The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
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The Night of the Comet 

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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Kevin Williamson (developed for television by), Julie Plec (developed for television by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
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 Peyton Lee ... Guy
Beth Keener ... Girl (as Elizabeth Lynn Hingley)


As Mystic Falls prepares for a festival to celebrate the passing of a comet, Vicki is in the hospital recovering from the attack she can barely remember. Stefan goes to the hospital and tries to use his abilities to make sure Vicki doesn't remember what really happened, but his attempt is cut short when Vicki's brother Matt arrives. Jeremy continues to struggle at school and with his feelings for Vicki. At a parent/teacher conference, Mr. Tanner makes Aunt Jenna feel that she is failing as a surrogate parent, especially when it comes to the self-destructive Jeremy. Elena decides to go to the Salvatore house to talk to Stefan, but finds his charming brother Damon instead. Damon reveals surprising information about Stefan's past, and when Stefan arrives home, Elena is confused and embarrassed to realize that he isn't happy to see her there. Meanwhile, Vicki's memory of the attack begins to come back to her. Also, Damon begins to set his sights on Caroline. Written by CW Publicity

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Release Date:

17 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Elena and Stefan mention "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte; the book is also mentioned in the Twilight book. See more »


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 »


Vicki Donovan: I don't want anyone to find out about us.
Jeremy Gilbert: Well, you gotta get over that.
Vicki Donovan: Tyler's finally starting to show some interest.
Jeremy Gilbert: You gotta get over that too! I mean, do you see Mr. Concern?
[pretends to look under bed]
Jeremy Gilbert: Hello? Tyler, you under there? No.
Vicki Donovan: It's not cool for people to know. I'm older than you. Matt and Elena would freak.
Jeremy Gilbert: Why wouldn't I be concerned about you? I was the one who found you.
Vicki Donovan: You were?
Jeremy Gilbert: Yeah, I carried you out of the woods.
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Theme from The Vampire Diaries
Written by Michael Suby
Performed by Michael Suby
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It's getting better
23 February 2019 | by kaprinissSee all my reviews

In this episode, we can see more of "vampire sexy killer" thing, and it's kinda work with the dinamic. I thought that it wouldn't be good because of the begining, but thankfully, I was wrong. The "vampire" plot it's beeing worked, but we need more "unique" effects.

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