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The Vampire Diaries: Under Control

Stefan tries to control his new situation; Jeremy and Elena receive a surprise visit from their uncle (David Anders); an incident at a party causes trouble between Tyler and Matt.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x18
Production Number: 2J5017
Airdate: Thursday April 15th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV two) Apr 15, 2010
UK (itv2) May 25, 2010
NL (Net 5) May 30, 2010
FI (MTV3) Dec 09, 2010

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (28 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
David Anders
As Johnathan Gilbert (Grayson Gilbert's Younger Brother)
Marguerite MacIntyre
As Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes (Mother of Caroline Forbes, Local Sheriff)
Melinda Clarke
As Kelly Donovan (Mother of Matt Donovan)
Robert Pralgo
As Mayor Richard Lockwood (Mayor of Mystic Falls)

Co-Guest Stars
Justin Smith (2)
As Duke (Former Mystic Falls Citizen)
Main Cast
Nina Dobrev
As Elena Gilbert
Paul Wesley
As Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder
As Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen
As Jeremy Gilbert
Zach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Michael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood
Matthew Davis
As Alaric Saltzman
Sara Canning
As Jenna Sommers
Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.15 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast members Candice Accola (Caroline) and Katerina Graham (Bonnie) do not appear in this episode.

Trivia: This episode marks the date of the Founder's Day Kick-Off Party.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Airborne Toxic EventDoes This Mean You're Moving On?Damon tells Stefan about John and the council.
Black MustangYou and IStefan works out while Damon teases him.
The Golden DogsYeah!Jeremy talks to Tyler about Vicki's death.
Katy PerryUse Your LoveStefan and Elena dance.
The Morning After GirlsTo Be Your LossJohn walks back into the party and Damon sees him.
ParamoreBrick by Boring BrickElena and Damon talk at the bar.
Phoenix1901Stefan talks to the DJ at the party.
The PostellesWhite NightAlaric gets to the bar, Jenna and Elena talk.
The VirginsHey Hey GirlTyler talks to Mrs. Donovan.

Episode Quotes
Damon: Well, you know that I could rip your throat out before anyone would notice.
John: Yeah.
Damon: Yeah, okay. But you probably ingest vervain, so...
John: Why don't you take a bite, find out?
Damon: It's not worth my time.

Damon: Where the hell did you get that ring?
Alaric: Isobel, my wife.
Damon: Isobel gave birth to Elena...under the medical care of the esteemed Dr. Grayson Gilbert, John's brother!
Alaric: What, do you think John knew Isobel?
Damon: I think John knows a lot of things.

Damon: He's a Gilbert?
Sheriff Forbes: Elena's uncle. His name's John, but I call him jackass.

Damon: You wanna hear the bad news, or the really bad news?
Stefan: Actually, I don't want any news Damon.
Damon: Okay, let me rephrase. Do you want to hear how the council is back in vampire mode, or how I just killed Uncle John Gilbert?
Stefan: What?
Damon: Great party by the way, huh?

Jeremy: Why does she hate you?
John: We used to sleep together.
Jenna: I'm standing right here!

Stefan: You know, I liked you better when you hated everybody.
Damon: Oh I still do, I just love that they love me.

Alaric: So how do you deal with it?
Elena: What do you mean?
Alaric: With all the lies and the secrets. You have to lie to everyone who's important to you.
Elena: It's not safe for them to know the truth..so, yes, I keep it from them, but it's only because I love them.

Episode Goofs
Factual Error:

Alaric Saltzman says that he has a friend who studied Criminology at Duke. There are no criminology courses offered at Duke University, nor has there ever been any.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 17: Vicki's body was found in 1x17 "Let the Right One In" by Caroline when she fell down a muddy hill.

Season 1, Episode 17: Anna told Jeremy she would turn him into a vampire in 1x17 "Let the Right One In."

Season 1, Episode 17: Stefan was attacked, and held captive, in 1x17 "Let the Right One In" by the vampires that escaped from the tomb.

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 DirectorRudy Persico
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
Post Production SupervisorAni Arutyunyan
Re-Recording MixerAndre Perreault  |  Ken Burton
Director of PhotographyPaul M. Sommers
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Copeman
Sound MixerPatrick Hanson
Executive Story EditorAndrew Chambliss
Casting AssociateStacey Taylor-Singerman
Hair Department HeadDaniel Curet
Makeup ArtistBeverly Jo Pryor
On Set Make-up FxConor McCullagh
Warning: The Vampire Diaries season 1 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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