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The Vampire Diaries: The Night of the Comet

As Mystic Falls gets ready for a festival to celebrate the passing of a comet, Vicki continues to recover in the hospital following Damon's attack. Stefan heads to the hospital to try to use his abilities to make Vicki forget who attacked her, but his efforts are cut short by Matt. Meanwhile, at a parent/teacher conference Mr. Tanner tells Aunt Jenna that Jeremy is in trouble and needs immediate intervention.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 2J5001
Airdate: Thursday September 17th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Feb 02, 2010
NL (Net 5) Feb 07, 2010
FI (MTV3) Aug 19, 2010


Guest Stars
Ben AyresBen Ayres
As Mr. William Tanner (History Teacher and Football Coach at Mystic Falls)
Chris William MartinChris William Martin
As Zach Salvatore (Stefan and Damon Salvatore's Nephew)

Co-Guest Stars
Terri James HutsonTerri James Hutson
As Nurse Haynes (Works in The Mystic Falls Hospital)
Elizabeth Lynn HingleyElizabeth Lynn Hingley
As Girl (Attacked by Damon While Camping)
Peyton LeePeyton Lee
As Guy (Attacked by Damon While Camping)
Main Cast
Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
As Elena Gilbert
Paul WesleyPaul Wesley
As Stefan Salvatore
Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder
As Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueenSteven R. McQueen
As Jeremy Gilbert
Kat GrahamKat Graham
As Bonnie Bennett
Zach RoerigZach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Michael TrevinoMichael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood
Kayla EwellKayla Ewell
As Vicki Donovan
Sara CanningSara Canning
As Jenna Sommers


This episode begins with a couple camping in the woods. The boy tells his girlfriend that he has something for her but it's back in the car. There is a whoosh followed by the sound of dripping on top of their tent. She comes out to spot what she thinks is rain and sees that it is blood and not water. Following the path of the blood upward, she sees her boyfriend cradled in the tree branches with his neck ripped open. She screams and runs for the car. The doors are locked. She beats on them for a moment before she hears them unlock and pauses in disbelief. She is grabbed and dragged to the ground...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.78 Million Viewers.

Trivia: The powers of persuasion don't work if a vampire is not strong enough, or has not been feeding properly.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Dead WeatherHang You from the HeavensJeremy confronts Tyler about not visiting Vicki.
DragonetteI Get AroundElena and Bonnie hand our programs for the party.
EarlimartInterloperMatt thanks Stefan for finding Vicki.
The GossipHeavy CrossElena, Bonnie and Caroline talk.
Mat KearneyCloser to LoveElena and Jenna talk in the morning before school.
MetricHelp I’m AliveOpening scene, Couple attacked while camping.
Neko CaseI’m An AnimalJenna tries to ground Jeremy for skipping school.
PeachesMudJeremy talks to everyone about Vicki missing.
Sara BareillesGravityElena and Stefan kiss.
We Were Promised JetpacksConductorVicki and Jeremy in the Mystic Grill.

Episode Quotes
Elena: He didn't tell me he had a brother.
Damon: Well, Stefan's not one to brag.

Damon: Not bad. Have you been eating bunnies?

Stefan: What are you up to, Damon?
Damon: That's for me to know and you to - dot dot dot.

Caroline: I was hoping I'd see you again.
Damon: I know.
Caroline: Cocky much?
Damon: Very much.

Elena: This is your living room?
Damon: Living room, parlor... Southerby's auction

Stefan: How long was Elena here?
Damon: Were you worried Stefan? Afraid we might be doomed to repeat the past? Isn't that why you play your little game I'm a high school human?

Bonnie: I was talking to Gram, and she said that the comet is a sign of impending doom. The last time it pasted over Mystic Falls there was lots of death, so much blood and carnage it created a bed of paranormal activity
Caroline: Yeah, then you poured Grams another shot and she told you about the aliens

Elena: It's Ok Stefan, I get it. You have no idea how much i get it. Complicated brother? Check. Complicated Ex? Check. Too complicated to even contemplate dating? Check. We met and we talked and it was epic, but then the sun came up and reality set in.

Damon: (to Stefan) You have two choices. You can feed and make her forget or you can let her run screaming vampire through the town square.
Stefan: That's what this is about? You wanna expose me?
Damon: No! I want you to remember who you are!
Stefan: Why? So what, so I'll feed, so I'll kill, so I'll remember what it's like to be brothers again? You know what, let her go. Let her tell everyone that vampires have returned to Mystic Falls, let them chain me up and drive a stake through my heart, cause then at least I'll be free of you.

Episode Goofs

The front of Elena's house is different than it was in the pilot episode. This is because the pilot was filmed in Vancouver, BC, while the rest of the series is filmed in Georgia.


The Salvatore boarding, where Damon lives, is completely different from what it was in the pilot episode. This is because the pilot was filmed in Vancouver, BC, while the rest of the series is filmed in Georgia.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The Night of the Comet

'Night of the Comet' is the name of a 1984 zombie film directed by Thom Eberhardt.

Wuthering Heights: Stefan brings Elena an original copy of 'Wuthering Heights.'

'Wuthering Heights' is the only novel by author Emily Brontë, but it was originally published under the pseudonym Ellis Bell.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 1: In 1x01 "Pilot" it was revealed that Stefan's brother, Damon, was in Mystic Falls and was attacking people.

Season 1, Episode 1: While at a back to school party at the falls in 1x01 "Pilot," Vicki was attacked by Damon.

Season 1, Episode 1: Elena's best friend, Bonnie, began to have psychic visions in 1x01 "Pilot."

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerBob Levy  |  Julie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Leslie Morgenstein
Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorJoshua Butler
CastingGreg Orson  |  Lesli Gelles
Re-Recording MixerAndre Perreault
LeadmanDan Post
Art DirectorTimothy David O'Brien
Based On The Works OfL.J. Smith
Makeup Department Head Beverly Jo Pryor
ADR MixerJeremy Balko
Hair Department HeadDaniel Curet
TransportBubba Thrift
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