The Vampire Diaries

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Recap

The first episode of 2010 made us realize how much we missed this show. Here's a look at what went down on "Bloodlines."

Jeremy learned more about the history of Mystic Falls, thanks to a new friend. He met a girl named Anna at the library. Turns out, her grandfather also kept a journal and Anna is convinced Mystic Falls has been (and still is?) the home to many vampires. She brought out news articles about supposed animals attacks over the year as proof.

Viewers met Alaric's wife... sort of. We got a flashback of him kissing her goodbye and also listened to his first-ever voiceover. He said Logan - who he killed - was the first vampire he ever met, but that eh can sense evil is lurking in the town. At the end of the episode, he appears to truly find who/what he came there for:

Via another quick flashback, it appears that Damon - who just sat down at the bar next to him - killed Alaric's wife.

Elsewhere in town, Stefan bonded with Bonnie and her grandmother. He came to Bonnie's rescue after she was sucked down into the ground and ended up outside the tomb where Katherine is buried. Stefan learned of her location through her grandmother and carried her to safety. This endeared him to Sheila, Bonnie's grams. Stefan said he remembers her from the civil rights movement in town and the two come to an understanding: they're both on the same side, they can help each other in the future, but Sheila will always put her family first.

As for the main storyline: Damon pulled Elena out of her totaled car and scared away the unknown creature that was coming her way when the previous episode concluded. He then essentially kidnapped Elena and took her down to Georgia.

Once there, Elena was introduced to Bree at a bar. She's an old flame of Damon's and also a witch that knows his secret. As Elena begins to see a somewhat softer side to Stefan's brother - and as she ignores Stefan's calls because she's still mad over the lie about Katherine - Bree places a call. Soon enough, a dude named Lee comes swooping in and goes after Damon. Lee has been turned a vampire by his ex-girlfriend: Lexie.

He wants revenge on Damon for killing her and is about to end his life when Elena pleads with him to stop. Lee gives in, seemingly in honor of Lexie, but also because Elena made her case well. Why would she actually save Damon? Maybe he's not so bad, after all, she's starting to realize. He is being honest with her about life as a vampire and he seems to genuinely care about her feelings. Of course, he can be a sensitive guy himself: Damon goes back into the bar and kills Bree for betraying him.

Before he does, she admits that there is a way into Katherine's tomb: Damon needs to get his hands on Emily's spell book and see how to reverse the curse.

When Elena gets home, Stefan finally gets a chance to speak to her. He says he has no idea why she resembles Katherine and he drops a bomb on her: he didn't go after her due to her connection to Katherine. Instead, he explains that he used to come back every now and then to visit his uncle and the town. One night, on May 23, 2009, he overheard a car crash off a bridge. He rushed to the scene, but could only save one person from it: Elena. He was aghast when he saw how much she looked like Katherine.

He conducted a bit of research to determine why and came up with one important fact: Elena was adopted. Stefan says he loves Elena for who she is, because she's so different than Katherine. The two kiss, but Elena is clearly, understandably taken aback by this news about her family.

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yes we had to wait but i don't think people should make such a big deal about it. It just gets us more excited. Yes i don't think they should have made the viewers wait this long. but what are you gonna do. The show is way better then the novels!!!!

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I love this vamp flick, buy seriously with the 'being off air for 23 months. I mean the its not even half way through season 1. Usualy shows play out season 1 and then go to brake. NOT COOL CW!! And I think Damon should be with Bonny, because this 'one girl two guys deal' is sooooooooo played out, its in every show these days.

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okay I hate to wait too because its a really good show but they have their reasons to delay it . 1-the cast are people and they need holiday breaks too . 2-to make the show so good they need time to write out each script for everry episode ,its not like they write each script for every episode in 5 days or so . 3-they need time to film it , they can't prepare each episode in 5 days they need more time then that also because some of the cast might be acting in some other film or series or something.

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i think you guys can hold on cause it is going to show the shows so there is no reason to be up set. we will be able to see the gorgeous vampire!!!!! so that makes up for it i think!!!!!!!!

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they went on vacation and didn't film for a bit. thats why we have to wait..ONLY 4 MORE DAYSSS!! the show is a little different from the books..love the books! encourage you all to read them. first book is called 'the awakening'.

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Season 1, Episode 11: Bloodlines
Original Air Date—21 January 2010
In the aftermath of the horrific car accident, Elena is attacked by the individual she hit and the following evening, wakes up by the side of the road... transformed into a vampire. As Elena emotionally and physically struggles to come to terms with her new existence, and a possible real future with Stefan, he sets out to find who turned Elena. Meanwhile, Damon learns about a spell that could free Katheryn from her tomb with the help of a newly arrived witch. Upon resurrection, Damon and his old love go on a rampage through Mistic Falls killing dozens of people, while the townspeople mistakenly think that Elena is responsible for the carnage.

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I cant wait till it comes back on January 21

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the new episode is on the 21 in canada.

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I cant wait for the next episode. im soo exited in a few more days!it sounds amazing!

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k im confused cuz in the news section of this website it says new episode january 14th but in the box that says upcoming episodes it says january 21st...well when is it!!!! someone help me out here!
well anyways im so phsyched to see how the chemistry between damon and elena goes, cuz i mean lets face it, he is a homicidal vampire, they could be in the middle of sex and damon could strike just like he did to caroline in "friday night bites" episode 2.
but maybe it could be different with elena, cuz she looks like katharine that he might look at her different, or maybe he'll go for elena cuz he wants to piss stefan off cuz thats something he would do, there r so many other questions i want answered like os emily gonna reveal katharines tomb? is katharine coming back to mystic falls? r alaric and jenna gonna hook up? what is tylers true identity? r caroline and matt gonna hook up? (cuz i know they had a little somethin goin on since that night she got drunk and matt brought her home) well anyways we'll have to find out, and will someone let me know the correct date of the airing of the new episode??? :P

The Vampire Diaries Season 1 Episode 11 Quotes

Damon: Elena's phone?
Stefan: Where is she?!?

Elena: This is kidnapping.
Damon: That's a little mellodramatic, don't you think?