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Damon goes to Georgia, where he surprises an old flame, Bree and enlists her help to figure out how to open the tomb. Stefan opens up to Grams in his effort to help Bonnie overcome her fears and accept her powers.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x11
Production Number: 2J5010
Airdate: Thursday January 21st, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Apr 06, 2010
NL (Net 5) Apr 11, 2010
FI (MTV3) Oct 21, 2010

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

Guest Stars
Jasmine GuyJasmine Guy
As Sheila Bennett (Grandmother of Bonnie Bennett)
Malese JowMalese Jow
As Anna (Helps Jeremy In The Library)
Mia KirshnerMia Kirshner
As Isobel Flemming (Wife of Alaric Saltzman)
Brandon QuinnBrandon Quinn
As Lee (Vampire Who Was Turned By Lexi)
Gina TorresGina Torres
As Bree (Former Lover of Damon Salvatore, Witch)

Co-Guest Stars
Darrell C. HazelrigDarrell C. Hazelrig
As Bar Patron
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
Sara CanningSara Canning
As Jenna Sommers
Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.68 Million Viewers

Location: The scenes with Elena and Damon at Bree's Bar were filmed at The Depot Bar & Grill in Covington, Georgia.

Casting: Main cast members Candice Accola (Caroline), Zach Roerig (Matt) and Michael Trevino (Tyler) do not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Alex BandOnly OneDamon attacks and kills Bree.
The BellNothing Is LogicalAlaric grades papers at Mystic Grill.
The Black HolliesCan't Stop These Tears (From Falling)Bree says a toast to Damon at her bar.
Black MustangBetween the Devil and the Deep Blue SeaDamon and Elena at Bree's bar.
The DandelionsOn a MissionDamon and Elena arrive at Bree's bar.
The DigLook InsideAlaric realizes that Damon killed his wife.
EditorsAn End Has a StartElena wakes up in Damon's car, driving to Georgia.
Florence And The MachineCosmic LoveAlaric has a flashback about his wife, Isobel.
Hope Sandoval & The Warm InventionsTroubleDamon listens to Stefan and Elena talk outside.
Julian CasablancasOut of the BlueElena and Damon drive home from Georgia.
StepsPushBree and Damon talk about getting into the tomb.
The StereotypesThe Night BeforeElena and Damon do shots at the bar.
The UpsidedownPepper SprayElena and Damon eat and drink at Bree's bar.

Episode Quotes
Damon: Morning.
Elena: Where are we?
Damon: In Georgia.
Elena: Georgia? No, no, no we're not. Seriously, Damon, where are we?
Damon: Seriously, we're in Georgia.

Elena: You need a bib.
Damon: Sorry I can't unhinge my jaw like a snake to consume alcohol.

Lee: My girlfriend went to visit Stefan, and Damon killed her. Got it?
Elena: Lexi? Lexi was your girlfriend? She told me about you. She said that you were human.
Lee: I was.
Elena: Lexi turned you?
Lee: If you wanna be with someone forever, you have to live forever.

Elena: This is kidnapping.
Damon: That's a little melodramatic, don't you think?
Elena: You're not funny.

Damon: (on the phone with Stefan) Yeah, I don't think she wants to talk to you right now
Stefan: Damon, I swear if you touch her...
Damon: You have a good day now, bye bye.

Elena: You could have told me.
Stefan: I wanted to tell you.
Elena: You said no more lies, only the truth. I can handle the truth, Stefan. As crazy as it is, I can handle the fact that you are a vampire, and you have a vampire brother, and that my best friend is a witch. I can accept the fact that the world is a much more mysterious place than I ever thought possible. But this...this lie, I cannot take. What am I to you? Who am I to you?
Stefan: You are not Katherine. You are the opposite of everything that she was.

Elena: Why do I look like her?
Stefan: Elena, you've been through so much...
Elena: Why do I look like her, Stefan? What are you not telling me?
Stefan: It didn't make any sense to me. You were a Gilbert and she was a Pierce. But the resemblance was too similar. And then I learned the truth. You were adopted, Elena.

Episode Goofs

When Damon finds Elena in her car, he picks her up. She flings one of her arms over his shoulder. In the next shot, her arm is limp and hanging down.


When Damon and Elena are eating and drinking at Bree's Bar, Damon's beer alternates from being in his hand near his face to sitting on the table in a split second between shots.

Cultural References
The Lost Boys: Jeremy says, "I've seen The Lost Boys and Near Dark like 50 times."

'The Lost Boys' is a vampire movie from 1987 starring Kiefer Sutherland.

Near Dark: Jeremy says, "I've seen The Lost Boys and Near Dark like 50 times."

'Near Dark' is a vampire movie from 1987 starring Adrian Pasdar.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 10: Logan Fell was killed in 1x10 "The Turning Point" after coming back as a vampire.

Season 1, Episode 10: Elena told Stefan she loved him in 1x10 "The Turning Point."

Season 1, Episode 10: Elena found a picture of Katherine in Damon's room in 1x10 "The Turning Point" and left his house. She got in a car accident on the way home.

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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