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The Vampire Diaries: History Repeating

Jeremy introduces Alaric, his new history teacher, to Jenna, as Bonnie continues to have terrifying dreams. Despite Elena's efforts, Bonnie and Caroline argue over the medallion. Meanwhile, Damon tells Stefan the true reason he returned to Mystic Falls.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x9
Production Number: 2J5008
Airdate: Thursday November 12th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Mar 23, 2010
NL (Net 5) Mar 28, 2010
FI (MTV3) Oct 07, 2010


Special Guest Stars
Matthew DavisMatthew Davis
As Alaric Saltzman (New History Teacher at Mystic Falls High School)

Guest Stars
Bianca LawsonBianca Lawson
As Emily Bennett (Powerful Witch, Ancestor of Bonnie Bennett)
Chris Johnson (1)Chris Johnson (1)
As Logan Fell (News Reporter, Jenna's Ex-Boyfriend)
Maria HowellMaria Howell
As Mrs. Halpern (Trigonometry Teacher At Mystic Falls High School)
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
Sara CanningSara Canning
As Jenna Sommers
Episode Notes
Ratings: 4.10 Million Viewers

Casting: Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) does not appear in this episode.

Trivia: Kayla Ewell (Vicki) has been removed from the main credits.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BarcelonaCome Back When You CanDamon in the woods, Elena and Bonnie in her room.
The BraveryThe SpectatorDamon and Stefan talk at the Grille.
Echo & The BunnymenThink I Need It TooCaroline and Elena talk about Bonnie.
Great NorthernHousesJenna talks to Alaric at the Grille.
Pablo SebastianLies 

Episode Quotes
Jenna: I was wronged... a guy named Logan.
Alaric: What'd he do?
Jenna: Basics, lied, cheated, lured me back in, left me again.
Jenna: Your turn. Any sad relationship stories?
Alaric: Basics, fell in love, married young, wife died.
Alaric: Yea, that's always a good conversation stopper.

Elena: You weren't in class, I was worried.
Stefan: Yeah, I got your messages, and... sorry I didn't get back to you. But what I want to say shouldn't be said over the phone.
Elena: A simple "I didn't kill my brother" text would have sufficed.
Stefan: I didn't kill my brother... as much as he deserved it.

Caroline: That's twice, that is two heys, you have any other words in your vocabulary?
Matt: What's wrong with hey?
Caroline: It reeks of awkward subtext. You spent the night in my bed. There was...cuddling, and then you snuck out before dawn so you wouldn't have to face me. Which I must say, is a total lame guy move that I did not appreciate. Now the heys? Seriously? I mean, I may have been some pathetic, insecure mess after the party, but do not mistake that for me being a pushover. Because I do not let guys mess with my head anymore.

Elena: I'm sorry, Stefan. I thought that I couldn't be with you, but I can. You don't have to push me away. I can do this.
Stefan: I can't. I...I have to leave, Elena. Too many people have died, too much has happened.

Stefan: Now what do you want with Katherine's crystal?
Damon: She didn't tell you?
Stefan: We had other things on our mind.
Damon: I could rip your heart out and not think twice about it.
Stefan: Yeah, I've heard that before.
Damon: I have a bigger surprise, Stefan. I'm gonna bring her back.

Bonnie: I can't talk to you, you don't listen!
Caroline: That's not true!
Bonnie: I'm a witch.
Caroline: And don't we all know it.

Cultural References
Say Anything...: Stefan says to Damon, "You could always just leave, find another town to turn into your own Gas-N-Sip."

'Gas-N-Sip' is a gas station from the 1989 film 'Say Anything...' starring John Cusack.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 8: Stefan almost killed Damon in 1x08 "162 Candles" after Damon killed Stefan's best friend.

Season 1, Episode 8: Bonnie had a vivid dream in 1x08 "162 Candles" about her witch ancestor, and woke up in the woods.

Season 1, Episode 8: The police think they caught the vampire that has been terrorizing Mystic Falls in 1x08 "162 Candles" after Damon tricked them.

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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