The Vampire Diaries

Season 1 Episode 14

Fool Me Once

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 11, 2010 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Stefan helps Elena and Bonnie out of a dangerous situation. Jeremy asks Anna to a party in the woods, unaware that she has her own reasons for wanting to meet him there. When Stefan, Damon and Elena work with Bonnie and Grams to open the tomb, everyone is shocked by what they discover.moreless

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  • A Very New Fan

    I enjoy this show, for a CW show it is fun to watch. I am surprised that no one mentioned the things that are glaring at me, and that is that the thing that killed Gram was trying to hold the spell long enough for Bonnie's friends to get out, but at the end the vampire came out without anyone there to hold the spell. Perhaps it will be explained in the next show, i guess i will go look. ;)moreless
  • Double Double Toil and Trouble...

    There was a lot going on in this episode, that felt like another mini-finale. This means a great chunk to enjoy for the fans, but it's also frustrating that the show keeps going on these huge breaks. This disrupts the flow of the story arcs.

    Anyway, The biggest bit of business was the opening of Katherine's Tomb- and the reveal that she WASN'T THERE! I nice surprise, but it makes total sense, as it keeps Damon's plot thread moving. The fact that Anna knew was interesting, and though it seemed sweet enough that she just wanted her mother back (the beautiful Kelly Hu), but as a whole I really haven't been a fan of the Anna character, and would have preferred if Damon killed her and mum after being tricked. Is he going soft? Elena and Bonnie in danger was pretty standard fare, and I wish more could have come from that hostage scene with the Tom Cruise look-a-like (who has been enjoyable as a novice vampire). Jenna was surprisingly absent from an episode that featured both her niece being kidnapped and her nephew getting knocked out at a party. But FYI, Jeremy might know something is up with vampires! Exciting.

    The Witches hex on the tomb entrance was also pretty standard, but I liked the twist of sealing the vamps in. We get a series of situations where Elena, then Stefan, then Elena again all run the risk of danger/getting sealed in, but I honestly thought it played out a little clumsily, and didn't find it too suspenseful. What did really work in the episode for me was seeing Stefan kick some ass in the woods, Caroline's sweet little "speeches" with Matt, and a really really great performance from Bonnie when it looks like her grandmother has died. (wow) Also enjoyable for me is to see Damon's anguish. He seems directionless now, and Elena is beginning to gravitate towards him. And Stefan doesn't like it...but I do! (damn road trips- gets 'em every time)moreless
  • The most amazing episode of the season!!

    This episode was the most amazing episode of the season. It was absolutely, positively breathtaking.

    Things I would like to discuss:

    1. Katherine not being in the tomb. Oh, my! What will become of this!

    b. I really liked how Damon found out that Katherine knew where he was but didn't care. I had a feeling that would happen (although I thought she would be in the tomb under Fell Church). Now Damon has two options:: He can either move on or go in search of Katherine. I have a feeling he'll try to move on, but I know she'll appear as the series progresses.

    2. The tomb opening. That was sheer awesomeness. Especially the ending when the creepy vampire guy escaped escaped. He's going to cause some definite trouble in Mystic Falls. Can't wait to see where that storyline goes.

    3. Grams dying... I feel mixed about this. I liked her, and she was a good teacher for Bonnie. I think it was right for her to die, but I think they should have killed her a little later on. May we call it "Vicki Syndrome?" lol. I also liked the way Bonnie reacted to her grandma's death as strange as that may sound. We haven't really seeing that much of Bonnie's acting ability until then, and it was so realistic and moving, you could even say. I was touched. ::---))))

    4. Bonnie using her magic to set Ben on fire. That was sweet. And it showed how she's not the scared, little witch anymore... but is ready to kick some serious a$$.

    5. Something I didn't like... At the end of Children of the Damned when Stefan is shocked and races upstairs to check on Elena and discovers she's gone... wouldn't (the absent in this episode) Jenna and Jeremy be suspicious? If not then, at least when she wasn't there in the morning?

    6. Something I REALLY liked. JEREMY KNOWS! JEREMY KNOWS! LoL. Seeing him type "vampires" into Bing was a sweet moment. Can't wait to see how that works out.

    7. That moment when we think that no one will be able to escape the tomb. That was suspenseful!

    8. Someone I miss: Alaric!!!! Where art thou??!

    9. Something I really liked was that touching moment between Elena and Damon when she proves to him that he can, in fact, trust her. I love them together (not romantically, but as friends).

    That's it. TTY next week.moreless
  • The best episode so far! I want more..

    So finally they try to open the tomb. Bonnie and her grandmother opens the tomb, while Damon takes Elena with him inside, to find Cathrine, just to reasure that they won't close him inside. But Cathrine is not there. The new girl, Anna, also goes into the tomb, to find her mother. Damon later finds out, from Anna's mother, that Cathrine managed to get away, before they closed the tomb. And Anna tells him that she met Cathrine a while ago, and that Cathrine didn't ask her about Damon.

    Jeremy gets suspicious of Anna, since her eyes always changes, and she turns away. He tells Elena that he doesn't remember anything from the night they opened the tomb, but when she's gone, he searches for vampires on the internet. I'm not the best at telling all that happend in this episode, but the thing I can tell is that I loved this episode, and I think this was really the best one so far!moreless
  • Season 1, Episode 14

    This was by far the best episode of the series so far! It was intense and had lots of cliffhanging scenes with a bunch of twists and turns that left me on the edge of my seat during the entire episode. It also moved all of the story lines forward!

    In this episode

    Bonnie and Elena are trapped in the bathroom of Anna and Ben's (hotel it looks like) and they need Bonnie to break the spell in order to open the tomb. and they need Elena to make sure Bonnie does it. Anyways Stefan saves Bonnie and Elena. Bonnie's Gram says that they will open the tomb. Jeremy invites Anna to party in the woods, but he doesn't know that she has other plans for in the woods.

    So, Grams and Bonnie open the tomb and Damon takes Elena inside with him to be sure they won't close the tomb with him inside. Anna then comes and goes inside the tomb and uses Elena's blood to put life back into her mother. Damon then realizes Katherine is not in the tomb. Stefan comes back and Grams and Bonnie tell him Elena is inside the tomb, but he cannot go in because they only opened the tomb, they didn't break the spell so vampires can only go in and not out, but Elena can get out since shes human. Stefan hears her scream when Anna is using her blood so Stefan runs inside the tomb to save her!! Elena walks out of the tomb saying Stefan is behind her, but Bonnie tells her he can't leave the tomb. So Bonnie and Grams try to break the spell, but they can only hold it for so long, so he has to run out quick. They finally break the spell, and Stefan and Elena are trying to force Damon out of the tomb and make it out just in time, as well as Anna and her mother. Damon then goes to talk to Anna and her mother tells him she bribed the guard to let her escape before they closed the tomb and Anna tells him she saw Katherine in Chicago a while ago and she never asked about him saying that Katherine never cared for him. Also Jeremy starts to become suspicious of Vampires since Anna's eyes change and she always turns away. and then in the end, a heart wrenching scene, when Bonnie finds her Gram dead in her bed!! :( That was a horrible yet incredible scene!

    Geez what an outstanding episode of The Vampire Diaries we have here! This should be a 16/10! It was that good!moreless
Sterling Sulieman

Sterling Sulieman


Guest Star

Sean Faris

Sean Faris

Ben McKittrick

Guest Star

Justin Smith (II)

Justin Smith (II)


Guest Star

Jasmine Guy

Jasmine Guy

Sheila Bennett

Recurring Role

Malese Jow

Malese Jow


Recurring Role

Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Episode Title: Fool Me Once

      Damon says "fool me once, shame on you" to Elena when she asks him to trust her again. He doesn't finish the full saying, which continues "fool me twice, shame on me."

    • At the end of the episode, Anna says about Pearl, "I made a choice a long time ago that it would be Gilbert blood that brought her back to life." She then proceeds to use Elena's blood to bring Pearl back to life. However, since Elena was adopted, she doesn't have Gilbert blood; she's supposedly a Pierce. Later in the season, though, it is revealed that Elena does, in fact, have Gilbert blood, as John Gilbert is her true father.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Elena: Who are you?
      Anna: I'm Anna. Your brother may have mentioned me. I mean, we're, like, practically dating.

    • Stefan: (searching for Elena) You were with Anna, you must know where she's living. Just tell me where I can find her.
      Damon: can go. Really.
      Stefan: You know, all I can remember is hating you. There might have been a time when that was different, but your choices have erased anything good about you. But see, I also know that you have just as much reason to hate me. This all began with me. Katherine got taken away from you because of me. And I'm sorry.

    • (explaining to Damon that Katherine is still alive)
      Anna: Last I saw her was Chicago, 1983. She knew where you were, Damon. She didn't care.

    • Damon: (to Elena) I didn't compel you in Atlanta because we were having fun. I wanted it to be real. I'm trusting you. Don't make me regret it.

    • Caroline: Elena, oh my god, where have you been?
      Damon: Long story, no time to tell it.
      Caroline: Wasn't talking to you.
      Damon: Sure you were.
      Matt: (to Damon) We haven't met, I'm Matt.
      Damon: Matt, there's a reason we haven't met. (grabs Elena's arm) You and I are going that way.

    • Stefan: (to Ben, after breaking into the hotel room to free Elena and Bonnie) When the sun goes down, leave town. If I ever see you again, I will kill you.

    • Stefan: (trying to find where Anna took Elena) Please, just tell me what you know. It's Elena, Damon. If you know something, tell me!
      Damon: I mean this sincerely: I hope Elena dies.

    • Anna: (to Elena) Well, well. Elena Gilbert. You really are Katherine's doppelganger. You must have the Salvatore boys reeling.

    • (Anna catches Elena trying to escape after Ben's mind control doesn't work)
      Anna: Seriously?
      Ben: I told her not to move. I did that eye thing you taught me!
      Anna: You forgot to listen about vervain. She dates a vampire, Ben. Duh!

  • NOTES (3)

    • Featured Music:
      "All You Do Is Talk" by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
      "Answer To Yourself" by The Soft Pack
      "Before It Goes Better" by Earlimart
      "Can't Fight It" by Oh Mercy
      "Every Summer" by U.S. Royalty
      "In a Cave" by Tokyo Police Club
      "Out Tonight" by The Steps
      "Run" by Leona Lewis

    • Although credited, Sara Canning (Jenna) does not appear in this episode. Matt Davis (Alaric Saltzman) is added to the main credits, though he does not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: Thursday, February 11, 2010 on CTV
      Australia: Monday, March 1, 2010 on GO!
      Latin America: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 on Warner Channel
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 on ITV2
      Sweden: Thursday, May 6, 2010 on TV6
      Norway: Thursday, September 16, 2010 on FEM
      Germany: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 on ProSieben
      Slovakia: Sunday, December 19, 2010 on Markiza
      Poland: Monday, March 21, 2011 on TVN
      Turkey: Saturday, May 14, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 on TV Nova


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