"The Last Day"
Season 2
Episode 20
Air Date April 28th 2011
Directed By J. Miller Tobin
Written By Andrew Chambliss & Brian Young
Episode Guide



"The Sun Also Rises"

The Last Day is the twentieth episode of the Second Season and it is the forty-second episode in the series.


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NEVER IS A VERY LONG TIME - Damon is willing to go to extraordinary lengths to prevent Elena from being a victim of Klaus' plan to break the curse. Damon’s actions put him at terrible odds with Stefan and the tension that started brewing between the brothers over their differing opinions of how to help save Elena’s life blows up into full-scale conflict. Tyler returns to Mystic Falls after receiving a disturbing phone call. With the full moon marking the arrival of the sacrifice ritual, Stefan and Elena spend a romantic day together afraid it might be their last.



Main CastEdit

Recurring CastEdit

Guest CastEdit


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  • Antagonist: Niklaus Mikaelson
  • This episode marks Tyler biting Damon, and Jenna becoming a vampire.
  • It is a strange simetry that Damon tries to force Elena to become a vampire, taking away her choice, just as Stefan took his choice 145 years ago.
  • Elena admits to Stefan that she doesn't want at become a vampire in this episode.

Production NotesEdit

  • Bonnie and Jeremy do not appear in this episode.
  • This episode had 2.679 million viewers in the USA, making it the least watched episode in season 2.

Cultural referencesEdit

  • Bambi is referenced by Elena in 'The Last Day'
Bambi, the main character from the 1923 novel Bambi, A Life In The Woods written by Austrian author Felix Salten. In 1942, the story was adapted into an animated movie released by Walt Disney.
  • Damon calls Matt "Boy Wonder". That was one of the nicknames for Robin , Batman's sidekick.


  • Elijah: (To Damon about Elena) "The problem, Damon. You talk a good game but you don’t actually know anything. She'll never forgive you. And 'never' for a vampire? It's a very long time."

  • Elena: (To Stefan) "I'll never be able to watch 'Bambi' again."

  • Stefan: (To Elena) "If it was my choice I'd want to be with you forever."

  • Elena: (To Stefan) "I was supposed to grow up. Decide if I want to have kids and start a family. Grow old. I was supposed to have a lifetime of those choices, and now it's all gone. I don't want to be a vampire, Stefan. I never wanted to be one."

  • Klaus: (To Damon) "I've heard about you. The crazy, impulsive vampire in love with his brother's girl. I knew one of you would try to stop me. It was just a 50-50 guess on who."

  • Damon: "Elijah’s an original vampire, Stefan. One we tried to kill. You don’t believe this guy."
  • Stefan: "What do you want me to do Damon? Elena made her decision. She’s choosing to trust Elijah. I’m going to put my faith in her."
  • Damon: "Why? She’s just going to end up dead."
  • Stefan: "Because she put her faith in me. She chose to trust me in spite of what I am. If I’m going to bet on someone instincts it’s going to be hers."
  • Damon: "Then that makes you the biggest idiot of them all."
  • Stefan: "She chose to trust you too."
  • Damon: "Maybe you shouldn’t be so sure about her instincts."

  • Greta: She's not dead...she's in transition.





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