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The Simple Intimacy of the Near Touch is the ninth episode of the eighth season of The Vampire Diaries and the one hundred and sixty-fourth episode of the series overall.

Summary

THE PAGEANTStefan and Damon return to Mystic Falls at Sybil's request as she is still in search of the historical artifact. Bonnie returns from Paris wearing a vile of Enzo's blood making Caroline, wonder if she will become a vampire. Stefan, Damon, Caroline, Bonnie and Enzo all attend the Miss Mystic Falls Pageant where Sybil continues to taunt Damon with memories of Elena.

Plot

Cast

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Co-Starring

Uncredited

Trivia

  • Antagonists: Stefan and Sybil.
  • Stefan tells Sybil that this is where the future of Elena and Damon's relationship started with their dance together at the 2010 Miss Mystic Falls Pageant.
  • One of the girls is named Trudy Sulez, which is a reference a character from the books named Meredith Sulez.
  • Although temporary, Caroline makes her first vampire kill: Stefan.
  • Bonnie admits that she would turn into a vampire for Enzo, but she can't since she is linked to Elena.
    • She does, however, offer Enzo the Cure; so they can be together as humans.
  • Caroline, along with Bonnie, accepts to meet with Seline so they hear her out about the weapon that can kill Sybil.
  • Stefan tells Sybil that Damon stole Elena from him.
  • Caroline helps Damon finally break free of Sybil for Elena and even Damon himself.
  • Caroline broke off her engagement to Stefan because he told her that he didn't want to stop working for Cade.
  • Stefan turns Violet Fell into a vampire (in transition) but is stopped by Caroline from turning the rest of the Miss Mystic Falls Hopefuls into vampires. He tells Caroline that becoming a vampire is a automatic ticket to Hell.

Body Count

  • Unknown number of people in the bar - Blood loss; killed by Stefan
  • Sybil - Smashed head; killed by Damon (temporarily)
  • Damon Salvatore - Stabbed with a coat hanger; killed by Stefan (temporarily)
  • Violet - Broken neck; killed by Stefan
  • Stefan Salvatore - Staked with a wooden chair piece; killed by Caroline (temporarily)

Locations

Continuity

Behind the Scenes

Cultural References

Quotes

Damon: "He's ripping again Caroline. This time it's guilt free."
Stefan: "This place is the beginning of their vomit inducing love story."
Damon: "Elena?"
Sybil: "You need to get a grip!"

Damon: "He's ripping again Caroline. This time it's guilt free."
Stefan: "This place is the beginning of their vomit inducing love story."
Caroline: "A love that deep and real can win over anything."
Damon: "Elena?"
Sybil: "You need to get a grip!"

Caroline: "Hey."
Bonnie: "Okay, those are the last names on the guest list."
Caroline: "Perfect. Once the dance is underway, we can get out of here and find that striker. Hopefully Damon decides to answer his phone."
Bonnie: "Or, we could ask him in person."
Caroline: "What are you even doing here?"
Sybil: "I invited them. Don't worry, as long as I get what I want, I'll make sure they behave."

Elena: "You seem to be in a good mood."
Stefan: "That a bad thing? Would you prefer me brooding and tortured?"
Elena: "Hey, yeah, I'm not complaining."
Stefan: "Oh, no touching."
Caroline: "What are you even doing here?"
Sybil: "I invited them. Don't worry, as long as I get what I want, I'll make sure they behave."
Damon: "Elena?"
Sybil: "I don't know what's glitching here in your subconscious but you need to get a grip!"

Multimedia

Soundtrack

Last.fm_play.png "Hot Blood" – Kaleo
Last.fm_play.png "On A Dais" – Wylderness
Last.fm_play.png "She Used To Be Mine" – Sara Bareilles
Last.fm_play.png "You Got It" – Nevada Wild
Last.fm_play.png "Six Feet Under" – Billie Eilish
Last.fm_play.png "Light Me Up" – Ingrid Michaelson


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References

See also

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