The Vampire Diaries: Season 1, Episode 18

Under Control (15 Apr. 2010)

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While Stefan struggles to control his new situation of blood lust after feeding off Elena's blood to heal, she and Jeremy are surprised by a visit from their uncle, John Gilbert, who ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Bonnie Bennett (as Katerina Graham) (credit only)
Caroline Forbes (as Candice Accola) (credit only)
Alaric Saltzman (as Matt Davis)
Mayor Lockwood (as Rob Pralgo)


While Stefan struggles to control his new situation of blood lust after feeding off Elena's blood to heal, she and Jeremy are surprised by a visit from their uncle, John Gilbert, who arrives in Mystic Falls with an agenda. Meanwhile, Alaric has an awkward talk with Elena about his wife Isobel. At a Founder's Day event, Stefan displays a rare party attitude and Damon's attempt to find out why Uncle John has returned to town takes an ugly turn. An incident at the party causes trouble between Matt and Tyler, and the relationship between Matt and his immature and irresponsible mother, Kelly, reaches a new low. Elsewhere, Elena's effort to comfort Jeremy in the wake of Vicki's murder falls short and he decides to take matters into his own hands to track down the vampire who killed her. Written by matt-282

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Damon Salvatore: [Entering Elena's bedroom] Ah. Just like I remembered.
Elena Gilbert: Stop messing around.
Damon Salvatore: [Flops down on Elena's bed and begins playing with her teddy bear] You know, did you know that your uncle's been kicking it with the founder's council?
Elena Gilbert: What?
Damon Salvatore: Yep.
Elena Gilbert: Perfect. We'll just add it to the growing list of how everything's falling apart.
Damon Salvatore: [Pointing with teddy bear's arm] What happened right there?
Elena Gilbert: Uh, nothing.
[Damon give suspicious look]
Elena Gilbert: Look, Damon, I'm worried about Stefan. He says that everything's ok, but he's ...
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The Hunger
3 August 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Stefan tries to control his hunger for human blood, but he is addicted again. Meanwhile, John Gilbert returns to Mystic Falls and visits his family. Stefan goes with Elena to the Founder's Day party and has a strange behavior. Damon has a conversation with John Gilbert and discovers a dark secret about Elena and Jeremy's uncle. The promiscuous Kelly provokes a friction between her son Matt and Tyler in the party. Jeremy snoops at Elena's room to seek the truth about what has happened to Vicky.

"Under Control" shows an intriguing new character, John Gilbert, and a weird Stefan, with a different behavior. The rest is teen soap-opera. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Under Control"

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