The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
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Founder's Day 

Damon and Alaric try to stop John Gilbert from setting a plan in motion to brin Founder's Day to an end amid chaos, destruction and death.


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Dobrev ... Elena Gilbert / Katherine Pierce
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
Michael Trevino ... Tyler Lockwood
Matthew Davis ... Alaric Saltzman (as Matt Davis)
Melise ... Anna Zhu (as Malese Jow)
David Anders ... John Gilbert
Marguerite MacIntyre ... Sheriff Liz Forbes
Mike Erwin ... Charlie
Robert Pralgo ... Mayor Lockwood (as Rob Pralgo)


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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Release Date:

13 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Covington, Georgia, USA

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1.78 : 1
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When Jeremy is climbing into bed after taking the pills, he is wearing his bracelet on his left arm, but then when he is tucking the pillow under his head, it is gone. See more »


Tyler Lockwood: [Matt's rejected his peace offering again] I said I was sorry.
Caroline Forbes: You made out with his mother and then you beat him to a pulp. You're gonna have to do a little bit better than sorry.
[raises her brows, walks away]
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What a finale!!!
21 September 2019 | by ava792See all my reviews

Well to be true I didn't have any expectations from this show. I had been avoiding watching it for a long time, well I had a good reason after all that Twilight debacle. But now that I have seen it I am glad I did. This finale!! My oh my!! This was something special. That twist at the end was really out done, after seeing a lot of shows a lot a lot, I am not easily surprised but this one, this one got me smitten. Now, well now I am hooked! Let's see how all of this unfolds.

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