The Vampire Diaries

Season 2 Episode 11

By the Light of the Moon

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 09, 2010 on The CW
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Episode Summary

With a full moon approaching, Caroline helps Tyler prepare for his inevitable transformation. Stefan and Katherine play mind games on each other, and Damon and Alaric become suspicious when a mysterious visitor named Jules shows up in Mystic Falls, looking for her missing friend, Mason. Elena is frustrated at Jeremy and her friends' excessive efforts to protect her. Bonnie and Luca team up to work on a spell, though both continue to keep secrets from each other. Finally, Elijah makes an unexpected appearance with an offer that could change everything.moreless

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  • Well we saw how Elijah turned to be a good vampire and how Kathrine was left in the tomb .

    Watching this episode , i started to think that Klaus himself is gonna be arrested by the salvator brothers and our little baby witch , bonny !!

    from now on i think Klaus should run , or he will be captured or even imprisoned with Katerina !

    Please look how a baby witch with two vampire brothers have done great things , now add an original to them , bomb !! so i am not gonna be surprised if in the next episodes i saw Klaus got arrested or better than that , got killed !! Do not laugh , it sucks ! i am really getting bored of watching this show ,even though i loved it once , but like i said , it is really getting worse and worse !moreless
  • and everything changed!

    first of all, it was a so wiered that Bonnie and jeremy acting normaly like nothing happend bitween them! and the other thing that bothers me is Elina saying "I'm trying to save all of you" over and over again at the begining of the episode, but the rest was exciting! traping elina in the house was exactly what I whould do if I was them and her reactions made he episode alittle funny and it was good after all of the drama. Julia's showing up obviously mean trouble for all of them even Elina or the deal she made, and I hope she leave soon because I don't like her! the whole tyler turning to a werewolf was particular! it was perfect, every moment we can see fear and tension in tyler eyes and caroline didn't leave him till the last second and she was crying for tyler being in pain, they were so touchable. about Luka and Bonnie I don't like Luka fooling her and I don't know why Bonnie who's a strong girl is falling for every guy she meet easily. she's a Benet witch and as Stephen said they are heroic examples of individualism but this one in individual in being blind! about Kathrin it was intersting to see how a woman who fooled lots of people can not resist that innocent face of stephen and tell him what he wants to know! about Elijah and the deal he made with Elina I hope he realy mean it and keep the deal becaus it means caracters we like are gonna be safe. I loved to see Stephen out and that was a happy ending after lots of episodes! I like Elijah behaviour with the others he is the only one who still has the manner of hundreds years ago and I like how he took care of Katherin running away.

    I should admitt I scared alittle for Damon when Jules threat him and realy scared when she broke in the house but it was quite release when Jules bites Rose and ran away. It may sounds cruel but I don't like Jules and I want her dead and I don't like Rose either so I want her dead too!moreless
  • Lean on me, werewolf/vampire style.

    Tonight, Caroline comes true for Tyler Lockwood in more ways than one, as she helps the orphaned werewolf to endure his first transformation and Tyler allows someone to craddle him at his most vulnerable, perhaps for the first time in his life. From their fear at the uncertainty, through the flicker of hope to a must utter devastation when the moonstone spell fell apart Caroline held him tight as Tyler succumbs to a most painful curse.

    However, it's not the actual nakedness, but the emotional one what resonates the most about them. Caroline exposing herself to, what appears to be, a very nasty bite and Tyler exposing himself to another huma ...err to another being for who he is. He was right he wasn't okay, he would never be: his dreams aren't his own, his body is not his to control, the wolf belongs to the moon and the moon demands him to hunt vampires.

    Luckily for Caroline, that vampire is Rose this time around, betrayed by his friend Luka Bonnie is unable to prevent werewolf Jules to claim revenge for Mason Lockwood. By the time Stefan is out of the Cave, Rose's agony is merely beginning.moreless
  • By the Light of the Moon

    By the Light of the Moon was a perfect episode of The Vampire Diaries, though not as much happened as expected. I really enjoyed watching this episode because Elijah revealed himself to Elaina and told her he wanted to protect her and kill Clause. I t;hink this episode had a lot of character development for Elaina, Bonnie, and Luca. I enjoyed watching Caroline helping Tyler during his first transformation. She is a really great character and I like the path she is on. This episode definitely moves the season forward and I can't wait to find out what happens in the next episode!!!!!!!moreless
  • Great episode

    This episode was really good. My eyes were glued to the tv,my heart was racing from about half way through the episode until the end. I give it a 9.5 because the episode started a little slow. The twists were great but I kind of saw through them,i.e. I figured that Luka was tricking Bonnie and I also figured that the werewolf bite would come back to bite -insert name here- in the ass (so basically that it would be fatal).(Hey I don't want to spoil all the fun for those off you who haven't seen it yet!) Anyway I liked it and think it is definitely worth a watch. I'd say I'm tuning in next week but since there won't be a new episode next week...moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: When Tyler turns back into a human and Caroline goes to help him, she picks up a lamp. When she kneels down next to him she puts the lamp on the floor and it rolls over. Then camera shots to Tyler's face and back to the whole picture and the lamp is sitting straight.

    • Possible Goof: After Bonnie seals the door to Elena's house to prevent her from leaving, it sounds like she says, "It's for the best, Nina." That's the name of the actress, Nina Dobrev, who plays Elena, not the character.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Elena: What?
      Jeremy: Why are you on some suicide mission?
      Elena: I'm trying to prevent everyone else from getting hurt.
      Jeremy: (sarcastically) Oh, so bringing Klaus the moonstone so you can get yourself killed is okay?

    • Katerina: (scared) Elijah.
      Elijah: Good evening, Katerina. Thank you for having the good sense to be frightened. (to Stefan) Your release has been requested.
      Stefan: What? By who?
      Elijah: The lovely Elena drives a hard bargain. However, we reached a peaceful agreement, she and I. Please...come.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Shadowcasting" by Ra Ra Riot
      "This Time Next Year" by Goldhawks
      "Let's Go Surfing" by The Drums
      "I'm Alright" by Agent Ribbons
      "Everything At Once" by Superchunk
      "Quarry Hymns" by Land Of Talk
      "Longest Night" by Howie Day

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: Thursday, December 9, 2010 on A
      Australia: Monday, December 13, 2010 on GO!
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
      Philippines: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 on ETC
      Norway: Thursday, February 17, 2011 on FEM
      Latin America: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 on Warner Channel
      Sweden: Friday, March 11, 2011 on TV6
      Germany: Monday, April 4, 2011 on ProSieben
      Slovakia: Sunday, February 19, 2012 on Markiza
      Turkey: Sunday, July 8, 2012 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 on TV Nova