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The Vampire Diaries: Blood Brothers

While Stefan struggles to come to terms with his past, both he and Damon reveal parts of their history to Elena, until she finally learns the truth about how they became vampires. Pearl has an ugly confrontation with Johnathan Gilbert. Damon and Alaric try to find a mysterious invention before Johnathan does. The friendship and flirtation between Jeremy and Anna continues to grow.

Source: The CW

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x20
Airdate: Thursday April 29th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV two) Apr 29, 2010
UK (itv2) Jun 08, 2010
NL (Net 5) Jun 20, 2010
FI (MTV3) Dec 23, 2010

Guest Stars
Bianca LawsonBianca Lawson
As Emily Bennett (Powerful Witch, Ancestor of Bonnie Bennett)
David AndersDavid Anders
As Johnathan Gilbert (Grayson Gilbert's Younger Brother)
James RemarJames Remar
As Guiseppe Salvatore (Stefan and Damon Salvatore's Father)
Kelly HuKelly Hu
As Pearl (Vampire and Friend of Katherine Pierce)
Malese JowMalese Jow
As Anna (Vampire Daughter of Pearl)
Mia KirshnerMia Kirshner
As Isobel Flemming (Wife of Alaric Saltzman)
Sterling SuliemanSterling Sulieman
As Harper (Vampire From The Tomb)

Co-Guest Stars
Evan GambleEvan Gamble
As Henry (Vampire From The Tomb)
Joe KnezevichJoe Knezevich
As Johnathan Gilbert (Mystic Falls Town Council Member in 1864)
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
Matthew DavisMatthew Davis
As Alaric Saltzman
Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.39 Million Viewers

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

Trivia: Stefan is the one who forced Damon to turn into a vampire.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Aron WrightSong for the WaitingAnna wakes up Jeremy, Stefan gets to the lake.
Jamie McDonaldI'll Be Thinking of YouPearl and John talk while at the Mystic Grille.
Little BootsClickJohn and Pearl meet at the Mystic Grille.
OneRepublicMarchin OnJeremy and Anna walk and talk at school.
Robert SkoroIn LineAnna and Jeremy make out.
We The KingsWe'll Be a Dream (feat. Demi Lovato)End of the episode.

Episode Quotes
Elena: What's his favorite...kind of umm...
Damon: His favorite kind of what?
Elena: Type of animal blood that he prefers?
Damon: Eww, gross.
Elena: Your joking doesn't help.
Damon: It helps me. Now hurry up, I can't babysit all night, I've go things to do.
Elena: I would say drop dead, but..
Damon: Stefan likes puppy blood, little golden retriever puppy's with cute floppy ears. That's his favorite.

Alaric: You always have to be invited in?
Damon: By the owner or person of entitlement. Short-term rentals and hotels are a bit of a gray area. You kinda gotta play it by ear.

Elena: It's so hard to see him locked up like this.
Damon: You're the one who locked him up.
Elena: You helped.
Damon: I couldn't have him running around chewing on people while the town was looking for vampires, now, could I?
Elena: It had nothing to do with you actually caring about him.
Damon: Your thing, not mine.

Anna: Your uncle John wants us dead.
Jeremy: Oh, you don't know that.
Anna: Yes, I do. He's a hater, Jeremy.
Jeremy: Well, I'm not.
Anna: No. You're something else entirely.
Jeremy: Oh, yeah? What would that be?
Anna: My weakness.

Stefan: You don't understand, Elena.
Elena: Then tell me.
Stefan: It hurts me. It hurts me knowing what I've done. And that pain, that pain is with me all the time. And every day I think that if I just...if I just give myself over to the blood, I can make that pain stop. It would be that easy. And every day I fight that. And I am so terrified that one day, I not going to want to fight that anymore more, Elena. And the next time I hurt somebody, it could be you.

Damon: The sun hurts my eyes.
Stefan: That's part of it. The muscle aches, the sick feeling. Emily says its our bodies pushing us to complete the transition.
Damon: That's not gonna happen.
Stefan: Is that your choice then? To die instead?
Damon: Isn't it yours? This was all to be with Katherine...and she's gone. I want it over.

Episode Goofs

When Stefan and Damon are washing their hands by the lake, Damon is wearing his ring on his left hand as he washes his hands. In the next shot, when he puts on his shirt, the ring is gone.

Cultural References
Bambi: Damon says to Stefan, about drinking blood, "No, Stefan, thank you. You're back on Bambi blood, and I'm the big bad-ass brother again. All is right in the world."

'Bambi' is a the name of a Disney film from 1942 about a baby deer. When Alaric and Damon are talking to Henry, Henry says that it is a whole new world and that John has been teaching him about

'' is an online dating website.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 19: Damon and Elena sedated Stefan in 1x19 "Miss Mystic Falls" and locked him in the cell so that he couldn't harm anyone else.

Season 1, Episode 17: After drinking Elena's blood in 1x17 "Let the Right One In" for strength, Damon is unable to control his urges.

Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerBryan Oh
Associate ProducerJames Thompson (1)
Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorSunny Hodge
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
Script SupervisorKellie Cyrus
Supervising Sound EditorRichard Yawn
Re-Recording MixerAndre Perreault  |  Ken Burton
Director of PhotographyPaul M. Sommers
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Copeman
Sound MixerPatrick Hanson
Executive Story EditorAndrew Chambliss
ConsultantDaniel Cerone
Casting AssociateStacey Taylor-Singerman
Hair Department HeadDaniel Curet
Makeup ArtistBeverly Jo Pryor
On Set Make-up FxConor McCullagh
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