The Vampire Diaries

Season 2 Episode 7

Masquerade

14
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 28, 2010 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Damon and Stefan devise a new plan to deal with Katherine at the Lockwood's masquerade ball. Katherine asks her friend, Lucy, to join her at the ball. Bonnie, Alaric, and Jeremy do their best to help Stefan and Damon with their plan, but Katherine has a surprise that none of them expected. The evening takes a bad turn when Tyler and Matt start doing shots with their friends.moreless

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  • So Close!

    10
    They were so close to killing Katherine but no cigar.. I got all excited but the stupid witches have to ruin everything. Bonnie sucks haha. Anyways, this was about as intense as last week's episode :O. Tyler is doomed to become a warewolf. It's kind of a bummer because I've grown to like the guy (compared to last season where he just made me seethe). It's beyond me that these episodes keep getting average/good ratings and not great ratings. Like, everyone who actually takes the time to review the episodes has great things to say...but I feel like people who don't even care about this type of show just comes on here and give it a low rating because they have nothing to do.. Very annoying!



    Anyways, in my opinion this season is far superior to the first. So far, every episode leaves with the deep NEED to see the next. Not many shows this fall have been able to do that (except for Chuck).moreless
  • Great episode

    10
    Vampire Diaries continues to deliver twists and turns equivalent to whacks across the face. Just when you think something is going to happen, it turns around and says "I don't think so" (Damon-style) and gives you something you never expected. Masquerade was no different.



    Katherine's plot to involve a werewolf in her little scheme finally comes to fruition as she manages to make Tyler one, albeit in a twisted way (no way I saw that coming) and I'm kind of disappointed it wasn't Matt who died, because, quite frankly, he is an annoying, useless character who has absolutely nothing to do (maybe later I'll be proven wrong :)). Although now we may never know why she needed a werewolf so bad in the first place (was it to break the curse?).



    Damon now has Katherine in that same tomb that contained all those vampires from 1864 way back in Season 1. After a hectic night and an awesome plan coming together, Katherine is (for now) gone.



    Epic episode, and of course the weekly cliffhanger that hooked me onto next week.



    Only question is, now Kats' gone, where do we go from here? Who could POSSIBLY be more dangerous than her?moreless
  • OMG, what an ep! Twists and turns galore. Hell hath no fury like a vampire scorned.

    9.0
    OMG, what an ep! Twists and turns galore. Hell hath no fury like a vampire scorned; how fitting that Damon was the one to lock Katherine up. Kudos to Nina for playing the double role so intensely (especially in the lock-up scene). She's the real deal -- Give this girl an Emmy! For those who were confused about the triggering of Tyler's curse, we probably didn't see him transform right then because it wasn't a full moon. Next full moon is November 22, so if the writers parallel the episodes to the actual time of year, look for his first transformation on the episode that airs either the 18th or the 25th. Get the chains ready ...moreless
  • The Lockwood's host a masquerade ball where Stefan, Damon and others try to kill Katherine. Starring: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Sara Canning, Katerina Graham, Candice Accola, Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino, Matt Davismoreless

    10
    This is one of the best episodes TVD has ever had. First of all, I always enjoy episodes that feature Katherine (Dobrev, who also plays Elena). Katherine is so devious and just one of the best villains on television right now. Not to mention that basically locking Katherine, Damon (Somerhalder) and Stefan (Wesley) into one room was a fantastic idea. I loved the interaction between these three characters and really hope to see more. I'm very glad that they didn't kill Katherine because she just has to come back, she's like Harry Potter's Voldemort. I greatly enjoyed the team up of Damon, Stefan, Alaric (Davis), Jeremy (McQueen), Bonnie (Graham) and Caroline (Accola). The Caroline vampire story is just amazing and sure is a heck of a lot of fun. I love that they have pushed her into the basic forefront of the show. Not to mention actually involving Matt (Roerig) in a real story other than just his romantic relationship with Caroline, and the previous triangle with Stefan and Elena. I liked how Aimee (guest star Tiya Sircar) and Sara (guest star Maiara Walsh) both actually served a real purpose in the episode having appeared in earlier episodes. It's unfortunate that both girls ended up dead by the end of the episode because I liked to see Tyler (Trevino) get some sort of love interest after the death of Vicki (former series regular Kayla Ewell) last season. I was shocked at the death of Aimee but I liked how it was executed by the writers and how they killed somebody that we knew so that there was more emotional baggage with the death. And then with the death of Sara at the hands of Tyler was not as shocking but I loved how it lead to the small interaction between Caroline and Tyler. I'm hoping that Tyler will sort of join the new "Scooby Gang" of television (previously used on Buffy the Vampire Slayer) rather than join Katherine. But I was shocked to see that Katherine is a darn genius. I never would have thought to have two people going after Tyler in case one failed. Perhaps one of my favorite things of the episode was the introduction of Lucy (guest star Natashia Williams). She was fantastic and a lot of fun. I liked how she started out being a villain and helping Katherine, and the spell that whatever hurt Katherine hurt Elena, again GENIUS! And the fight scene between Stefan, Damon and Katherine was beautifully handled. I can't wait for the return of Lucy, the fate of Tyler and Elena (although I didn't like how she was kidnapped at the end of the episode) and the developing relationship between Bonnie and Jeremy. Also starring Sara Canning as Jenna Sommers.moreless
  • Oh k, so I LOVED-But PASSIONATLY Hated this episode!

    8.0
    Oh k, so I LOVED-But PASSIONATLY Hated this episode!



    First of all. Katherine is living in their dinky little 24,000 people town (if that) and no one has seen her on the street and questioned her about: why she's not in school, why her hair is different, why she's making out with someone else. And that's fine! We can chalk it up to her using her powers on everyone that sees her. But this town doesn't even have a Starbucks! So where the hell did Katherine get VICTORIA SECRET from?!?! Yes I noticed their famouse stripped bags being carried into Kats room by the old lady! One in each hand! Also, if Damon (French for demon-How Clever!) couldn't beat Kat, WHY was Stephane able to?? He's younger, and hasn't drank human blood (besides that last few weeks) for 100+ years! Damon should be kicking all a$$, but he contributed nothing!! Who is working detail for this show?! THEY SUCK! I don't want to see anymore of this crap happening!



    However I loved the desperate cries of Katherine as she was lock into the tomb by Damon forever and always!! …(until next week)

    Though having said all that Katherin is 100% one of my two main favs and I demand her back!moreless
Candice Accola

Candice Accola

Caroline Forbes

Sara Canning

Sara Canning

Jenna Sommers

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev

Elena Gilbert/Katherine Pierce

Katerina Graham

Katerina Graham

Bonnie Bennett

Steven R. McQueen

Steven R. McQueen

Jeremy Gilbert

Zach Roerig

Zach Roerig

Matt Donovan

Jackie Prucha

Jackie Prucha

Miss Flowers

Guest Star

Natasha Williams

Natasha Williams

Lucy

Guest Star

Tiya Sircar

Tiya Sircar

Aimee Bradley

Guest Star

Susan Walters

Susan Walters

Carol Lockwood

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Several times during this episode, it appears as if Katherine is not wearing her lapis lazuli stone necklace and is walking around during the day without being affected by the light. However, she now wears a lapis lazuli bracelet.

    • Fire spinners, fire eaters, stilt walkers and jugglers at the Masquerade Ball were all performers of the Imperial Opa Circus, a local Atlanta performing group.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Caroline: Can't we just give her the moonstone so she'll leave?
      Damon: No. Katherine's not getting dick. I've had it. I'm gonna go to the masquerade ball and I'm gonna kill her. Tonight.
      Stefan: You're not gonna kill her.
      Damon: Don't give me that goody-goody crap.
      Stefan: You're not gonna kill her.
      Damon: Oh, really?
      Stefan: Because I am.

    • Katherine: (to Caroline) Tell Damon and Stefan that I want the moonstone or I will rip this town apart until it rains blood.

    • (Damon starts to close the tomb door on Katherine)
      Katherine: Damon, don't! You need me, Elena's in danger!
      Damon: (pauses) From who?
      (Katherine hesitates)
      Damon: You're lying, you're always lying.
      Katherine: Why do you think I haven't killed her? Because she's my doppelganger, she needs to be protected!
      Damon: Then I'll protect her...while you rot in hell.
      (Damon continues shutting the tomb door)

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      "Love My Way" by Cruel Black Dove
      "On Melancholy Hill (Feed Me Remix)" by Gorillaz
      "Head Over Heels" by Digital Daggers
      "Under The Stars" by Morning Parade
      "People Change" by Joel & Luke
      "Fire In Your New Shoes" by Kaskade Feat. Dragonette
      "Brave" by Tawgs Salter

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: Thursday, October 28, 2010 on A
      Australia: Monday, November 1, 2010 on GO!
      Philippines: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 on ETC
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
      Latin America: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 on Warner Channel
      Sweden: Thursday, December 30, 2010 on TV6
      Norway: Thursday, January 13, 2011 on FEM
      Germany: Monday, March 7, 2011 on ProSieben
      Slovakia: Sunday, February 5, 2012 on Markiza
      Turkey: Sunday, June 24, 2012 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: Thursday, July 12, 2012 on TV Nova

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