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Review: 'The Vampire Diaries' - 'Children of the Damned'

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 5th 2010 7:15AM
The Vampire Diaries: Children of the Damned
(S01E13) "You know, I really like this whole menage a trois threesome thing. It's got a bit of a kink to it." - Damon to Stefan and Elena

Interesting episode of 'The Vampire Diaries,' with the flashbacks showing the relationship of the Gilberts and Salvatores back when women wore hoops and guys wore watch fobs. What's really fun is seeing Nina Dobrev play the wicked vampire chick from back in the day. Such a departure from her present day Elena, who's all about the common sense.

Not only that, but flashback Damon -- all innocent and wanting to be turned by Katherine -- is the complete opposite of present day Damon, who's the ultimate bad boy vamp.

And just when we thought there was some trust between the brothers (ok, not really), things end badly with Damon threatening to turn Elena unless Stefan gives up the book he and Elena dug out of his father's grave. Which was a really cool scene, by the way, juxtaposed with the flashback Katherine being carted off after being discovered by Stefan's father via the Vervain he put into an unknowing Stefan.

There was a lot going on in this episode, and a lot of things that explained the relationships in the present day. Knowing where Damon started out with Katherine must have really twisted with his head when he met Elena. You could see that when they were doing their kitchen dance in the present day. He looked like he wanted to jump her.

Now we've got a little bit of backstory on Saltzman, who told Stefan that he believes Damon killed his wife. What about the werewolves?! And oh, snap! Anna's carted Elena off to parts unknown. Talk amongst yourselves about the journal and Jeremy wondering why everyone was so fascinated with it. I'll just leave you with this:

"These creatures are the darkest parts of hell ... they are deadly and must be destroyed." - Stefan's dad to Stefan in a flashback.

Oh, and I also loved the part where Jenna was telling Elena how hot Damon was (oy vey!), and of course, Damon heard every word and Elena countered by saying he's an ass. Go, girl.

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I really like this Vampire Diaries TV Series but it really gives me confusions about some instances.

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March 17 2010 at 10:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hi i was wondering does anyone know if the show has told how stephen and damon are changed into vampires? i know katherine did it, but did the show tell how it was done?

February 12 2010 at 12:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

can someone pleaseee tell me where i can watch children of the damned, i missed it. i want to be able to watch the FULL episode.

please and thank you. :-)

February 08 2010 at 1:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

can someone pleaseeee tell me where i can watch children of the damned, the full episode?! i missed it when i had to go to a funeral...please someone reply.

please and thank you :-)

February 08 2010 at 1:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to anna's comment
Sir Yuck-Yuck

Hi Anna, you can watch it on the website of a Canadian network that airs the show, just move your mouse so the cursor is on watch, than look for and click on vampire diaries in the list, hopefully you get to see it before they take it down and put up the next episode


February 09 2010 at 6:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

thank you, i found it. lol. i liked it, can't wait for thursday! u?

February 09 2010 at 11:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jane Boursaw

Hopefully, Stefan and Katherine didn't know each other before she was a vampire. Otherwise, he could be sleeping with his great-granddaughter. Or something.

February 06 2010 at 6:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I hope they show how Katherine turns them, and how Elena is related to her since vampires can't have babies.

February 05 2010 at 9:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to dorissiddiq's comment

Re: how can Elena be related to Katherine: when Stefan explained to Elena why he needed to know her after rescuing her from the submerged car (and becoming convinced she wasn't actually Katherine pretending to be human) he theorized that Katherine must have had a child before she was turned, hence Elena is a potential descendant of that child.

February 06 2010 at 6:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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