Synopsis for The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 18: “American Gothic”

Rebekah and Elena in American GothicThere’s nothing we love more than when Mystic Falls adversaries set aside their differences and learn to get along for the common good. Well, it must be our lucky day, because in The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 18, Elena Gilbert and Rebekah Mikaelson will do just that in an attempt to track down sassy Katherine Pierce, reclaim the cure, and teach her a hard lesson in not killing people’s little brothers. (It’s like Thelma and Louise but with a supernatural twist.) Along the way, they’ll stumble upon plenty of surprises and bump into some handsome old acquaintances.

Get the scoop on Elena and Rebekah’s upcoming road trip in the synopsis for “American Gothic” (yes, the name of the famous Grant Wood portrait of a farmer and his wife) below!

RACE FOR THE CURE — Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) take off in search of Katherine  (also played by Nina Dobrev) and find themselves in a small town in Pennsylvania, where Elena has a surprising encounter with another old acquaintance — Elijah (guest star Daniel Gillies). Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) are both concerned about Elena’s state of mind and are determined to do what’s best for her, but she makes it clear that helping her will be difficult. Damon is not sure how to react when Stefan reveals his unexpected plan for the future. Meanwhile, in Mystic Falls, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) receives Caroline’s (Candice Accola) reluctant help and comes to a new understanding of Silas’ powers. Kellie Cyrus directed the episode written by Evan Bleiweiss & Jose Molina (#418).

We cannot wait to see what harrowing adventures are in store for these two beautiful, powerful vampresses. Each is truly a force to be reckoned with and Katherine better count her lucky stars that they don’t subject her to Klaus-like torture (i.e. stabbing herself in the leg repeatedly for hours on end).

That being said, we feel like Little Miss Gilbert and sweet Bex are entitled to their own team name. We were considering Elenkah at one point but the fierceness of Rebelena cannot be ignored. What do you think? Post your thoughts in the comments!


  1. Ashleigh Said:


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  3. vickie Said:

    when is the episode going to air the last week was a rerun and so is this week

  4. Nicole Said:


  5. Raven Said:

    Idc what you call them, I’m just thrilled that Elijah will be back!! :D

  6. emi Said:

    Rebel-ena sounds better IMO. BUT WHO CARES. ELIJAH IS COMING BACK. And that picture is too great.

  7. Anastasia Said:

    Elenkah! 3:D

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  9. Estelle Said:

    I think rebelena is awesome!! :) but I’m really glad that Elena and Rebecca are bbfl’s! :) it’s sooooo epic! <3

  10. Rjay simon Said:

    Tak cova katharina dey’r comin 4 u …u’r screwd .GUESS WHO hahahahaha REBELENA

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