The Vampire Diaries

Season 1 Episode 3

Friday Night Bites

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 2009 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Bonnie warns Elena about Stefan. Tyler attempts to humiliate Stefan but it backfires as Stefan catches and passes the ball back, winning everyone over. Damon and Caroline gate crash any plans Elena had for Stefan and Bonnie to get along.

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  • a really good drama I love it

    awesome, exciting
  • Perfection!

    One word: Perfection!

    Now that it has been 3 weeks, I am 100% hooked. It's a breath taking show that keeps getting better & better.

    Pefect story lines. Glad that we're slowly learning more about Stefan and Damon's past. So Damon was in love with Kathreen too? Wow, just wow!!!

    He DOES have human inside him but he is just too stubborn to show it to his brother...but as the episodes/seasons go on we will see that Damon.

    P.S. The blond girl(forgot the name) has got to die...she's too annoying. Can't believe they would even make her one of the main cast members.moreless
  • This episode got even hotter than the other episodes

    I thought that it was cool thst elena is enjoying her time with stefan. but she has not forgotten her friend bonnie and Now ever since bonnie got a bad feel on stefan she has felt like to not be near him. i liked that she did get to know him a little more by being invited to dinner at elena's house. All three of them trying to get used to eachother. And damon again trying to ruin stefan's life as always. and also seeing him in elena's dream was very scary o will admit. but still very hot indeed.moreless
  • Starting to get better, from a fan of the books perspective.

    Having read the books i was initially disappointed by the changes they made turning it into a tv show. Little things like removing key characters such as Meredith and changing Elena's 10yr old sister to a teenage brother, or things like making Matt and Vicky siblings. And the revealing of the vampires so soon- Vicky to Matt in the hospital. But after watching this episode and The next one i am actually starting to like the changes they have made. I don't think of it as THE Vampire diaries so much though. Still the show in itself is good viewing, and this episode really ties the Characters key personalities into place.

    -I read another review that wondered about Caroline's place in the show, well to answer him in the books Caroline was Elena's friend through school, but was always jealous and competing against her, and when Stefan arrives in town she sets out to destroy Elena's reputation and life. The first 3 episodes have portrayed that change perfectly.

    -Matt, broken hearted initially despises Stefan but bonds and becomes friends with him over football. Again this is portrayed great. Lastly *spoiler alert* In the books Damon did not attack Vicky It was always assumed that it was him. It wasn't until the 2nd or 3rd book that he even meets Vicky. And it is then that it is revealed as such. So i am wondering if they are going to bring Katherine into the story as the books do or whether they are going to keep this as a brother vs brother with a girl in the middle story, which also begs the question is Taylor going to be a werewolf, and is Elena going to submit to Damon and Stefan and be turned?????moreless
  • Great developments.

    I really liked the way story is developing. I mean, they are really starting to get the main things (or at least they seems to be important) out. I mean.. the Cathrine thing starts to get more and more out and explain the tensions between brothers. Specially as there still seems to be much human left to the "bad" brother and all his actions came much much clearer in this episode.

    And also all the developments around Bonnie. Those "insights" or how to call them. Knowing where things are and knowing what will happen. That, for sure, will come useful later.

    The only thing what I maybe did not like.. was the football. Why those things always have to get back to football and cheerleading? Probably the dislike comes as it has been used so so much.. ok.. it is part of so many people's life too but.. I do not know. I just felt that I did not like that..moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: When Elena gets the serving spoons out of the drawer, she takes out two wooden utensils. However, when Bonnie takes them from her, there is only one spoon, and it is made of metal.

    • Goof: When Elena is eating dinner with Bonnie and Stefan, she is wearing a long necklace. When the camera cuts to Elena at one point, the necklace is tighter against her neck like a choker. Later, when the camera cuts back to her again, the necklace is loose around her neck.

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Elena: We're a pair. I quit, you start.
      Stefan: Great. We're a work in progress. We'll figure it out.

    • Stefan: (voiceover) I thought there was hope, that somewhere deep inside, something in Damon was still human, normal. But I was wrong. There's nothing human left in good, no kindness, no love. Only a monster who must be stopped.

    • Elena: The bad mojo, when you touched Stefan and you had that reaction...
      Bonnie: You know what? Forget I said that. Your little dinner party plot totally won me over.
      Elena: No Bonnie, seriously, what was it? Did you see something, or...
      Bonnie: It wasn't clear like a picture. Like today, I keep seeing those same numbers I told you about...eight, fourteen, twenty-two.
      Elena: Yeah...
      Bonnie: When I touched Stefan, it was a feeling. And it vibrated through me, and it was cold, and...
      Elena: And what?
      Bonnie: It was's what I imagine death to be like.

    • Stefan: (voiceover) There must be a shred of humanity left inside my brother...somewhere. I keep hoping. But how do I make him see it? And how do I protect her?

    • Stefan: It's time for you to go.
      Damon: That's not a problem. Because I've been invited in. And I'll come back tomorrow... and the following night.

    • Stefan: They are people, Damon. She's not a puppet, she doesn't exist for your amusement, for you to feed on whenever you want to.
      Damon: Sure she does. They all do. They're whatever I want them to be.

    • Stefan: I've played football before. Wide receiver mostly, I'm pretty good.

    • Bonnie: I touched Stefan and I got a really bad feeling.

    • Elena: There's more to me than just gloomy graveyard girl.

    • Damon: (On Stefan's journal) Very Emerson, the way you reveal your soul. So many... adjectives.

    • Stefan: I'm not too versed, but I do know that there's a history of Celtic druids that migrated here in the 1800's
      : My family came by way of Salem.
      : Really? Salem witches?
      : Yeah.
      : I'd say that's pretty cool.
      : Really? Why?
      Stefan: Salem witches are heroic examples of individualism and non-conformity.

    • Elena: Some things could matter again.
      Damon: Maybe. But it seems a little unrealistic to me.

    • Elena: (To Damon) Let's get one thing straight: I am not Katherine.

    • Tyler: Football is a contact sport. Sometimes, people get hurt.

    • Stefan: Katherine is dead and you hate me because you loved her... and you torture me because you still do...

    • Damon: Guess I could just seduce her the old fashioned way. Or I could just… eat her.

    • (Damon drives up with Caroline)
      Bonnie: That must be the mystery guy from the Grill.
      Elena: That's not a mystery guy. That's Damon Salvatore.
      Bonnie: Salvatore? As in Stefan?
      Caroline: (to Elena) I got the other brother. Hope you don't mind.

    • Stefan: (To Damon)Kill me! You've had lifetimes to do it, and yet, here I am.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: Thursday, November 5, 2009 on Warner Channel
      Norway: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 on TVNorge
      Germany: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 on ProSieben
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 on ITV2
      Sweden: Thursday, February 18, 2010 on TV6
      India: Thursday, November 11, 2010 on Zee Cafe
      Slovakia: Sunday, November 14, 2010 on Markiza
      Poland: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 on TVN
      Turkey: Saturday, April 9, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: Monday, June 4, 2012 on TV Nova

    • Featured Music:
      "Slow Poison" by The Bravery
      "Blue Day" by Darker My Love
      "Starstrukk" by 3OH!3
      "Strange Times" by The Black Keys
      "Can't Fight It" by Oh Mercy
      "You're a Wolf" by Sea Wolf
      "Papillon" by The Airborne Toxic Event
      "Temptation" by Moby

    • Although credited, Sara Canning (Jenna) didn't appear in this episode. This is the first episode without all the regular actors.


    • Bonnie: (to Elena) You explain it. Last night, I'm watching Nine-Oh. Commercial break comes on, and I'm like, 'I bet it's that film commercial.'

      This is a reference to the CW series 90210, which debuted in 2008. The show is a remake of the original Beverly Hills, 90210 series than ran from 1990 to 2000.

    • Damon: (reading Stefan's journal) Very Emerson, the way you reveal your soul. So many...adjectives.

      This is a reference to the famous poet and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson. He was one of the leaders of the early 1800s Transcendentalist movement. With his 1936 essay, Nature, Emerson helped usher in a new age of social and religious beliefs.

    • The title is also a reference to Friday Night Lights, a TV show centered around a football team and its coach.

    • The title Friday Night Bites is also a book by Chloe Neill about vampires.