EVIL IN THE PAST – Damon and Alaric come face to face with an old enemy after they obtain a weapon that may be able to destroy Cade. Stefan is held captive by a surprising acquaintance and is forced to confront a dark secret from his past. Meanwhile, Caroline and Matt try to keep Stefan's violent history from destroying him. Cade focuses his attention on Bonnie and digs deep into her mind.
Special Guest Star
- Antagonists: Cade and Kai.
- This is the second episode in which Stefan is human.
- This episode revealed that it has been 3 days since Matt rung the Maxwell Bell 11 times in Nostalgia's a Bitch when Cade left his world and at the same so did Kai. That 2 days have past since Enzo was killed by Stefan and Bonnie injecting with Elena's cured filled blood making him human again.
- It's revealed that vampires who are cured, anyone they ever compelled begins to wear off of them. Meaning anyone compelled by Katherine (i.e. the entire town of Willoughby, PA), Elena and Stefan would've remembered everything they were compelled to forget or do.
- Kai tells Damon and Alaric if they help get completely out of Hell that he'll help them kill Cade. To keep Ric from killing him and sending back to Hell, Kai says he'll wake up Elena for him.
- Cade reveals to Bonnie that her scream full of anguish and rage for Enzo's death created a psychic dimension like Cade's, and that Enzo's soul is there.
- Damon takes Kai to the Salvatore crypt where Elena's casket has been moved back to from upstate New York so that he can wake up Elena. Instead Kai betrays Damon by siphoning the magic of his vampirism, taking both Elena's casket and the weapon that can kill Cade.
- Waiter - Stabbed in the throat; killed by Kai
- Line Cook - Drained of blood; killed by Kai
- Damon Salvatore - Siphoned of magic; killed by Kai (temporarily)
- Mystic Falls, Virginia
- Grove Hill, Virginia
- Diner (Burger N' Pie)
- Enzo's Safehouse
- Lizzie and Josie were last seen in The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You.
- Sheila was mentioned by Bonnie. She was last seen through a hallucination in Nostalgia's a Bitch.
- Klaus was mentioned by Stefan. He was last seen in Moonlight on the Bayou.
- Violet was mentioned by Caroline. She was killed by Stefan in Nostalgia's a Bitch.
- The washed-up man/police officer was last seen in My Brother’s Keeper.
- The patient/murderer was mentioned. He was last seen in My Brother’s Keeper.
- Elena Gilbert was mentioned by several characters. She was last seen in I'm Thinking Of You All The While.
- Jo was mentioned by Alaric. She was last seen being possessed by Florence and as a corpse in Best Served Cold.
- Sybil and Seline were mentioned by Damon. They were last seen through flashbacks in What Are You?.
Behind the Scenes
- "The lies will catch up to you" is a line from Damon to Stefan from season one's You're Undead to Me.
- Hashtag during the airing was #PsyKAItic
- ↑ http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/daily-ratings/friday-final-ratings-feb-17-2017/
- ↑ The press release lists the title as "The Lies Are Going To Catch Up With You", but the line from You're Undead to Me and the official promo list it as "The Lies Will Catch Up To You".
- ↑ Seen as a reflection on 19:27