• Genre: Drama
  • Air date: May 2, 2013
  • Network: CW





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She's Come Undone

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She's Come Undone

She's Come Undone is the twenty-first episode of the fourth season of The Vampire Diaries and the eighty-seventh episode of the series.                                                  


LET'S MAKE A DEAL - Damon and Stefan try a brutal new approach to provoke Elena into turning her humanity back on, and Caroline is frustrated when her attempt to intervene backfires. When Elena figures out a way to call the Salvatore brother's bluff, they call for backup from a surprising source. Matt gives Rebekah some unsolicited advice on her life choices, and she tries to help him in return. Caroline has a confusing and dangerous encounter with Klaus, and Katherine is suspicious when Bonnie makes her an offer that she promises will gain them both.                                             




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
  • Zach Roerig as Matt Donovan/Silas
  • Candice Accola as Caroline Forbes
  • Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood 
  • Joseph Morgan as Niklaus Mikaelson/Silas
  • Recurring Cast

  • Claire Holt as Rebekah Mikaelson
  • Marguerite MacIntyre as Elizabeth Forbes/Silas
  • Raymond Scott Parks as Silas (voiced by Jason Spisak)
  • Trivia

  • Antagonists: Elena Gilbert and Silas.
  • Elena is tortured for the first time in the series by Damon and Stefan. She takes everything they do to her and doesn't break as they had hoped.
  • A glimpse of Silas' face is shown in this episode. It seems to be disfigured in some manner. However this is later revealed to be another illusion as stated by Silas in The Walking Dead.
  • Damon takes Elena's daylight ring in this episode, but she gets it back at the end of the episode.
  • Elena risks dying by the sun to prove that Damon and Stefan won't kill her to get her humanity back.
  • The safe Elena is locked in is seen for the first time in this episode. It'll reappear in Graduation.
  • Katherine let's Elena escape from the safe, as she said to Damon that it would be amusing to see her go on a killing spree. Then to see if Elena could come back from that.
  • Elena turns her humanity back on in this episode because of Matt and Damon. It was Matt's plan and he had Damon's help.
  • Matt Donovan dies, but has the Gilbert ring on so he comes back.
  • Niklaus Mikaelson doesn't appear in this episode, but Silas appears to Caroline in his form.
  • In the episode American Gothic, Silas took on the form of Caroline to taunt Klaus. In this episode, he taunts her with the appearance of Klaus.
  • Elizabeth Forbes comes extremely close to death in this episode.
  • Silas takes on the form of three characters in this episode: Niklaus (twice), Matt Donovan and Elizabeth Forbes. In I Know What You Did Last Summer, it's revealed he appeared to Liz as Caroline in this episode.
  • This is the first time the remaining Gilbert Ring appeared since Jeremy's death.
  • This is the first time Rebekah sees how the Gilbert Ring works.
  • This was Matt's first time wearing the Gilbert Ring and being resurrected by it.
  • Continuity

  • Bonnie, Matt, Silas and Caroline were last seen in Pictures of You.
  • Elizabeth Forbes was last seen in Bring It On.
  • The Gilbert Ring was last seen in Stand By Me.
  • Locations

  • Mystic Falls, Virginia
  • Behind the Scenes

  • Nina's mother mentioned on Twitter on March 28 that Nina was shooting a Katherine scene with Bonnie, and an Elena scene with Damon and Stefan.
  • This episode had about 2.17 million viewers in the USA which was 0.07 million less than the previous episode.
  • Cultural References

  • She's Come Undone is the title of the 1992 novel by Wally Lamb. It takes its name from the song "Undun" by The Guess Who; the phrase "She's come undone" refrains throughout the song.
  • Both The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars' 21st episode of the fourth season is called She's Come Undone.
  • In the literal sense, "come undone" refers to something becoming untied, unwrapped, unfastened, etc. In the figurative sense, it means that something has either not gone as planned,or has failed in some way. E.g. a plan can come undone meaning it hasn't worked as expected. A person can come undone meaning that they have lost their composure or self-control.
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