The Vampire Diaries

Season 3 Episode 12

The Ties That Bind

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 19, 2012 on The CW



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Stefan: You've changed. Something's different about you. You're stronger, tougher.
      Elena: You're not the only one who changed, Stefan. We all had to.
      Stefan: That's good to know.

    • Dr. Fell: Why do you even care?
      Damon: Because Ric likes you. And if you're a psychopath, that would really suck for him.
      Dr. Fell: You think I killed my ex-boyfriend?
      Damon: I think psychopaths are incredibly high-maintenance.

    • Stefan: I shouldn't have kidnapped you. The car, the bridge, it was too far.
      Elena: Thank you.
      Stefan: But you shouldn't have lied to me today. You can't go off and do things like that, Elena. Not while Klaus is still alive.
      Elena: I know. I just, I wanted to give Bonnie a moment with her mother, without everything else getting in the way.
      Stefan: Without me getting in the way.
      Elena: I didn't plan on kissing him.
      Stefan: You're better than him, Elena. You're better than both of us.

  • Notes

    • Although credited, Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy) and Zach Roerig (Matt) do not appear in this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "Code Red" by The Boxer Rebellion
      "Lonely Boy" by The Black Keys
      "Money Saves" by Delta Spirit
      "Rewind (Acoustic)" by Diane Birch

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: Thursday, January 19, 2012 on CTV 2
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
      Sweden: Friday, March 30, 2012 on TV6
      Norway: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 on FEM
      Turkey: Sunday, July 21, 2013 on CNBCe

  • Allusions