Stand By Me is the fifteenth episode of the Fourth Season, and the eighty-first episode in total.


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THE TERRIBLE TRUTH — When Stefan arrives back in Mystic Falls with Elena and Jeremy, Caroline is immediately worried about Elena’s state of mind. Stefan reaches out to Dr. Fell and Matt for help. Still on the island, Damon relays somber news to Rebekah, and is surprised at her reaction. Together, Damon and Rebekah learn an unexpected bit of recent history from Vaughn. Everyone is horrified when Bonnie reveals the rest of Shane's plan. Finally, after Damon does his best to help her, Elena comes up with a plan of her own.



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Main CastEdit

Recurring CastEdit



Elena: "Jeremy! You're going to be okay. The ring is gonna bring you back."
Stefan: "Jeremy was one of the Five, a hunter."
Dr.Fell: "I need you to release the body to me."
Elena: "He's not dead!"
Damon: "She's out of her mind."
Elena: "We need Bonnie. Find me Bonnie!"

Stefan: "She doesn't say anything except that she's waiting for him to wake up."
Matt: "This town...this crazy world we live's okay to have a hope."
Stefan: "Denial is the one thing protecting her from letting it all in."
Damon: "I'm not enough. Not this time."
Elena: " We need Bonnie. Find me Bonnie!"

Caroline: "Hey, you're home. I was trying to clean the burn mark where Kol....I couldn't get the spot out."
Elena: "Come on, let's get him upstairs."


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  • Antagonists: Atticus Shane/Silas, Galen Vaughn.
  • This is the last episode of The Silas Chapter.
  • Jeremy is confirmed dead in this episode.
  • Elena switches her humanity off.
  • Ironically, after the threats from Kol and Klaus to burn down the Gilbert House, Elena burns it down herself.
  • As of this episode, Tyler has never been featured in episode 15 of any of the first four seasons.
  • Jeremy is the fourth main character to be killed off, after Vicki, Jenna and Alaric.
    • This continues the trend of one main character dying each season.
    • Jeremy is the second main male character to be killed off.


Behind the ScenesEdit

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • This episode has the same title as the 1986 movie starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell about a group of boys' journey to find a dead body after the passing of a close friend.
  • "Stand by Me" is also a song originally performed by Ben E. King and written by King, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller. There have been over 400 recorded versions of the song.





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