Rebekah: What's going on with you? You're...fun tonight.
Stefan: I can't listen to this music without thinking of my best friend, Lexi. We spent most of the '80's together. I remember this one time she snuck us backstage and compelled half the band to do tequila shots with us before the show. She was fearless. Kinda like you.
Rebekah: So, you slept with her, too?
Stefan: No, it wasn't like that. I was just a better person when I was with her. I didn't think I'd ever feel that way again.
Rebekah: Until Elena.
Stefan: Until Elena. And now that's over.
Rebekah: So is everything about the '80's so...excessive?
Stefan: It had it's charm. Say Anything, Lloyd Dobler standing outside of a bedroom window with a boombox over his head, desperately trying to get back the girl of his dreams. Princess Bride, Wesley slays giant rats for love. Breakfast Club, one detention turns a bunch of outcasts into allies.
Rebekah: So it was a decade of sentimental drivel, as well?
Stefan: Well, I was gonna say love, friendship, possibility of anything happening. You would've loved it.
Rebekah: And why is that?
Stefan: Because as much as we both hate to admit it, we care about those things.
Although credited, Candace Accola (Caroline) and Michael Trevino (Tyler) do not appear in this episode.
"Just Another Girl" by Wild Belle
"99 Red Balloons" by 7 Seconds
"12 Gauge" by Bundle of Hiss
"Maneater" by The Bird & The Bee
"Half Asleep" by Trever Keith
"Lovesong" by The Cure
"Wanted Dead Or Alive" by Bon Jovi
"If You Were Here" by Cary Brothers
Original International Air Dates:
Canada: Thursday, January 31, 2013 on CTV 2
Australia: Friday, February 1, 2013 on FOX8
Norway: Thursday, March 21, 2013 on FEM
Sweden: Saturday, April 20, 2013 on TV6