The Vampire Diaries

Season 3 Episode 21

Before Sunset

Aired Friday 8:00 PM May 03, 2012 on The CW
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    "Before Sunset" was a rip-roarin', heart-squeezin', soccer-ball-kickin' hoot!

  • Episode Summary

    Klaus tries to carry out his plan to leave town with Elena, but meets resistance from an unexpected new enemy. Bonnie turns to Abby for help with a particularly difficult spell. As things spiral out of control, Elena is determined to make sure that Caroline is safe. Damon and Stefan turn to Tyler for help, and Bonnie and Jeremy take a dangerous risk to make sure that her spell is effective. Damon and Stefan have a surprisingly candid conversation about the future.


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    • Hated it

      This was the worst episode of TVD out of all three awesome seasons. I'm still holding on to the hope that Klaus will return but if he doesn't then this show is dead to me. What a stupid ending to the episode!!!!!!!!!

      Was it intense? Yes, very! Was it thrilling? Obviously! Did it take things in directions I didn't expect? Absolutely! But what good is all that if the direction they took with the show totally sucks?

      Very disappointed.moreless
    • Before Sunset And Beyond!

      Wow this episode was fantastic, I didn't know it but I was holding my breath nearly the entire time, it was so suspenseful.

      I really loved how all of the gang, minus Matt helped out.

      It was so cool seeing Klaus be a bad ass I have a feeling we haven't seen the last of him, I mean for being such a indestructible villain I doubt that he can be dispensed that easily.

      Evil Alaric was out in full swing this episode and I couldn't be happier, I doubt that the gang will be able to defeat him so quickly.

      Poor Caroline she is always getting tortured it seems the same thing goes for Elena.

      It was really nice seeing Bonnie back in the swing of things she really saved the day,

      Damon and Stefan's "deal" was a amazing highlight , it really encapsulated their whole relationship for me.

      Tyler finally broke his Sire Bond and it was a great moment, but I am still weary about Forewood.

      I am dying to see who Elena finally chooses and if she is okay.

      I am guessing she won't choose either brother but I truly hope that the triangle finally comes to a end.

      I am super exited for the season finale!

      It's gonna be really great to see Elena's parents for the first time and to see how her life was like before vampires entered it.

      I also can't wait to see Klaus and Evil Alaric's fate!

    • Before Sunset

      Before Sunset was a very interesting and entertaining episode of the Vampire Diaries because there was a lot of character and plot development along with action and drama. The episode managed to squeeze in most all of the characters from Vampires, Elena and her friends to the adult Council Members of Mystic Falls. The story kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next, and many unexpected things did happen! This episode had a little of everything that makes the series great. The writers did an amazing job of wrapping things up with out sacrificing much in the process and leaving viewers wanting more! I certainly look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
    Hillary Harley

    Hillary Harley


    Guest Star

    Claire Holt

    Claire Holt

    Rebekah Mikaelson

    Recurring Role

    Persia White

    Persia White

    Abby Bennett Wilson

    Recurring Role

    Susan Walters

    Susan Walters

    Carol Lockwood

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Klaus: (to Damon and Stefan) I'm leaving town; just need to pick up a few road trip necessities. Spare tire, flashlight, doppelganger.

      • Klaus: So much for that sire bond.
        Tyler: I'm not your little bitch anymore.
        Klaus: How did you break the sire bond?
        Tyler: By breaking every bone in my body a hundred times for the girl I love.
        Klaus: That's impossible.
        Tyler: Is it? Or maybe real love is stronger than fake loyalty. But what would you know about that?
        Klaus: You know, you should be thanking me. I gave you a gift, I took away your misery.
        Tyler: You didn't give a crap about me! You just didn't want to be alone.

      • Klaus: (to Elena) You know Stefan blames me for trying to tear him from his brother? But I think we both know who really came between them. You. That's why you won't choose. You know once you pick a Salvatore, you'll destroy their bond. Consider this me doing you a favor. Once you're dead, you won't have to choose. No broken hearts. Their family stays intact.

      • Bonnie: We called you here because I need help with a spell. Esther created a vampire that can't be killed. I want to desiccate him like you did to Mikael.
        Abby:'s too dangerous. Your magic comes from the earth. It's pure. This spell asks you to tap into dark places. Places of temptation. Places you can't handle.
        Bonnie: You turned your back on me for sixteen years. You have no idea what I can handle.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Featured Music:
        "Reno" by The Gods Of Macho
        "Start To Run" by Middle Rut
        "Light" by Analogue Revolution
        "Act On Impulse" by We Were Promised Jetpacks
        "Ache" by James Carrington

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: Thursday, May 3, 2012 on CTV 2
        United Kingdom: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
        Sweden: Friday, June 1, 2012 on TV6
        Norway: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 on FEM
        Australia: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 on FOX8

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