The Vampire Diaries

Season 4 Episode 2


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 18, 2012 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • During their argument on how Elena should feed, Stefan asks Damon to name one vampire that has never killed a human soon after they turned. Though Damon doesn't mention it, Vicki Donovan didn't kill a human after she turned in season 1.

  • Quotes

    • Caroline: This is wrong. A bunch of people died and we're having sex.
      Tyler: Grief sex. It's healthy.
      Caroline: It's selfish.
      Tyler: It's natural. Besides, if we stopped having sex every time somebody died in this town, we'd explode.

    • Damon: (sitting in front of Alaric's grave) They're floating lanterns in the sky, can you believe that? Japanese lanterns is a symbol of letting go of the past. Well, here's a news flash: we're not Japanese. You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's gonna make everything okay, or even saying a prayer, or pretending Elena's not gonna end up just like the rest of us murderous vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. I know what you're gonna say: it makes them feel better, Damon. So what? For how long? A minute? A day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not gonna make up for the fact that the only thing that you have left is a hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be...and a rock with a birth date carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit, because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting with my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
      Alaric: I miss you, too, buddy.

  • Notes

    • Although credited, Joseph Morgan (Klaus) does not appear in this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "Hurt" by The Gods Of Macho
      "Woe Is Me....I Am Ruined" by The Lonely Forest
      "Change" by Kopecky Family Band
      "Fear And Loathing" by Marina & The Diamonds
      "How Can I Keep From Singing" by The St. Phillips Boy's Choir
      "Youth Knows No Pain" by Lykke Li
      "Ungodly Hour" by The Fray

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: Thursday, October 18, 2012 on CTV 2
      United Kingdom: Monday, October 22, 2012 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
      Norway: Thursday, November 8, 2012 on FEM
      Sweden: Saturday, February 2, 2013 on TV6

  • Allusions