The Vampire Diaries

Season 4 Episode 10

After School Special

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 17, 2013 on The CW
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  • Episode Summary

    Rebekah appears without warning at Mystic Falls High and immediately forces Elena, Stefan, and Caroline to answer her questions about the search for a cure. In the process, Elena reveals a shocking piece of information. Bonnie's father, Rudy Owens, agrees to serve as Mystic Falls' interim mayor. He focuses on protecting Bonnie, who is uncomfortable with the role her father suddenly wants to play in her life. Professor Shane continues encouraging Bonnie to trust her powers, but he quickly finds himself in a life-threatening situation after revealing too much information to the wrong person. Later, Caroline tries to comfort Tyler after a violent situation. Meanwhile, at the lake house, Damon and Matt train Jeremy, trying to improve his abilities a vampire hunter, but Klaus is not satisfied with the rate of their progress and takes action to speed up the process.


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    • The Originals re-discover they're awesome

      For one joyous moment I thought the season's most irritating characters -- April and Shane -- were both dead at the hands of two of my favorite characters, but nah, stupid Bonnie had to interfere as usual and ruin all the fun for TVD viewers. At least Stefan looks like he might once again become interesting (funny how he's only interesting when he's working with Rebekah or Klaus; he's not interesting in the least on his own). And at least the Originals have finally remembered they can compel other vampires - nice to see them finally remembering they're badasses.moreless
    • I ship Delena!

      Great episode!!

      It's about time Elena freed herself from Stefan's boring clutches. The show tries to convince us that Stefan is a "hawt-e" (Bonnie's words, not mine) but I just don't see it. He's slightly below average at best.

      I'm also tired of Stefan acting like he's the second coming of Mother Teresa. SO honourable, SO chivalrous, SO mature. PLEASE. To be honest, I felt a sort of savage pleasure to watch Elena straight up telling Stefan she didn't love him anymore. Let's hope that isn't the sire bond talking!

      And Rebekah's back!!!! YAY. Love her. Love Klaus too but hate him a lil bit for daggering her all the time. haha. Typical Klaus.

      And when did Steve McQueen get so buff? Somehow, it only makes him look worse. He looks like a hairless chicken. Also, he frequently puts on a deep voice which is pathetic.

      As for Tyler, he stupidly went ahead and did whatever Hayley told him to do for no apparent reason and look what happened. Klaus killed his mom. It's sad that Carol Lockwood had to die. She was a good character but I see why Klaus had to do just that. He's Klaus! He's not going to stand by while Dimwit Tyler runs about unsiring his hybrids for no reason without some major payback! Especially now that he can't even use Elena's blood to make more hybrids.moreless
    • after school special

      After School Special was a phenomenal and very entertaining episode of the Vampire Diaries and I really enjoyed watching because there was lots of character and plot development. there were many intriguing scenes and dramatic Revelations and it was awesome watching how everything what is coming together. it was great to see the return of Rebekah and how she held in after school get together was superb. I couldn't believe everything that happened. I certainly look forward to watching what happens next!moreless
    • is not a dirty word

      I loved that Rebecca finally stopped letting people walk all over her. I don't care about the love triangle because Elena annoys me (perhaps more than another fang banger we know -- rhymes with Ella-- but definitely not less). I think if Damon was there, she would get served, but only the weaker characters were there. I will miss the recaps but yay for rebecca-lol the title of my post was auto edited took out c. ... Tmoreless

      ok this episode was one of the best and most bittersweet episodes of TVD for me...

      I thought it was a bit weird that Rebecca was actually forcing Stefan and Elena to admit their feelings but it was about time that we also learned the truth.

      the only thing that I didn't like was that just when I started feeling excited about damon and elena (Im team Delena) they first ruined it with the whole sire-bond thing and now Stefan had to be totally heart broken and that made me feel bad for him...

      And like he is gonna make a team with Rebecca now???what the hell is that??..

      I hope he does not turn into his "ripper" personality because of his anger and his sorrow..

      Anyway it was a brilliant episode and I hope they keep it up like that. :))moreless
    Rick Worthy

    Rick Worthy

    Rudy Hopkins

    Guest Star

    Erin Aine Smith

    Erin Aine Smith

    Pizza Delivery Girl

    Guest Star

    Claire Holt

    Claire Holt

    Rebekah Mikaelson

    Recurring Role

    Marguerite MacIntyre

    Marguerite MacIntyre

    Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes

    Recurring Role

    Grace Phipps

    Grace Phipps

    April Young

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • April: (to Rudy and Sheriff Forbes) It's time this entire town started telling the truth.

      • Elena: April? What's wrong?
        April: Nothing. I'm fine.
        Elena: But you're crying.
        April: It's just the whole mayor thing. You know? It's bringing up stuff with my dad. (pause) And I know you're a vampire.
        Elena: Wait. What?
        (Rebekah comes up behind Elena and snaps her neck; Elena falls to the floor)
        April: Was that necessary?
        Rebekah: No, but it was fun.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Featured Music:
        "Shooting The Moon" by Mona
        "Go Right Ahead" by The Hives
        "Female Robbery" by The Neighbourhood
        "New York" by Snow Patrol
        "Nothing Will Ever Change This Love Of Mine" by Jimmy Jules

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: Thursday, January 17, 2013 on CTV 2
        Norway: Thursday, March 7, 2013 on FEM
        Sweden: Saturday, April 6, 2013 on TV6

    • ALLUSIONS (0)