|The Vampire Diaries|
|Season 1, Episode 17|
|Air date||April 8th 2010|
|Written by|| Story: Brian Young |
Teleplay: Julie Plec
|Directed by||Dennis Smith|
|Episode Guide transcript|
There Goes the Neighborhood
Let the Right One In is the seventeenth episode of the First Season and the series.
STEFAN, DAMON, ALARIC AND ELENA AGAINST TOMB VAMPIRES - When Stefan and Damon make a dangerous new enemy, Stefan suddenly finds himself in a perilous situation. Damon and Elena try to convince Alaric to work with them to help Stefan. Matt is hopeful that his mom, Kelly may be back to stay. After her car breaks down in a storm, Caroline makes a terrifying discovery that shocks everyone in town.
A bad storm approaches Mystic Falls making the roads dangerous. Jeremy keeps trying to convince Anna to turn him, but she refuses. Eventually she agrees,though she knows his real reason to be turned was to be with Vicki, whom he knows to be dead.
While out hunting, Stefan is captured by Frederic and his friends, who intend to torture him before killing him. Damon goes to the house,though he is unable to enter, having not been invited in.Damon and Elena therefore ask Alaric to work with them. Pearl meets Mayor Lockwood in the Grill. Meanwhile, Matt is angry with his mother Kelly, but is fearful pressuring her will cause her to leave.
Alaric enters the house under the pretext of wanting to use the phone. Damon kills the owner, enabling him to enter. Damon and Elena rescue Stefan, but a fight erupts and Damon and Alaric kill most of the vampires. Frederic comes and wounds Stefan very badly, so Elena gives him her blood to heal.
Caroline finds Vicki's body in the woods after her car breaks down in the woods. Matt and Kelly are both heartbroken by the news. Damon discovers that Stefan has lost control of his blood lust, drinking large amounts of blood from Damon's storage of IV blood bags.
- Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert
- Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore
- Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore
- Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy Gilbert
- Katerina Graham as Bonnie Bennett (credit only)
- Candice Accola as Caroline Forbes
- Zach Roerig as Matt Donovan
- Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood
- Sara Canning as Jenna Sommers (credit only)
- Matt Davis as Alaric Saltzman
- Marguerite MacIntyre as Elizabeth Forbes
- Robert Pralgo as Richard Lockwood
- Malese Jow as Anna
- Kelly Hu as Pearl
- Sterling Sulieman as Harper
- Antagonist: Tomb Vampires
- This episode had 3.48 million viewers in USA.
- It's the first time that Stefan drinks Elena's blood, and the first time the audience sees him falling off the wagon due to the consumption of human blood.
- Vicki Donovan's body is found by Caroline in this episode.
- Frederick dies by Stefan's hand.
- At least 11 Tomb Vampires are killed by Damon and Alaric.
- Billy - killed by Damon Salvatore
- Samantha Gibbons - killed by Damon Salvatore
- Jacob - killed by Damon Salvatore
- Frederick - killed by Stefan Salvatore
- Let the Right One In (titled Let Me In in the United States) is a Swedish romantic horror novel, published in 2004 and written by John Ajvide Lindqvist about a 12-year-old boy, Oskar, and an age-old vampire child named Eli. A Swedish film adaptation of the novel was produced and released in 2008. An American remake of the film titled Let Me In, directed by Matt Reeves, was released in October 2010.
- The Lone Ranger, a character from a radio and TV show of the same name, is a heroic masked cowboy.
- "Up Where We Belong," a 1982 song originally performed by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes on the soundtrack to An Officer and a Gentleman.
- Two of the tomb vampires are named Billy and Jacob, which have the same names as father and son Quileutes in Twilight
- Anna: "The first rule about vampires. Don't believe anything you read."
- Elena: "I can't believe you made a deal with her."
- Damon: "No, it was more like a helpful exchange of information. It's not like I had a choice. She's....scary. Besides she's gonna help me get Katherine back."
- Elena: "Of course (laughs) Damon gets what he wants as usual no matter who he hurts in the process."
- Damon: "Hunting party?"
- Stefan: "That guy did a number on me last night when he stabbed me. I got to get my strength back up."
- Damon: "I have two liters of soccer mom in the fridge...No?"
- Stefan: "We'll talk when I get back."
- Damon: "Alright, give my regards to the squirrels."
- Anna: "Do you even know why we turn other people? It's not to give someone a one-way ticket out of loner-hood, Ok? 1: We need someone to do our dirty work, 2: Revenge, 3: Boredom..but you know that never turns out well...And then, you know there's the obvious one. You love someone so much that you would do anything to spend all eternity with them."
- Elena: "Damon, now's not the time to be the lone ranger."
- Damon: "Fine, Elena, you can drive the get away car. You're not going in the house."
- Elena: "You can't stop me. It's Stefan we're talking about here. You don't understand."
- Damon: "Oh, I understand, I understand..He's the reason you live, his love lifts you up where you belong..I get it."
- Elena: "Can you just not joke around for two seconds?"
- Damon: "I can't protect you Elena. I don't know how many vampires there are in there. (snaps fingers) That's how long it takes you to get your head ripped off. I have to be able to get in and get out. I can't be distracted with your safety..Or this will end up a blood bath that none of us walk away from, including ypu."
- Stefan: "Please run."
- Elena: "Stefan..my wrist..here, take my wrist you need more blood."
- Stefan: "Don't, Elena run..run."
- Elena: "No..I trust you."
- Mayor Lockwood: "They found Vicki Donovan."
- Tyler: "Are you serious? Where was she?"
- Mayor Lockwood: "A storm unearthed the grave off county road. They just brought her body down to the morgue."
- Jeremy: "Wait...she's dead?"
- Stefan: "Elena."
- Elena: "Yeah?"
- Stefan: "What you did today..coming to help me, you could have been killed."
- Elena: "I know."
- Stefan: "And what I did, I'm sorry that...I'm sorry that you had to see it."
- Elena: "I've just never..you were like this other person."
- Damon (To Alaric): "That was fun..Hey, don't look at me like that. I know you hate me. Guess what, everyone hates me..But you can't deny we were badass. (Alaric punches him) Happens."