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Children of the Damned 

Stefan and Damon recall the incidents that led to the rift in their relationship.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Elena Gilbert / Katherine Pierce
... Stefan Salvatore
... Damon Salvatore
... Jeremy Gilbert
... Jenna Sommers
... Bonnie Bennett (as Katerina Graham)
... Caroline Forbes (as Candice Accola) (credit only)
... Matt Donovan (credit only)
... Tyler Lockwood (credit only)
... Alaric Saltzman (as Matt Davis)
... Giuseppe Salvatore
... Anna Zhu
... Emily Bennett
... Pearl Zhu
... Ben McKittrick


Stefan and Damon recall the incidents that led to the rift in their relationship; Bonnie's date takes a frightening turn; Elena helps Stefan and Damon race to find a journal that belonged to her ancestor; an old acquaintance returns to town. Written by Anonymous

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4 February 2010 (USA)  »

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The title of this episode is a nod to the 1960 movie "Village of the Damned" and its 1964 sequel "Children of the Damned" because Mystic Falls is overrun with supernatural beings, and some would say the town is damned. As well as, the "children" being gifted with knowledge passed down to them from they're ancestors to fight the supernatural. See more »


After Damon forces Elena to drink his blood the amount and position of the trickle of blood beside her mouth and on her chin changes between shots. The amount of blood seems to change but actually stays the same, the different camera angles show more and less blood throughout the scene. On the close-ups of Elana and Damon there is a small amount of blood running from her mouth, when the camera panes out you can see a larger amount of blood under her chin. When the camera is back to a close-up you cannot see under her chin, giving the illusion that the amount of blood is growing and shrinking in size. See more »


Anna: You just couldn't live without me, huh?
Jeremy Gilbert: Well, I kinda miss my daily dose of cute stalker chick.
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References Children of the Damned (1964) See more »


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Past and Present Entwined
26 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

In flashbacks to 1864, the relationship of Stefan, Damon, Katherine and Anna is disclosed and why Damon hates Stefan.

In the present days, Stefan has a long conversation with Alaric and the teacher tells him that Damon killed his wife but her body has never been found. Further, they discover that Gilbert journal is gone missing. Damon asks Elenes whether he can trust on Stefan or not and she lies to him. Stefan comes to Elena's home and soon Damon discovers that Anna has stolen the journal from Alaric. When Damon sees her, he has a recollection of Anna in 1864. Bonnie dates Ben and has a surprise. Stefan and Elena read a copy of Gilbert journal and they discover an old journal buried in the woods but Damon shows up disappointed with Elena. Stefan delivers the journal to avoid that Elena be turned into a vampire. They return to Elena's home and soon she is kidnapped by Anna through the window.

"Children of the Damned" is an episode where past and present are entwined, explaining the problem between Damon and Stefan. Anna is a powerful vampire, capable of resisting Damon and she certainly wants to bring her mother back. Bonnie has a surprise when Ben captures her. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Children of the Damned"

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