Joseph Morgan (Klaus) do not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: Thursday, March 15, 2012 on CTV 2
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
      Sweden: Friday, April 27, 2012 on TV6
      Norway: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 on FEM
      Turkey: Sunday, August 4, 2013 on CNBCe

  • Allusions