The Vampire Diaries: Season 1, Episode 21

Isobel (6 May 2010)

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Isobel returns to town and stuns Alaric with her attitude and her demands that he arrange a meeting with Elena. When mother and daughter finally meet, Isobel refuses to answer most of ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Bonnie Bennett (as Katerina Graham)
Alaric Saltzman (as Matt Davis)


Isobel returns to town and stuns Alaric with her attitude and her demands that he arrange a meeting with Elena. When mother and daughter finally meet, Isobel refuses to answer most of Elena's questions, but reveals that she will stop at nothing to find the mysterious invention Johnathan Gilbert has been searching for. Isobel's dangerous actions lead Stefan, Damon and Bonnie to step in and help Elena deal with the situation. Written by The CW

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Damon: (to Alaric, referring to the human side of vampires) You can turn it off. Like a button you can press. I mean, Stefan's different. He wants the whole human experience. He wants to feel every episode of How I Met Your Mother. How I Met Your Mother is a sitcom that debuted on CBS in 2005. The show is set up with the main character in the year 2030, explaining to his children the events that led to him meeting their mother. See more »


in the restaurant when Isobel and Elena meet, Isobel is leaving and we see a boy passing behind Elena. Then Bonnie arrives and we see the same boy passing behind Elena again. See more »


Damon Salvatore: I do believe in killing the messenger, you know why? Because it sends a message.
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16 August 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Isobel returns to Mystic Falls and promises to kill Alaric's students if he does not schedule a meeting with Elena. When they meet each other, she forces Elena to bring Jonathan Gilbert's invention to her to avoid a crime spree in the town. Bonnie tells that there is a spell made by Emily in the invention to kill vampires but she also tells that she is able to remove it. The reluctant Damon delivers the device to Elena and Bonnie pretends that the spell was removed. But she lied to her best friend.

"Isobel" is a great episode with revelations: the feelings of Isobel for Alaric; the feelings of Damon for Elena; the identity of Elena's biological father. Mia Kishner has excellent performance in an ambiguous role. My vote is eight.

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