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The Vampire Diaries: A Few Good Men

Matt and Caroline are surprised by the sudden reappearance of Matt's mother Kelly. Stefan and Elena are worried about Damon's new attitude. Damon is asked by Sheriff Forbes to take part in a fund-raising bachelor auction. Alaric discovers shocking secrets from his own past. With help from Jenna and Stefan, Elena is determined to find out everything she can about her birth mother, but the truth may be more than she can handle.

Source: The CW

Episode Info


Episode number: 1x15
Production Number: 2J5014
Airdate: Thursday March 25th, 2010

Director: Joshua Butler
Writer: Brian Young

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV two) Mar 25, 2010
UK (itv2) May 04, 2010
NL (Net 5) May 09, 2010
FI (MTV3) Nov 18, 2010

Guest Stars
Jeni PerilloJeni Perillo
As Bethanne (Vampire From The Tomb)
Recurring
Kelly HuKelly Hu
As Pearl (Vampire and Friend of Katherine Pierce)
Recurring
Malese JowMalese Jow
As Anna (Vampire Daughter of Pearl)
Recurring
Marguerite MacIntyreMarguerite MacIntyre
As Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes (Mother of Caroline Forbes, Local Sheriff)
Recurring
Melinda ClarkeMelinda Clarke
As Kelly Donovan (Mother of Matt Donovan)
Recurring
Mia KirshnerMia Kirshner
As Isobel (Wife of Alaric Saltzman)
Recurring
Sterling SuliemanSterling Sulieman
As Harper (Vampire Imprisoned In The Tomb, Attacks Hiker)
Recurring
Susan WaltersSusan Walters
As Carol Lockwood (Wife of Richard Lockwood)
Recurring
Amanda DetmerAmanda Detmer
As Trudie Peterson (Isobel's Best Friend From High School)

Co-Guest Stars
Michael ShowersMichael Showers
As Mystery Man (Gives Elena A Message, Kills Trudie Peterson)
Mike KalinowskiMike Kalinowski
As Hiker (Attacked By Harper)
Main Cast
Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
As Elena Gilbert
Paul WesleyPaul Wesley
As Stefan Salvatore
Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder
As Damon Salvatore
Zach RoerigZach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Matthew DavisMatthew Davis
As Alaric Saltzman
Sara CanningSara Canning
As Jenna Sommers
Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.33 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast members Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy), Katerina Graham (Bonnie), and Michael Trevino (Tyler) do not appear in this episode.

Trivia: Isobel's address on her driver's license is 729 Oak Park Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. Her date of birth is October 17, 1975, and her height is 5'4''.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Above The Golden StateReal YouMrs. Donovan arrives at the bachelor auction.
The Alternate RoutesTime Is a RunawayLiz asks Damon to participate in the auction.
Free EnergySomething In CommonMrs. Lockwood questions the bachelors.
JetBlack Hearts (On Fire)Damon parties with the college girls.
Sounds Under RadioPortrait of a Summer ThiefAlaric gets raffled to Jenna at the auction.
Sound TeamYour Eyes Are LiarsThe bachelor auction stars.
Sweet ThingWinter NightMrs. Donovan tells Caroline she doesn't like her.


Episode Quotes
Elena: He's fine.
Stefan: He's Damon.
Elena: Maybe this heartache will be good for him. It'll remind him that he has one, even if it doesn't beat.
Stefan: Won't hold my breath.

Damon: Behold the teacher. Don't you have some papers to grade?
Alaric: It's, uh, more fun with a buzz.
Damon: Well, most things in life are. Sober's...depressing.

Stefan: There was a woman you may have known a few years back named Isobel. In North Carolina, at Duke.
Damon: You want to discuss the women of my past right now, seriously?
Stefan: You killed her.
Damon: What's your point?
Stefan: I just want to know if you remember anything about her.
Damon: It's like a needle in a haystack, Stefan.
Stefan: Well think hard, it's important.
Damon: Nothing is important, not anymore.

Damon: (to Alaric) This is a shame. We're kindred spirits bitten by the women we love. Unrequited love sucks. Sounds like I got a lung, which means I get to sit here and watch you die.

Matt: So, where have you been?
Kelly: Here and there, never one place too long..you know Pete.
Matt: No actually, I don't because you've never brought him around.



Episode Goofs
Plot Hole:

When Damon is coming out of the bathroom, getting ready for the bachelor auction, he is not wearing his ring. The room is filled with sunlight, and he should be getting injured.




Cultural References
Episode Title: A Few Good Men

'A Few Good Men' is the title of a Broadway play by Aaron Sorkin, as well as a film from 1992, directed by Rob Reiner.

The X-Files: Alaric says to Isobell, in a flashback, "Look, this is why I love you, because you believe in all of this stuff. So much so that you're making a degree out of it. You're like Mulder, except hotter."

Fox Mulder is a character from the paranormal TV series 'The X-Files,' starring David Duchovny.

The Real Housewives: Damon says to Stefan, about the auction, "Hey, are you coming? The Real Housewives of Mystic Falls await."

'The Real Housewives' is a reality television series that follows the lives of rich housewives in New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington D.C., and Beverly Hills.



Episode References
Season 1, Episode 14: Damon learned in 1x14 "Fool Me Once" that Katherine never went into the tombs and is still alive.

Season 1, Episode 14: Bonnie's grandmother died in 1x14 "Fool Me Once" after helping Bonnie, Stefan and Damon open the tomb.

Season 1, Episode 14: After being attacked by Anna in 1x14 "Fool Me Once," Jeremy remembers some of the attack and started to research vampires.



Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerBryan Oh
Associate ProducerJames Thompson (1)
Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorLance Anderson
CastingLesli Gelles  |  Greg Orson
Unit Production ManagerAida Rodgers
First Assistant DirectorMichael Allowitz
Second Assistant DirectorTyler Romary
Staff WriterBrian Young
MusicMichael Suby
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Music SupervisorChristopher T. Mollere
Costume DesignerJennifer Bryan
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
Property MasterJoshua Meltzer
Supervising Sound EditorJohn Benson
Re-Recording MixerKen Burton  |  Andre Perreault
Director of PhotographyPaul M. Sommers
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Copeman
Executive Story EditorAndrew Chambliss
Casting AssociateStacey Taylor-Singerman
 
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