The Vampire Diaries

Season 3 Episode 8

Ordinary People

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 03, 2011 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • Goof: In the last scene of the episode where Damon and Elena are in bed, after Elena says 'There's nothing more important than the bond of family', Damon moves to his side with his hands under his head. But when Elena turns off the light and the camera angle changes, Damon is on his back with his arms above his head.

  • Quotes

    • Stefan: Damon, you are worse than Elena. Getting me drunk, brotherly bonding. What, you think I'll break down and you can pull me back from the edge, is that it?
      Damon: I happen to like the edge, Stefan. Your problem is your inability to resist falling over it. You're all or nothing, man. You can't Although, who am I to judge?

    • Elena: You know, when all is said and done, there's nothing more important than the bond of family.
      Damon: You should tell that to my brother.
      Elena: I'm not mad at you for letting him out, Damon. I think that you're gonna be the one to save him from himself. It won't be because he loves me. It'll be because he loves you.

    • Stefan: Why are you here?
      Damon: What are you talking about? It's family day at vampire rehab. Just paying a visit to my baby brother.

    • Stefan: I'll give you ten points for flair. At least now we know where Klaus and Elijah learned their tricks from.
      Damon: I don't think you had to wait until the last second to have your breakthrough.
      Stefan: I didn't have a breakthrough, Damon.

    • Mikael: (while gripping Damon's heart) What's the trick question, Stefan? One twist and he's dead. Unless you don't care, of course.
      Damon: Well, his emotions have been shut off. He can't care.
      Mikael: Really? His link to Klaus is so strong that he will let his own brother die? No ideas hmm? Think, Stefan! I guess you're right. He's a dead end.

    • Elena: (showing Rebekah the cave drawings) The hybrid killed the original witch. Not Mikael, Klaus.
      Rebekah: No. No, he wouldn't.
      Elena: She put the curse on him. Made it so that he would be the only one of his kind, and then she rejected him. With the werewolf gene comes aggression and violence. When he turned, all of that was heightened. He killed her Rebekah, and then he made up this entire lie about your father so that he wouldn't lose you.

  • Notes

    • Although credited, Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy), Michael Trevino (Tyler), Zach Roerig (Matt), and Candace Accola (Caroline) do not appear in this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "Don't Stop (Color On the Walls)" by Foster the People
      "Put Your Hands Up" by Nadine
      "I'm Rockin" by The Cadillac Black
      "Get Your Buzz On" by The Cadillac Black
      "Turn It On" by The Cadillac Black
      "Losing Ground" by Trent Dabbs
      "Shake It Loose" by The Kicks
      "We Don't Eat" by James Vincent McMorrow

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: Thursday, November 3, 2011 on CTV 2
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
      Sweden: Friday, January 13, 2012 on TV6
      Norway: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 on FEM
      Turkey: Sunday, July 7, 2013 on CNBCe

  • Allusions