"You're Undead to Me"
Series The Vampire Diaries
Season 1, Episode 5
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Air date October 8th, 2009
Writers Sean Reycraft; Gabrielle G. Stanton
Director Kevin Bray
Producers Barbie Kligman; Andrew Kreisberg; 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; Kayla Ewell; Michael Trevino
Episode guide
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"You're Undead to Me" is the fifth episode of season one of the supernatural teen drama series The Vampire Diaries. It was directed by Kevin Bray and written by Sean Reycraft and Gabrielle Stanton. It first aired on the WB Network on Thursday, October 8th, 2009. In this episode, Damon Salvatore continues to languish in his dungeon cell, but manages to project his thoughts to Caroline Forbes to help him escape. The Mystic Falls High School hosts a car wash and Bonnie Bennett learns that there are more to her seemingly mundane abilities than she had previously believed. Jeremy and Vicki take their relationship to the next level when Elena learns that Vicki has spent the night in Jeremy's room. One of Jenna's ex-flames, local celebrity Logan Fell tries to get back into her good graces. At the Mystic Grill, an elderly man recognizes Stefan Salvatore from an incident that took place in 1953.

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  • Production code number: 2J5004.
  • Tyler Lockwood is credited in this episode, but does not make an actual appearance.
  • Actors Craig Crumpton, Joel Harold, Joseph Harold, Tatyana Johnson and Shakira Massiah are all uncredited for their participation in this episode.

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  • Stefan Salvatore: During the Dark Ages, when a vampire's actions threatened to expose or bring harm upon the entire race, he would face judgment. They sought to reeducate them rather than to punish them.
  • Damon Salvatore: You know what will happen if I don't feed on blood.
  • Stefan Salvatore: You'll grow weaker and weaker, and eventually you won't be able to move or speak. In a week, your skin will desiccate, and you'll mummify. A living corpse, unable to hurt anyone...ever.
  • Damon Salvatore: So what, you just going to just leave me in the basement...forever?
  • Stefan Salvatore: I've injected you with enough vervain to keep you weak. Once your circulation stops, I'll move you to the family crypt, and in a 150 years we can reevaluate.



  • Elena Gilbert: Dear Diary, I'm not a believer. People are born, they grow old and then they die. That's the world we live in. There's no magic, no mysticism, no immortality. There is nothing that defies rational thought. People are supposed to be who they say they are and not lie or hide their true selves. It's not possible. I'm not a believer. I can't be. But how can I deny what's right in front of me? Someone who never grows old. Never gets hurt. Someone who changes in ways that can't be explained. Girls bitten. Bodies drained of blood.


  • Stefan Salvatore: If you're going to dump me, I figure you should at least know who you're dumping. Let's start with Katherine. She had this perfect olive skin. She had this perfect laugh. She was also impatient, impulsive. Enter Damon. He claims he was with her first. I don't know. I do know I did some things I'm not proud of. My biggest regret is not being able to make things right before she died. I miss her, but I'm not crippled.

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  1. Credited, but does not appear in this episode.

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