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The Vampire Diaries
Season 1, Episode 21
Air date May 6th 2010
Written by Caroline Dries & Brian Young
Directed by J. Miller Tobin
Episode Guide Transcript
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Isobel is the twenty-first episode of the First Season of The Vampire Diaries (TV Series).


ISOBEL RETURNS TO MYSTIC FALLSIsobel returns to town and stuns Alaric with her vampire attitude, and her demands that Alaric arranges a meeting with her daughter Elena. When mother and daughter finally meet, Isobel refuses to answer most of Elena’s questions, but reveals that she will stop at nothing to find the mysterious invention that John Gilbert has been searching for. Isobel’s dangerous actions lead Stefan, Damon and Bonnie to step in and help Elena deal with the situation.



Main Cast

Recurring Cast



  • Antagonists: Isobel Flemming and John Gilbert.
  • This episode had about 3.31 million viewers in USA.
  • All credited main characters appear in this episode.
  • Damon correctly theorizes that John is Elena's biological father.
  • Elena learns that Damon is in love with her for the first time from her mother Isobel.
  • This is the first episode to be named after a character.

Cultural References

  • Gone with the Wind, a 1939 American film based on the novel of the same name, starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable.
  • How I Met Your Mother, an American sitcom airing on CBS.
  • The Call of the Wild, a 1903 novel by American writer Jack London.
  • Maury, a syndicated American tabloid talk show hosted by Maury Povich, 1991–present.


Damon (to Isobel): "Katherine wants something from me? You tell that little bitch to come get it herself."
Damon (to Isobel): "You do not come into my town, threaten the people I care about. Going after Elena? Bad move. You leave her alone or I will rip you to bits because I DO believe in killing the messenger, you know why? Because it sends a message."
Elena: "But you took a risk with Damon. How did you know that he was gonna give it to me?"
Isobel: "Because he's in love with you."
Stefan: "What proof do you have?"
Damon: "I don't need any proof. That's a DNA test for John, Elena and Maury Povich to deal with."
Isobel (to Elena): "As long as you have a Salvatore on each arm, you're doomed."
Isobel: "Don't look for any redeeming qualities. I don't have any."
Damon: "I like being a living dead person."
Damon: "Stefan is different. He wants to be human. He wants to feel every episode of 'How I Met Your Mother'."
Elena: "Human life means that little to you?"
Isobel: "It means nothing to me. It's just being who I am."
Alaric: "She threatened to go on a killing spree."
Damon: "I take it that's not okay with you guys?"
Damon: "You successfully cured him of anything interesting about his personality."
Elena: "Remember who helped me."
Damon: "I hate myself."



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