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Katerina is the ninth episode of the second season of The Vampire Diaries and the thirty-first episode of the series.
KATHERINE'S PAST IS REVEALED - Elena puts herself in a dangerous position as she searches for the truth about Katherine's past and what her own future may hold. Knowing that Stefan would never agree to her plan, Elena swears Caroline to secrecy. Damon uses a new-found confidant to help him try to discover the real purpose and power of the moonstone. Jeremy and Bonnie meet Luka a new student with a surprising family history.
Main CastNina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert/Katherine PiercePaul Wesley as Stefan SalvatoreIan Somerhalder as Damon SalvatoreSteven R. McQueen as Jeremy GilbertKaterina Graham as Bonnie BennettCandice Accola as Caroline ForbesZach Roerig as Matt DonovanMichael Trevino as Tyler LockwoodSara Canning as Jenna SommersMatthew Davis as Alaric Saltzman
Recurring CastDaniel Gillies as Elijah MikaelsonLauren Cohan as Rose-MarieTrent Ford as TrevorRandy J. Goodwin as Jonas MartinBryton James as Luka MartinTrevor Peterson as SlaterSia Sapoundjieva as Katerina's motherOleg Sapoundjiev as Katerina's fatherMadison Connolly as Katerina's sister
Co-StarringSandra Lafferty as Old Woman
TriviaAntagonist: Elijah Mikaelson, Niklaus Mikaelson (past, unseen)Although credited, Matt, Jenna, Alaric and Tyler do not appear in this episode.This episode had about 3.50 million viewers in USA.This is the first episode in the whole series to begin with a different scene during the showing of previous episode events. The others began with Stefan narrating about needing to know Elena; this episode began with Alaric narrating about vampires and werewolves, beginning what was to be a sequence of more episodes.This episode shares many similarities with "500 Years of Solitude," and the milestone 100th episode could be considered a loose sequel to this episode.It's the third of four episodes to be named after a character, the other three being: Isobel, Rose and Klaus.This episode is named after Katherine's real name, Katerina-a name shared by actress Katerina Graham who plays Bonnie Bennett.It is revealed that Rose was the one who sired Katherine. In the novels, it was Klaus. Thus, the storyline of Klaus and Katherine are different in the novels. We learn in the Season Five episode, "Monster's Ball" that the date was April 6, 1492.1492 is when Christopher Columbus discovers the New World. Though in Oridnary People through secret history that it had already discovered, though not recorded.In the books, Katherine is German, while in the series, she is Bulgarian, possibly because Nina Dobrev was born there and speaks Bulgarian fluently.It is confirmed that Katherine had a baby before becoming a vampire and that baby started the lineage that ends in Elena. This was first theorized by Damon in "Bloodlines."This episode is the fifth flashback episode and the second told from Katherine's point of view.Katherine offers Elena her blood so she could be turned into a vampire.Elena gives Katherine the Petrova book in which there is a sketch of Katherine with her parents as seen at the end of the episode.This is the second episode this season in which we see a little bit of Katherine's humanity as she looks at the sketch of herself and her parents. The first time was in "Memory Lane."As of this episode, Trevor is the first character to die in an episode ("Rose") and make an appearance after being killed.
DeathsSlater - staked, killed by Himself/ Elijah (under his compulsion).