The Vampire Diaries

Season 2 Episode 12

The Descent

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 27, 2011 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • Rose says that she is from St. Austel and that the city is located 30km south of London. In reality, St. Austel is actuality located more than 400km southwest of London.

    • Viewers can call (919) 399-2507, Isobel's cell phone number shown during the episode, and hear a recorded message from Stefan, Elena and Damon.

    • The text message that Alaric sends to Stefan lists Isobel's number as (919) 399-2507. The 919 area code is associated with the Raleigh, North Carolina area. This is the same phone number that Elena used to call Isobel in season 1, episode 15.

  • Quotes

    • Damon: You were supposed to leave.
      Elena: I did...then I came back to make sure that you were okay.
      Damon: I appreciate the gesture. I'm just glad it's over.
      Elena: You know I don't believe that.
      Damon: Go home Elena! Get some rest. It's a whole new day tomorrow.
      Elena: Damon, I'm your friend...
      Damon: I'm well aware of that!
      Elena: ...and a friend usually knows when their friend is hurting.
      Damon: What do you wanna hear? That I cared about Rose? That I'm upset? Well I didn't, and I'm not!
      Elena: There you go! Pretending to turn it off, pretending not to feel! Damon you're so close, don't give up!
      Damon: I feel Elena! Okay?! And it sucks! What sucks even more is that it was supposed to be me. Jules was coming after me.
      Elena: You feel guilty...

    • Jessica: Are you going to hurt me?
      Damon: I'm not sure. Because're my existential crisis. Do I kill you? Do I not kill you?
      Jessica: Please don't.
      Damon: But I have to, Jessica. Because I'm not human. And I miss it. I miss it more than anything in the world. That's my secret. But there's only so much hurt a man can take.

    • Caroline: (to Tyler, after he kisses her) Everyone just needs to stop kissing me!

  • Notes

    • Although credited, Sara Canning (Jenna), Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy), and Katerina Graham (Bonnie) do not appear in this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "Impossible" by Anberlin
      "The Last Time" by The Daylights
      "The Mall & Misery" by Broken Bells
      "Take Me To The Riot" by Stars
      "Country Lane" by Telekinesis
      "I Like It A Lot" by Death Ships
      "DLZ" by TV On The Radio

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: Thursday, January 27, 2011 on A
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
      Philippines: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 on ETC
      Norway: Thursday, February 24, 2011 on FEM
      Latin America: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 on Warner Channel
      Sweden: Friday, March 18, 2011 on TV6
      Slovakia: Sunday, February 19, 2012 on Markiza
      Turkey: Sunday, July 8, 2012 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: Thursday, July 19, 2012 on TV Nova

  • Allusions