Nostalgia's a Bitch is the tenth episode of the eighth season of The Vampire Diaries and the one hundred and sixty-fifth episode of the series overall.


THE RINGING OF THE BELLSybil enacts revenge on Damon by putting him in a catatonic state. Caroline and Bonnie enter Damon's mind and run into familiar faces from the past, only to discover Stefan is the key to Damon's fate. It's a race against time for the bell as both Sybil and her sister Seline jockey for its control. Matt also appears.



Main Cast

Special Guest Star


Recurring Cast

Guest Cast


  • Antagonists: Stefan Salvatore, Seline and Cade.
  • Stefan finds Violet Fell in the Mystic Grill where she has killed several people, he then tells her why he turned her in the first place before he kills her.
  • Cade kills Sybil and Seline.
  • Damon is the latest character to have his birthday revealed in the series.
    • Damon's birthday is revealed to be June 18, 1839.
  • Damon is the third character revealed to have a birthday in June. The first was Katherine Pierce (Katerina Petrova) born on June 5, 1473 and the second was Elena Gilbert born on June 22, 1992.
  • The Bell must be rung 12 times to kill a Siren but Seline reveals that Hellfire comes with it after it opens a bridge between the mortal world and Cade's (the psychic imprint of his death). The Hellfire will kill anything within miles of the bell. So Stefan and Seline plan to sacrifice the whole town of Mystic Falls to Cade by sending them to his Hell including Matt, Peter Maxwell, Sybil, Damon, Caroline and Bonnie.
    • In this episode, Matt rung the bell 11 times before Damon knocked him out.
  • Caroline discovers through Sybil that Bonnie offered the Cure to Enzo.
  • This episode revealed that Caroline had forgiven Damon for everything he did to her because he was there for her mother, Liz.
  • Bonnie tells Damon's version of her Grams that most of her friends are vampires and that she's in love with one.
  • We finally learn what Damon wrote to Bonnie in his letter to her before he desiccated himself next to Elena.
  • Matt becomes the Sheriff of Mystic Falls again.
  • Damon apologizes to Matt for Vicki's death, even knowing that Matt may never forgive him for what he did.

Body Count



Behind the Scenes

Cultural References




Last.fm_play.png "All The Pretty Girls" – Kaleo
Last.fm_play.png "Enjoy The Silence" – Anberlin
Last.fm_play.png "Ludlow Expectations" – Butch Walker
Last.fm_play.png "Baleen Morning" – Balmorhea
Last.fm_play.png "Everything Has Grown" – Colouring
Last.fm_play.png "Earth Angel" – The Penguins




See also

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