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The Vampire Diaries
Season 3, Episode 2
Air date September 22, 2011
Written by Turi Meyer & Al Septien
Directed by Joshua Butler
Episode Guide Transcript
The Birthday
The End of the Affair

The Hybrid is the second episode of the third season of The Vampire Diaries and the forty-sixth episode of the series.


THE NEW ORDER - Klaus puts a plan in motion that will give him even more power, but even with the unwilling participation of werewolf Ray Sutton, things don’t go exactly as Klaus had planned. Damon and Alaric reluctantly go along with Elena’s new strategy to find Stefan, leading Damon into a dangerous fight with an unexpected enemy. Jeremy turns to Matt for help as he continues to try to understand what the ghosts from his past want from him. Unaware that Caroline is in need of his help, Tyler faces an emotional confrontation with his mother.



Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast



  • Antagonist: Niklaus Mikaelson.
  • This is the episode where Jeremy first tells someone (Matt) about his medium abilities since being resurrected by Bonnie.
  • This is the first episode this season that Caroline has the least amount of screen time of all the main characters.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Bill Forbes, Caroline's father.
  • Bonnie and Katherine do not appear in this episode.
  • It is unclear who the werewolf is that Damon, Elena and Alaric confront while trying to escape off of the mountain.
    • It is unlikely that it is Ray Sutton since he appears a short time later fully clothed.
      • Also, the wolf did not appear to be suffering from the same physical deterioration as Ray.
  • This is episode marks the first time Elena reveals that she is unsure about the status of her and Damon's relationship.
  • Carol Lockwood finds out about the existence of werewolves and that the Lockwood Family is a family of werewolves when she witnesses Tyler's transformation into a werewolf firsthand.
    • Tyler purposely forced her to watch his transformation to convince her to protect Caroline from harm for being a vampire.

Body Count


Cultural References

  • Bill Forbes is played by Jack Coleman, the same actor that played the man in horn-rimmed glasses in Heroes, Noah Bennet, who also has a blond daughter with a scary secret.
  • A major plot of the movie series Underworld deals with the war between vampires and werewolves, and the creation of potential hybrids of both species.

Behind the Scenes

  • This episode had about 2.52 million viewers in the USA, which was 0.58 million less than the previous episode.


Damon: "Just can't stay away, can you?" 
Elena: "You've been dodging my calls."
Damon: "Yeah, well, busy dating a dead fake-girlfriend and all." 
Elena: "Why didn't you tell me?"
Damon: "Happy birthday, Elena. Stefan killed Andie. Cake?"

Elena: "How do you feel about a little hike through the Smoky Mountains?"
Alaric: "You wanna hunt down a pack of werewolves on a full moon?"
Elena: "We'll be out of there before the moon is full. If you don't come with me, I'm going by myself. What? You're the one who told me that I could handle things on my own now."
Alaric: "Yeah, I meant like frozen dinners and SATs. A-all right fine. Let's just... Let's just go. But, uh, you're driving."

Elena: "You're better at it than you think, you know?"
Alaric: "Oh, boy, are you a sucker for a lost cause or what?"
Elena: "You're not a lost cause, Ric. You're just lost. But so is Jeremy, and so am I. Our family is gone. We don't have anybody. I'm sorry, but you don't have anybody either, so... We're kind of good for each other."
Alaric: "I'm keeping the ring, then." 

Damon: (to a werewolf) "Here doggy, doggy."

Elena: "Are you okay? Did you...?"
Damon: "Fine, bite-free. Get back in the car, please."
Elena: "Can you just give me a minute to appreciate that you're not dead?"
Damon: "I'll give you ten seconds. Nine, eight..." (He catches her and pushes her toward the car) "Hey, Ric, did you happen to see where I parked my car?"

Elena: "Yes, I worry about you. Why do you even have to hear me say it?"
Damon: "Because when I drag my brother from the edge and deliver him back to you, I want you to remember the things you felt while he was gone. Good night, Elena."



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Last.fm_play.png "Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now)" – Portugal The Man
Last.fm_play.png "Still New" – Smith Westerns

Last.fm_play.png "A Heavy Abacus" – The Joy Formidable
Last.fm_play.png "Echo" – Jason Walker


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