The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
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The Cell 

Damon is trapped by Dr. Wes, and realizes scary things about his past.


Chris Grismer


Kevin Williamson (developed for television by), Julie Plec (developed for television by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview:
Nina Dobrev ... Elena Gilbert / Katherine Pierce
Paul Wesley ... Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder ... Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen ... Jeremy Gilbert (credit only)
Kat Graham ... Bonnie Bennett (credit only)
Candice King ... Caroline Forbes (as Candice Accola)
Zach Roerig ... Matt Donovan (credit only)
Michael Trevino ... Tyler Lockwood (credit only)
Michael Malarkey ... Lorenzo 'Enzo' St. John
Rick Cosnett ... Dr. Wes Maxfield
Trevor St. John ... Dr. Whitmore
Shaun Sipos ... Aaron Whitmore
Judd Lormand ... Joseph
Jason MacDonald ... Grayson Gilbert


Stefan continues to offer Katherine his support while trying to mask his own pain, until Caroline shows up with an unusual form of therapy. After trying to make amends with Caroline, Elena grows so concerned about Damon that she turns to Aaron for help. Later, when Damon tells Elena about a terrible ordeal in his past that he has kept secret for decades, she shares the disturbing information she just learned about her own family. Finally, Aaron decides on a desperate course of action after a conversation with Dr. Wes. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

5 December 2013 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Great ever episode to drive you crazy.......!!!!!!!
31 December 2013 | by srikanna421See all my reviews

The episode was so much fun that I could not resist myself from writing a review. It takes us to a different plot far away from vampire diaries where humans hurt vampire in immoral ways to conduct experiments on their mysterious abilities.

This is a great transformation in the series to travel through more darker sides even possible with the concept of vampire being treated as a victim.

Though the series started very slowly this year with all of the meaning or the driving forces scattered in bits and pieces. This is one such episode which will almost give a new dimension to be expected from the show.

It was like I could not spend a week waiting for the next episode so thought to get myself occupied seeing the episode again and again and giving this review.

One of the few episodes that are worth watching again and again.

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