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*All main cast members are present in this episode for the third time this season after ''[[The Birthday]]'' and ''[[Our Town]]''.
 
*All main cast members are present in this episode for the third time this season after ''[[The Birthday]]'' and ''[[Our Town]]''.
 
*This episode features a [[Twenties Decade Dance|20's decade dance]] and the theme of the dance will be influenced by [[Rebekah Mikaelson|Rebekah]], but she herself could not make it to the dance.
 
*This episode features a [[Twenties Decade Dance|20's decade dance]] and the theme of the dance will be influenced by [[Rebekah Mikaelson|Rebekah]], but she herself could not make it to the dance.
*[[Jeremy Gilbert|Jeremy]] will return to [[Mystic Falls]] in this episode. The last time he was in town was in ''[[Our Town]]''.
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*[[Jeremy Gilbert|Jeremy]] returna to [[Mystic Falls]] in this episode. The last time he was in town was in ''[[Our Town]]''.
 
*[[Julie Plec]] cried during the read-thru of this episode over a sad [[Stefan Salvatore|Stefan]] scene.
 
*[[Julie Plec]] cried during the read-thru of this episode over a sad [[Stefan Salvatore|Stefan]] scene.
 
* Winner's song from the [[Bitten by.. A fresh new artist|contest]] was used in this episode.
 
* Winner's song from the [[Bitten by.. A fresh new artist|contest]] was used in this episode.
* This marks the episode that [[Alaric Saltzman|Alaric]] was turned into a Hunter (Vampire who hunts vampires) by [[Esther]].
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* This is the episode in which [[Alaric Saltzman|Alaric]] was turned into a Hunter (Vampire who hunts vampires) by [[Esther]].
 
* Alaric is the fifth main character to turn into a vampire, after Vicki, Caroline, Jenna and Tyler (as a hybrid). As of this episode over half the main cast are vampires, with the exception of Elena, Jeremy, Matt and Bonnie.
 
* Alaric is the fifth main character to turn into a vampire, after Vicki, Caroline, Jenna and Tyler (as a hybrid). As of this episode over half the main cast are vampires, with the exception of Elena, Jeremy, Matt and Bonnie.
 
* Esther meets Jeremy and Matt in this episode.
 
* Esther meets Jeremy and Matt in this episode.
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* [[Klaus and Caroline]] danced for the second time this season in this episode. The first time was in'' [[Dangerous Liaisons|Dangerous Liaisons.]]''
 
* [[Klaus and Caroline]] danced for the second time this season in this episode. The first time was in'' [[Dangerous Liaisons|Dangerous Liaisons.]]''
 
* Steven R. McQueen makes his 50th appearance as Jeremy Gilbert in this episode.
 
* Steven R. McQueen makes his 50th appearance as Jeremy Gilbert in this episode.
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* As of this episode, no main characters are "human" in the strictest sense.
 
===Continuity===
 
===Continuity===
 
* [[Meredith Fell|Meredith]], [[Jamie]] and abby were last seen in ''[[Break On Through]]''. Abby is mentioned by Damon in the episode.
 
* [[Meredith Fell|Meredith]], [[Jamie]] and abby were last seen in ''[[Break On Through]]''. Abby is mentioned by Damon in the episode.

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The Vampire Diaries
Season 3, Episode 20
3x20-04
Air date April 26th 2012
Written by Michael Narducci
Directed by Joshua Butler
Episode Guide Transcript
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Do Not Go Gentle is the twentieth episode of the Third Season and the sixty-fourth episode in the series.

Summary

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WHAT THE WORLD HAS TO OFFER - Alaric finds an unexpected ally to guide him on his dangerous new path, while Damon and Meredith try to figure out what their next move should be. At the schools 1920's Decade Dance, Bonnie asks Jamie to go with her and, at Caroline's suggestion, Elena asks Stefan to be her date. Caroline is pleasantly surprised when Tyler shows up at the dance determined to sweep her off her feet, but Klaus does his best to come between them. The dance takes a deadly turn when Damon and Stefan realize they need the help of Matt, Jeremy and especially Bonnie to undo a spell that could prove devastating for everyone.


Plot


Cast

Main Cast

Recurring Cast


Soundtrack

Last.fm_play.png "We Are The Tide" – Blind Pilot
Last.fm_play.png "That Man" – Caro Emerald
Last.fm_play.png "You Do Something To Me" – Sinead O'Connor
Last.fm_play.png "Be Still" – The Fray
Last.fm_play.png "Medicine" – Sons and Daughter
Last.fm_play.png "The Man I Love" – Helen Forrest



Trivia

  • Antagonist: Esther and Alaric Saltzman.
  • All main cast members are present in this episode for the third time this season after The Birthday and Our Town.
  • This episode features a 20's decade dance and the theme of the dance will be influenced by Rebekah, but she herself could not make it to the dance.
  • Jeremy returna to Mystic Falls in this episode. The last time he was in town was in Our Town.
  • Julie Plec cried during the read-thru of this episode over a sad Stefan scene.
  • Winner's song from the contest was used in this episode.
  • This is the episode in which Alaric was turned into a Hunter (Vampire who hunts vampires) by Esther.
  • Alaric is the fifth main character to turn into a vampire, after Vicki, Caroline, Jenna and Tyler (as a hybrid). As of this episode over half the main cast are vampires, with the exception of Elena, Jeremy, Matt and Bonnie.
  • Esther meets Jeremy and Matt in this episode.
  • Jamie meets Jeremy and Klaus in this episode.
  • Jeremy and Klaus finally meet. They will meet again in Before Sunset.
  • Klaus and Caroline danced for the second time this season in this episode. The first time was in Dangerous Liaisons.
  • Steven R. McQueen makes his 50th appearance as Jeremy Gilbert in this episode.
  • As of this episode, no main characters are "human" in the strictest sense.

Continuity


Cultural References

  • "Do not go gentle into that good night " is the refrain and title of a 1951 poem by Dylan Thomas, who wrote it for his dying father. He tries to convince his father to fight against his imminent death.
  • "Last Hurrah " is a final appearance or effort, usually at the end of one career. From the 1956 novel The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor, also a movie adaptation with Spencer Tracy.
  • "The Bachelor " American TV series were an eligible bachelor can choose a mate from a pool of young women. At the beginning of the show he must go on a date with each of the potentials.
  • "Bromance " a strong male-bonding, ideally not homosexual, relationship.
  • "Dapper " neat and trim in dress and appearance.
  • "Mercy Killing " is the practice of killing a person or animal, in a painless way or as painless as possible, as an act of mercy, usually to end suffering.
  • "Ring of Salt " it is traditional for witches to make a ring of salt to define a space, to keep evil spirits out of their working circles or to entrap them. On the other hand it could be a reference to the TV series "Supernatural ", where they frequently use rings of salt as defense, or their viral campaign "A Ring of Salt will protect you ".
  • "Seven minutes in heaven " is a teenagers party game where two people are locked inside a locker or bathroom for seven minutes, when they can do whatever they please - usually kissing and making out.
  • "Alpha Male" is the dominant male on a group of social animals. In wolves, the Alpha is the strongest animal, and he maintain his dominance by defeating challengers in combat.

Quotes

Caroline: "I watched The Bachelor, fair is fair. It's Stefan's turn."
Elena: (to Stefan) "I don't know where we are, what we are, or if we can ever make our way back to each other, but I'm going to the dance and I'd really like you to go with me."
Esther: (In Rebekah's body) "I have big plans for tonight."

Caroline: (to Elena) "Who're you gonna bring to the dance?"
Damon: (to Alaric): "I've been calling you all day!"
Alaric: "Yeah, sorry about that. I just needed to get my head together."
Damon: "So I take you and Rebekah got the stake?"
Alaric: "I don't know. I woke up alone."
Damon: "What now?"
Alaric: "I think I need to get out of town. I keep blacking out which means I am still a threat to everyone."
Damon: "I don't know if right now is the best time for you to be going on a spirit quest, Ric."
Alaric: "It's just for a couple of days. I am stocked up on Bonnie's herbs, so I should be fine."
Klaus: (to Tyler) "Where have you been, mate?"
Damon: "Sorry I killed you... twice."
Alaric "So I have to actually die to get a real apology out of you."
Damon "Drink?"
Alaric "Actually I've been thinking about cutting back."


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