The Vampire Diaries

Season 1 Episode 13

Children of the Damned

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 04, 2010 on The CW



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Elena: What exactly is a Grimoire anyway?
      Damon: It's a witch's cookbook.
      Stefan: Every spell that a witch casts is unique onto itself so every witch would document their work.
      : Yeah. Cookbook.

    • Anna: You just couldn't live without me, huh?
      Jeremy: Well, I kinda miss my daily dose of cute stalker chick.

    • Giuseppe: Do you know of any vampires?
      Stefan: No. No, of course not. But are we to take what others say at face value? You always taught us so differently.
      Giuseppe: Stefan, these creatures are of the darkest parts of hell. They have the ability to control your mind, seduce your spirit. They are deadly. And they must be destroyed. Those who stand with them, those who bring shame to their families, will be destroyed as well.

    • Damon: So you've been here the whole time, then why are we just crossing paths right now?
      Anna: I like to use others to do my dirty work.
      Damon: Like Logan Fell? Oh yeah, thanks for that. By the way, the little bastard shot me.

    • Damon: (referring to Stefan) There was a time that I trusted him more than anyone.
      Elena: Trust breeds trust. You have to give it to get it.
      Damon: Are you lecturing me?
      Elena: Do you need to be lectured?
      Damon: (referring to Katherine) I just want her back. I'm sure you can understand that.
      Elena: I can understand that you would do anything for her, yes.
      Damon: Then you understand what I will do if anyone gets in my way.

    • (Damon threatens to hurt Elena unless Stefan gives him Giuseppe's journal)
      Stefan: You won't kill her.
      Damon: (forces Elena to drink his blood) I can do one better. Give me the book, Stefan, or I'm snapping her neck, and you and I will have a vampire girlfriend.

    • Elena: Do you think Damon really believes us, that we're both trying to help him?
      Stefan: I don't think Damon knows what to believe. Trust isn't something that comes naturally to him.

    • Elena: (referring to the plan to open the tomb) Since when am I helping?
      Damon: Well, Stefan's helping, and you've taken up residence in Stefan's bed. Ergo...

    • (Damon finds Elena and Stefan at Giuseppe's grave)
      Stefan: I can't let you bring her back, I'm sorry.
      Damon: So am I...for thinking for even a second that I could trust you.
      Stefan: You are not capable of trust. The fact that you're here means that you read the journal and you were planning on doing this yourself.
      Damon: Of course I was gonna do it by myself, because the only one I can count on is me! You made sure of that many years ago, Stefan.

    • Damon: (To Anna) Damn, you're strong for a little thing.

    • Elena: (to Bonnie) You're a powerful witch goddess. Seize the day, Brunhilda.

    • Bonnie: (On Elena to Ben) She's my sister. I'd die for her.

    • (Jeremy's cell phone rings but he doesn't answer)
      Damon: Who are you dodging?
      Jeremy: This girl, Anna. She can be, uh...persistent.
      Damon: Is she hot?
      Jeremy: Yeah...yeah, but she can be weird.
      Damon: Hot trumps me.

    • Stefan: How long have you been aware of me?
      Alaric: I learned just recently. What about your brother?
      Stefan: You met Damon.
      Alaric: Who do you think killed my wife?
      Stefan: You certain it was Damon?
      Alaric: I witnessed it.
      Stefan: If you're here for revenge, this is going to end very badly for you.

    • Alaric: I made a few discoveries about your town.
      Stefan: So you show up like Van Helsing?

    • (Alaric tries to shoot Stefan with a wooden stake from a compressed air gun)
      Stefan: I'm not gonna hurt you, unless you try that again.

    • Elena: You know, I really think that Damon believes that everything he's done, every move that he's made, he's done for love. It's twisted, but...kind of sad.
      Stefan: There are other ways to get what you want. You don't have to kill people. Damon has no regard for human life. He enjoys inflicting pain on others. For a hundred and forty-five years, every single time that I have let my guard down and let Damon back into my life, he's done something to make me regret that. I'm not gonna make that mistake again.

    • (After Katherine drains her victims blood in front of Damon)
      Damon: What happens to the bodies?
      Katherine: I'll take them into the woods and the other animals will finish them off.

    • (Damon walks in as Stefan and Elena are in bed)
      Damon: Rise and shine, sleepyheads!
      Stefan: What are you doing?
      Elena: Damon, please!
      Damon: Oh, stop being smutty.
      Stefan: Seriously, get out of here.
      Damon: If I see something I haven't seen before, I'll throw a dollar at it.

    • Giuseppe Salvatore: (To Stefan in a flashback): These creatures are the darkest parts of hell ... they are deadly and must be destroyed.

    • Damon: (to Stefan and Elena, after they agree to help Damon with his plan) You know, I really like this whole menage-a-threesome team thing. It's got a bit of a kink to it. Don't screw it up!

  • Notes

    • Featured Music:
      "Floating Vibes" by Surfer Blood
      "Goodbye" by Elefant
      "Stellar" by Experimental Aircraft
      "When You're Ready" by Kate Earl

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

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 4, 2010 on CTV
      Australia: February 22, 2010 on GO!
      Latin America: March 11, 2010 on Warner Channel
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 on ITV2
      Sweden: Thursday, April 29, 2010 on TV6
      Norway: Thursday, September 9, 2010 on FEM
      Germany: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 on ProSieben
      Slovakia: Sunday, December 19, 2010 on Markiza
      Poland: Monday, March 14, 2011 on TVN
      Turkey: Saturday, May 14, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: Monday, June 18, 2012 on TV Nova

  • Allusions

    • Stefan: (to Alaric) So you show up like Van Helsing?

      This is a reference to Van Helsing, a character from Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula. Van Helsing is a vampire hunter who has been featured in numerous movies, including Bram Stoker's Dracula and the 2004 movie Van Helsing.

    • Episode Title: Chilren of the Damned refers to the 1963 movie and it is also a sequel to the 1960's movie Village of the Damned.