Sep. 10, 2009
60 min.
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The Vampire Diaries - 05x11 500 Years of Solitude

5x11 500 Years of Solitude

4.67/5 (27 votes)
First Aired: Jan. 23, 2014 on The CW

Summary: With her impending death, 500-year-old Katherine reminisces about her life and the night she gave birth in 1490. Stefan informs Elena, Caroline and Bonnie that Katherine doesn't have long to live. Damon, Matt and Jeremy talk about Katherine's infamous moments. Stefan and Elena are forced to…
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Main Characters in this Episode


Guest Stars

Bonnie Bennett played by Kat Graham
Caroline Forbes played by Candice King
Sheriff Liz Forbes played by Marguerite MacIntyre
John Gilbert played by David Anders
Emily Bennett played by Bianca Lawson
Klaus Mikaelson played by Joseph Morgan
Mia played by Taylor Treadwell
Ivan played by Josué Gutierrez

Episode Quotes

Elena Gilbert: I forgive you.ou weren't born evil. Your life made you that way. You lost everyone that you cared about way too young, and you didn't have a family that looked after you. Sound familiar?
Katherine Pierce: [weakly] Is this the... 'We're not so different you and I'Doppelgänger speech? Because I'd be happy to skip it.
Elena Gilbert: I'll save it for the funeral we probably won't have for you.
Katherine Pierce: Perfect.
Elena Gilbert: I just wanted to get the forgiveness part out. It's part of me that I... I never want to lose.
Katherine Pierce: Good for you. Now maybe you can help a girl out and give me one more syringe, and if anyone's gonna plunge a needle in me one last time, may as well be you. Symmetry and all that. Elena... Thank you for your forgiveness.
Caroline Forbes: Don't you have a dying girl to go punish for all of her sins?
Klaus: I do. But I won't... for you.
Caroline Forbes: So you came all the way to Mystic Falls just to back off when I ask you to?
Klaus: No. No. I came all the way to Mystic Falls to gloat over a corpse to be, as you so poetically put it, but I will leave minus the gloating in return for one small thing.
Caroline Forbes: And what is that?
Klaus: I want your confession.
Caroline Forbes: My confession? I din't do anything... Confession about what?
Klaus: Me. As soon as we're done here, I'm gonna walk away, and I'm never coming back. You'll never again have to look me in the eye and cover our connection with hostility and revulsion. You'll never have to loathe the darkest parts of yourself that care fore in spite of all I've done. I will be gone, and you will be free. I just... Want you to be honest with me.
Caroline Forbes: [almost pleading] I'm in college. I'm building a life for myself. I have plans and a future and things that I want, and none of those things involve you. Okay? None of them.
Klaus: I see.
Caroline Forbes: No, you don't Because yes, I cover our connection with hostility. Because, yes, I hate myself for the truth. So if you promise to walk away like you said an never come back, then, yes, I will be honest with you... I will be honest with you about what I want.
Klaus: I will walk away and I will never come back. I promise.
Damon Salvatore: [pouring everyone shots for their drinking game] Rule number one, think of the worst thing Katherine Pierce has ever done to you. Rule number two, toast to the glory of her impending death. Rule number three, if you come across something that's worse - which you will - repeat rules one and two. She pretended to be buried in a tomb for 145 years while I waited for her lying ass.


  • Goof (plot holes): As the Anchor, Bonnie sees every supernatural being after they have died and feels the pain of their death. Since Katherine didn't actually die, Bonnie would not have felt her death and therefore should have known that Katherine hadn't actually died.


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