"162 Candles"
162 candles
Season 1
Episode 8
Air Date November 5, 2009
Directed By Rick Bota
Written By Barbie Kligman & Gabrielle Stanton
Episode Guide



"History Repeating"

162 Candles is the eighth episode of the first season and the series.


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A HAPPY BIRTHDAY THAT WILL END IN TRAGEDY — On his birthday, Stefan is surprised by a visit from Lexi, one of his oldest friends. Still upset by the events at the Halloween haunted house, Elena does her best to stay away from Stefan, but Lexi gives her some unsolicited relationship advice. Elena and Jenna are surprised by a change in Jeremy's behavior which has changed for the better. At Damon's compulsive insistence, Caroline tries to get his medallion back from Bonnie. Finally, Damon's offer to help Sheriff Forbes which has sudden and tragic results.



Main CastEdit

Recurring CastEdit

Guest CastEdit



Last.fm_play.png "Happy Birthday" – The Birthday Massacre
Last.fm_play.png "Thinking Of You" – Pete Yorn
Last.fm_play.png "Feel It In My Bones" – Tiesto feat. Tegan & Sara
Last.fm_play.png "Tokyo" – Telekenesis
Last.fm_play.png "Too Close" – Mike Sheridan and Mads Langer
Last.fm_play.png "All The World" – Fauxliage
Last.fm_play.png "Love In Your Head" – The Black Box Revelation
Last.fm_play.png "Yet" – Switchfoot


  • Antagonist: Damon
  • This episode had 4.09 million viewers in USA
  • Caroline's and Matt's relationship begins in this episode.
  • The "boy" that Damon had killed was a stunt actor, John Gilbert. He would later return in Crying Wolf, when Wesley injured his leg, and therefor couldn't carry Elena inside, he was used as the stunt Stefan.
  • This is the first episode with Lexi Branson in it.

Cultural ReferencesEdit


Stefan: Damon? (someone knocks him to the floor... sees who it is) Lexi?
Lexi: Hi!
Stefan: What are you doing here?
Lexi: How could you even ask that? (hugs him)
Stefan: I've missed you!
Lexi: Happy birthday!

Lexi: That's it, Damon. After a century I finally realized, death means nothing without you. Do me!

Damon: Why are you so mean to me?
Lexi: Um, have you met you? You're not a nice person.
Damon: Well, because I'm a vampire.
Lexi: But, you're only the bad parts.
Damon: Teach me to be good.
Lexi: (starts to choke him) I'm older, and that means stronger.
Damon: (chokes) I'm sorry.
Lexi: Don't ruin my time with Stefan, 'cause I'll hurt you, and you know I can do it.
Damon: Deal!

Bonnie: Are you up?

Elena: No. (covers her head/Bonnie uncovers her head).... No, no!
Bonnie: Why haven't you called me back?
Elena: I'm sorry...
Bonnie: Are you gonna stay there forever?
Elena: Yeah...
Bonnie: Move over! (lies next to Elena) I'm officially worried. What's going on?
Elena: I'm tired of thinking, of talking...
Bonnie: Can we make it a one line version, so I can at least pretend to be helpful?
Elena: Stefan and I broke up.

Jeremy: Want to keep it down over there?
Jenna: Why, what are you doing?
Jeremy: Homework.
Elena: Since when do you do homework?
Jeremy: I got to finish this, I'm way behind and I have a quiz tomorrow so.
Elena: What do you think..Alien?
Jenna: Some sort of replicate.
Jeremy: He can hear you.
Lexi: So, this Elena girl, she'll come around I'm sure of it. Have you had sex yet?
Stefan: No.
Lexi: Sex always works, I mean you'll rock her world so hard with your vamp sex she'll be yours forever.
Lexi: Relax I didn't kill anyone for it. This lobotomist i went out with a few times, he's my supplier. (Stefan looks at her funny) Oh, don't judge ok. I tried the animal diet, it lasted three weeks.
Stefan: I'd never judge you.
Damon (looks at Lexi's blood packages): Ugh, I prefer mine 98.6.
Damon: (sees Elena staring at Lexi and Stefan) Stefan smiles. Alert the media!

Elena: You haven't given him a lot of reasons to be happy lately.

Damon: Does it get tiring, being so righteous?

Elena: Hmph, it flares up in the presence of psychopaths.
Damon: Ouch, (puts his hand over his heart) well consider this psychopath's feelings hurt.

Lexi: Oh, the famous Elena!

Elena: Towel girl.
Lexi: (considers) I've been called worse.

Stefan: Damon, he killed her, he killed Zach, he killed Tanner, he turned Vicki, I have to kill him.
Elena: No, you can't do that.
Stefan: Why are you trying to save him? Elena he's never going to change. Don't you see that he's never gonna to change.
Elena: I'm not trying to save him, I'm trying to save have no idea what this will do to you. Please, Stefan.


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