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.
Did You Know?
The crow that is seen in the pilot is in reference to Damon, who in the books had the power to transform into a crow. The producers said they didn't run with that because they didn't want to give him too many powers too quickly and leave no room for growth. 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
I wanted to apologize for my disappearing act earlier, I know it was... strange.
No worries. I get it, blood makes you squeamish.
Um, something like that.
Theme from The Vampire Diaries
Written by Michael Suby
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