The Lies Will Catch Up To You[2] is the thirteenth episode of the eighth season of The Vampire Diaries and the one hundred and sixty-eighth episode of the series overall.


EVIL IN THE PASTDamon and Alaric come face to face with an old enemy after they obtain a weapon that may be able to destroy Cade. Stefan is held captive by a surprising acquaintance and is forced to confront a dark secret from his past. Meanwhile, Caroline and Matt try to keep Stefan's violent history from destroying him. Cade focuses his attention on Bonnie and digs deep into her mind.



Main Cast

Special Guest Star

Recurring Cast




  • Antagonists: Cade and Kai.
  • This is the second episode in which Stefan is human.
  • This episode revealed that it has been 3 days since Matt rung the Maxwell Bell 11 times in Nostalgia's a Bitch when Cade left his world and at the same so did Kai. That 2 days have past since Enzo was killed by Stefan and Bonnie injecting with Elena's cured filled blood making him human again.
  • It's revealed that vampires who are cured, anyone they ever compelled begins to wear off of them. Meaning anyone compelled by Katherine (i.e. the entire town of Willoughby, PA), Elena and Stefan would've remembered everything they were compelled to forget or do.
  • Kai tells Damon and Alaric if they help get completely out of Hell that he'll help them kill Cade. To keep Ric from killing him and sending back to Hell, Kai says he'll wake up Elena for him.
  • Cade reveals to Bonnie that her scream full of anguish and rage for Enzo's death created a psychic dimension like Cade's, and that Enzo's soul is there.
  • Damon takes Kai to the Salvatore crypt where Elena's casket has been moved back to from upstate New York so that he can wake up Elena. Instead Kai betrays Damon by siphoning the magic of his vampirism, taking both Elena's casket and the weapon that can kill Cade.

Body Count



Behind the Scenes

Cultural References


Damon: "How the hell are you here?"
Kai: "I'll help you kill Cade."
Alaric: "I think we can manage without you."
Kai: "What if I brought back Elena?"
Bonnie:"Oh my God."
Kai: "Hi sleepyhead, remember me?"

Damon: "How the hell are you here?"
Kai: "Find a way to get me out of hell then I'll help you kill Cade."
Alaric: "I think we can manage without you."
Kai: "What if I brought back Elena?"
Damon:"Okay. You're going to bring back Elena Gilbert back to life... right now!"
Bonnie:"Oh my God."
Kai: "Hi sleepyhead, remember me?"

Bonnie:"Hey, it's Bonnie, Leave a message."
Caroline: "Hey, it's me. Just calling to say good morning. I know Stefan was going to pay you a visit last night, and judging by the fact that he never came home, it means that it either went really well, or really not. I'd love yo hear your voice. But if you're not ready to talk, I get it. But whatever you need. If you need time, space, gallons of red wine. I'm here for you. With... or without Stefan."

Kai: "Stuck between dimensions. Thanks to Hell's bell, one foot on Earth, the other in Cade's nightmare world of hurt. On the run. off the grid. A renegade relying only on his wits. A renegade, that's funny. I can still do magic if I siphon myself, but even then it takes concentration. It's like having cell reception on Mars."
Alaric: "You murdered my wife!"
Kai: "Fiancé. It was mid-ceremony as I remember. But yes, yes. Yes. Huge mistake. I see that now. I do. Motus!... Crap."
Alaric: "Are you having a hard time concentrating?"
Kai: "No."
Damon:"Ric. Hey I have some questions. Starting with how the hell are you here?"
Kai: "Why don't you tell me. You guys rang some giant bell and suddenly I could see Mystic Falls. So I went for it, and here I am. Sorta. Please don't tell Cade."
Damon: "You're in Hell?"
Kai: "Yeah, you killed me. I think I'm on the wait list for Heaven but they're not returning my calls."
Damon:"You said you had a better idea than killing Cade with this dagger."
Kai: "Find a way to get me out of hell -all the way- and then I'll help you kill Cade. "
Alaric: "I think we can manage without you."
Kai: "What if I brought back Elena?"
Damon:"Let's hear him out, Ric."



Last.fm_play.png "Apple Pie" – Rafferty
Last.fm_play.png "The Great American Shakedown" – Oil Boom
Last.fm_play.png "No One Will Ever Replace Us" – The Courteeners
Last.fm_play.png "Keep Lying" – Donna Missal
Last.fm_play.png "Nightlife" – Axel Flovent




  2. The press release lists the title as "The Lies Are Going To Catch Up With You", but the line from You're Undead to Me and the official promo list it as "The Lies Will Catch Up To You".
  3. Seen as a reflection on 19:27

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