The Vampire Diaries

Season 4 Episode 8

We'll Always Have Bourbon Street

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 06, 2012 on The CW
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    The photo recap is underway, but that doesn't mean we can't start discussing this week's episode!A top notch episode had it all: Flashbacks, dancing, grody sex, witch drugs, and, best of all, nuance.

  • Episode Summary

    Stefan talks to Damon about a concern he has with Elena, and Damon has no option but to help Stefan try to get to the bottom of the issue. The brothers visit New Orleans, hoping to find anyone who remembers the events of their last visit in 1942, including Charlotte, a former love interest of Damon's. Elena, Caroline, and Bonnie organize a girls' night while Damon and Stefan are out of town, and Elena shares some surprising information. Hayley's convinces Tyler to confront one of Klaus' hybrids, Kimberly, but the confrontation quickly becomes violent. Finally, Damon must make a heartbreaking decision.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Die Tyler DIE

      10
      The whole hybrids trying to get unsired plotline is deadly DULL.

      Who cares if they get unsired or not? Tyler is theee most boring, pathetic character on the show. Even more so than April.
    • Hey I love the show

      10
      I love to watch the vampire diaries big fan me and me cousin
    • AWESOME EPISODE!

      10
      I loved this episode! Although I have to say I found the song "Eyes on Fire" being played during the first part of the episode kind of weirded me out. It made me immediately thing of Twilight.
    • "Literally every single brick!!!" ha ha ha

      8.0
      An episode that concentrated on the relationship of the brothers & friendships - simply wonderful and a refreshing change from all the love triangle drama (though the basis of this one was the love triangle). Loved seeing the Damon-Stefan interaction, present day as well as 1942. The scene with Damon, Stefan & Charlotte was hilarious! "Literally every single brick!!!" I was laughing! Poor Damon. Must've felt so guilty! Though it's nice to see another instance where we find out that Damon isn't what he lets everybody believe he is. You could see the hurt when Stefan tells him that it's impossible how Elena can't see how wrong Damon is for her. Plus therez something heartwarming about seeing a dark character like Damon do a selfless act - tells you how much he is misunderstood and also how much he has changed. It's also nice to see Stefan realise that he doesn't know a lot about his brother and how wrong he is about him. He also realises that Damon truly loves Elena - just like him!

      The sire bond is finally explained and so is the Hayley-Shane mystery. Loved the morning after scenes of Damon-Elena. What chemistry! Can't but feel sorry for them in the last scene - especially for Damon - poor guy just can't win, even when he gets his chance at love, it's wrapped up in a sire bond! Caroline needs toning down - asap - this sudden anti-Damon campaign is giving us a headache and the screeching ain't helping either - hopefully they don't destroy the fav female vampire on the show!

      Hopefully the brother dynamics and Damon-Elena relationship will take the centre stage while Stefan takes time off to figure himself out. Looking forward to the next episode - hopefully Damon lets Elena go (it's the best way to go for their love story too) and we get to see some genuine romantic moments between Caroline & Klaus. Can't wait for the next one!moreless
    • The Best Episode Ever!

      10
      The Episode was amazing as well as episode 7!!

      I love the idea of Damon and Elena....

      I really hope he doesn't tell Elena to leave him!!!
    Alyssa Diaz

    Alyssa Diaz

    Kimberly

    Guest Star

    Madeline Zima

    Madeline Zima

    Charlotte

    Guest Star

    Adina Porter

    Adina Porter

    Nandi

    Guest Star

    Arielle Kebbel

    Arielle Kebbel

    Lexi Branson

    Recurring Role

    Phoebe Tonkin

    Phoebe Tonkin

    Hayley

    Recurring Role

    David Alpay

    David Alpay

    Professor Atticus Shane

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Damon: (to Stefan, after hearing his theory about Elena) Sired? Really, Stefan? That is the most pathetic nonsense I've ever heard come out of your mouth, and you've said some crap in your day.

    • NOTES (3)

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

      • Featured Music:
        "Eyes On Fire" by Blue Foundation
        "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" by TVD New Orleans Band
        "Take It Back" by Junior Prom
        "Stop Breaking Down" by TVD New Orleans Band
        "The Mall" by Fort Lean
        "Let It Go" by Dragonette
        "So What Do You Say" by PJ Parker
        "Hooray For You" by Felicia Carter
        "Speechless (Acoustic Version)" by Morning Parade

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: Thursday, December 6, 2012 on CTV 2
        United Kingdom: Monday, December 10, 2012 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
        Australia: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 on FOX8
        Norway: Thursday, December 20, 2012 on FEM
        Sweden: Saturday, March 16, 2013 on TV6

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