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The Last Dance

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The Vampire Diaries
Season 2, Episode 18
Air date April 14th 2011
Written by Michael Narducci
Directed by John Behring
Episode Guide Transcript
Know Thy Enemy

The Last Dance is the eighteenth episode of the Second Season and the fortieth episode in The Vampire Diaries (TV Series).     


DANCING WITH DANGER — As the high school prepares to throw a 1960s Decade Dance, Elena starts receiving disturbing messages from Klaus via an unusual source. Bonnie tries to reassure Jeremy that she is strong enough to help Elena, but a worried Jeremy asks Stefan for advice. Caroline talks Matt into taking her to the dance. Expecting Klaus to show up at the dance, Damon and Alaric attend as chaperones, but Klaus is playing a complicated game that keeps them on the edge. Finally, Damon comes up with a new plan of action that shocks and upsets everyone.



Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast


  • Antagonist: Klaus
  • This episode had about 2.81 million viewers in USA.
  • Tyler does not appear in this episode.
  • Jenna Does not appear in this episode
  • Klaus appears in this episode in Alaric's body.
  • Elena undaggers Elijah in this episode to help kill Klaus.
  • Bonnie fakes her death to protect Elena.
  • Damon was the only one aware of Bonnie's plan to fake her death.
  • Foreshadowing: Klaus says that he preferred the 20's over the 60's (as a party theme). The next decade dance Do Not Go Gentle will be a 20's speakeasy.


  • In scene where Bonnie is dead and has her eyes shut is actually wrong, a dead person's eyes can not actually be shut without the use of tools and equipment.

Cultural References

  • The Beatles an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960.
  • "Save the last dance for me " is a song recorded by Michael Buble. A man tells his beloved that at the end of the day, they will be together. "So you can go, dance, flirt, but at the end, save the last dance for me" Things need to happen at the right time, there are relationships that could work and perhaps will work, just not right now. (that's what Damon tells Elena...)
  • "MiFi " is a wireless router released by Verizon in 2009. Because so many viewers are now skipping or fast forwarding commercial breaks they need to use product placement to have the sponsors in context, as part of the story. This MiFi was one of the clunkier and more obvious ones.

The Last Dance may also refer to: 


Damon: "Let me be clear about something. If it comes down to you and the witch again, I will gladly let Bonnie die. I will always choose you."
Klaus (in Alaric's body): "I’ve searched for you for over 500 years. Your death is going to last at least half that long."
Klaus (about Elijah): "Okay that dagger needs to stay exactly where it is. Last thing I need to do is resurrect Elijah. That guy is a buzz-kill."
Dana: "Hey Elena there you are. Okay this is gonna sound freaky, but this totally hot guy just asked me to ask you if you’re going to the dance tonight."
Bonnie: "Tell him she has a boyfriend."
Dana: "You could at least meet him. He’ll be at the dance tonight, look for him! His name is Klaus. I know the name is stupid but I swear he’s hot."
Damon: "Come on it’s a decade dance. The vampires were all wraaaah and you were all like waaaah."
Elena: "Right and you won."
Damon: "Yes, we did."
Damon: "Your secret’s safe with me. I mean, with all that power, is there no way to increase your odds?"
Bonnie: "Careful Damon. I might start to think that you actually care."
Damon: "We wouldn’t want that."



Last.fm_play.png "Spotlight (Oh Nostalgia)" – Patrick Stump
Last.fm_play.png "Hush" – Kula Shaker
Last.fm_play.png "Dedicated To The One I Love" – The Mamas And The Papas
Last.fm_play.png "Last Kiss" – Trent Dabbs

Last.fm_play.png "I Think We're Alone Now" – The Birthday Massacre
Last.fm_play.png "I Wanna Be (Your Everything)" – The Manhattans
Last.fm_play.png "Dream Lover" – The Dollyrots


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