"Children of the Damned"
Series The Vampire Diaries
Season 1, Episode 13
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Air date February 4th, 2010
Writers Kevin Williamson; Julie Plec
Director Marcos Siega
Producers Barbie Kligman; Bob Levy; Leslie Morgenstein; Julie Plec; Sean Reycraft; Marcos Siega; Gabrielle Stanton; James L. Thompson, III; Pascal Verschooris; Kevin Williamson
Starring Nina Dobrev; Paul Wesley; Ian Somerhalder; Steven R. McQueen; Sara Canning; Katerina Graham; Candice Accola; Zach Roerig; Michael Trevino
Episode guide
"Fool Me Once"

"Children of the Damned" is the thirteenth episode of season one of the supernatural teen-drama series The Vampire Diaries. It was directed by Marcos Siega and written by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. The episode aired on the CW Network on Thursday, February 4th, 2010.

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Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This episode is production code number: 2J5012.
  • This episode had a viewership of 3.99 million people. [5]
  • This episode was originally slated to be the season finale before the CW Network ordered a full twenty-two episode season of the show. [6]
  • This is the first and only appearance of the unnamed coachman; killed by Katherine Pierce in flashback.

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Bloopers[edit | edit source]

  • During one of the 1864 flashbacks, a copy of Renoir's "Two Young Girls at the Piano" can be seen on the wall behind Katherine. This painting was painted in 1892. [7]
  • Perceived blooper: 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. [8]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Elena Gilbert: You know, I really think that Damon believes that everything he's done, every move that he's made, he's done for love. It's twisted, but... kind of sad.
  • Stefan Salvatore: There are other ways to get what you want. You don't have to kill people. Damon has no regard for human life. He enjoys inflicting pain on others. For a hundred and forty-five years, every single time that I have let my guard down and let Damon back into my life, he's done something to make me regret that. I'm not gonna make that mistake again.




  • Stefan Salvatore: I can't let you bring her back, I'm sorry.
  • Damon Salvatore: So am I, for thinking for even a second that I could trust you.
  • Stefan Salvatore: You are not capable of trust. The fact that you're here means that you read the journal and you were planning on doing this yourself.
  • Damon Salvatore: Of course I was gonna do it by myself, because the only one I can count on is me! You made sure of that many years ago, Stefan.


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  5. TV Rage.com; The Vampire Diaires, "Children of the Damned"; Episode notes.
  6. TV Rage.com; The Vampire Diaires, "Children of the Damned"; Episode notes.
  7. Share TV.com; The Vampire Diaries, "Children of the Damned"; Mistakes/Goofs.
  8. Share TV.com; The Vampire Diaries, "Children of the Damned"; Mistakes/Goofs.

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