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The Vampire Diaries
Season 1, Episode 19
Caroline and Elena Looking Down
Air date April 22, 2010
Written by Bryan Oh & Caroline Dries
Directed by Marcos Siega
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Miss Mystic Falls is the nineteenth episode of the first season of The Vampire Diaries and the nineteenth episode of the series.

Summary

A GALA SO BLOODY, YOU'LL BE WEARING RED — At the Founder's Day Gala, Elena and Caroline compete for the title of 'Miss Mystic Falls' against some of the other girls from town, including Tina Fell and Amber Bradley. Elena is happy to have Bonnie back in town, but Bonnie still has issues to work through. John Gilbert attempts to intimidate Damon, but his plan doesn't have the desired effect. Damon discovers that Stefan is hiding a dangerous secret that could impact everyone in town.

Plot

Cast

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

Trivia

  • Antagonist: Stefan Salvatore.
    • This is the first episode in which Stefan is an antagonist. In the beginning of Season Three, he would once again return to this role.
  • This is the only episode in series in which Mystic Falls appears in the title. I's also the first Miss Mystic Falls Paegant we see in the series, and we don't see another Miss Mstic Falls event until Season Four.
  • Bonnie returns in this episode. This is her first appearance since Fool Me Once.
  • Matt does not appear in this episode, though he is mentioned.
  • Anna mentions the first Miss Mystic Falls pageant. This event is seen in Season Two in the episode, Memory Lane.
  • In this episode it's revealed that Stefan is back on human blood. Elena sees for the first time a hint of 'Ripper Stefan.'
  • Elena admits that her mother, Miranda Sommers-Gilbert, wanted her to be a part of the Miss Mystic Falls pageant.
  • Caroline wins the Miss Mystic Falls pageant. April Young would win the pageant the following year.
  • The scene in which Damon waits for Elena at the bottom of the stairs and the scene where he takes over as Elena's dance partner would parallel the Season Four episode My Brother's Keeper.
    • Also in My Brother's Keeper, Elena recalls her dance with Damon seen in this episode.
    • This scene is really the first time we see a romantic spark between Damon & Elena. Up to this point Elena had been wary around him, but the trust is growing between the pair and as a result, sparks fly on the dance floor.
    • In Yellow Ledbetter it's revealed this is the moment she found Damon sexy. Alaric alters the memory of this moment.
  • This is first episode in which Bonnie inflicts pain on a vampire, when she does this to Stefan.
  • Elena uses vervain to subdue Stefan and locks him in the cellar with Damon's help to detox him from human blood.

Cultural References

Behind the Scenes

  • This episode had about 3.33 million viewers in USA which was 0.18 million more than the previous episode.

Quotes

Sheriff Forbes: "There was a disturbance at the hospital blood bank last night. Some of the supply was compromised."
Damon: "Compromised? You mean stolen?"
Sheriff Forbes: "We almost missed it. The inventory records were altered, but when the night manager was questioned he had no recollection of changing it."
John: "Meaning the vampire who stole the blood used mind control to hide the theft."
Damon: "I know what she means."
Damon (referring to the blood Stefan stole): "Well, well... he's a liar and a thief. So, when were you gonna share?"
Stefan: "Go ahead. Help yourself."
Damon: "No, no, I'm talking about the fact that you're a closet blood junkie."
Stefan: "So, I'm drinking blood again. You're the one that shoved it on me. What's your problem? I have it under control."
Damon: "Under control? You robbed a hospital."
Bonnie: "Listen Elena, I can't just pretend like everything is okay. Everything my grams did was to protect us from those vampires from the tomb. And now they're out, which means she died for nothing."
Elena: "I'm so sorry, Bonnie. What can I do to make it better?"
Bonnie: "That's just it. There's nothing you can do. I blame him Elena—him and Damon—and I'm not going to put you in a situation where you have to choose sides."
Damon: "John Gilbert thinks your mom stole an artifact from Johnathan, Sr. back in 1864."
Anna: "What are you, his errand boy?"
Damon: "I don't know what it is, but I don't want him to have it."
John: "You look miserable."
Jeremy: "Are there really a whole month of these events that I'm supposed to show up at?"
John: "You can fight it if you want, but it's part of being a Gilbert."
Jeremy: "Yeah, you uh... you mentioned you know a lot about the family. Do you know anything about our ancestor, Johnathan Gilbert?"
John: "Prolific writer, crazy inventor. Why do you ask?"
Jeremy: "Well, I read his journal."
John: "Is that right?"
Jeremy: "Yeah, uh I actually found it in all of dad's stuff."
John: "A little surprising, most of them are locked away."
Jeremy: "There's more of them?"
John: "Johnathan Gilbert journaled his whole life..right down to the bitter insane drunken end. The guy had a lot of demons."
Damon: "Stefan's still drinking human blood."
Elena: "What?"
Damon: "Yeah, a month ago I would've rejoiced. But with the council back on the alert, it is not a good time for Stefan to fly off the handle."
Elena: "I know he's been a little edgy, but he said that was normal."
Damon: "He has a fridge full of stolen blood bank contraband in the house."
Elena: "Oh, my god..."
Damon: "He has no idea what normal is, his entire existence isn't normal. Normal to a vampire is drinking human blood. But he spent all this time fighting it, when he should've been learning how to control it and now it's controlling him instead."
Stefan: "I was gonna tell you."
Elena: "When?"
Stefan: "I'm fine. I'm fine—the blood—it doesn't change anything."
Elena: "It's changing you."
Stefan: "Why? Because I kept it a secret from you? Come on, Elena. Look, given the way that you're reacting right now, can you really blame me for doing that?"
Elena: "Are you hearing yourself right now? You've been stealing blood and lying. And you say that everything's fine? Everything's not fine, Stefan."
Anna: "What are you going to do now? Now that you know everything that she's been hiding from you."
Jeremy: "I don't know. There's a part of me that's so angry... that she covered up what happened to Vicki and erased my memories, but—there's also this other part of me that's glad. I—I don't want to remember Vicki like that."
Anna: "As a monster?"
Jeremy: "No, as someone who wanted to hurt me."
Anna: "When I met you, you were just a part of my plan to get my mother back, but then things changed. All the time we spent together... I would never do anything to hurt you—not now—you know that, right?"
Jeremy: "Yeah, I know that."
Stefan: "I don't hurt people. I don't do that. I'm the good brother."
Amber Bradley: "Do you want to hurt me?"
Stefan: "I want to kill you. I want to rip into your skin, and I want to feed on your blood... under your skin... pulsating... flowing... your carotid artery right there. If you puncture this just right you can control the blood flow. It takes practice, but—it doesn't have to make a mess—so you don't have to waste any."
Amber Bradley: "What's stopping you?"
Stefan: "If I do this—if I give in—there's no going back."
Amber Bradley: "Then don't."
Stefan: "I just want one taste... that's all I need... just one taste."

Multimedia

Soundtrack

Last.fm_play.png "Never Coming Down" – Faber Drive
Last.fm_play.png "On The Beautiful Blue Danube" – Johann Strauss Jr.
Last.fm_play.png "Yellow" – Vitamin String Quartet


Last.fm_play.png "Clocks" – Vitamin String Quratet
Last.fm_play.png "Menuet Célèbre" – Luigi Boccherini
Last.fm_play.png "All I Need" – Within Temptation



Pictures

  • Caroline at the Miss Mystic Fall pageant.
  • Elena at the Miss Mystic Falls pageant.
  • Elena, Caroline and Tina.
  • Anna talking to Jeremy.
  • Damon to the rescue being Elena's escort at the last minute when Stefan didn't show.
  • Elena, Damon and the "intimacy of the near touch."
  • Damon and Elena, intimacy dance.
  • Elena and Damon dancing.
  • Stefan compelling Amber.
  • Elena and Damon seeing Stefan.
  • Elena hugging Stefan.
  • Stefan and Amber.
  • Stefan's vampire face.
  • Stefan after punching the mirror.
  • Stefan and Amber.
  • Stefan after drinking human blood.
  • Stefan.
  • Stefan with blood.
  • As Elena walks down the staircase
  • Filming

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