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The Vampire Diaries
Season 5, Episode 3
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Air date October 17th, 2013
Written by Rebecca Sonnenshine & Melinda Hsu Taylor
Directed by Jesse Warn
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Original Sin is the third episode of the Fifth Season and ninety-second episode of The Vampire Diaries (TV Series).

Summary

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SECRETS OF THE PAST - When Elena and Katherine have the same dream that Stefan is in danger and desperately needs their help, they convince Damon to help them find Stefan. However, their plans are thwarted by a mysterious young woman named Tessa who seems to know everything about Stefan’s history. In flashbacks to a distant time and place, Tessa reveals the shocking secrets in her past and what she has planned for the future. She also has a disturbing message for Damon about his own future. Silas forces an unwilling accomplice to help him search for Katherine, leading to a confusing and life-threatening situation for Matt. Finally, Silas reveals the reason he’s determined to find Katherine, and Damon and Elena face a disturbing new reality.


Plot

Cast

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

Trivia

  • Antagonists: Qetsiyah (past), Silas, Gregor and Nadia (present).
  • This episode marks the appearances of Qetsiyah and Amara.
  • This is the first episode this season to feature four main cast memebers.
  • It is revealed Qetsiyah is the one who saved Stefan and the man killed by Stefan after being released from the safe was the owner of the cabin they are staying in.
  • Elena continues to have nightmares of Stefan, sensing something is wrong.
  • It is revealed that Katherine's blood contains the cure. That is why both Silas and Qetsiyah (Tessa) want Katherine so they can make more of the cure.
  • Stefan loses all his memories after a spell done by Qetsiyah, having no memories of Elena, Damon, or anyone else.
  • Qetsiyah reveals that Amara is the progenitor of the Petrova Bloodline.
  • Qetsiyah decides to change the name people call her to Tessa, saying that it is easier to pronounce and doesn't sound too ancient-timey.
  • This is the first episode in the season to feature Stefan more than Silas.
  • It is revealed that Silas fell in love with Qetsiyah's handmaid Amara, the first Petrova doppelgänger, and he gave her immortality instead of Qetsiyah.
  • Damon's epic "you are my life" confession to Elena in this episode was declared the scene of the week in an online poll.1

Continuity

  • Nina Dobrev plays three different roles simultaneously for the second time in this episode: Elena, Katherine and Amara. The first time she played three roles simultaneously was in the Season 4 finale (Graduation), where she played Elena, Katherine and Silas.
  • Qetsiyah appears for the first time in this episode. She was last mentioned in Graduation.
  • Qetsiyah claimed to have reversed Amara's immortality and killed her. This was proven to be a lie in Handle with Care.
  • Thought not revealed until Monster's Ball, Damon correctly guesses that Nadia is European.
  • Silas possibly learned that Nadia is Katherine's daughter in this episode before it was revealed in Monster's Ball.

Behind the Scenes

Cultural References

  • In Christian theology, Original sin, also called ancestral sin, is described as humanity's state of sin resulting from the fall of man, stemming from Adam's rebellion in Eden.
  • Original Sin is the title of a 2001 movie starring Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas and is directed by Michael Cristofer.
  • Original Sin is a song composed by Elton John and written by Bernie Taupin.
  • Riding Shotgun - refers to someone sitting in the passenger seat of a car, it originated in the old west where someone would sit in the passenger seat of a stagecoach or a wagon with a shotgun to protect the carriage from thieves and bandits.

Quotes

Episode Quotes

Katherine (to Elena) : "Do you really think that I want to take a road trip with you? America's most boring self-righteous vampire."
Qetsiyah (to Stefan) : "I'm Qetsiyah, that sane, rational, well-adjusted woman you seem to know so much about...clearly you've heard the man's version of the story, the one where I'm a back stabbing lunatic that ruined everything for Silas, a raging bitch-witch, whose obsession with vengeance created a whole new dimension of suffering in the afterlife!"
Qetsiyah (to Stefan) : "I'm a complicated person... but Silas remains a simple man."
Qetsiyah (to Stefan) : "Have you not been listening to me!? I have trust issues...I'm controlling...and paranoid...and a little crazy. And that's working out just fine."
Katherine (to Elena) : "I can't believe I am saying this, but I am really glad it's you!"
Damon (to Elena) :"No one tells me how I live my life, no one tells me who I love, especially not some vindictive prehistoric witch, and definitely not the universe. And I'm not gonna let someone else's idea of destiny stop me from loving you or being with you or building a future with you, because you are my life."
Qetsiyah (to Damon) :"Silas had his true love and Stefan has Elena. We're merely the conflict that makes it interesting."
Silas (to Katherine) :"You know, it's funny. The love of my life looked exactly like you and yet the mere thought of your face makes me want to vomit."

Multimedia

Soundtrack

Last.fm_play.png "Way Out" – Bass Drum Of Death
Last.fm_play.png "Hello Lover" – Empires
Last.fm_play.png "Dear Mr. President" – Fitz & The Tantrums


Last.fm_play.png "Breathing Underwater" – Metric
Last.fm_play.png "Hard Times" – J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Last.fm_play.png "Satellite Call" – Sara Bareilles


Videos

Pictures

  • Qetsiyah and Stefan
  • Stefan
  • Elena
  • Qetsiyah
  • Nadia
  • Qetsiyah
  • Elena and Damon
  • Stefan
  • Katherine
  • Katherine surrenders herself
  • Stefan and Qetsiyah
  • Matt
  • Amara, Silas' one true love
  • Stefan
  • Elena
  • Katherine
  • Damon
  • Katherine
  • Elena
  • Katherine
  • Elena
  • Silas
  • Nadia
  • Silas
  • Qetsiyah
  • Stefan
  • Qetsiyah
  • Stefan
  • Qetsiyah
  • Stefan
  • Silas
  • Qetsiyah
  • Silas
  • Qetsiyah
  • "I'm Qetsiyah!"
  • Stefan
  • Delena
  • Damon
  • Elena
  • Matt
  • Nadia
  • Nadia using "magic" to conjure Gregor
  • Matt
  • Nadia
  • Stefan
  • Qetsiyah
  • Stefan
  • Qetsiyah's Wedding
  • Qetsiyah
  • Silas
  • Amara
  • Katherine
  • Damon
  • Nadia
  • Elena
  • Nadia
  • Elena
  • Nadia
  • Silas
  • Qetsiyah
  • Silas
  • Qetsiyah
  • Silas
  • Qetsiyah
  • "I'm a little crazy!!!!"
  • Katherine
  • Katherine
  • Elena
  • Qetsiyah
  • Damon
  • Jesse Warn, Paul and Janina BTS
  • Damon
  • Silas
  • Katherine and Nadia
  • Qetsiyah
  • Nadia
  • Qetsiyah
  • Katherine
  • Matt
  • Elena
  • Stefan
  • Elena
  • Amara's heart
  • Damon
  • Delena
  • Stefan

References

See also

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