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?
During this episode, "Never Say Never" by The Fray plays. Candace (Accola) King goes on to marry Joe King from The Fray. See more
The Salvatore boarding house looks completely different from what it does in the rest of the series. This is because the pilot was filmed in Vancouver, whereas the rest of the show was filmed in Georgia. See more
[to the cawing crow perched on the tombstone
Okay. Hi, bird.
That's not creepy or anything.
Thinking of You
Written and performed by Katy Perry See more