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Posted by | October 12, 2011, 19:30 (MST) | 36 Comments
Category: The Vampire Diaries TV

The CW has released the official synopsis for Ordinary People (EP308), the next major flashback episode of The Vampire Diaries. The episode airs Thursday, November 3rd. Highlight for spoilers or head to the Episode Index:

THE ORIGINAL FAMILY — With help from Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Bonnie (Kat Graham), Alaric (Matt Davis) tries to decipher the meaning behind his recent discovery. Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Rebekah (guest star Claire Holt) engage in a mean-girl power struggle, until Rebekah finally reveals some of her family’s ancient secrets and the violent past she shares with Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies). Damon (Ian Somerhalder) tries a reckless new approach to make a breakthrough with Stefan (Paul Wesley), and they’re both surprised by an unlikely ally.

The episode was directed by J. Miller Tobin and written by Caroline Dries and Julie Plec from a story by Nick Wauters.



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  • Anonymous

    I am so happy that Damon cares about what is going on with Stef and not just for Elena’s sake. Could we actually get brother bonding?      Unlikely ally would be Katherine or maybe Elijah?

  • Emeri

    I think there’s a mistake, Elena’s no mean girl, don’t they mean Caroline? And why is Rebekah sharing deep family secrets to the MF gang? Did Klaus do something to make her angry?

  • Cherrie

    I love that Damon is still trying to find Stefan or somehow try to get in contact with him. I know they love each other! TEAM SALVATORE!

    Btw I wonder why Rebekah hasn’t killed Elena yet? She has to know that Stefan is in love with Elena & NOT her! That’s gotta make her jealous. Right?

    Also this is random but maybe Alaric is somehow related to the vampire hunter that Klaus is afraid of. I know it sounds crazy but it can be true. You never know with this show! 

    Can’t wait to see this! ♥ 

  • sarah

    after reading this synopsis, makes me think that rebekah is gonna be damon’s new houseguest

  • Phoenix

    Elena? Mean Girls? Huh? Well let’s see…Alaric’s recent discovery? The “burn book”. Damon’s reckless approach? Reveal all secrets to Mystic Falls high school. The unlikely ally? Lindsay Lohan. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=665361840 Lana Banks

    Kind of sounds like maybe instead of looking for Stefan, Damon has either found him or at least has knowledge already of where he is. Its unlikely they would BOTH surprised by an unlikely ally while being separated, unless they will be each having their own ally to work with.

    Anyone else notice that Klaus hasn’t really been mentioned much in the last few episode synopsis after episode 5, apart from being mentioned in passing in regards to another characters storyline. Maybe something big goes down in episode 5 that kind of takes him out of the picture for awhile?

  • http://twitter.com/momina95 Momina Amjad

    Excited for whatever Alaric finds out in episode 7.. & how that realtes to this episode and the Originals. Excited for flashbacks- as always, they’re the best filmed parts of TVD.  At least we get to see Elijah!
    I would want to see even more originals.. Does Mommy Original appear in this episode? 

    PS Damon and Stefan are my second favorite brothers in the world! 

  • Miss_Annie

    Erm, Elena? mean girl…power struggle? Wait, WHAT? I know she’s changed, but I didn’t think like that. Unless…UNLESS. She gets turned in tomorrow’s ep? Oh, but I don’t want that to happen this soon :( and Where the F is Klaus? What is he doing? If Rebekah is in MF, where is Stefan, huh? And What’s happened with Damon? He seems disconnected and the only one still working on Stefan…and where are Caroline, Jer, and Bonnie? Geez. SO. MANY. Questions.
    Also please dear GOD let the unlikely ally PLEASE.

  • Miss_Annie

    Oops, I got too excited. Let the unlikely ally be Elijah! Pull that old dagger out!

  • Ginie

    So, Elena becomes a vampire? At least this was my first thought reading the power struggle…
    Wow, and this brings me to another thought. I don’t think Nina would play 2 vampires, wouldn’t she? I don’t even want to write down what I’m thinking right now….Wow.

  • Emeri

    That’s a good theory with Alaric, very possible!

    And Rebekah won’t just kill Elena because she knows Klaus has to kill her “correctly” in order to turn his hybrids.

  • Anonymous

    No, Elena becoming a vamp is a season finale type episode to keep you coming back the next season. 

  • Yetzy Piedrahita

    THANK GOD ELIJAH IS BACK! AT LEAST IN FLASHBACKS! 

  • Miss_Annie

    Oh man…this sorta makes it sound like Stefan is locked up in the boarding house cellar, and Damon is trying to rein him in. No! Not yet! This was supposed to be a season long issue! Ugh. Speculation is torturous.

  • Anonymous

    I may be in the minority but I think it is time that Stef came home, I want to see how he would interact with his brother.  I also want to see everyone working together for a change.  I think the reckless thing Damon could do is call Bill and use the torture room for Stef.

  • KatAttack

    Reading the synopses is always interesting because it leads to so much speculation, from both what they’re saying and what they’re NOT saying.

    –some ppl have wondered if Elena will become a vampire. Interesting thought! The writers did say this upcoming episode (5) will be “game-changing,” but then, they always say that… there are so many ways to change the game. Personally, I find it unlikely that Elena would become a vampire at this point in the series, but at the same time it would be unexpected and her “mean girl” behavior does seem a bit odd, at least for her.

    –I’m actually wondering if Tyler becomes a hybrid at some point, since on synopsis mentioned he was “enjoying the recent complications” or something like that. I can’t remember the exact wording off the top of my head.

    –I’m really really curious about where Klaus goes for several episodes, and why he apparently stops relentlessly pursuing Elena. These developments lead me to think one of three things has happened: 1) Elena has become a vampire (unlikely), 2) Klaus learns that her being alive isn’t what’s keeping him from making hybrids and therefore he stops trying to kill her OR he learns that he needs her alive for some reason, or 3) he is apprehended by the hunter who is chasing him. Also, why is Bex hanging around? Is she homeless w/o Klaus, or does she have her own agenda?

    –I wonder what Damon’s reckless approach to helping Stefan is? Also, does this mean Stefan is in Mystic Falls again? Where is he staying? I’m guessing his emotions are still turned off, thanks to Klaus compulsion or something?

  • Anonymous

    Could Katherine be pretending to be Elena, again.  But Bex could see right through that, right?

  • Anonymous

    Elena and Rebekah engage in a mean girl power struggle?  That is weird and makes absolutely no sense…unless Elena is a ……vampire. Nah!  Surely the writers would not have done that …or would they?

    Damon tries a reckless new approach to make a breakthrough with Stefan?  Is Stefan catatonic due to his attack on Elena? Who is the unexpected ally? Maybe Rebekah…

    I wonder what Alaric’s discovery is that requires it to be deciphered. That sounds intriguing.

  • http://twitter.com/momina95 Momina Amjad

    Yeah. Something that should not happen on this show. 

  • Anon

    It would be kinda crazy to see a thousand-year-old vampire exchanging insults with Elena about each other’s outfits and boyfriends as they vie to be Queen Bee of Mystic Falls High.

  • Anonymous

    JoMo said this episode is “going to bring a whole new meaning to the word Epic”! I can feel the epicness already! x)

  • Anonymous

    I think that Damon has somehow managed to contain Stefan in the same cell Caroline was in under the police station….could be the unlikely ally was Bill Forbes? Damon thought that his “will power” strategy was interesting. Or, like some of you have speculated, finally someone grew some sense and pulled the damn dagger out of Elijah:)

    I’m wondering what it is that Ric has discovered and why it needs to be deciphered. At first I thought it was a book on the history of the Originals, if was written in their native language, it would explain why he needs help with it…..which leads me to….

    Elena and Rebekah- mean girl showdown? Wierd. Why would Rebekah, the original sister, be interested in a mean girl showdown with Elena? But whatever, it looks like Elena wins, because it then becomes “story time with Rebekah”……..I have been waiting for back story on the Original Family FOREVER!!!!!!! I don’t particularly care who Rebekah is telling the story to, as long  as I get to hear it:)

  • Anonymous

    Ok, I said I wanted Stef back in MF.  But I don’t think Damon should be trying to get through and change him back. Klaus is no joke, Damon will need Human Blood drinking Stef to defeat him not Bunny Drinking blood Stef.

  • Anonymous

    Crazy truly is an understatement.  :)

  • Anonymous

    TDF fans – yesterday I posted about the Most Popular Character on TV competition on spoilertv.com.  Damon Salvatore won yesterday’s competition.  I just found out that today is the FINAL DAY of this competition. Damon is up against Castiel from Supernatural for most popular TV character.  This is your last chance to vote for the character of your choice.  I’ve already voted for Damon and hope you will too.   I know it’s not an Emmy (although I think Ian deserves one), but it is kind of a “people’s choice” award and that is worth something. Results will be announced tomorrow!

  • Anonymous

    Just voted for Damon, but Castiel from Supernatural is ahead.   Hopefully the TVD fandom will rally for Damon and the show.   :)

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone find it strange that they mentioned this vamp hunter Michael and no synopsis has said a word about him. When do you think they are going to spring him on us.  Could he be a member of the orignal family.

    I did vote:)

  • Anonymous

    Because Rebekah is a brat! Jk. Storytime with an Original sounds interesting for sure.

  • Guest

    Has anyone ever stop to think that Elena and Rebekah are going to have a showdown because Elena has Rebekah’s necklace and Stefan’s true love?

  • King

    I think the unlikely ally would be either Rebekah or Mikael…….

  • Sarahxoxo

    you got alot of those theories right! :O





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