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The Vampire Diaries
Season 2, Episode 19
Air date April 21, 2011
Written by Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec
Directed by Joshua Butler
Episode Guide Transcript
The Last Dance
The Last Day

Klaus is the nineteenth episode of the second season of The Vampire Diaries and the forty-first episode of the series.


KNOW THY ENEMYStefan and Damon are furious when they discover that Elena has defied them both to make a new ally and take control of the plan to out-maneuver Klaus. Disagreeing over how they should protect Elena leads to growing tension between the Salvatore brothers. Meanwhile, Stefan has his hands full trying to keep a confused and frightened Jenna safe. Flashbacks to 1492 reveal Katherine’s introduction to Elijah and Klaus along with the origin of the moonstone curse. Elena learns shocking new information about Klaus and his motives.



Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast





  • Antagonist: Klaus.
  • On March 1, Dawn Olivieri tweeted part of the script that was in fact not supposed to be on there, as it was a leak and the producers do not like spoilers to be ruined. This is the reason why the image was removed shortly afterwards, and the original is no longer on Twitter.
  • This episode features Klaus' first appearance in his own body. It also features a re-appearance of Trevor in flashbacks. [1]
  • This is the seventh flashback episode.
  • This is the first episode of Season Two to feature only five main characters (Elena, Stefan, Damon, Jenna and Alaric).
  • This is Greta Martin's first appearance on the show.
  • Jenna learns the existence of vampires in this episode. With this, all main characters now know the truth or at least part of the truth of the Salvatore Brothers.
  • Elijah reveals 3 shocking secrets:
    • He and Klaus are half-brothers.
    • Klaus is a vampire-werewolf hybrid.
    • The Sun and Moon Curse is fake. The real "curse" is that the witches suppressed Klaus' werewolf side so he wouldn't be an over-powerful hybrid with all the powers of both species and none of their weaknesses. Werewolves can mate with each other or humans so Klaus would have the ability to procreate and hence the ability to sire an unstoppable un-killable hybrid race destroying the witch enforced balance between vampires, werewolves and humans.
  • Elijah's and Klaus struggle over Katherine affection's clearly mirrors the one between Stefan and Damon. History Repeats itself.
  • There is a bit of foreshadowing - when Elijah meets Katherine for the first time he says "Forgive me. You remind me of someone". We later find out that this "someone"  was Tatia.
  • When Klaus says "Niklaus is the name my father gave me. Please. Call me Klaus" he is indicating that wants to distance himself from his father by rejecting the name he was given.
  • In the "Previously On The Vampire Diaries" section, they foreshadow the revelation of Klaus being the subject of the curse himself, rather than vampires and werewolves in general, when just after talking about the Sun and Moon Curse, Rose says "Klaus is the real deal". This particular part was possibly deliberate as "Klaus is the real deal"  here may mean both him being the most powerful vampire around and him being the subject of the curse rather than a Sun and Moon Curse.
  • Alaric meets Katherine for the first time, but he mistakes her for Elena.

Behind the Scenes

  • This episode had about 2.70 million viewers in the USA which was 0.11 million less than the previous episode.


  • When faced with two terrible choices, Elena takes the third option and makes an alliance with Elijah.


Elijah: "Yes. Klaus is my brother."
Elena: "I—I heard that. I—I'm still processing.
Elijah: "I'm a bit behind on the times, but I believe the term you're searching for is... OMG."
Klaus (In Alaric's body): "Do you believe in vampires, Jenna?"
Klaus (In Alaric's body): "You can't kill me, Stefan."
Stefan: "Watch me."
Klaus (After returning to his body): "That's more like it."
Elijah (To Elena): "I need some air. I'm still feeling a tad dead."
Elijah (To Elena about Klaus): "I helped him because I loved him. That's changed. Now he must die."
Katherine (To Elijah in 1492): "True love is not real unless it is returned."
Katherine (To Elijah in 1492): "Life is too cruel. If we cease to believe in love, why would we want to live?"

Klaus & Elijah discussing the Ritual and Katherine in 1492

Klaus: "The full moon is tomorrow, brother. After all these centuries, it is finally time."
Elijah: "I have been to see the witches. They believe they may have found a way to spare the doppelgänger."
Klaus: "What does it matter if she lives or not? She's a means to an end, that is all."
Elijah: "What, she should die for your gain?"
Klaus: "She's human. Her life means nothing."
Elijah: "I beg you to consider this."
Klaus: "Are you so foolish as to care for her?"
Elijah: "Of course not."
Klaus: "Love is a vampire's greatest weakness and we are not weak, Elijah. We do not feel and we do not care."
Elijah: "We did once."
Klaus: "Too many lifetimes ago to matter. Tell the witches not to bother. The sacrifice will happen as planned."
Stefan (To Elijah): "I'm sorry for the part that I played in your death. I was protecting Elena. I will always protect Elena."
Elena (To Jenna): "I should've told you. I thought that if you didn't know you'd be safe. But then things got so out of control and everything I've done to keep you out of it all blew up in my face."
Elijah (To Elena): "Your phone wοn't stop its incessant buzzing. Answer it."



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