The Vampire Diaries

Season 3 Episode 20

Do Not Go Gentle

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 26, 2012 on The CW
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    "Do Not Go Gentle" was a tear-filled exercise in dread that really raised the (silver-plated) stakes!

  • Episode Summary

    Alaric receives guidance from someone unexpected as he navigates his dangerous new path, while Damon and Meredith try to determine the best course of action. At the school's 1920s Decade Dance, Bonnie invites Jamie to the 1920s Decade Dance, and Caroline convinces Elena to ask Stefan to join her. Caroline is pleased to see Tyler show up at the dance and try to sweep her off her feet, but Klaus does everything he can to come between them. Things take a dangerous turn at the dance, and Stefan and Damon turn to Jeremy, Matt, and Bonnie to help reverse a spell that threatens everyone.


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    • BAM! and I'm dead...

      Maybe the writers are drunk or just confused. This characters are just going nowhere...
    • cried my eyes out when Alaric ''had'' to die!!!

      I was so freaked when this scene came up!! especially when Elena and Ric came out to the cemetary and all where standing there and the camera when slow motion from Elena to Jeremy,...

      I also loved that Elena went to the dance with Stephan. we really needed some scenes with Stelena not fighting for once :)


      also it really amazes me how the writers turn everything upside down, so that you have really no clue what's gonna happen next.!

      (althought that with Bonnie I could have guessed myself)moreless
    • awesome

      vampire diaries is just awesome, actors, directors..great work
    • Why Can't Vampire Diaires Just Let Alaric GO?!

      Wow I loved this episode.

      I wasn't expecting Esther's plan, but I liked it however it wasn't really plausible, if she would of succeeded there would be no Vampire Diaires! So I'm glad she didn't. I HATE what she did to my beloved Alaric.

      I was weeping when Elena and the gang were outside of the tomb and bade our darling history teacher/vampire hunter good-bye.

      Elena's progression with Stefan was nice.

      I liked how he offered to be there for her when and if she was ready to get back together.

      Also it was really great that Stefan took her to the one place where their relationship was shattered and he told her that he finally came to the realization that he could feel again with her unfailing hope. It again made me cry.

      The Forewood scenes were awesome, I truly hope they can outlast until the end of season because they are just so darn cute tighter!

      Klaus being impatient and destructive that was cool to see again.

      Bonnie really irritated me this episode I mean she basically dumped Jeremy so she could be with her pseudo adopted brother? So weird! Also she was possessed by Esther and destroyed my lovely Alaric!

      Damon and Alaric's final good-bye was super touching I again teared up majorly, that one scene truly epitomized their entire friendship and I think that Ian Somerholder and Matt Davis were fantastic in it!

      Now that Bonnie completed Evil-Alaric's vampirc transformation what does this mean for our intrepid Vampire Diaries heroes?

      In conclusion this episode was amazing one of the best so far!

      So psyched to see next week's episode!

    • Previously on 'Let's ruin characters lives'

      The plot has become so hard to follow and innocent characters always get hurt. Matt, Bonnie, Jeremy, Damon and Alaric always seem to be the ones hurting. But all is good, Klaus is still threatening to kill everyone everyone loves, Esther is still mother of the year and Elena is still in her 'I don't know' phase. What ruined this episode for me was not the overly cheesy Stefan with his noble acts, or the fact that Elena feels the need to be what everyone expects of her to be, OR the fact that Elena has the audacity to say that she has no one else when everyone in the show has risked their lives to save her. No, what ruined this episode for me was the fact that Alaric, who has suffered so much is now dead. He is now the ultimate vampire who is a vampire hunter, I'm sorry but has this been pulled out of someone's ass simply because the season ends in two episodes?

      But I digress, I'm still in mourning and my opinion is my opinion. I just hope that season 4 won't be so convoluted.moreless
    Robert Ri'chard

    Robert Ri'chard


    Guest Star

    Claire Holt

    Claire Holt

    Rebekah Mikaelson

    Recurring Role

    Torrey DeVitto

    Torrey DeVitto

    Dr. Meredith Fell

    Recurring Role

    Alice Evans

    Alice Evans

    Esther Mikaelson

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Klaus: You know, all of this reminds me of our time together in the twenties.
        Stefan: You say that like I'm supposed to have happy memories about it.
        Klaus: Well, there were moments, real friendship, brotherhood.
        Damon: Oh, he already has a brother. Not to be, you know, territorial or anything.
        Klaus: Oh, no, of course. The Salvatores and their unshakeable bond. I wonder what'll happen when Elena finally makes her choice. Will we see you shake just a little bit?

      • Stefan: So, given our dangerous dance sure you're up for this?
        Elena: Getting out of bed is dangerous these days, but we have to live our lives.
        Stefan: Hmm. Who gave you that horrible advice?
        Elena: Some guy I used to date said it once or twice.

      • Elena: This is all my fault. You moved out, gave me your ring back, you didn't want any part of this and I...I forced you to stay and take care of us.
        Alaric: Don't do that, okay? Taking care of you and Jeremy has been...has been the closest I've ever come to the life I've always wanted.

      • Caroline: (referring to the 1920s dance) Here's a thought, why don't you ask Stefan?
        Elena: I can't ask him on a date, I just made out with his brother!

      • Elena: Jeremy's got a lot on his mind. The whole thing with Alaric has got him really stressed out.
        Caroline: Are you sure it had nothing to do with witnessing you and Damon getting hot and heavy in a skeevy motel?
        Elena: I didn't tell you that so you could torture me with it.
        Caroline: Ah, what are friends for?

    • NOTES (2)

      • Featured Music:
        "We Are The Tide" by Blind Pilot
        "That Man" by Caro Emerald
        "You Do Something To Me" by Sinead O'Connor
        "The Man I Love" by Helen Forrest
        "Be Still" by The Fray
        "Medicine" by Daughter

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: Thursday, April 26, 2012 on CTV 2
        United Kingdom: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
        Sweden: Friday, May 25, 2012 on TV6
        Norway: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 on FEM
        Australia: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 on FOX8

    • ALLUSIONS (0)