The Vampire Diaries Wiki

The End of the Affair

1,733pages on
this wiki
The Vampire Diaries
Season 3, Episode 3
Air date September 29th 2011
Written by Caroline Dries
Directed by Chris Grismer
Episode Guide Transcript
The Hybrid
Disturbing Behavior

The End of the Affair is the third episode of the Third Season and the forty-seventh episode in The Vampire Diaries (TV Series).


THE ROARING TWENTIES - Klaus and Stefan arrive in Chicago, where Stefan is reunited with a vampire who hasn’t quite moved on from her interest in him decades earlier. In a flashback to Chicago in the 1920s, Stefan comes face-to-face with a shocking chapter from his wild past. After Damon gets a tip on Stefan and Klaus’s whereabouts from an unexpected source, he and Elena follow their trail. Back in Mystic Falls, Tyler is concerned about Caroline and turns to Sheriff Forbes for help.



Main Cast

Recurring Cast



  • Antagonists: Niklaus Mikaelson (present) and Stefan Salvatore (1922).
  • This episode confirms the existence of an Original female (Rebekah).
  • Rebekah was one of the last Originals to be neutralized by Klaus.
  • The Necklace that Stefan gave Elena belonged to Rebekah and was given to her by the Original Witch.
  • Stefan discovers that Klaus and Rebekah were running from someone. He correctly deduced the same thing about Katherine in the episode Memory Lane.
  • This is the first flashback episode of Season 3.
  • This is the first episode of the season where a character voices diary entries.
  • This is the first appearance of Rebekah and Mikael in the series.

Production Notes

  • Original US Ratings: This episode has about 2.75 million viewers, an increase of up to 20% from previous episode.
  • As of this episode, Caroline is tied with Jeremy for second most appearances behind the three leads.
  • Bonnie, Matt, Jeremy and Alaric do not appear in this episode. This is the first episode (this season) not to feature Matt, Jeremy and Alaric.
  • This is the first episode of Season 3 to feature Katherine.
  • Klaus confirmed that the Original Witch was the one who created the curse.


Cultural References

  • "The End of the Affair" is a 1999 film with Ralph Fiennes, which also features two men who are in love with the same woman. One of the most famous quotes of this movie is "Love does not end just because I do not see you" - which echoes Elena's feelings for Stefan.
  • Elena asks Damon if he was paving the way for "Woman's Liberation". He would be a little late for that, because women's right to vote was added to the US constitution in 1920.
  • Stefan hid his alcohol - he had to, because the Prohibition was in effect. From 1920 until 1932 the manufacture, sale and transportation of intoxicating liquors was outlawed. During this time even the average citizen broke the law, and Gangsters took advantage of the demand for illegal alcohol to rise to power.
  • Damon mentions Daisy Buchanan, who is a character of "The Great Gatsby", by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book is set in 1922, just as the flashback sequences. She is torn between her love for her husband, Tom, and Gatsby. In a previous conversation, Stefan had told Elena this was one of his favorite books.
  • "Come out, come out, wherever you are " is a phrase frequently used in fiction. It's in a Frank Sinatra song, mentioned in Cape Fear, Queen of the Damned, Wizard of Oz, Hell Raiser, Shrek, The Shinning, among 119 others.
  • When Katherine leaves the phone booth, a bus goes by with a sign for "Chicago's Best Jazz". Chicago has played an important role in the evolution of Jazz during the 1920's.



Elena reads from Stefan's diary:
April 1922: "Lexi found me last night. Dragged me off the train tracks. At least she can make me care again."
June 1924 (sighs): "Lexi's driving me crazy. More animal blood, more misery."
1935: "Cravings are there, but it's easier. Lexi's on to her next project: (chuckles) Getting me to laugh."


Damon (To Klaus): "What can I say? I'm a thrill seeker."
Damon(To Klaus): "You want a partner in crime? Forget Stefan. I'm so much more fun
Rebekah (To Stefan in 1920): "Careful Mr Salvatore, you’re still wearing your date, she’s lovely."
Damon: "Rise and shine sleepy head."
Elena: "What are you doing? Get out!"
Damon: "You know you were dreaming about me, explains the drool."
Elena: "Oh my god, 6 AM seriously? You have nothing better to do at 6 AM!?"
Damon: "It came to me in a dream, I was naked, you would have loved it."
Damon: "... It would suck if your last memento of Stefan was that crappy old necklace."
Elena: "It's an antique, Damon. Like you."
Rebekah: "Sorry to crash the fun boys, but some of us actually came here to hear the music, not you."
Stefan: "I’m so sorry sweetheart, are we offending you?"
Rebekah: "It takes a lot more than a baby face like this to offend me."
Stefan: "Hey, are you even gonna tell me your name?"
Rebekah: "Sure, when you earn it."
Damon: "I'm shocked. Stefan's not a virgin?!"
Damon (To Elena): "I had an hour to realize it was a bad idea to leave you here. Process it. And move on."



Last.fm_play.png "St. James Infirmary" – Gloria’s 1920s Band
Last.fm_play.png "Distance" – Christina Perri
Last.fm_play.png "Run Wild" – Ume
Last.fm_play.png "My Sweet Hunk O’ Trash" – Gloria’s 1920s Band
Last.fm_play.png "You Should Know" – Pink Frost

Last.fm_play.png "We Come Out At Night" – Snake! Snake! Snakes!
Last.fm_play.png "Blood Ball" – The Elliots
Last.fm_play.png "Kale" – Nerves Junior
Last.fm_play.png "Shelter" – Birdy


See also

Advertisement | Your ad here

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki