The Vampire Diaries

Season 4 Episode 7

My Brother's Keeper

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 29, 2012 on The CW
out of 10
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  • Episode Summary

    Caroline tries to support Stefan and Elena during a challenging time in their relationship, and Damon works to convince Stefan to help him discover Professor Shane's motives. Stefan, however, is busy executing a different plan with Klaus. At the annual Miss Mystic Falls Pageant, Elena and Caroline help April decide which dress to wear. Tyler and Hayley team upon a secret project, and Damon confronts Prof. Shane with his suspicions. Jeremy, becoming more concerned by the violent nightmares he's been experiencing, reaches out to Matt for help, but the situation quickly escalates.


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    • vampair diaries

      do you get to watch any thing or do just read what it is about
    • Elena and Damon together? #NOT

      No, no and no! I don't like the couple Delena! I will borrow Caroline's sentence: (to Stefan) "You and Elena: Epic, Damon and Elena: iou, no!" These are exactly my feelings about Delena! And sire bond is the ONLY logical answer to this!
    • I love Damon<3

      I loved this ep, I always wanted to see Elena and Damon together! As for the sire bond That's such an excuse... she likes him, but her goody-two-shoes side was preventing her from her feelings for Damon!! I hope she stays with Damon, he is daring and hot as hell as Stefan is boring...
    • I understand the low scores..

      @DelilahKathry And I wanted to give it a 7.5 but I loved everything too much to be upset about the sire thing. But I LOL'd at your comments regarding that. As upsetting as that might be, I still loved everything about this episode too much to not give it a 10!
    • A Pagent, A Hunter, and A Sire Bond? Oh MY!!

      Okay a LOT happened in this episode

      I loved seeing Caroline and Klaus flirting its so amazing to see him in such a fun less evil mood his chemistry with Caroline is truly undeniable despite me being a major Forewood supporter!

      Speaking of a supporter it was so great seeing Caroline being a "Sober Sponsor' to Stefan, ever since she's was turned I've missed their relationship and it was great seeing it resurface here!

      Haley and Professor Shane's motives are still a mystery to me but I still don't trust either of them.

      Poor Jeremy his storyline this season is truly excruciating to watch I HATE seeing him so conflicted I hope it doesn't end badly!

      Stefan's behavior this episode have seriously turned me off, I love him but he is acting so irrationally, I mean I understand it but I still don't like it.

      Caroline's putting the dots together at the end of this episode seriously ticked me off.

      I mean can't two hot vamps be in love and not be supernaturally bound to each other?!

      And the fact that her revelation was inter-cut between their fantastically hot love scene was SO IRRITATING!!

      Because of that is the reason I am giving this episode a 8.5 as opposed to a 9.

      Despite that I am anxious to see if Bonnie goes through with helping in de-spelling the cure when and if Klaus finds it.

      Also I am excited to see when and if Elena finds out she is Sired to Damon and if she continues to be with him!

      In spite of the annoying ending all in all I think this was another strong and sexy episode and I'm super psyched for next week!

    Alyssa Diaz

    Alyssa Diaz


    Guest Star

    Gabby Douglas

    Gabby Douglas


    Guest Star

    Joshua Mikel

    Joshua Mikel


    Guest Star

    Grace Phipps

    Grace Phipps

    April Young

    Recurring Role

    Phoebe Tonkin

    Phoebe Tonkin


    Recurring Role

    David Alpay

    David Alpay

    Professor Atticus Shane

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Klaus: (to Caroline) I never answered your question If I'd ever thought about being human. Once, I was on a track in the Andes and a hummingbird flew up to me. It just hovered there, staring at me. It's tiny heart was pattering like a machine gun. And I thought, what a thing. You know, to have to work that hard everyday just to stay alive. To be constantly on the verge of death...and how satisfying every day must be that it survived. And that was the only time I thought about being human.

      • Caroline: How did I become the bad guy?
        Klaus: Let's get you a drink. I'll tell you all about being the bad guy.

      • Klaus: (to Caroline, referring to the cure for vampirism) Now why would I want to cure myself of being the most powerful creature on the planet?

      • Klaus: I was wondering what time I should pick you up tomorrow.
        Caroline: How about a quarter to never?
        Klaus: I was promised a date in return for one of my hybrids.
        Caroline: Yes, a date. Like, to a movie, where we don't have to talk and I can put at least three seats between us.

      • Caroline: (over the phone) What do you mean, you're not coming? I don't need to remind you that your 'Miss Mystic Falls' attendance record totally sucks. Besides, you're a founding family member. By definition, you have to be here.
        Stefan: (doing push-ups in the forest) Elena and I broke up. By definition, I don't need to be anywhere.
        Caroline: Did that sound as depressing to you as it did to me?
        Stefan: Oh, I'm not depressed. I just want to rip into someone's artery and feed until I can't breathe anymore.
        Caroline: Well, you can't. As your sober sponsor, I'm not going to let that happen.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Featured Music:
        "Let's Go" by Matt & Kim
        "Ain't Fair" by Deap Vally
        "Ordinary World (Cover of Duran Duran)" by Vitamin String Quartet
        "Little Deschutes" by Laura Veirs
        "Falling Slowly (Cover of The Swell Season)" by Vitamin String Quartet
        "Kiss Me" by Ed Sheeran

      • Although credited, Kat Graham (Bonnie) does not appear in this episode.

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: Thursday, November 29, 2012 on CTV 2
        United Kingdom: Monday, December 3, 2012 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
        Norway: Thursday, December 13, 2012 on FEM
        Sweden: Saturday, March 9, 2013 on TV6

    • ALLUSIONS (0)