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Elena demands that Stefan explain the frightening events that have been happening in Mystic Falls. In flashbacks, Stefan explains how his rivalry with Damon began. Back in the present, Damon impulsively takes control of Vicki's future, and a confused and frightened Vicki runs away. Finally, Sheriff Forbes and Mayor Lockwood take steps to protect the town.


Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x6
Production Number: 2J5005
Airdate: Thursday October 15th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Mar 02, 2010
NL (Net 5) Mar 07, 2010
FI (MTV3) Sep 16, 2010

Guest Stars
Chris Johnson (1)Chris Johnson (1)
As Logan Fell (News Reporter, Jenna's Ex-Boyfriend)
Marguerite MacIntyreMarguerite MacIntyre
As Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes (Mother of Caroline Forbes, Local Sheriff)
Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
As Katherine Pierce (Vampire Damon and Stefan Loved in Flashback)

Co-Guest Stars
Amber WallaceAmber Wallace
As Summer (Friend of Vicki's, Killed By Damon)
Desmond PhillipsDesmond Phillips
As Tony (Friend of Vicki's, Killed By Damon)
Jasmine BurkeJasmine Burke
As Birdy Mae (Katherine's Servant In Flashbacks)
Javier CarrasquilloJavier Carrasquillo
As Jared (Friend of Vicki's, Killed By Damon)
Kevin NicholsKevin Nichols
As Deputy (Police Officer in Mystic Falls)
Robert PralgoRobert Pralgo
As Mayor Richard Lockwood (Mayor of Mystic Falls)
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
Zach RoerigZach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Kayla EwellKayla Ewell
As Vicki Donovan


Elena is still wanting to know what Stefan really is after all of the warning signs have begun to pique her curiosity. He knows that deep down inside she is completely aware of who he "really is" and that it is important that she knows that he is actually a vampire. He tells her what happened to make him become a vampire and there are quite a few flashbacks of when he met Katherine for the first time. They love each other almost immediately, or so he thought. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.88 Million Viewers

Trivia: Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert) says that this episode is her all time favourite 'Vampire Diaries' episode.

Casting: Sara Canning (Jenna Sommers), Katerina Graham (Bonnie Bennett), Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes) and Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) do not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
AnberlinEnjoy the SilenceVicki and Damon dance around the house and party.
EditorsThe Weight of the WorldDamon lets Vicki drink blood from him.
A Fine FrenzyStood UpStefan and Elena meet outside to talk.
Green Day21 GunsVicki and Damon party in Stefan's room.
Jason WalkerDownElena tells Stefan that she can't be with him.
The Temper TrapFaderVicki gets out of the shower and talks to Damon.

Episode Quotes
Stefan: Everything you know and every belief that you have is about to change. Are you ready for that?
Elena: What are you?
Stefan: I'm a vampire.

Damon: So, where's Stefan?
Elena: He's out looking for Vicki.
Damon: Don't look at me with those judgy little eyes. Girl's gonna thank me for what I did to her.
Elena: Did you thank Katherine?
Damon: Got the whole life story, huh?
Elena: I got enough.
Damon: Oh, I doubt that. Tell my brother I'm looking for him. Oh, tip for later, be careful who you invite in the house.

Damon: I think I know what can help you.
Vicki: What's that?
Damon: Death.

Damon: Where's my ring?!
Stefan: I gave it to Zach to hide. Probably shouldn't have killed him.
Damon: Oh. You almost got me. Where is it?
Stefan: I'll get it back, but I need time.
Damon: What'd you Fed Ex it to Rome? Where is it? I want my ring, Stefan, or my next stop's Elena's.
Stefan: I already want you dead. Don't give me another reason to make it happen.
Damon: Don't give me another reason to rip you apart.
Stefan: Yeah? Is that gonna be before or after you get your ring back?
Damon: Just get it.

Vicki: Why don't you have a girlfriend? You're like totally cool and so hot.
Damon: I know.
Vicki: Don't you wanna be in love?
Damon: I've been in love. It's painful and pointless and overrated.
Vicki: Except when it isn't.

Episode Goofs
Factual Error:

Mystic Falls is supposed to be located in Virginia. In the state of Virginia, if you are under 21 years old, your ID must be vertical. However, Vicki's ID is horizontal.

Factual Error:

When Sheriff Forbes finds Vicki's driver's license, her birth date is listed as 8/20/1991. However, it says that the license was issued in 2000. This can't be true, as Vicki is supposed to be between 16-18 years old in 2009, the year this episode aired, and would have been only 8 or 9 years old in 2000.


When Katherine asks Damon and Stefan to take her to the Founder's Ball, Damon takes his hat off with his left hand when he bows. In the next shot, Damon puts his hat back on using his right hand.

Factual Error:

When Damon is partying with Vicki at the Salvatore boarding house, he walks through patches of sunlight coming through the window. He doesn't burn or get hurt, despite the fact that he does not have a ring.


When Damon pierces his hand and forces Vicki to feed from it, the wound in his hand stays open. Previously, whenever Damon or Stefan were to get hurt, their wound would heal almost instantly.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Lost Girls

'Lost Girls' is possible a reference to the 1987 comedy/horror vampire film 'The Lost Boys,' starring Kiefer Sutherland. 'Lost Girls' could also be a reference to the 'Lost Boys' from J. M. Barrie's stories about Peter Pan and Neverland.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 5: Elena started to suspect that Stefan was lying about things in 1x05 "You're Undead to Me." She looked up old news footage and saw him in the tapes.

Season 1, Episode 5: Damon escaped from captivity in 1x05 "You're Undead to Me" after calling Caroline to him to open his cell. He then attacked Vicki and her friends.

Season 1, Episode 5: Bonnie went to her grandmother for help after setting a car on fire in 1x05 "You're Undead to Me."

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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