The Vampire Diaries: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (10 Sep. 2009)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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In the small town of Mystic Falls, teenager Elena Gilbert and her younger brother, Jeremy, struggle to come to terms with the recent death of their parents. Elena is popular amongst her ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bonnie Bennett (as Katerina Graham)
Caroline Forbes (as Candice Accola)


In the small town of Mystic Falls, teenager Elena Gilbert and her younger brother, Jeremy, struggle to come to terms with the recent death of their parents. Elena is popular amongst her peers and the perfect straight-A student. However, she has difficulties hiding her grief from the world. Meanwhile, Jeremy treads on a dangerous path of using drugs to ease his pain. The arrival of new student Stefan Salvatore, makes Elena think about romantic possibilities. Elena is unaware about Stefan's mysterious origins as well as his brother Damon. Written by matt-282

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10 September 2009 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


An unnamed acoustic theme used throughout Kyle XY(Often at emotional climaxes) is used when Stefan and Elena are talking on the bridge. This is probably because both Brian Young(Executive Producer/Writer on The Vampire Diaries) and Julie Plec(Executive Producer/Writer on The Vampire Diaries) worked on Kyle XY together as writers and producers. See more »


According to Elena's phone, the first day of school is September 7th, but September 7th, 2009 was Labor Day. Schools would have been closed. See more »


Damon Salvatore: Your hairs different, I like it
Damon Salvatore: It's been 15 years, Damon
Damon Salvatore: Thank god! Couldn't take another day of the 90's. That horrible grunge look did not suit you. Remember Stefan, it's important to stay away from fads
Stefan Salvatore: What are you doing here?
Damon Salvatore: I missed my little brother
Stefan Salvatore: You hate small towns, they're boring there's nothing for you to do
Damon Salvatore: I've been keeping myself busy
Stefan Salvatore: You left that girl alive tonight. That was very careless of you
Damon Salvatore: Yeah, that could be a problem... for you
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10 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

so i read your comment about how Vampire Diaries ripped off Twilight i think you should do a bit of research before you say anyone would rip off that piece of crap by Stephenie Meyer. sorry to burst your bubble but Stephenie Meyer is the one who rips off everyone trying to be someone. Vampire Diaries was published in Septemeber of 1991 where as Twilight was published in 2005. though the show may be similar to the crap people call a movie, Twilight, the story and its concept came way before Stephenie dreamt that ridiculous scene which caused dumb little girls to go crazy. and with the True Blood series originally known as, The Southern Vampire Mysteries the first one was published in 2001, 4 years before Twilight. I just finished watching the first episode and i have to admit it does feel like the same torture i went through when watching the Twilight movie, at least the actors can act, which is saying a lot because the main people in Twilight cant. so you're wrong. :) research before you say others are rip offs. just saying.

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