Goof: In the scene after Damon turns Abby, Esther and Finn disappear from inside of the circle and Kol, Klaus, and Elijah are standing next to each other outside the circle. Immediately after the flames go out, Kol is in the middle of this circle, away from Elijah and Klaus.
Rebekah: You know, I don't know what I want more, to find out we're saved or to find out it's all right to kill you.
Elena: This isn't my fault. I wanted to get rid of Klaus. At one point, so did you. I didn't know that your mom was planning on killing all of you.
Rebekah: Do you think I wanna spend what could be the last few hours of my life having idle chitchat with a girl who literally stabbed me in the back? Of course not. But for some reason, everybody seems to want to bend over backwards to save your life. Which is incredibly annoying, but makes you the perfect hostage. So why don't you sit down and shut up before I ruin everything by ripping your head off.
Elijah: All my talk of virtue. When it suits my needs, I kill, maim, and torment. Even today, I terrorized an innocent.
Rebekah: Elena is hardly innocent.
Elijah: And I used your hatred of her to get what I wanted. Wielded you like I would a sword. My sister.
Rebekah: You did it to protect us, Elijah, and rightly so. We deserve to live. We are better than they are.
Elijah: Are we? Mother made us vampires. She didn't make us monsters. We did that to ourselves.
Elena: I wish there was something I could do to help.
Elijah: You know, one thing I've learned in my time on this earth...be careful what you wish for.
Elijah: (voiceover, as Elena reads his letter) Elena, today I did things I abhor to protect the one thing I value most, my family. If anyone can understand it, it's you. Your compassion is a gift, Elena. Carry it with you, as I will carry my regret. Always and forever, Elijah.
Caroline: So what do you want to talk about?
Klaus: I want to talk about you. Your hopes. Your, your dreams. Everything you want in life.
Caroline: (laughs) Just to be clear, I'm too smart to be seduced by you.
Klaus: Well, that's why I like you.
Stefan: I lost that coin toss, Damon. It should have been me who turned Abby. Why'd you do it?
Damon: 'Cause I'm not blind. I see what's been going on around here. You're hanging by a thread, Stefan. Barely over your last ripper binge and all you want is to be the old Stefan again.
Stefan: That part of me is gone for good.
Damon: Oh yeah? How long has it been since you had a drop of human blood?
Stefan: How'd you know?
Damon: Spend a hundred and forty-six years with someone, you kind of start to pick up on their tells. Answer the question. How long's it been since your last drink?
Stefan: Since the night I threatened to drive Elena off the Wickery bridge.
Although credited, Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy), Michael Trevino (Tyler), and Zach Roerig (Matt) do not appear in this episode.
"Poison & Wine" by The Civil Wars
"Fire Escape" by Civil Twilight
"Medicine" by We Were Promised Jetpacks
"Teardrops On My Pillow" by Dum Dum Girls
"Rubicon" by Ume
"Guarded" by Kevin Daniel
Original International Air Dates:
Canada: Thursday, February 16, 2012 on CTV 2
United Kingdom: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
Sweden: Friday, April 20, 2012 on TV6
Norway: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 on FEM
Turkey: Sunday, August 4, 2013 on CNBCe