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"The Vampire Diaries" The Night of the Comet (2009)

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The Vampire Diaries: Season 1: Episode 2 -- Elena goes to the Salvatore house to talk to Stefan, but finds Damon there instead, who reveals surprising information about Stefan's past. Vicki begins to remember the attack.


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Original Air Date:
17 September 2009 (Season 1, Episode 2)
As Mystic Falls prepares for a festival to celebrate the passing of a comet, Vicki is in the hospital... See more » | Add synopsis »
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This episode was so bad that it was laugh-out-loud funny at times. See more (4 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Nina Dobrev ... Elena Gilbert

Paul Wesley ... Stefan Salvatore

Ian Somerhalder ... Damon Salvatore

Steven R. McQueen ... Jeremy Gilbert

Sara Canning ... Jenna Sommers

Kat Graham ... Bonnie Bennett (as Katerina Graham)

Candice King ... Caroline Forbes (as Candice Accola)

Zach Roerig ... Matt Donovan

Kayla Ewell ... Vicki Donovan

Michael Trevino ... Tyler Lockwood

Chris William Martin ... Zach Salvatore

Benjamin Ayres ... William Tanner
Peyton Lee ... Guy

Beth Keener ... Girl (as Elizabeth Lynn Hingley)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Terri James ... Nurse Haynes (uncredited)

Sapphire ... Nurse Taking Blood From Patient (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Marcos Siega 
Writing credits
Kevin Williamson (developed for television by) &
Julie Plec (developed for television by)

L.J. Smith (book)

Kevin Williamson (written by) &
Julie Plec (written by)

Produced by
Barbie Kligman .... co-executive producer
Andrew Kreisberg .... co-executive producer
Bob Levy .... executive producer
Leslie Morgenstein .... executive producer
Julie Plec .... co-executive producer
Sean Reycraft .... producer
Marcos Siega .... supervising producer
Gabrielle G. Stanton .... consulting producer (as Gabrielle Stanton)
James L. Thompson III .... associate producer (as James Thompson III)
Pascal Verschooris .... producer
Kevin Williamson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mike Suby  (as Michael Suby)
Cinematography by
Paul M. Sommers (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Lance Anderson 
Casting by
Lesli Gelles-Raymond 
Greg Orson 
Production Design by
Garreth Stover 
Art Direction by
Timothy David O'Brien (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Karen Bruck 
Costume Design by
Jennifer L. Bryan  (as Jennifer Bryan)
Makeup Department
Daniel Curet .... hair department head
Conor McCullagh .... on-set makeup effects
Beverly Jo Pryor .... makeup artist
Char Coats-Crump .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Ani Arutyunyan .... post-production supervisor
Aida Rodgers .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael A. Allowitz .... first assistant director (as Michael Allowitz)
Trish 'The Dish' Stanard .... second assistant director (as Trish Standard)
Robert S. Wilhelm Jr. .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Matthew Butler .... key greensman
Joe Connolly .... property master
Gordon Craig Davenport .... prop maker (as Craig Davenport)
Kathleen Denson .... scenic artist
Damon Fishback II .... propmaker
Keith A. Frutiger .... painter
Nelson Hagood .... set dresser
Daphne Hayes .... set decoration buyer
Lawrence Heap .... set dresser
John Paul 'J.P.' Jones .... property master (as J.P. Jones)
Julie Kobsa .... assistant property master
Tony Kupersmith .... construction coordinator
Sedrick Lakpa .... set dresser
Jason Wayne Morgan .... carpenter
Kenneth Nelson .... set dresser
Richard Salinas .... lead scenic artist
Roland Spence .... greens (as Roland Heart)
James Vasilovic .... set dresser
Katie Wilson .... assistant property master
Arma Benoit .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Gina B. Cranham .... set designer (uncredited)
Doug Fick .... set designer (uncredited)
Johnny Land .... scenic foreman (uncredited)
Dan Post .... leadman (uncredited)
Andy Rusk .... carpenter (uncredited)
Amanda Ward .... prop assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
John Benson .... supervising sound editor
Jane Boegel .... dialogue editor
Kenneth R. Burton .... re-recording mixer (as Ken Burton)
Michael P. Clark .... sound utility
Greg Crawford .... adr mixer: Atlanta
Jeff Gunn .... foley artist
Patrick Hanson .... sound mixer
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer
Andre Perreault .... re-recording mixer
Andre Perreault .... sound re-recording mixer
Jordan Wilby .... sound designer
Jordan Wilby .... sound effects editor
Judah Getz .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jay Ticer .... sound utility (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Fletcher .... special effects coordinator
Greg Oliver .... special effects foreman
Thomas Kittle .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
John Allison .... visual effects supervisor: Entity FX
Matthew Collorafice .... digital compositor
Brian Ali Harding .... visual effects supervisor: Entity FX (as Brian Harding)
Rik Panero .... 3D artist
Chad Reder .... 2D intern: Entity FX
Jeremy Renteria .... compositor: Entity FX
Trent Smith .... visual effects producer: Entity FX
Mat Beck .... senior visual effects producer/supervisor: Entity FX (uncredited)
Ellyn Lewis .... visual effects general manager: Entity FX (uncredited)
Dan Rucinski .... visual effects executive producer (uncredited)
John Copeman .... stunt coordinator
Jennifer Badger .... stunt double: Nina Dobrev (uncredited)
David Anthony Buglione .... stunt double: Ian Somerhalder (uncredited)
Bob Fisher .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Reid Andrews .... electrician
Tom Barrett .... best boy grip
Donny Fowler .... electrician
William Frazier .... rigging electric best boy
Eric Henson .... digital imaging technician: utility
Sunny Lee .... grip (uncredited)
Charles Praileau .... rigging grip
Robert Robinson .... first assistant camera
Christian Satrazemis .... second assistant camera
Michael E. Satrazemis .... key camera operator (as Mike Satrazemis)
Geoff Shotz .... camera operator
Randy Tharpe .... rigging grip
Fred Thomas .... second assistant camera
Joseph Thomas .... first assistant camera
J. Christopher Campbell .... best boy rigging grip (uncredited)
Fred Cooper .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Stephen Crowley .... gaffer (uncredited)
Eddie Evans .... key grip (uncredited)
Derek Page .... lighting console programmer (uncredited)
Meiklejohn Pate .... grip (uncredited)
Thom Shepard .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Marty Cherrix .... extras casting
Craig Fincannon .... casting: Atlanta
Lisa Mae Fincannon .... casting: Atlanta
Mark Fincannon .... casting: Atlanta
Joyce Kurtz .... voice casting
Cody Rowlett .... extras casting assistant
Stacey Taylor .... casting associate (as Stacey Taylor-Singerman)
Liz Martinez-Nelson .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shilla Benning .... costume buyer
Myra N. Foy .... seamstress tailor
Janet Marie Ross .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Marc Pollon .... assistant editor
D.C. Cardinali .... hd dailies colorist (uncredited)
Scott Klein .... final colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Patsy Fitzgerald .... key assistant location manager (as Patricia Fitzgerald)
Ben McIver .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Angie Dean Morrison .... location assistant (as Angie Dean)
Jonathan Jansen .... location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Stuart Goetz .... music editor
Christopher Mollere .... music supervisor (as Christopher T. Mollere)
Christopher Mollere .... music supervisor
Gregory Sweeney .... music coordinator
Leo Tee .... music clearance manager (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dennis G. Carter .... transportation
Huelon F. Thrift Jr. .... transportation
Oranz Walker .... transportation captain
Keith N. Collis .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Bubba Thrift .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Ryan Brunner .... set production assistant
Kellie Cyrus .... script supervisor
Anthony Ennis .... stand-in: Zach Roerig
Timisha Goines .... security supervisor
Brian Gonsalves .... production secretary
Connie Hendrix .... construction accountant
Bryan M. Holdman .... executive story editor
Paula Kramer .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Brandon O'Neil Leonard .... set production assistant (as Brandon Leonard)
Victor Licas .... payroll accountant
Chad McQuay .... production accountant (uncredited)
Colin Rogers .... production assistant
Aric Sabin .... production assistant
A. Rachel Tobias .... assistant to executive producer
Brian Young .... staff writer
Charlotte Acker .... set location production assistant (uncredited)
Tara Ansley .... office production assistant (uncredited)
David Michael Brown .... key craft service (uncredited)
J. Colby Doler .... photo double (uncredited)
Vincent Farrell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brian Gonsalves .... production assistant (uncredited)
Andrew C. Kirk .... set production assistant: day player (uncredited)
Abbey Lessanu .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Andrew Paulson .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
David Peirce .... stand in for ian somerholder (uncredited)
Mindy Stevenson .... accounting auditor (uncredited)
Thomas Stockwell .... assistant: executive producer (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julie Plec  developed for television by
Kevin Williamson  developed for television by

Casting by
Heike Brandstatter 
Coreen Mayrs 
Art Direction by
Andy Amoroso (2009)
Andrew Amorroso 
Art Department
Mohamed AbouAhmed .... lead hand painter
Scanlan Backus .... scenic carpenter (2009-2010)
Houman Eshraghi .... illustrator (2009)
Martin Quesnel .... construction coordinator
Neil Westlake .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Millar Montgomery .... epk sound
Stephen Warner .... foley/adr recordist
Chad Sayn .... stunt rigger
Larissa Stadnichuk .... stunt double
Loyd Bateman .... stunt double (2010) (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Pascal Jean Provost .... camera operator
Location Management
Mike Liesemer .... location production assistant (2009)
Sheri Mayervich .... location manager
Transportation Department
Bubba Thrift .... driver: honeywagon
Other crew
Crystal Braunwarth .... clearance coordinator
Crystal Braunwarth .... script coordinator
Candice Preddy .... second assistant production coordinator
Devin Taylor .... playback editor (2009)
Max Torroba .... playback coordinator (2009)
Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

42 min
Sound Mix:
Brazil:14 (DVD rating) | Iceland:12 (Season 1 DVD) | Netherlands:12 | USA:TV-14

Did You Know?

Factual errors: In the scene where the moon with the comet are shown together, comet's tail points away from the sun. The bright side of the moon also faces the sun. Normally, the bright side of the moon and the tail of the comet would both indicate the approximate direction of the sun. The relative to each other, bright side of the moon and the orientation of the comet's tail depict an impossible location of the sun. Either the moon or the comet was placed into night sky with the incorrect orientation.See more »
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This episode was so bad that it was laugh-out-loud funny at times., 7 July 2016
Author: FallonTimberlake2016 from Virginia, USA

I did not think that the pilot of The Vampire Diaries was that bad. I had some issues with it but I saw potential. Then I watched this episode... Wow. I don't know whether my expectations were higher or if they hired a terrible writer, but that was seriously awful.

There were moments where the storyline went back on itself. As if the writers thought they made a mistake so they decided to change that plot line later in the episode, which made me very confused.

But what really got me was that they took the problems that the previous episode had, and put them in this episode about ten times more. I won't go in depth on that because I did in the previous review, but I will say that the music in the background made me groan in disgust at some points.

The thing that made this episode laugh-out-loud funny for me was the dialogue. There were times where I had to pause it because I was laughing so hard. The only main characters that didn't have incredibly bad dialogue were the brothers, but Stefan doesn't talk much so I'm not sure that he counts. So basically Damon was the one thing I liked about this episode.

I hope this show doesn't stay like this. According to the user reviews, this is the worst episode in the series, so I am persuaded to watch the next episode; but if the next episode is similar to this one than I may not continue with this show.

I give The Vampire Diaries Season One Episode Two 3/10 stars.

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