• Genre: Drama
  • Air date: Feb 24, 2011
  • Network: CW





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The House Guest

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The House Guest

The House Guest is the sixteenth episode of the second season of The Vampire Diaries and the thirty-eighth episode of the series.


A NIGHT OF CONFESSIONS - Katherine's mind games are getting on everyone's nerves, but Damon, Stefan and Elena realize that her knowledge of Mystic Falls history will help them stay alive. Frustrated with her relationship with Matt, Caroline finds a new way to get his attention. Alaric makes a surprising confession to Jenna, and Katherine makes a different kind of confession to Damon. Stefan and Bonnie try to convince Jonas and Luka that they should all be working together, but Jonas' lack of trust leads to violent and fiery confrontation.


Main Cast

  • Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert/Katherine Pierce
  • Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore
  • Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore
  • Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy Gilbert
  • Kat 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

  • Daniel Gillies as Elijah Mikaelson 
  • Bryton James as Luka Martin
  • Randy J. Goodwin as Jonas Martin
  • Mia Kirshner as Isobel Flemming
  • Guest Cast

  • S.O.Stereo as Themselves
  • Trivia

  • Antagonist: Jonas Martin.
  • This is the last episode before 6-week hiatus.
  • Caroline demonstrates that she can sing with Candice Accola singing in this episode.
  • Before his death, Jonas gives Bonnie her powers back and tells her of a way to kill Klaus.
  • Caroline tells Matt that she is a vampire in this episode. He remembers what Vicki said in Pilot about being attacked by a vampire and assumes that Caroline killed her.
  • Elena learns of Jeremy and Bonnie's relationship and gives Bonnie her blessing.  
  • This is the third episode where Katherine has more screen time than Elena.
  • This is the second episode of the third chapter of Season Two, The Klaus/Curse Chapter (The Dinner Party to As I Lay Dying.)
  • Body Count

  • Luka - torched, killed by Damon.
  • Jonas - broken neck, killed by Stefan.
  • Continuity

  • Tyler does not appear in this episode.
  • Caroline was last seen in Crying Wolf.
  • At the end Isobel comes back. Her last appearance was in Isobel, a gap of 18 episodes. She was uncredited for this appearance, in order to keep her return a surprise to viewers.
  • Cultural References

  • The Notebook is a romantic film, based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks.
  • The House Guest is a 1995 film about a small time crook how poses as family's friend to escape persecution. Katherine usually passes as Elena, and is hiding in the Salvatore's house to escape Klaus.
  • House Guests is the name of an early 1970's American funk group.
  • Behind the Scenes

  • This episode had about 2.99 million viewers in the USA.

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