The Vampire Diaries

Season 1 Episode 8

162 Candles

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 05, 2009 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Stefan is standing outside the police station, the police car he's standing by has the number 162 on it. However, after everyone comes out of the station, the car's number changes to 134.

    • In this episode, Stefan's birthday takes place after the Halloween episode, which means his birthday is in November. However, in the pilot episode Caroline said that Stefan was a Gemini, which means that his birthday would be in May or June.

    • When Stefan leaves the Police Station, the patrol car number is 162, which is Stefan's new age.

  • Quotes

    • Damon: (referring to Lexi's IV bags of blood) Ugh, I prefer mine at 98.6.

    • Elena: Stefan...Stefan!
      Stefan: (referring to Damon) He killed her. He killed Zach, he killed Tanner, he turned Vicki. I have to kill him!

    • Lexi: I'm headed to New York for the weekend. Bon Jovi in the Garden. "Wanted Dead or Alive"! It's our theme song! It'll be a blast.
      Stefan: Hey, do you think that he would actually remember us? That was a pretty crazy weekend, huh?
      Lexi: We can make him remember us.

    • Jeremy: Wanna keep it down over there?
      Jenna: Why, what are you doing?
      Jeremy: Homework.
      Elena: Since when do you do homework?
      Jeremy: I gotta finish this. I'm way behind, and I have a quiz tomorrow, so...
      Elena: What do you think...alien?
      Jenna: Some sort of replicant.
      Jeremy: He can hear you.

    • Stefan: Katherine and Elena may look the same on the outside, but on the inside they are completely different.
      Lexi: Oh, so Elena's not a raging bitch then, huh?

    • Bonnie: (as feathers float in the air) It's true, Elena. Everything my Grams told me. It's impossible, and it's true. I'm a witch.
      Elena: I believe you!

    • Damon: Why are you so mean to me?
      Lexi: Uh, have you met you? You're not a nice person.
      Damon: Because I'm a vampire.
      Lexi: But you're only the bad parts.
      Damon: Teach me to be good.

    • Bonnie: I'm officially worried. What's going on?
      Elena: I'm tired of thinking... of talking. I...
      Bonnie: Can I get a one-line version so I can at least pretend to be helpful?
      Elena: Stefan and I broke up.
      Bonnie: I'm so sorry. Are you okay? Right. Stupid question.

    • Stefan: Elena is... Elena's warm. And she's... she's kind and she's caring and she's selfless... and it's real. And... honestly, when I'm around her... I completely forget what I am.
      Lexi: Oh my God! You're in love with her.
      Stefan: Yeah. Yeah, I am.

    • (Elena is watching Stefan and Lexi playing pool; Damon walks up to Elena)
      Damon: Stefan smiles. Alert the media.
      Elena: You haven't given him a lot of reasons to be happy lately.
      Damon: Oh, you're right. Poor Stefan. Persecuted throughout eternity by his depraved brother. Does it get tiring being so righteous?
      Elena: It flares up in the presence of psychopaths.
      Damon: Ouch. Well, consider this psychopath's feelings hurt.

    • Damon: I have a diabolical master plan.
      Lexi: What is it?
      Damon: Well, if I told you, it wouldn't be very diabolical, now would it?

    • Stefan: (To Damon, after staking him and missing his heart) You saved my life. Now I'm sparing yours. We're even.

    • Lexi: (After Stefan turns down her human blood stash) I'm just jealous of your restraint.

    • Lexi: (To Stefan on his birthday) It's not every day a guy turns 162 years old.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: Thursday, December 10, 2009 on Warner Channel
      Norway: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 on TVNorge
      Germany: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 on ProSieben
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 on ITV2
      Netherlands: Sunday, March 21, 2010 on Net5
      Sweden: Thursday, March 25, 2010 on TV6
      Slovakia: Sunday, November 28, 2010 on Markiza
      Poland: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 on TVN
      Turkey: Saturday, April 23, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: Monday, June 11, 2012 on TV Nova

    • The guy Damon killed was played by John Gilbert, who is also Paul Wesley's stunt double.

    • Although credited, Kayla Ewell (Vicki Donovan) and Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) do not appear in this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "Happy Birthday" by The Birthday Massacre
      "Thinking Of You" by Pete Yorn
      "Feel It In My Bones" by Tiesto feat. Tegan & Sara
      "Escape Me" by Tiesto feat. CC Sheffield
      "Tokyo" by Telekknesis
      "Too Close" by Mike Sheridan and Mads Langer
      "All The World" by Fauxliage
      "Love In Your Head" by The Black Box Revelation
      "Yet" by Switchfoot

  • Allusions

    • Lexi: (to Stefan) I'm headed to New York for the weekend. Bon Jovi, in The Garden. Wanted Dead or Alive, it's our theme song!

      Bon Jovi is a rock band that was formed in 1983, led by a frontman Jon Bon Jovi. The song Wanted Dead or Alive came from Bon Jovi's 1986 album Slippery When Wet.

    • Episode Title: 162 Candles

      162 Candles alludes to the 1984 film Sixteen Candles starring Molly Ringwald and written and directed by John Hughes.