|“||Malivore opened up another portal somehow. Monsters started appearing once Hope and I opened up that artifact, and I just want to know if it's a coincidence or a [...] cause for concern.||”|
HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF — As tensions build between Hope and Lizzie, the latest monster's arrival at the school will force them to set aside their differences in order to defeat it. Meanwhile, Alaric comes up with an excuse to keep tabs on Josie at Mystic Falls High, and Cleo helps Kaleb cope with a recent fallout with MG. Landon and Ethan also appear.
- Antagonists: Gremlin.
- Elena and Damon have rebuilt the Gilbert House. Josie is staying with them to be in in town and not at the Salvatore School. MG has also enrolled in Mystic Falls High School and will also be staying with Josie in town.
- Kaleb mentions that pixies are kinder, gentler versions of a genie. Lizzie retorts "as if genies even exist". Lizzie met a jinni in There's a World Where Your Dreams Came True.
- Ethan was last seen in Yup, It's a Leprechaun, All Right.
- Dorian was last seen in To Whom It May Concern.
- Ryan Clarke appears in a flashback scene. He was last seen in I Couldn't Have Done This Without You.
- The leprechaun was mentioned. He was last seen in Yup, It's a Leprechaun, All Right
- The Ferryman was mentioned. He was last seen in Long Time, No See.
- Pothos was indirectly mentioned. Lizzie referred to him as Cupid. He was last seen in What Cupid Problem?.
- Emma Tig was mentioned. She was last seen in There's A Place Where The Lost Things Go.
- Sheriff Mac was mentioned. She was last seen in Hold on Tight.
- Maya was indirectly mentioned. She was last seen in Since When Do You Speak Japanese?.
- Veronica Greasley was indirectly mentioned. She was last seen in There's Always a Loophole
- Terrance Greasley was indirectly mentioned. He was last seen in The Boy Who Still Has a Lot of Good to Do.
- Elena and Damon were mentioned. They were both last seen in I Was Feeling Epic on The Vampire Diaries.
- Finch was mentioned. She was last seen in Long Time, No See.
- Grigori Rasputin was mentioned. He's only appeared in the non-canon digital comics Loyal Dogs.
Behind the Scenes
- This episode's title was a line used by Cleo.
- With 56 characters (including the question mark) this is the longest episode title in TVD Universe so far.
- Landon convinces Hope to have a movie night with him to watch Gremlins, a 1984 American comedy horror film directed Joe Dante.