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The Vampire Diaries
Season 1, Episode 16
VD115a 308b-48a17678-t3
Air date April 1, 2010
Viewers 3.80 million
Written by Bryan Oh & Andrew Chambliss
Directed by Kevin Bray
Episode Guide Transcript
A Few Good Men
Let The Right One In
There Goes the Neighborhood is the sixteenth episode of the first season of The Vampire Diaries and the sixteenth episode of the series.


A NEW STARTAnna brings a surprising guest along when she pays a visit to Damon. Elena and Stefan go on an awkward double date with Caroline and Matt, but Stefan and Matt find they have some common ground. Jenna reunites with her old friend Kelly, and Jeremy’s relationship with Anna takes an unexpected direction.



Main Cast

Recurring Cast



  • Antagonist: Frederick and Bethanne.
  • This is the first time we see Stefan's red 1962 Porsche 356 B.
  • Jeremy discovers the true existence of vampires in this episode, after becoming suspicious and reading Elena's diary.
  • This episode is the last of this season to not feature Alaric Saltzman.
  • Frederick sees Elena for the first time and mistakes her for Katherine.
  • Frederick and Bethanne attack Damon and Stefan at the boarding house because they blames the brothers for the vampires being captured and entombed, unaware that it was actually Katherine who sold them out to the town.
    • Because of their attack, Bethanne is killed by Stefan. This act will later have consequences on Stefan's part in Let the Right One In.
  • Jeremy confronts Anna about her being a vampire and tells her he wants her to turn him.

Body Count

Cultural References

Behind the Scenes

  • This episode had about 2.80 million viewers in the USA, which was 0.53 million less than the previous episode, making it the least watched episode in the season.


Anna: (catching the tomb vampires up on the last 146 years) "What are you guys watching? You guys have been watching the same thing the whole time? There are over 150 channels, it's called a remote control. This button changes the channel... No, hold it like this."

Damon: "I no longer have any desire to see Katherine... ever again. And there's no way in hell I'm going to play the role of your little minion."
Pearl: "I'm not asking for your help, Damon. Finding Katherine was just a mere gesture of kindness. The rest is non-negotiable. (She gouges Damon's eyes out with her thumbs) I have four hundred years on you, little boy. I'll rip you from limb to limb without even blinking, and you know it. I'll be in touch."

Elena: "Have you ever even been on a double date before?"
Stefan: "Oh, absolutely. Uh... '72. Hef and the twins. I got Miss June."

Kelly: "I love to see a man drown his sorrows. It's so sexy."
Damon: "It's more like nursing my wounds. And you?"
Kelly: "Well, I was supposed to be interviewing for the bartender's job, but, um, I think the manager blew me off."

Jenna: "Don't be grumpy, it can't be that bad."
Damon: "You'd be surprised. My primary reason for existence has abandoned me, and after today's events, the remains of the shaky ground I walk on are about to go kaboom... Let's get hammered."

Matt: (in Stefan's living room) "Man, I always wanted to see what it looks like in this place."
Stefan: "Yeah, I guess it's a.... bit much."
Matt (laughs): "Yeah, my entire house could fit in here, like, twice."

Jeremy: (enticing Anna with his blood to force her to reveal her vampire self to him): "Its just a cut. Anna, will you hand me that towel?"
Anna: "Uh... Uh... I can't."
Jeremy: "You got a problem with blood, Anna?"

Jeremy: (to Anna after she fed on him) "Why didn't you... kill me?"
Anna: "I don't know. Maybe I'm a sucker for guys like you."
Jeremy: "Like what?"
Anna: "Lost. Why would you confront me about it? Why would you risk it?"
Jeremy: "Because if it was true... Maybe... maybe its true about Vicki. And also, because... I want you to turn me."

Kelly: "Mattie, please."
Matt: "Do you know what I was doing tonight, Mom? I was having fun. You know, trying to forget about all the crap I have to deal with every day... just enjoy a night with my friends. And then there you are, wasted at the bar—- where I work, by the way, to pay the bills that you don't pay-- and then, you're off acting like a freaking kid, hooking up with some guy half your age. I'm the kid, Mom. You're supposed to be responsible for me."



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Last.fm_play.png "The Ocean" – Teagan & Sara
Last.fm_play.png "Cross My Heart" – Marianas Trench

Last.fm_play.png "Perfect Day" – The Constellations
Last.fm_play.png "Crash" – In-Flight Safety
Last.fm_play.png "Lovesick Mistake" – Erin McCarley
Last.fm_play.png "The Mess I Made" – Parachute


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