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The Vampire Diaries: Founder's Day

Founder's Day has finally arrived, and everyone is busy with last-minute preparations for floats and fireworks. Stefan is uncomfortable with Damon's new attitude toward Elena , but Elena is more concerned about repairing her relationship with Jeremy . Jeremy is worried about Anna but not sure he's on board with her latest plan for the future. While Caroline is enjoying her day as Queen of the celebration, she also tries to help Matt and Tyler (Michael Trevino) get their friendship back on track. Finally, although Damon and Alaric do their best to stop him, Johnathan Gilbert sets a plan in motion that brings Founder's Day to an end amid chaos, destruction and death.

Source: The CW

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x22
Production Number: 121
Airdate: Thursday May 13th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Jun 22, 2010
NL (Net 5) Jul 04, 2010
FI (MTV3) Jan 06, 2011

Guest Stars
David AndersDavid Anders
As Johnathan Gilbert (Grayson Gilbert's Younger Brother, Elena's Father)
Malese JowMalese Jow
As Anna (Vampire Daughter of Pearl, Jeremy's Girlfriend)
Marguerite MacIntyreMarguerite MacIntyre
As Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes (Mother of Caroline Forbes, Local Sheriff)
Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
As Katherine (Vampire Damon and Stefan Loved)
Robert PralgoRobert Pralgo
As Mayor Richard Lockwood (Mayor of Mystic Falls)
Susan WaltersSusan Walters
As Carol Lockwood (Wife of Richard Lockwood)

Co-Guest Stars
Autumn DialAutumn Dial
As Tina Fell (On Mystic Falls Float)
Justin PriceJustin Price
As Jeffrey Lockwood (On Mystic Falls Float)
Stepheny BrockStepheny Brock
As Blair Fell (On Mystic Falls Float)
Mike ErwinMike Erwin
As Charlie (Head Vampire Planning Attack)
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
Zach RoerigZach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Michael TrevinoMichael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood
Matthew DavisMatthew Davis
As Alaric Saltzman
Sara CanningSara Canning
As Jenna Sommers


Everyone is getting ready for Founder's Day in Mystic Falls. Many people are dressed in retro clothing including Stephen. Damon comes and mentions his period clothes. Damon is dressed modern clothes and then they discuss Elena. Stephen wants Damon to be sure he knows that he needs to stay away from Elena due to the new found feelings that Isobel told Stephen Damon has. Damon says he gets his issue, that he is the hotter and more superior choice. Damon tells him to not worry about him turning his attention to Elena now that Katherine is gone because Elena is not Catherine. Stephen says that he is right, that she isn't Katherine. Right after that is said Elena shows up wearing a dress from when the town was founded and they look caught off guard by that because now she really does look exactly like Katherine--even how she dressed! Elena curtsies at them...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.47 Million Viewers

Casting: This episode marks the final appearances of Robert Pralgo, Malese Jow as Richard Lockwood.

Trivia: This episode aired on Candice Accola's (Caroline Forbes) 23rd birthday.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
AnberlinTrue FaithCaroline Matt and Tyler talk at the Mystic Grille.
Ellie GouldingEvery Time You GoEveryone prepares for Founder's Day.
LifehouseIt Is What It IsElena talks to Damon about being just friends.
SiaYou’ve ChangedMatt and Caroline takes pictures at the float.
StatelessBloodstreamDamon and Elena kiss.

Episode Quotes
Damon: Somewhere along the way, you decided I was worth saving. I wanted to thank you for that.
Elena: You're welcome.

Damon: I'm not a hero, Elena. I don't do good. It's not in me.
Elena: Maybe it is.

Tyler: I said I was sorry.
Caroline: You made out with his mother and then you beat him to a pulp. You're gonna have to do a little better than "I'm sorry."

Damon: You have no sense of humor.
Stefan: I have no sense of Damon humor.

Elena: I think you should stop with the flirty little comments and the eye thing you do.
Damon: What eye thing?
Elena: Don't make me regret being your friend.

Stefan: I try so hard to hate him, I guess it's just pointless.
Elena: You care about him, so do I. But I love, Stefan.

Elena: What can I do?
Jeremy: You can go to Hell, Elena.

Damon: It's Founder's Day. I'm here to eat cotton candy and steal your girl.

Mayor Lockwood: What are you doing here?
Damon: I'm a vampire..Whats your excuse? The vervain didn't effect you.. You're not a vampire.. What the hell are you?

Episode Goofs

When Stefan tells Elena that John Gilbert is her real father, the flower clip in her hair continually disappears and reappears throughout the scene.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 21: Stefan confronted Damon about being in love with Elena in 1x21 "Isobel."

Season 1, Episode 21: In 1x21 "Isobel" Elena met her birth mother for the first time.

Season 1, Episode 21: In 1x21 "Isobel" it was discovered that John Gilbert is Elena's real father.

Season 1, Episode 21: The device to kill vampires was given to John in 1x21 "Isobel" after Isobel got it from Elena.

Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerBryan Oh
Associate ProducerJames Thompson (1)
Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorJoshua Butler
CastingGreg Orson  |  Lesli Gelles
Unit Production ManagerAida Rodgers
First Assistant DirectorRudy Persico
Second Assistant DirectorTyler Romary
Staff WriterBrian Young
MusicMichael Suby
Music SupervisorChristopher T. Mollere
Costume DesignerJennifer Bryan
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
Property MasterJoshua Meltzer
Production CoordinatorPaula Kramer
Supervising Sound EditorRichard Yawn
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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