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Posted by | February 27, 2013, 19:46 (MST) | 193 Comments
Category: The Vampire Diaries TV

The CW has released the official synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: Because the Night (EP417), airing Thursday, March 21st. Highlight for spoilers:

FLASHBACK TO DAMON’S LIFE IN 1970s NEW YORK / THE BAND DEAD SARA PERFORMS — Realizing that Elena (Nina Dobrev) needs some time away from Mystic Falls, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) takes her to New York City, where he lived and partied hard in the 1970s. When Rebekah (Claire Holt) also shows up in New York, she’s impressed with Elena’s secret agenda. Flashbacks reveal Damon’s hedonistic life in the underground club scene and a complicated encounter with Lexi (guest star Arielle Kebbel). Meanwhile, Caroline (Candice Accola) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) try to convince Klaus (Joseph Morgan) that it would be in his own best interest to help them track Silas down, and Bonnie (Kat Graham) struggles to keep her grasp on reality and do the right thing.

The episode was directed by Garreth Stover and written by Brian Young & Charlie Charbonneau.



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  • shoe20

    Nice – 9 days

  • shoe20

    Look everyone is gathered around and supporting Elena, but who is reaching out for Bonnie. This girl need her friends support in a big way. Seems like Bonnie is always the one left out until her witchie skills are needed. Not hard to see that leaving her alone with Silas in her ear will cause major problems for the gang.

  • Georgia_Peach

    That is the sad part. Elena never had a chance to live her life. She died right after turning 18 years old. Her last year as a human was being a target for Esther and Klaus. She had lost everyone, except for Jeremy and now he is gone too. I would hardly say Elena had lived more in 1 year than most have in a lifetime. Her last year as a human was tragic.

    As for your view on Damon, we will certainly have to agree to 100% disagree. Repeating to me that Damon, as a newly turned vampire, should have stayed to help Stefan, a newly turned vampire whose reckless behavior was going to get them both killed, is saying that Damon was responsible for Stefan’s actions, which he wasn’t. Stefan is solely responsible for his own actions, choices and decisions he makes. Trying to put the blame on Damon for Stefan’s failures is just wrong. They both had just been turned into vampires and had no idea how to live. Their maker, Katherine, was gone.

  • charlotte

    That’s the thing that has always bothered me. ALL the vampires and even the originals act all big and bad which of course they are. BUT when they’re in serious trouble they always run and demand for Bonnie to “fix it”. They don’t ask her, they just expect it. I’ll give Caroline credit. When Bonnie’s mom was having trouble it was Caroline who was their for her friend and her mother. Bonnie has lost her Gram’s, when she died that was a huge loss for Bonnie and she had to go through it alone. Now Bonnie is walking around with Sila’s on her back. I hope that instead of thinking how can Bonnie help Elena that some or one of them steps up and says lets help Bonnie. After all poor Bonnie also loved Jeremy too.

  • charlotte

    I never thought about it that way shoe20. You’re right, makes perfect sense.

  • charlotte

    Exactly

  • charlotte

    What I meant about Elena was most parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, etc leave us when we are older. Elena in one year had a lifetime of tragic events. I never said that it’s Damon’s fault. What I said was Damon didn’t even try to help his brother. For all Damon knew Stefan could have been round up by the people of MF’s and staked. Stefan is responsible for his own actions. What Stefan did not have was a brother. Damon just walked away from Stefan. He could have at least tried to help him. Damon didn’t. If Damon had at least tried then I’d have more respect for him. Then to add insult to injury Damon is now sleeping with the person Stefan loves. As a brother Damon falls short in the loving and respecting part. Don’t get me wrong Stefan is no angel in all of this. But like I said their are two 100% facts. Damon left his brother when his brother needed him most and two he is sleeping with the love of Stefan’s life. Nice brother, huh.

  • Manon

    It was a joke :)

  • Manon

    Just lust and sex… with 3 seasons of buildup. Come on!

  • Georgia_Peach

    Damon and Stefan were both newly turned baby vampires. Stefan’s reckless behavior was going to get them both killed. Damon was trying to warn Stefan and was begging Stefan to stop. Stefan continued to be reckless. As far as Damon was concerned, Stefan was being a complete “prick” by his actions and was leading them both towards certain death. It wasn’t about helping or saving Stefan at the time. Damon had no idea why Stefan was behaving so poorly, other than the fact he chose to do so and was reveling in his new found power. Damon was newly turned too. Stefan’s behavior forced Damon to leave. It wasn’t until 1912, which was 48 years later, that both brothers realized just how bad Stefan’s blood issues truly were. Stefan ran away, Damon did not follow him, which Damon admitted he regretted.

    It is a little hard to convince me that Elena is the love of Stefan’s life. Stefan did not choose Elena’s life first, which is what resulted in her human death. Stefan did not choose to return to Elena’s open arms once Klaus’ compulsion was lifted. Instead Stefan chose revenge against Klaus for a 3 month road trip and used Elena as a tool to get that revenge and he terrorized her while doing it. Stefan broke up with Elena not the other way around. It is a little hard for me to feel sorry for Stefan where Elena is concerned, but I do understand his anger and hurt after learning about Damon and Elena’s heated sex.

    Damon is in love with Elena too, not to mention he has proven himself to be more than worthy of her. He has just as much right to pursue Elena as Stefan did. Stefan and Elena had ended their relationship when Damon and Elena had sex. There is no doubt in my mind the extent of Damon’s love for Elena. As a Damon fan, Elena is going to have to prove to me she is in love with Damon and that she is worthy of his love.

  • charlotte

    I agree Stefan was being a real “prick”. He had a vicious serious and life threatening addiction to HB. Most family members would literally lay their lives down for the love of their sibling. Damon ran. He showed how much Stefan’s life meant to him. When Stefan returned after saving his brother’s life in exchange for his own. He came back to people who didn’t trust, like or care about him. He literally gave up everyone he loved or cared about for Damon’s life. Yes Elena “chased” after him. But as we’ve been told time and time again a vampires emotions hare heightened. Stefan was full of guilt and didn’t think he deserved Elena’s love. Plus he was still fighting the ripper demon. He didn’t trust himself around anyone little own the woman he loved. Stefan did love human Elena when she turned into a vampire he knew she didn’t ever want that life. As per their conversation at the lake house. Again Stefan was full of guilt after she turned, plus the sire bond was in affect. He was caught between a rock and a hard place. Elena was and still is under the sire bond to Damon. So once again Damon is proving how much he loves his brother by sleeping with Elena. Obviously, we will never agree on Damon. But like I said their are two undeniable facts. # 1 Damon ran out on Stefan. # 2 Damon knowingly pursued a relationship with Elena knowing his brother loves her. That is who Damon was and is.

  • shoe20

    How do you choose freely when your sired? There is nothing free about her being with Damon. That’s Stefan’s problem, and mine. Stefan told Damon when the SB was over he had no problem with what ever they wanted to do.

  • shoe20

    So was mine ;) Hated statistics LOL

  • Georgia_Peach

    Sorry Charlotte, but your facts are deniable. There are just so many ways to go back and forth on this, but obviously we will never agree on any of it. At least Damon and Stefan have long since worked it out, although I’m not sure Stefan’s blood issues have been completely resolved.

    Stefan needs a few sessions, maybe more, with a vampire psychologist. Human blood is a needed substance for a vampire. That is how they sustain themselves. Animal blood is just a substitute and does not give a vampire the same nourishment, otherwise Stefan would not be so weak when he is on it. I never understood why Stefan, as a vampire, was written to be crippled by his blood intake, especially since blood is so necessary to a vampire’s well being. Human blood to a vampire is the same as a human’s need for food and water. Human blood to a vampire is not a drug, it is a necessity to live. Therefore, that still doesn’t explain why Stefan cannot control himself on human blood, unless there is a mental problem and too much guilt in relation to how he transitioned into a vampire in the first place, which was on his father’s blood who died at Stefan’s hand. I have concluded that Stefan needs professional help from a vampire psychologist. Damon needs to call in outside help because family may not be enough to solve this one, that is if it is still an issue for Stefan after 146 years of being a vampire.

    Considering the show is based on a love triangle between the three main characters (Damon, Elena and Stefan), I knew things were going to be complicated and a bit messy. My problem has been that the writers left Stefan and Elena as a couple too long. It became boring. I’m glad they have switched that part of the story up a bit along with the other changes like making Elena a vampire. The sire bond, I could take it or leave it. I’m not sure yet why that was even written into the story.

  • Logic

    yeah but it was the action of Stefan not telling Elena she looked like Kat before he slept with her…

    That’s just creepy.. Its got nothing to do with how ever many 100′s of other people either of them slept with before…

    If I looked like someone my partner was inlove with previously, it would be very creepy to me if they had a photo still and didnt tell me about her… that was my point…

  • Logic

    oops i replied to myself lol, my response is above…

  • http://twitter.com/NoirCat2528 Robin Rogers

    I don’t think everyone noticed all the build up we did, Manon.

    As far as I’m concerned, her relationship with Stefan was just a huge obstacle for Delena to overcome (which is why it was so rushed) and they finally did. Huzzah!

  • http://twitter.com/NoirCat2528 Robin Rogers

    They went to Abby’s farm together.

  • http://twitter.com/NoirCat2528 Robin Rogers

    I’ve seen no proof that the SB affects Elena’s feelings. Damon never told her to wait until Stefan dumped her and then come be with him, therefore it was her choice. Stefan’s grasping at straws, living in denial as always.

  • http://twitter.com/NoirCat2528 Robin Rogers

    I think Stefan did cross the line on the island by letting Damon think Elena still wanted the cure for herself. Jmo

  • shoe20

    Got it, and I don’t disagree Stefan should have told her!

  • shoe20

    Wow that’s a pretty sad brotherly relationship.

  • http://twitter.com/NoirCat2528 Robin Rogers

    She still would have died even with the curse broken had it not been for Damon’s quick thinking. And let’s not forget he was only there because Stefan asked for his help.

  • Georgia_Peach

    Hmmmm! While Stefan was trying to help Damon there was a conversation about the cure so you may be right. Stefan should have told Damon that because there was only one dose, Elena no longer wanted it for herself. Damon was still under the impression Elena wanted the cure. I’m a little conflicted because so much was happening at once, but you’re right Stefan may have crossed the line, but I’d like to think it was not a deliberate act on his part. ARGH!

  • Georgia_Peach

    Elena has to obey Damon’s command ONLY when he invokes the sire bond, otherwise she is totally in control of her own free will, which has been very evident. The sire bond only affects actions, not feelings.

  • http://twitter.com/NoirCat2528 Robin Rogers

    You could tell he almost told him and changed his mind. It was definitely deliberate.

    I think he did it because he realized (as Elena told him earlier) it wasn’t the sire bond keeping them apart, so he had to find a new way to win her back. What better way than by being her hero? Damon made it hard to resist by stepping aside like he did. But he also put her at risk with that decision because he had no idea what was down there and two Salvatores are always better than one.

    In the end it didn’t matter, but Stefan didn’t know that at the time.

  • http://twitter.com/NoirCat2528 Robin Rogers

    Why? Not everyone’s opinion has merit.

  • Georgia_Peach

    Stefan was constantly asking for Damon’s help with Elena even though he knew how much Damon loved Elena. If anyone was pushing Damon and Elena towards each other, it was Stefan.

  • http://twitter.com/NoirCat2528 Robin Rogers

    Agreed. He was so cocky in the beginning of this season, even going so far as calling Damon dramatic for wanting to hold up his end of their bargain to leave town.

    Meanwhile, Damon is the biggest Stelena supporter on earth. Ironically, I think it was him taking the “high and annoying road” in 4×06 that finally tipped the scales in his favor. What woman could resist a love as selfless as that?

  • shoe20

    I agree pretty unselfish of Stefan. I think he really wanted her to explore her feelings so when she made the choice it would be something he could believe in.

  • shoe20

    Sorry I don’t believe Elena is so simple she would stand on the bridge and burn up with the water right below. Pretty simple choice for any animal!

  • Georgia_Peach

    Stefan has definitely had doubts and insecurities regarding Elena’s feelings for Damon for a very long time, which have definitely proven to be warranted. Stefan pushing Elena and Damon together and depending on Damon so much for help has certainly come around and bit Stefan in the ass. I don’t think Stefan or Damon will ever feel secure in a relationship with Elena. She will continue to hold on to them both. That is why there is a love triangle.

  • shoe20

    I agree – Next two ep will be good. Truthful Elena is going to be a hard pill for both Salvvator’s to swallow.

  • shoe20

    I think where going to find out Lexi is another Damon hit and run. Flashbacks only flesh out a character, and we really know almost nothing about Damon’s 146 years. Only the 1912 flash, Sage, and Charlotte.

  • http://twitter.com/NoirCat2528 Robin Rogers

    And yet they showed her starting to burn and doing nothing except looking to Damon for help, did they not? It happens pretty fast. Highly likely the flames would have consumed her before she got the chance to jump herself had Damon not been there to grab her.

  • lolalovestvd

    Stefan blamed Damon in 4×08. He was whining to Lexi about having to apologize and asked her if he really had to tell Damon that his becoming a Ripper wasn’t Damon’s fault.

    It was pretty funny, actually.

  • Nessa

    Damon is not the biggest Stelena supporter on earth not even close why because he may have told Elena a few times about how Stefan is better but yet he was still after her ….if anything Caroline is the biggest Stelena supporter on this show

  • Nessa

    The triangle will keep on going and switching with so much time going on season 5 and possibly 6

  • shoe20

    Know your right. I think it’s Matt as an endgame

  • http://twitter.com/NoirCat2528 Robin Rogers

    She was already starting to burn. It happens pretty quick, so it’s possible she couldn’t have saved herself. All we know for sure is the only action she took was to look to Damon in panic.





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