• Genre: Drama
  • Air date: Apr 18, 2013
  • Network: CW





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Pictures of You

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Pictures of You

Pictures of You is the nineteenth episode of the fourth season of The Vampire Diaries and the eighty-fifth episode of the series.


PROM NIGHT IN MYSTIC FALLS - After making a decision that infuriates Klaus, Elijah proposes a life-changing challenge for Rebekah. Caroline finds that her carefully laid plans for the perfect Senior Prom night are disrupted by Elena, so she turns to an amused Klaus for a solution. Determined to get through to Elena, Damon and Stefan both attend the prom, but the evening begins to spiral out of control despite their efforts. When Elena suddenly lashes out in a way no one could have predicted, Matt turns to Rebekah for help. Finally, Bonnie makes a terrifying discovery, and Klaus receives a message that could change everything.


Main Cast

  • Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert/Katherine Pierce 
  • Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore/Silas
  • Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore
  • Steven R. McQueen as Silas
  • Kat Graham as Bonnie Bennett
  • Zach Roerig as Matt Donovan
  • Candice Accola as Caroline Forbes
  • Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood
  • Joseph Morgan as Niklaus Mikaelson
  • Recurring Cast

  • Claire Holt as Rebekah Mikaelson/Silas
  • Daniel Gillies as Elijah Mikaelson
  • Grace Phipps as April Young
  • Raymond Scott Parks as Silas
  • Trivia

  • Antagonists: Elena Gilbert, Silas
  • This episode aired on April 18th, after a three week hiatus.
  • At least eight or nine days have gone by since the previous episode.
  • This is the first episode to feature all series regulars since "After School Special." This is the sixth and final episode of the season to do so as Tyler is absent for the remaining four episodes.
  • Rebekah reveals Elena is currently living with her. This persists until Elena's humanity turns back on.
  • Tyler appears in this episode after being absent for four episodes.
  • As stated by Caroline, vervain is no longer in the town's water supply.
  • This is probably the first time Matt and Bonnie encounter Elena after she switched off her humanity.
  • This marks the first time Rebekah gets to go to a dance (as the 1980's decade dance was officially cancelled).
  • A part of Silas' real face can be seen.
  • Silas takes on the physical appearance of four characters: Jeremy, Stefan, Damon (though this is only mentioned) and Rebekah.
  • Elena tries to kill April Young in this episode for not doing what she said and make Rebekah Prom Queen, but she is saved by being healed by Rebekah's blood.
  • Elena tells Rebekah that she doesn't fear her enemies on The Other Side but the return Alaric and Jeremy who will try to get her to turn her emotions back on.
  • Katherine does not physically appear though her voice can be heard at the end.
  • This is the second episode in which Elena tries to kill one of her friends. The first was Caroline in "Bring It On." The second was Bonnie in this episode.
  • This is the first time Bonnie ever used her powers against Elena.
  • Klaus' threat to make Elijah's life miserable is similar to how Damon had threatened to do the same to Stefan when they first became vampires.
  • In Katherine's letter she signs off with her birth name Katerina.
  • The irrational fear Kol had of Silas seems to have gone to Klaus. He is willing to have all dead supernatural beings back as long as Silas is dead.
  • Rebekah says Klaus "hated" Kol, which is not entirely true; Klaus was furious when Kol was killed.
  • In the novel Dark Reunion, Bonnie has a dream where Elena appears (as spirit), and gives clues to the new enemy arriving in Fell's Church. In the TV series, Bonnie has a dream where Jeremy appears and forces her to wake up.
  • Elijah gave Klaus the white oak stake in this episode.
  • Damon and Stefan take Elena prisoner and lock her up in the basement.
  • Continuity

  • Tyler was last seen in "Down the Rabbit Hole." His voice was heard in "Bring It On."
  • Jeremy was killed by Silas in "Down the Rabbit Hole." His body was last seen in "Stand By Me."
  • Matt was last seen in "Bring It On."
  • Bonnie was last seen in "Because the Night."
  • Shane was mentioned by Bonnie. He was last seen in "Stand By Me."
  • April was last seen in "After School Special." Her voice was heard in "Stand By Me." This is April's last appearance in the series to date.
  • Finn and Kol were mentioned. They were killed in "The Murder of One" and "A View To A Kill" respectively.
  • Alaric was mentioned by Elena. He was killed in "The Departed" and last seen as a ghost in "Memorial."
  • Behind the Scenes

  • This is the lowest viewed episode of Season Four and the entire TV series overall with only about 2.14 million viewers.
  • Though no one would know this, Silas actually took on his true appearance at one point in this episode.
  • This episode was Katerina Graham's favorite episode to film.
  • Cultural References

  • "Pictures of You" is the fourth and final single from the British rock band The Cure's 1989 album Disintegration.
  • "Pictures of You" is also the title of a song by the band The Last Goodnight, released in 2007. It is still wildly popular today, and receives sporadic play on the pop stations of the radio.
  • "Pictures of You" was the title of an episode of One Tree Hill during its fourth season.
  • "Pictures of You" is a song from Bon Jovi's 12th album.
  • Pictures of You is also name of a novel by Caroline Leavitt.
  • The voice of Silas is voice actor Jason Spisak, who voiced Kid Flash in the animated series Young Justice and and many characters in anime and video games.
  • Quotes

    Extended Promo

    Webclip 1

    Webclip 2


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