The Vampire Diaries

Season 2 Episode 5

Kill Or Be Killed

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 07, 2010 on The CW
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Episode Summary

While Stefan and Damon argue over how to handle the Lockwoods, Tyler learns more about his Uncle Mason and the family curse. Despite Elena's wishes, Jeremy gets closer to the Lockwood mystery by hanging out with Tyler. Sheriff Forbes receives some shocking information from Mason, leading to a chaotic night.moreless

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  • A perfect episode

    This was a great episode. It was the perfect combination of werewolves, vampires, flashbacks, suspense and heartfelt moments. I liked the mother daughter dynamic between Caroline and the sheriff or maybe I should say interaction . I think that's the first time I've seen that. I liked the flashbacks even though they're not the ones I'm used to. I also like that Caroline finally decided to be a real friend to Elena. I am happy that Damon has decided to embrace his good side as much as he can irrespective of what others do although he can try a little harder. My only problem with this episode was that Bonnie seems to have gone on vacation or she retired as Elena's friend. And I wonder what ever happened to Matt. I thought he liked that Amy girl and that she liked him. Now she seems to be looking for new meat(Tyler). Anyway even without Bonnie, Matt,Jenna and Alaric this was a satisfying episode. Ooh and I love the ending,something to think about. I can't wait until next week.moreless
  • Wow, pretty much all I can say...

    Kill or Be Killed, wow, what an amazing episode!!! Seriously, the action, the drama, the revelations!!!

    I can't even believe what happened in this episode, it was shocking, exciting, and kept me on the edge of my seat! I have watched the show from the begining, and its always had an edge, but this episode was the pre cursor to what is to follow. I had a feeling that Katherine had a hand in some thing some where. It was amazing how the story unfolded, and what the writers chose to reveal. Damon and Stephan found out! oh no! Caroline revealed to her mother, Oh watch out now!!! This episode was top knotch, and I commend the writers and actors, as this episode was probably one of the best in the series so far.moreless
  • While Stefan and Damon argue over how to handle the Lockwoods, Tyler learns more about Mason and the family curse. Jeremy gets closer to the Lockwood mystery. Sheriff Forbes receives some shocking information from Mason, leading to a chaotic night.moreless

    This episode was amazing! This tv show is getting better and better. And tthe writers know how to finish an episode with a giant cliffhanger !!!! love it !

    Caroline, the baby vampire, is taking a bigger part in this season and now we understand why she is giving information to Katherine.

    The werewolf story is getting interesting and with the final scene we have more questions about Mason's role in this season. Why is he back? Talking aboutreturns, the return of Katherine seems to get weirder. Why is she back? She says that she is back for Stefan but I think she has a bigger purpose maybe she want to take over Mystic Fall but I'm not quite sure.

    Can't wait for next week episode!!!moreless
  • Sheriff Forbes's loyalty is tested

    Sadly for team vampires, her loyalty remains human.

    Damon proves, once again he's not the sharpest tool in the box by exposing himself - and his brother - trying to kill Mason yet again, fortunatelly for him, his baby vampire has the brains in the family and no matter how torn she is between protecting her mom or her maker, she comes true for both of them in the least expected way.

    Problem for Damon is that Liz is right: their friendship was a lie, her daughter doesn't exist anymore and she would rather die than to live with the knowledge of what happened to her. Ironically, that is the most honest friendship Damon has ever had in the last 145 years, so Liz is set up to be compelled, perhaps the only nice thing Damon has done for Caroline since he turned her.

    Also a friendship for the ages? The one between Mason & Katherine's, because nothing says True Blood/Underworld rip off better than the werewolf working for the vampire (hopefully, no one else will notice).moreless
Justin Geer

Justin Geer


Guest Star

Jason Giuliano

Jason Giuliano

Officer Jess

Guest Star

Kevin Nichols

Kevin Nichols

Sheriff #2

Guest Star

Marguerite MacIntyre

Marguerite MacIntyre

Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes

Recurring Role

Taylor Kinney

Taylor Kinney

Mason Lockwood

Recurring Role

Susan Walters

Susan Walters

Carol Lockwood

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • After Caroline saves Stefan and Damon from her mother, Damon drinks the dead deputy's blood to regain his strength. However, in 162 Candles (Season 1 Episode 8), Damon gave Sheriff Forbes vervain, and she said that she was going to give it to all of her deputies.

    • Goof: When Sheriff Forbes is being held at the Salvatore's, she hands Damon his cell phone and he puts it in his back pocket. When the camera angle changes, Damon is holding the phone in his hands again.

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (3)

    • Although credited, Sara Canning (Jenna Sommers), Matt Davis (Alaric Saltzman), Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan), and Katerina Graham (Bonnie Bennett) do not appear in this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "The Fellowship" by The Smashing Pumpkins
      "Counting Sleep" by Trent Dabbs
      "Superhuman Touch" by Athlete
      "Sometimes" by The Rifles
      "Cool Kids" by The Fast Romantics
      "Punching In A Dream" by The Naked And Famous
      "Obsession" by Sky Ferreira
      "Steady Love" by Title Tracks
      "Yeah Yeah Yeah" by New Politics
      "Colors" by The Pass
      "I Need To Know" by Kris Allen

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: Thursday, October 7, 2010 on A
      Australia: Monday, October 11, 2010 on GO!
      Philippines: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 on ETC
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
      Latin America: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 on Warner Channel
      Norway: Thursday, December 16, 2010 on FEM
      Sweden: Thursday, December 16, 2010 on TV6
      Germany: Monday, February 21, 2011 on ProSieben
      Slovakia: Sunday, January 29, 2012 on Markiza
      Turkey: Sunday, June 17, 2012 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 on TV Nova