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The Vampire Diaries
Season 2, Episode 10
Air date December 2nd 2010
Written by Caroline Dries
Directed by Ralph Hemecker
Episode Guide Transcript
By the Light of the Moon

The Sacrifice is the tenth episode of the Second Season and the thirty-second episode in The Vampire Diaries (TV Series).


JEREMY MAKES A DANGEROUS MISTAKEElena decides to take matters into her own hands and offers a tempting incentive to Rose for her help. When things take an unexpected turn, however, Rose calls on Damon to deal with the plan Elena has set in motion, which involves her trying to get Klaus's attention. Jeremy’s reckless attempt to help Bonnie retrieve the moonstone lands him in a life-threatening position and forces Stefan to put himself in danger to protect him from Katherine. Bonnie and Luka form a closer connection. Tyler shows Caroline the Lockwood cellar, where she makes a discovery that leaves them both terrified.



Main Cast

Recurring Cast



  • Antagonist: Elijah Mikaelson.
  • This episode had about 3.46 million viewers in USA.
  • This is the third episode of Season Two to have all the main characters in it. The previous two episodes are Plan B and Masquerade.
  • Damon begins a friendship with Rose, in this episode.
  • Marcos Siega directed Mason's transformation video.
  • Jeremy going in for a kiss with Bonnie was not scripted.
  • According to Zap2It's Carina MacKenzie, it was Steven R. McQueen improvising.
  • A song (only happy when it rains) by Katerina Graham who plays Bonnie Bennett was used in the soundtrack for this episode.


  • Cody - killed by Elijah.

Cultural References


Elena: "Sound like you guys already have it all planned out."
Damon: "Yup, we're awesome!"
Elena: "I don't question why everyone tries so hard to save me. You shouldn't question why I try so hard to save everyone else."
Damon (To Elena): "Get your ass out the door before I throw you over my shoulder and carry you out myself."
Damon: "I'd rather poke my eyes out."
Katherine: "They're such pretty eyes."
Elena: "They`re willing to risk everyone that I love, and I`m not."
Damon: "I killed you. You were dead."
Elijah: "For centuries now."
Elijah: "I'm Elijah."



Last.fm_play.png "Only Happy When It Rains" – Katerina Graham
Last.fm_play.png "Love’s To Blame" – For King & Country
Last.fm_play.png "No Way Out" – Rie Sinclair and Mike Suby


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