• Genre: Drama
  • Air date: Sep 16, 2010
  • Network: CW





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Brave New World

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Brave New World

Brave New World is the second episode of the second season of The Vampire Diaries and the twenty-fourth episode of the series.


THE CARNIVAL FROM HELL - When a confused and desperate Caroline leaves the hospital and joins her friends at the Mystic Falls Carnival, Damon wants to take immediate action, but Stefan and Elena come to Caroline's defense. Matt is completely mystified by Caroline's behavior, but still tries to tell her about his feelings for her. Damon has suspicions about Tyler's Uncle Mason and uses Tyler's volatile personality in an attempt to get Mason to reveal his secret. Upset with everything going on around her, Bonnie takes her anger out on Damon.


Main Cast

  • Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert
  • Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore
  • Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore
  • Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy Gilbert
  • Katerina Graham as Bonnie Bennett
  • Candice Accola as Caroline Forbes
  • Zach Roerig as Matt Donovan
  • Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood
  • Sara Canning as Jenna Sommers
  • Matthew Davis as Alaric Saltzman
  • Recurring Cast

  • Susan Walters as Carol Lockwood
  • Taylor Kinney as Mason Lockwood
  • Terri James as Nurse Haynes
  • Guest Cast

  • BJ Britt as Carter
  • Trivia

  • Antagonist: Damon Salvatore and Caroline Forbes.
  • This episode is Caroline-centric.
  • Caroline becomes the second female main character to turn into a vampire, after Vicki.
  • Caroline uses compulsion for the first time in the series and makes her first kill as a vampire: Carter.
  • Bonnie blames Damon for Carter's death and tries to kill him, but Elena stops her.
  • Elena keeps both Caroline and Damon from being killed.
  • This is the second time Elena saves Damon life in the series. The first time was in Season One's Bloodlines.
  • It is never explained how Caroline got invited into her own house without Liz getting suspicious. Though it is shown that at some point Stefan had been invited in.
  • Vicki Donovan is mentioned by Damon. She was last seen in Haunted.
  • Stefan jokes about the Lockwood family being werewolves in this episode. It is later confirmed that they do, in fact, belong to a werewolf bloodline.
  • Body Count

  • Carter - drained of blood, killed by Caroline Forbes.
  • Cultural References

  • When Stefan arm wrestles Mason and loses, he and Damon discuss Mason's strength, and Stefan jokes that Mason and Tyler could be ninja turtles. This is a reference to the 1980s franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which featured a band of humanoid turtles who fought crime.
  • Brave New World is a novel by Aldous Huxley, first published in 1932. The title is derived from Shakespeare's play, The Tempest.
  • Team Jacob refers to Jacob, a character in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga.
  • Bart and Homer are characters in The Simpsons.
  • Behind the Scenes

  • This episode had about 3.04 million viewers in the USA.
  • The series finale of NBC's TV show Heroes shared the same name. It also involved a carnival.
  • Katherine, Jenna and Alaric do not appear in this episode.
  • Mason meets Stefan for the first time in this episode.
  • The nurse from The Night of the Comet returns in this episode. This is also her last appearance in the series.

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