The Vampire Diaries

Season 3 Episode 9


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 10, 2011 on The CW



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Stefan: You've wanted Klaus dead for five hundred years. Why would you risk all that just to save Damon's life?
      Katherine: I wasn't just trying to save Damon's life, Stefan. I was trying to save yours. Your humanity. Let's just say I like the old you better.

    • Damon: (after Elena daggers Rebekah) In the back. Harsh.
      Elena: It had to be done. Rebekah was never going to be completely on our side.
      Damon: Hey, I'm not judging you. It's very...Katherine of you.
      Elena: Not the way to make me feel better about myself, Damon.
      Damon: It was a compliment...sort of.

    • Elena: Hey, listen to me. We'll survive this. We always survive. Trust me.
      Damon: We're never getting Stefan back. You know that, don't you?
      Elena: Then we'll let him go. Okay? We'll have to let him go.

    • Stefan: Come on, Katherine, you don't care about anybody but yourself, you never have.
      Katherine: You and I both know that that is not true. I loved you. I loved Damon, too. Humanity is a vampire's greatest weakness. No matter how easy it is to turn it off, it keeps trying to fight its way back in. Sometimes I let it.

    • Michael: Where's my dagger?
      Rebekah: Elena has it. So you can forget your plans to use it on me.
      Michael: You were never the one I was after.
      Rebekah: Nik was my family. If you were after him, you were after me.
      Mikael: He blinded you, Rebekah. He killed your mother.
      Rebekah: I know what he did. And he'll pay for it with his life. But Nik was not born a killer; none of us were. You did this to us when you turned us into vampires. You destroyed our family. Not him.

    • Mikael: (to Klaus) The big bad wolf, you haven't changed. Still hiding behind your play things, like a coward.

    • Stefan: I'm a hundred and sixty-two years old and I'm going to a homecoming dance. I need better ties.
      Elena: You could not go.
      Stefan: I'm compelled to protect you, and if I look at your track record at high school dances, it's pretty tragic. With my luck, you'll go ahead and get yourself murdered by the homecoming queen.

  • Notes

    • Although credited, Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy) and Matt Davis (Alaric) do not appear in this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "Don't Stop (Bit Funk Remix)" by Only Children
      "Free Like You Make Me" by Cary Brothers
      "You Wanna Freak Out" by My Morning Jacket
      "First Light" by by My Morning Jacket
      "Holdin' On To Black Metal" by My Morning Jacket
      "The Day Is Coming" by by My Morning Jacket

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: Thursday, November 10, 2011 on CTV 2
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
      Sweden: Friday, January 20, 2012 on TV6
      Norway: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 on FEM
      Turkey: Sunday, July 14, 2013 on CNBCe

  • Allusions