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The Vampire Diaries
Season 5, Episode 18
Air date April 17, 2014
Written by Brian Young & Caroline Dries
Directed by Paul Wesley
Episode Guide Transcript
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Resident Evil is the eighteenth episode of the fifth season of The Vampire Diaries and the one hundred seventh episode of the series.


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PAUL WESLEY MAKES HIS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT — Both Stefan and Elena are suddenly having unsettling dreams of an alternate version of the life they might have had together. Bonnie has a disturbing encounter with Grams, who warns her about frightening changes on the Other Side. Enzo gives Damon  unwanted relationship advice, then admits he is searching for a woman he loved decades before while he was held captive by the Augustines. Liv enlists Matt, Jeremy and Tyler to help track the Travelers and keep them from taking control of Mystic Falls. Bonnie is hurt and angry when she learns that Jeremy is working with Liv behind her back. Luke shows up at the Salvatore house and explains what he knows about Markos and the Travelers to Damon, Elena and Enzo. Matt has a terrifying encounter with inhabitants of the Other Side. Finally, when Damon finds Markos, he is both relieved and disturbed by what Markos has to tell him. Candice Accola also stars. 



Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

Special Guest Star



  • Antagonist: Markos and The Travelers.
  • The Other Side is revealed to be breaking apart.
  • Vicki Donovan is the second character seen to be drawn into what is assumed to be the dark world. First was Katherine Pierce.
  • Kol makes his appearance for the first time this season. Excluding Finn and Mikael, all the Originals have made an appearance in this season.
  • Markos introduces himself in this episode, marking his first formal appearance in the show.
  • Markos undoes the spell he placed on the Doppelgängers to bring them together.  He also destroys the last Traveler's knife.
  • Liv refers to Jeremy, Matt and Tyler as the Three Stooges.
  • Elena tells Damon she ran 10 miles to deal with all the pent up energy  she has and saying that she could've done 20 miles. This must've been at a human running pace not a vampires.
  • Damon got a pool table to deal with all the pent up energy he has from not being with Elena.
  • It is revealed that the Travelers can't stay in one place too long because of a curse placed on them by the witches, hence the moniker.
  • Both Sheriff Forbes and Mrs. Pam Douglas are the first female characters in the series to date, guest or main cast, to be possessed by someone of the opposite gender. Mrs. Douglas by Carl and Liz by an unknown male Traveler.
  • Tyler becomes the third main character to have a Passenger placed in them after Matt by Gregor and Elena by Katherine Pierce. 
  • Tyler is the first main character to be possessed twice in the series. The first time was in The Departed by choice to save his friends by Klaus. The second time is by Julian against his will in this episode.
  • Tyler's also the third and fifth supernatural character to be possessed in the series after Bonnie by her ancestor Emily and Rebekah by Esther her mother. Tyler's body was possessed by Klaus in the Season 3 finale. Elena was next, being possessed by her ancestor Katerina Petrova.
  • This is the sixth episode this season to have eight cast members.
  • Damon tells Elena at the end of the episode that he doesn't want to be around her, look at her, hear her voice or be her friend.


Behind the Scenes

  • This marks the first episode of TVD to be directed by one of its cast members.
  • This makes Paul Wesley the first member of the TVD cast to direct an episode in the TVD/TO universe; the first to write for it is Marguerite MacIntyre, with three episodes of The Originals.
  • This episode had about 1.66 million viewers in USA which was 0.07 million less than the previous episode.

Cultural References

  • Rock Band "Horror Thir13teen" released a song on their album T-Virus called Resident Evil.


Caroline: "Are you okay?"
Elena: "I just had a really crazy dream."
Caroline: "Something's going on. Stefan and Elena are suddenly having vision type situations of each other."
Damon: "What do you mean visions?"
Elena (alternate): "I'll bite you."
Stefan (alternate): "I'll bite you right back."
Enzo: "That good, eh?"
Damon: "So, having sex dreams about my brother, huh?"
Elena: "Wow, okay, yeah, that's one way to change the topic."
Damon: "Well I just thought I'd skip the uncomfortable parts."
Enzo: "Thought you were bringing a witch."
Caroline: "We said we’d call her, we didn’t say we’d pick her up."
Elena: "So, where’s… where’s Damon?"
Damon: "Hi."
Elena: "Hi."
Enzo: "So who could use a drink from the library?"
Caroline: "Yes please!"
Elena: "Well, at least they’re not being obvious."
Jeremy: "Bonnie!"
Bonnie: "Surprise! Actually, not really I left you a voice mail and I texted."
Jeremy: "I know, I know…Sorry! EM…I’ve just been busy moving in and stuff."
Bonnie: "Great! All your stuff. Anyway I need your help. I think something is going on on the Other Side."
Jeremy: "What do you mean?"
Bonnie: "My grams said the witches are worried somebody got out and I thought since you can see ghosts..."
Liv: "Jeremy come on, back to work."
Bonnie: "Liv’s here. Are you kidding me?"
Liv: "This isn’t what it looks like. Jeremy hired me to help him with math."
Bonnie: "Right, was that before or after when you lied to my face and tried to kill his sister."
Liv: "Umh…"
Bonnie: "Tell me what’s going on."
Jeremy: "I can’t. I'm sorry. We have this handled. I just .. I need you to trust me. OK!"
Stefan: "Well, you know how sometimes you feel crazy and you call me and I tell you that you're not crazy?"
Caroline: "Even though most of the time I am."
Stefan: "Well, I need you to tell me that I'm not crazy."
Caroline: "Uh, no promises."
Stefan: "I was walking to my car, and I nearly got plowed over in the middle of the street because I was having some vision of Elena."
Caroline: "I take that back. Actually, you're not crazy at all. Something's going on."
Tyler: "Dude you have a magic ring that brings you back from the dead, quit bitching."



Last.fm_play.png "Mad World" – Sara Hickman
Last.fm_play.png "Woman" – Wolfmother
Last.fm_play.png "Warm / Happy" – The Lonely Forest
Last.fm_play.png "It Was Blue" – Angus Stone
Last.fm_play.png "Kids" – New Division
Last.fm_play.png "Outro" – M83




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