"History Repeating"
Season One
Season 01, Episode 9
Episode Information
Premiere date: November 12, 2009
Written by: Bryan M. Holdman & Brian Young
Directed by: Marcos Siega
Episode Guide
Previous Episode: "162 Candles"
Next Episode: "The Turning Point"
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History Repeating is the ninth episode of the first season of The Vampire Diaries and the ninth episode of the series.


STEFAN LEARNS THE REASON DAMON RETURNED TO MYSTIC FALLS —- Jeremy gets a break from the mysterious new history teacher, Alaric, and introduces Alaric to Jenna. Bonnie is having terrifying dreams about one of her ancestors. Despite Elena's attempt to smooth things over, Bonnie and Caroline continue to argue over the medallion. When the girls hold a seance to help them decide what to do, the results are stranger than any of them expected. Matt comes to Caroline's aid when she needs a friend. Damon finally reveals to Stefan the stunning reason he has returned to Mystic Falls.



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Recurring CastEdit



  • Antagonist: Damon Salvatore.
    • This is the last episode of Season One to feature Damon as an antagonist.
    • He would later return to this role in Season Two - in the episode Brave New World.
  • Damon reveals that Katherine is alive.
  • It is revealed that Bonnie's ancestor Emily Bennett was Katherine's handmaiden and that witches can use celestial events (the comet) to draw energy into their magic.
  • We learn that it has been 2 weeks since Elena learned about vampires in You're Undead To Me and Lost Girls; the events of Haunted; and that Bonnie is a witch in 162 Candles.
    • Thus she has no trouble believing Bonnie about Emily's ghost.
  • Bonnie is the first supernatural/main character shown to be possessed in the series when she becomes possessed by her ancestor, Emily Bennett.
  • This is also the first appearance of the ruins of Fell's Church.
  • This episode is a Bonnie-centric episode.
  • In this episode we learn that the Gilbert family claims to have come to the New World on the Mayflower in 1620.
  • This is the first appearance of Alaric Saltzman.
  • In one scene you're given the misdirection that Alaric might be another vampire with a day ring, then the next day he's shown looking for it in his car.
  • In this episode Alaric and Jenna meet each other for the first time.
  • Tyler does not appear in this episode.

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Behind the ScenesEdit

  • This episode had about 4.10 million viewers in USA which was 0.01 million more than the previous episode.


Bonnie: "Who are you?"
Emily: "I'm Emily, you know that. We're family."
Bonnie: "Where am I?"
Emily: "This is where it started. And this is where it has to end."
Bonnie: "This isn't real."
Emily: "Help me.."
Damon: "I got the town off our back, it was for the greater good, but I'm sorry! And to prove it I'm not going to feed off a human. For at least a...week. I'll adopt the Stefan diet, only nothing with feathers."
Stefan (mimicking Damon): "Yes, Stefan. And now that the "Secret Society of Vampire Haters" is off our back, I can go back to my routine of "How Can I Destroy Stefan's Life This Week?."
Damon (mimicking Stefan): "And I can go back to sulking, and Elena longing, and forehead brooding."
Stefan (mimicking Damon): "So Stefan, you know, I've been thinking...I think we should start over, give this brother thing another chance. We used to do it "oh so well" once upon a time."
Damon (mimicking Stefan): "I don't-- Damon. I can't trust you to be a nice guy, you kill everybody and you're so mean-- you're so mean and-- (normally) You're really hard to imitate and then I have to go to that lesser place."
Jeremy: "Hey, Mr. Saltzman, I'm Jeremy Gilbert, you needed to see me?"
Alaric: "Did you know that your old teacher, had a jack-ass file? No joke. It's typed on the label, and it has all the trouble makers in it. But really its just a opus to you."
Stefan: "Yeah, I got your messages sorry I didn't get back to you, but what I want to say shouldn't be said over the phone."
Elena: "A simple 'I didn't kill my brother text' would suffice."
Damon: "There's a tomb underneath the church. The spell sealed Katherine in that tomb, protecting her."
Stefan: "Are you telling me that Katherine's alive?"
Damon: "Hello Emily, you look different."
Emily/Bonnie: "I won't let you do it."
Damon: "We had a deal."
Emily/Bonnie: "Things are different now, I need to protect my family."
Stefan: "Emily, tell me what you did."
Emily/Bonnie: "To save her, I had to save them."
Stefan: "You saved everyone in the church?"
Damon: "They killed 27 people and they called it a war penalty, they deserve whatever they get!"
Stefan: "27 vampires Damon, they were vampires. You can't just bring them back!"
Caroline: "Did you just come to insult me or what, because its been a really long night."
Matt: "No its just that I don't like you. I never have, but it was nice."
Caroline: "What?"


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