The Vampire Diaries

Season 4 Episode 9

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 13, 2012 on The CW
out of 10
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  • Episode Summary

    Mystic Falls holds a winter-theme party but chaos brews when Stefan and Caroline disagree with Tyler's plans for Klaus and the hybrids. Klaus makes a discovery that leads to violence. At the Gilbert lake house, Elena and Damon join with Bonnie and Professor Shane to help Jeremy conquer his inner demons. Professor Shane tells them a piece of ancient history that leaves them stunned.


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    • Saved by Klaus

      Do yourself a favor when watching this episode and fast forward through any scenes that do not have Klaus or Tyler in them. Yeah, you'll miss out on some of the explanation of the season's main plot arc (Prof McShady and the quest for Silas and the cure), but that's stuff you can easily catch up on during the recap shown before the next episode. You'll save yourself the mind-numbing tedium of Elena/Damon guilt-laden relationship defining conversation scenes, which stopped being interesting about 5 episodes ago, and Jeremy/Elena therapy scenes, which probably even bored the writers as they wrote it. Cut all that crap out and you have one of the best episodes of the season (too bad it's only about 15 minutes worth of air time). I give it a 9 because it's only about a 2.5 without any Klaus scenes and it's an 11 with only the Klaus scenes.

      The Tyler scenes are needed for an even fuller appreciation of how awesome the Klaus scenes are, which, suffice to say, were epic. Joseph Morgan delivered an amazing performance and gave us a really layered look at one of the most interesting characters on TV. Between wooing Caroline, honestly conversing with Stefan about what it means to be immortal, and discovering the betrayal of his hybrid pack, every scene with Klaus was electric. Klaus was truly sympathetic even as he slaughtered his hybrids and murdered Carol Lockwood, not an easy feat for an actor to do. Thank God it was Joseph Morgan doing it and not Paul "I only act by knitting my eyebrows together" Wesley.moreless
    • Stefan, go away

      Damn I was disappointed that Elena's "love" for Damon was sire-related. :( :(:(:(

      I'd been waiting so long for these two to declare their love for each other and go off on their own leaving behind boring-ass Stefan to do push-ups on logs.
    • o come all ye faithful

      o come all ye faithful was a great episode of the Vampire Diaries. I really enjoyed watching this Christmas themed episode because the story lines were intriguing and full of character development along with superb plot progression. it was cool to see Jeremy working on his issues at the lake house with Bonnie while Tyler and Haley continue their plotting. Caroline found herself caught between a rock and a hard place and accidentally revealed important information to a April who in the end made a grave discovery. I look forward to watching what happens next!moreless
    • This is why you need people like Klaus and Damon

      See, the reason why VD is so entertaining is because you have those characters like Damon and Klaus who are unpredictable. The final scene was amazing and I didn't see it coming, but that's why I love Klaus. The only thing I'm not liking about this season is the "sire" bond between Damon and Elena. I hope that there really isn't one and all of the things Elena feels and has done was of her own free will. I feel that it's a cop-out to "excuse" her behavior making it all Damon's fault as if Elena, oh precious sweet, pure Elena can't get her hands dirty or fall for the "bad boy".moreless

      Wow this episode was so much better than the previous one!

      I loved all of the characters development.

      Poor Damon, and Elena those two just can't seem to be happy, I hope they can come together soon.

      Oh Jeremy, his storyline is really intriguing me, I am so psyched to see what is up with him!

      I am still REALLY distrustful of Professor Shane I can't seem to get a feel for him, is he good? Evil? In cahoots with Klaus? I don't know but I still loathe him!

      I also loathe Haley now, I mean how stupid can a girl/werewolf be?!

      Poor Tyler I SO hope he can bounce back I hate seeing him in this kinda pain,

      I adored the ending it was operatic and bloody and kinda beautiful all at once LOL!

      I am super excited for January 17th to see how our intrepid Mystic Falls gang deals with the fallout!!moreless
    Alyssa Diaz

    Alyssa Diaz


    Guest Star

    Micah Joe Parker

    Micah Joe Parker


    Guest Star

    Phoebe Tonkin

    Phoebe Tonkin


    Recurring Role

    David Alpay

    David Alpay

    Professor Atticus Shane

    Recurring Role

    Susan Walters

    Susan Walters

    Carol Lockwood

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Caroline: How come the only time April Young isn't following you around like a lost puppy is when I'm lying dead with a broken neck?
        Matt: April saw you?
        Caroline: Yeah, it's okay. I compelled her.
        Matt: No, she's, she's wearing Jeremy's vervain bracelet. She can't be compelled.

      • Tyler: I love you.
        Caroline: I love you, even when I hate you.

      • Elena: (to Damon) The last time I was here, I was so completely in love with Stefan. Now that's just barely a memory. Is that the sire bond, or just that I'm so happy to be here with you?

      • Damon: (notices Elena moping by the lake) You're not allowed to feel this sorry for yourself...unless you're sitting on a bar stool. (hands her a bottle) Fortunately, I travel with a bar.

      • Damon: (lying in bed with Elena) This could be so much more fun if we were naked.
        Elena: That's your fault, not mine.
        Damon: I was being a gentleman.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Featured Music:
        "Covering Your Tracks" by Amy Stroup
        "Christmas Treat" by Julian Casablancas
        "Me To The Mistletoe" by The Kicks
        "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses
        "The Christmas Song" by The Ravonettes
        "Jingle Bells" by Sugar & The Hi Lows
        "O Holy Night" by Cary Brothers
        "Oblivion" by Bastille
        "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Digital Daggers

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: Thursday, December 13, 2012 on CTV 2
        United Kingdom: Monday, December 17, 2012 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
        Australia: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 on FOX8
        Norway: Thursday, December 27, 2012 on FEM
        Sweden: Saturday, March 23, 2013 on TV6

    • ALLUSIONS (0)