The Vampire Diaries: Season 1, Episode 22

Founder's Day (13 May 2010)

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On the Founder's Day, Mystic Falls celebrates one hundred and fifty years with a parade and fireworks. Stefan is upset with the revelation of Damon's feelings toward Elena. Jeremy is estranged with Elena and Anna offers her blood to him to turn him into a vampire. The vampires from the tomb decide to kill the dwellers during the fireworks, but John Gilbert plots a scheme to destroy not only them, but also Stefan and Damon with Jonathan Gilbert's invention. Stefan is saved by Elena and Alaric, but Damon is captured by John and left in a basement on fire with the other vampires. John also kills Anna with a stake and Stefan is powerless to rescue his brother. Will it be the end of Damon? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Doing the Right Thing
16 August 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

On the Founder's Day, Mystic Falls celebrates one hundred and fifty years with a parade and fireworks. Stefan is upset with the revelation of Damon's feelings toward Elena. Jeremy is estranged with Elena and Anna offers her blood to him to turn him into a vampire. The vampires from the tomb decide to kill the dwellers during the fireworks, but John Gilbert plots a scheme to destroy not only them, but also Stefan and Damon with Jonathan Gilbert's invention. Stefan is saved by Elena and Alaric, but Damon is captured by John and left in a basement on fire with the other vampires. John also kills Anna with a stake and Stefan is powerless to rescue his brother. Will it be the end of Damon?

"Founder's Day" is the best and last episode of the First Season of The Vampire Diaries. The story is very well written with Damon contradictorily doing the right thing and very different from the evil vampire from the beginning of the Season. The boring Jeremy may become an interesting character with his extreme attitude. But the surprising conclusion, with Elena kissing Damon and then the disclosure of the secret, seems to indicate a promising sequel. One question: Elena is the daughter of Isobel and John, but she is a dead ringer of Katherine. What is the connection? My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Founder's Day"


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