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The Vampire Diaries: Children of the Damned

In flashbacks, Stefan and Damon recall the long-ago actions taken by townspeople including their father, Guiseppe Salvatore, and Pearl, leading to the devastating events that caused the rift in their relationship. In the present, Bonnie's date with Ben takes a frightening turn. Elena helps Stefan as he and Damon race to find the missing journal that belonged to Elena's ancestor. Stefan learns the reason behind Alaric's interest in both the journal and the town's history. Damon discovers that an old acquaintance has returned to town with an agenda he understands.

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Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x13
Production Number: 2J5012
Airdate: Thursday February 04th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Apr 20, 2010
NL (Net 5) Apr 25, 2010
FI (MTV3) Nov 04, 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)
James RemarJames Remar
As Giuseppe Salvatore (Stefan and Damon Salvatore's Father)
Joe KnezevichJoe Knezevich
As Johnathan Gilbert (Mystic Falls Town Council Member in 1864)
Kelly HuKelly Hu
As Pearl (Vampire and Friend of Katherine Pierce)
Malese JowMalese Jow
As Anna (Helped Jeremy With His Paper, Vampire)
Ric ReitzRic Reitz
As Benjamin Lockwood (Mayor of Mystic Falls in 1864)
Sean FarisSean Faris
As Ben McKittrick (Bartender at the Mystic Grill, Vampire)

Co-Guest Stars
Charles Van EmanCharles Van Eman
As Businessman (Killed By Katherine In Flashback)
Tom ElliottTom Elliott
As Coachman (Killed By Katherine In Flashback)
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: 3.99 Million Viewers

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

Trivia: Before the series was given a 22-episode order for Season 1, this was slated to be the season finale.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
ElefantGoodbyeBonnie calls to talk to Elena.
Experimental AircraftStellarBonnie realizes that Ben is a vampire.
Kate EarlWhen You're ReadyElena finds Damon cooking dinner for Jenna.
Surfer BloodFloating VibesBen and Bonnie talk about Elena on their date.

Episode Quotes
Damon: Rise and shine, sleepyheads!
Stefan: What are you doing?
Elena: Damon, please!
Damon: Oh, stop being smutty.
Stefan: Seriously, get out of here.
Damon: If I see something I haven't seen before, I'll throw a dollar at it.

Elena: What exactly is a Grimoire anyway?
Damon: It's a witch's cookbook.
Stefan: Every spell that a witch casts is unique onto itself so every witch would document their work.
Damon: Yeah. Cookbook.

Anna: You just couldn't live without me, huh?
Jeremy: Well, I kinda miss my daily dose of cute stalker chick.

Damon: So you've been here the whole time, then why are we just crossing paths right now?
Anna: I like to use others to do my dirty work.
Damon: Like Logan Fell? Oh yeah, thanks for that. By the way, the little bastard shot me.

Stefan: I can't let you bring her back, I'm sorry.
Damon: So am I, for thinking for even a second that I could trust you.
Stefan: You are not capable of trust. The fact that you're here means that you read the journal and you were planning on doing this yourself.
Damon: Of course I was gonna do it by myself, because the only one I can count on is me! You made sure of that many years ago, Stefan.

Damon: Who are you dodging?
Jeremy: This girl, Anna. She can be, uh... persistent.
Damon: Is she hot?
Jeremy: Yeah...yeah, but she can be weird.
Damon: Hot trumps me.

Stefan: Damon! Damon stop, stop! I'll help you, we'll get her back!
Damon: Help me?! Don't you think you've done enough?! You promised you wouldn't tell him!
Stefan: I didn't think this would happen!
Damon: You did this. This is your fault!

Episode Goofs
Factual Error:

During a flashback of Katherine in 1864, there is a copy of the Renoir painting "Two Young Girls at the Piano." This painting was not painted until 1982.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Children of the Damned

'Children of the Damned' is the title of a film from 1963 about children with psi-powers.

Dracula: Stefan says to Alaric, "So you show up like Van Helsing?"

Van Helsing is a character from the Bram Stoker novel, 'Dracula.'

Metallica: When talking about karaoke, Ben tells Bonnie that he "totally trashed that Metallica song."

'Metallica' is an American heavy metal band.

Pearl Jam: Ben says that the next time he sings karaoke he is going to sing Pearl Jam.

'Pearl Jam' is an American rock band.

Broomhilda: While talking to Bonnie on the phone, Elena says "seize the day, Broomhilda."

'Broomhilda' is an American comic strip about a witch that is 1500 years old.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 12: Stefan lied to Damon in 1x12 "Unpleasantville," that he will help Damon get Katherine back.

Season 1, Episode 12: Elena was attacked by a vampire in 1x12 "Unpleasantville."

Season 1, Episode 12: Ben and Anna were revealed to be vampires in 1x12 "Unpleasantville."

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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