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The Vampire Diaries

Season 1 Episode 11


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 21, 2010 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Damon travels to Georgia, where he goes to visit, Bree a former lover to help him open the tomb. To make things even more interesting Damon has to face someone from the past seeking vengence. Stefan tries to help Bonnie overcome her fears and accept her powers. Jeremy meets a girl named Anna who has her own theories on the mysteries behind Mystic Falls.moreless

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  • TGIB! (a.k.a. Thank God It's Back)

    When The Vampire Diaries took it's break back in November, I nearly died (okay, that might be just a tad bit of an exaggeration). Watching The Vampire Diares on Thursday nights is the only thing that got me through the school week, so I'm so glad it's back. And it came back with a bang! Sort of. Although there was a lack of action, the "bang" came in the revealing of two major secrets.


    1. Stefan was there the day that Elena and her parents' car went off the bridge and saved Elena's life.

    2. Part of the reason that Elena looks so similar to Katherine is that she was adopted. Could she really be a Pierce (a.k.a. a member of Katherine's family)? Only time (and, I guess, Internet spoilers) can answer that question. :P

    Besides those two secrets being revealed, I really liked how we got to see a much nicer side of Damon when he was in Georgia with Elena (except, of course, for when he punched his fist through Bree's chest... and did he pull out her heart like in Indiana Jones 2? Oh, my...). I also liked how we got to see that Elena cares for Damon when she saved him from being killed by Lexi's ex-vampire-lover (although, let's face it, Damon probably deserved to be set on fire and burned to death).

    Last night, a new characcter was introduced. Anna something or other. I don't believe they revealed her last name. Definitely a new love interest for Jeremy, and she appears to be much better for him than Vicki. She also appears to be the one that is going to prove to Jeremy that vampires do exist in Mystic Falls since Damon erased his memory about Vicki's vampire-ness (yeah, not a word, i know). I believe I know who Anna is, but I'm not quite sure. I believe she's Alaric's daughter, and they're both vampire hunters. I mean, in Alaric's flashback when they showed the picture of his wife, wasn't there a daughter in the picture, too? Or am I just making that up in my head? Hm... anywho I like that they finally revealed (well I guess I can't say finally because we sort of kinda just met the mysterious vampire hunter, Alaric Saltzman) the secret of Alaric's past, and that Damon murdered his wifee. I did not see that coming. Jeez, Damon is just getting himself way over his head in trouble by killing the ones people love isn't he? What will become of this storyline? It's obvious that Alaric has come to town for one reason... to find 'n kill Damon Salvatore. But he obviously won't. I mean, it's Damon-freaking-Salvatore. :PPP

    In the novels, Elena began to date Damon after she had been turned into a vampire, and I believe that last night's episode was the writers' way of saying, "Yes, people. Something will eventually happen between Elena and Damon," but I have a feeling this "something" won't be happening between them anytime soon. I mean, Elena and Stefan are still very much in love with each other, which was shown in that kiss they shared towards the end.

    One last thing...: I sense that Elena is going to transition into becoming a rebellious bad girl. Now that she knows her whole family (especially Aunt Jenna) has been lying to her about who her true parents are, I am pretty sure that Elena will begin to rebel and rebel and rebel and spend more time with the Salvatores (Oh, I love that scene from the next episode trailer when she walks into the dance between Stefan and Damon. Something about that headband she's wearing just makes her look evil. lol. In my opinion). TTY next week! Can't waait.moreless
  • Season 1, Episode 11


    So, Damon saves Elena from her car accident and takes her with him to Georgia. Where they meet Lexi's ex-vampire lover who Elena saves Damon's life from. Stefan helps Bonnie with her fears and be able to accept her new powers. Jermey meets Anna, who has her own thoughts on Mystic Falls.

    and then of course Elena and Stefan steal the episode again. with huge secrets revealed. -

    Elena confronts Stefan and says he only likes her because she looks like Katharine. Stefan then tells her he knew her way before they met in school. Stefan tells her that he was there the night her parents died and that he saved her life. He then saw the resemblance to Katharine and did research on them and realized that Elena was adopted!! incredible!!! 10/10moreless
  • Damon just knows how to get into trouble

    So.. Elena is mad about Stefan and end up in a road trip with Damon. That sounds little bit too... I am not sure even what but it wasn't as bad as I expected. There was not much stroy on Elena/Damon storyline but the other part.. Elena's brother and the whole reason why Elena looks like Cathrine.. I think there is quite many interesting facts still to come. So, some medium storylines, some interesting facts, more tension building. At least, I think, there is some continues tension building what I think this show has little lacked and the truth about the accident.. oh.. I cannot say I saw that coming..moreless
  • Don't understand Damon's agenda

    I still don't understand what is the deal with Damon, what is it that he's so mad about. I was beginning to feel sorry for him, but he is helpless. Still, he cared for Elena on the trip and she basically saved his life. And then what he did to the poor woman in the bar and what he's trying to do, I guess we have so many episodes to come to get to the real thing.

    I'm glad Elena gave Stefan a chance to say what he wanted to, but I'm sure she was sorry after learning the sad truth about his family, but a shocking story about her accident. It was kind of scary when Bonnie lands on this hole and listens to this weird and freaky noise and what's behind it.

    I still want to know the story behind the diary Jeremy and his new friend were talking about.moreless
  • I'm a huge Damon fan, and thank god that my wait has been rewarded with a Damon filled episode. A smile on my face, and shaking hand, ready to write a review.moreless

    Elena wakes up in a car, tumbled over, due to speeding. Of course, still in shock because of the picture she found in Stefans room. Now, I too would be shocked if I found out the guy I was seeing had a picture of his ex around, that looked like me. Anyway, back to the subject, Elena in the car. The mistyrious guy she hit. Now, I'm not going to complain but I would love to know who that guy/girl/vampire/werewolf was. So please, let there be some light on that subject.

    Damon came to save the day. Now, this is the part where I smiled most of the time. Damon has a weak spot for Elena, and I would rather have them hook-up than her and Stefan, just sayin'. Anyhow, he takes her to a bar somewhere in Georgia. Now, here we meet Bree (played by the wonderfull Gina Torres), who has had a love history with Damon. (Can I be jealous? Yes, thank you.)

    However we soon find out, Elena has a fun side and Bree has a bad side. Elena has a weakspot for Damon, otherwise she would have let the other dude kill him. However, it all came down to Elena forgiving Stefan, Bonnie facing her fears and Damon being... well Damon.

    I can't wait for next week. Thank you vampire diaries for existing.moreless
Gina Torres

Gina Torres


Guest Star

Mia Kirshner

Mia Kirshner

Isobel Saltzman

Guest Star

Brandon Quinn

Brandon Quinn


Guest Star

Jasmine Guy

Jasmine Guy

Sheila Bennett

Recurring Role

Malese Jow

Malese Jow


Recurring Role

Matthew Davis

Matthew Davis

Alaric Saltzman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: When Damon rescues Elena from her car, she faints and he carries her in his arms. When Damon firsts picks her up, Elena grabs his back to support herself, but in the next shot when he is carrying her, Elena's arms are hanging freely.

    • Goof: When Damon is eating a burger at Bree's bar and talking to Elena about Katherine, his beer bottle alternates from his hand to sitting on the table as the camera angle changes.

    • The scenes at Bree's Bar were filmed at The Depot Bar & Grill. This is located at 4122 Emory Street NW in Covington, Georgia.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • (while doing shots)
      Elena: You need a bib.
      Damon: Sorry I can't unhinge my jaw like a snake to consume alcohol.

    • Stefan: The first day of school, when we met, it wasn't for the first time, Elena.
      Elena: Then when was it?
      Stefan: May 23rd, 2009.
      Elena: But that was...
      Stefan: That was the day your parents' car went off the bridge.
      Elena: You were there?

    • Elena: (referring to her resemblance to Katherine) You could have told me.
      Stefan: I wanted to tell you.
      Elena: You said no more lies, only the truth. I can handle the truth, Stefan. As crazy as it is, I can handle the fact that you are a vampire, and you have a vampire brother, and that my best friend is a witch. I can accept the fact that the world is a much more mysterious place than I ever thought possible. But this...this lie, I cannot take. What am I to you? Who am I to you?
      Stefan: You are not Katherine. You are the opposite of everything that she was.

    • Elena: My car...there was a man. I hit a man. But then he got up, and...who was that?
      Damon: That's what I would like to know.

    • Lee: My girlfriend went to visit Stefan, and Damon killed her. Got it?
      Elena: Lexi? Lexi was your girlfriend? She told me about you. She said that you were human.
      Lee: I was.
      Elena: Lexi turned you?
      Lee: If you wanna be with someone forever, you have to live forever.

    • Elena: (referring to Katherine) Why do I look like her?
      Stefan: Elena, you've been through so much...
      Elena: Why do I look like her, Stefan? What are you not telling me?
      Stefan: It didn't make any sense to me. You were a Gilbert and she was a Pierce. But the resemblance was too similar. And then I learned the truth. You were adopted, Elena.

    • Elena: Am I going to be safe with you?
      Damon: Yes.
      Elena: Will you promise not to do that mind control thing with me?
      Damon: Yes
      Elena: Can I trust you?
      Damon: Get in the car. C'mon.

    • Bree: (to Elena, referring to Damon) He is good in the sack! Isn't he?

    • Elena: I saved your life.
      Damon: I know.
      Elena: And don't you forget it.

    • Elena: Let's just say that I'm descended from Katherine, does that make me part vampire?
      Damon: Vampires can't procreate... but we love to try. No. If, if you were related, that would mean that Katherine had a child before she was turned.
      Elena: Did Stefan think that he could use me to replace her?
      Damon: It's kinda creepy if you ask me.

    • Damon: You okay?
      Elena: Don't pretend to care. I know you're gloating inside.

    • Damon: It's not like we all hang out together at the vamp bar and grill.

    • Alaric: (voiceover) I found one...after years of research and study. There it was, right in front of me. I was terrified. As I stared it in the eyes, I drove a stake through its heart. I was right about Mystic Falls. There's evil here. I can sense it, feel it. It's everywhere.

    • Elena: (On the striking resemblence she and Kathreine have) I look like her.

    • Elena: This is kidnapping.
      Damon: That's a little melodramatic, don't you think?
      Elena: You're not funny.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: Thursday, February 11, 2010 on Warner Channel
      Germany: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 on ProSieben
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 on ITV2
      Sweden: Thursday, April 15, 2010 on TV6
      Norway: Thursday, August 26, 2010 on FEM
      Slovakia: Sunday, December 12, 2010 on Markiza
      Poland: Monday, February 28, 2011 on TVN
      Turkey: Saturday, May 7, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: Thursday, June 14, 2012 on TV Nova

    • Kayla Ewell (Vicki) was once again removed from the main credits.

    • Although credited, Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes), Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan) and Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) do not appear in this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "Cosmic Love" by Florence and the Machine
      "An End Has A Start" by Editors
      "On A Mission" by The Dandelions
      "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" by Black Mustang
      "Can't Stop These Tear (From Falling)" by The Black Hollies
      "Trouble" by Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions
      "Push" by The Steps
      "Pepper Spray" by The Upsidedown
      "The Night Before" by The Stereotypes
      "Look Inside" by The Dig
      "Only One" by Alex Band
      "Out Of The Blue" by Julian Casablancas
      "Nothing Is Logical" by The Bell