Down the Rabbit Hole is the fourteenth episode of the Fourth Season, and the eightieth episode overall.


The Vampire Diaries 4x14 Promo Down the Rabbit Hole (HD)00:35

The Vampire Diaries 4x14 Promo Down the Rabbit Hole (HD)


CHARLIE BEWLEY FROM “TWILIGHT” GUEST STARS AS ONE OF THE FIVE HUNTERS - On the island, Damon has an ugly run-in with a hunter named Vaughn, and realizes he is one of The Five. Stefan confesses his true feelings about the possibility of becoming human again to Elena. When a stunning new piece of information about the cure is suddenly revealed, it changes the stakes for everyone. Jeremy helps Bonnie recognize what is real and what is an illusion, and Shane is comforted by a woman from his past, Caitlin. Back in Mystic Falls, Caroline and Tyler find that their attempt to translate the code on the Hunter’s Sword is futile without help from Klaus, who has his own reasons for wanting to solve the puzzle.



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Vaughn: "My name is Galen Vaughn and you better start talking."
Stefan: "Everyone's here because they wanna be."
Shane: "We're gonna raise the most powerful immortal creature that ever was."
Jeremy: "Take my hand. I'll get us there."
Vaughn: "Your friends will be the end of you."
Damon: "You don't know my friends."

Webclip #1 Elena and Stefan Talk on the Beach

(Rebekah is roaming the beach trying to get service on her cell phone and spots Stefan and Elena)
Elena: "And once again everyone's life is in danger looking for this cure because poor Elena can't deal with being a vampire." 
Stefan: "No. Everyone's here because they want to be. Not just for you, but for themselves too."
Elena: "Stefan why didn't you tell me you wanted the cure for yourself?"
Stefan: "I mean, why wouldn't I want to take it? I've seen every side of vampirism. There is the power, the misery, the guilt, and in the long run, the good parts kind of suck too."
Elena: "Yeah, I mean, I know why you would want to take it, but what I'm asking is why didn't you tell me?"
Stefan: "Because it had nothing to do with you. I mean, you know how much I wanted a human life with you. Being human myself, being normal -- that's something I've wanted long since before I met you."
Elena: "Well I'm glad you told me now."
Stefan: "Yeah. What's a deeply buried personal secret between friends, right?"
Elena: "Between friends? I like that."
(smiles at Stefan and reaches for his hand as Rebekah watches in the distance)

Webclip #2 Caroline and Elena's Phone Conversation

(Elena and Caroline talk on phone. Rebekah and Stefan eve's drop on Elena's side, while Klaus eves's drops on Caroline's.)
Caroline: “Tell me you’re not serious.”
Elena: “I wish I weren’t. When we got back from looking for Jeremy, Shane and Bonnie were both gone, too. Shane needs Bonnie in order to cast the spell and Jeremy’s tattoo in order to find the cure, and he managed to sneak them both out from under our noses.”
Caroline: “Well where is Damon in all of this?”
Elena: “We had an argument. I thought he was just taking a walk, but then when we went to the beach, and we saw signs of a struggle.”
Caroline: “Meaning what?”
Elena: “Meaning somebody probably jumped him and then grabbed him!”
Caroline: “Do you think Shane took him?”
Elena: “No, he’s not strong enough to take Damon on, even with the element of surprise. He must have someone….or at least a few someone’s helping him.”
Caroline: “I’m so sorry I wish I was there to help.”
Elena: "Maybe there’s something you can do from home."
Caroline: "Anything, tell me!"
Elena: "Well, Shane’s looking for the cure. We think we can find him. We have pictures of Jeremy’s tattoo, but we just can’t translate the map."
Caroline: "Unless you get the Hunter’s Sword from Klaus…"
Elena: "Exactly."
Rebekah: "He’ll never give up the sword."
Stefan: "Yeah, but if anyone’s going to get him to give it up, it’s Caroline."
Rebekah: "He will never give up the sword, not even for Caroline. He’s terrified we’ll use the cure against him to make him mortal, and even if he wasn’t, he wouldn’t want any of us to derive a moment’s worth of happiness from being human."
Stefan: "Well maybe he doesn’t have to give it up. I mean, Klaus is stuck in Elena’s house because of Bonnie’s spell. He can’t go anywhere. There are only so many places you can hide a three-foot piece of metal."
Caroline: "I’ll find it, don’t worry. Just e-mail me pics of Jeremy’s tattoo. I’ll find the sword, and I’ll call you back."
Elena: "Thank you, Caroline."
Klaus: "Need my help with anything, love?"
Caroline: ''Nope."
(Caroline leaves the Gilbert House while Klaus looks offended)

Australian Promo:

Rebekah: "There's something you should know about the cure."
Shane: " the spot."
Elena: "She's here."
Stefan: "Who?"


Last.fm_play.png "Been A Long Day" – Rosi Golan



Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • The title is a reference to Alice in Wonderland adventure.
    • "The rabbit hole" is where The White Rabbit jumps down and Alice follows. In the tunnel there are many objects and things, and the walls are filled with books and jars. It resembles a tall and thin house. The objects in the tunnel appear to be floating, and in the bottom of the tunnel there is an armchair full of dry leaves.

  • Damon mentions Shrek: a grouchy, cynical, terrifying green ogre that has always enjoyed living in peaceful solitude in his swamp.

Da Vinci Code
  • Caroline says she watched The Da Vinci Code (A professor of religious iconography and symbology is the prime suspect in the grisly and unusual murder of Louvre curator. He escapes with the assistance of a police cryptologist, and they are embroiled in a quest for the legendary Holy Grail.)






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