The Vampire Diaries Season 1 Episode Guide

Episode 1 – Pilot – Original Air Date – 09/10/2009

TV Ratings :  4.84 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 2.1/6

A NEW DRAMA BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING BOOK SERIES “THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” — Four months after a tragic car accident killed their parents, 17-year-old Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev, “DeGrassi: The Next Generation”) and her 15-year-old brother, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen, “Everwood”), are still adjusting to their new reality.  Elena finds comfort with her best friend Bonnie (Katerina Graham, “17 Again”), frenemy Caroline (Candice Accola, “Juno”), and former boyfriend Matt (Zach Roerig, “Friday Night Lights”), but Jeremy is trying to figure out why Matt’s sister, Vicki (Kayla Ewell, “The Bold and The Beautiful“), is suddenly rejecting him and hanging out with his rival, Tyler (Michael Trevino, “Cane”).  As the school year begins, Elena and her friends are fascinated by a handsome and mysterious new student, Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley, “Fallen”).  Stefan and Elena are immediately drawn to one another, but Elena doesn’t realize that Stefan is hiding a dark, deadly secret – the fact that he’s a vampire.  At a nighttime bonfire party, Elena and Stefan are getting to know each other when chaos erupts after Vicki is attacked and left bleeding from a savage bite to the neck.  Fearing that he knows who is responsible for the attack, Stefan finds that his older brother, Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder, “Lost”), has returned to town.  Now these two vampire brothers – one good, one evil – are at war for Elena’s soul and for the souls of her friends, family and all the residents of Mystic Falls, Virginia.  Sara Canning also stars as Aunt Jenna. Marcos Siega directed the pilot written by executive producers Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec (#100).

Back To Me The All American Rejects
Consoler Of The Lonely The Raconteurs
Death White Lies
Here We Go Mat Kearney
Never Say Never The Fray
Running Up That Hill Placebo
Say ( All I Need ) One Republic
Siren Song Bat For Lashes
Sort Of Silversun Pickups
Take Me To The Riot Stars
Thinking Of You Katy Perry

Episode 2 – The Night Of The Comet – Original Air Date – 09/17/2009

TV Ratings :   Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 

ELENA MEETS DAMON — As Mystic Falls prepares for a festival to celebrate the passing of a comet, Vicki (Kayla Ewell) is in the hospital recovering from the attack she can barely remember. Stefan (Paul Wesley) goes to the hospital and tries to use his abilities to make sure Vicki doesn’t remember what really happened, but his attempt is cut short when Vicki’s brother Matt (Zach Roerig) arrives. Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) continues to struggle at school and with his feelings for Vicki. At a parent/teacher conference, Mr. Tanner (guest star Benjamin Ayres) makes Aunt Jenna (Sara Canning) feel that she is failing as a surrogate parent, especially when it comes to Jeremy. Elena (Nina Dobrev) decides to go to the Salvatore house to talk to Stefan, but finds his charming brother Damon (Ian Somerhalder) instead. Damon reveals surprising information about Stefan’s past, and when Stefan arrives home, Elena is confused and embarrassed to realize that he isn’t happy to see her there. Meanwhile, Vicki’s memory of the attack begins to come back to her. Katerina Graham, Candice Accola and Michael Trevino also star. Marcos Siega directed the episode written by Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec (#101).

Blue Day
Darker My Love

Can’t Fight It
Oh Mercy
Papillon The Airborne Toxic Event
Slow Poison
The Bravery
Starstrukk 3Oh!3
Strange Times
The Black Keys
Temptation Moby
You’re A Wolf
Sea Wolf

Episode 3 – Friday Night Bites – Original Air Date – 09/24/2009

TV Ratings :  4.84 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 2.1/6

MYSTIC FALLS IS ROCKED BY VIOLENCE — Elena (Nina Dobrev) tries to ignore Bonnie’s (Katerina Graham) warnings about the disturbing vibes she got from Stefan (Paul Wesley).  Tyler (Michael Trevino) tries to embarrass Stefan by throwing a football at him, but Stefan effortlessly catches and passes the ball back, impressing everyone with his skill.  Mr. Tanner (guest star Benjamin Ayres) reluctantly lets Stefan join the football team.  Elena invites Stefan and Bonnie to dinner, hoping that the two will bond, but the evening is disrupted by the unexpected and unwelcome arrival of Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Caroline (Candice Accola).  Finally, the town is shocked by an act of violence.  Steven R. McQueen, Sara Canning, Zach Roerig and Kayla Ewell also star.  John Dahl directed the episode written by Barbie Kligman & Bryan M. Holdman (#102).

Episode 4 – Family Ties – Original Air Date – 10/01/2009

TV Ratings :  3.52 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 1.7/5

ELENA AND STEFAN ATTEND THE FOUNDER’S PARTY — Elena (Nina Dobrev) asks Stefan (Paul Wesley) to escort her to the town’s annual Founder’s Party.  Vicki (Kayla Ewell) gets Tyler (Michael Trevino) to ask her to the party, then accuses him of trying to hide their relationship from his family.  Zach (guest star Chris William Martin) reveals a useful family secret to Stefan.  At the party, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) tells Elena a story about the Salvatore family’s past, leaving Elena with questions that Stefan refuses to answer.  Finally, Stefan takes action to get Damon out of his life for good.  Steven R. McQueen, Sara Canning, Katerina Graham, Candice Accola and Zach Roerig also star.  Guy Ferland directed the episode written by Andrew Kreisberg & Brian Young (#103).

Episode 5 – You’re Undead To Me – Original Air Date – 10/08/2009

TV Ratings :  3.52 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 1.7/5

STEFAN TAKES ACTION TO PROTECT ELENA / JASMINE GUY GUEST STARS — Stefan (Paul Wesley) is hopeful that his plan to get rid of Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is working.  Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Jenna (Sara Canning) are concerned about Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) relationship with Vicki (Kayla Ewell).  Stefan decides to reveal parts of his past to Elena.  At a fund-raising car wash, Bonnie (Katerina Graham) is surprised by abilities she didn’t know she possessed, and seeks advice from her grandmother (Jasmine Guy, “A Different World”).  Finally, Elena hears a disturbing story about the Salvatore family from a stranger.  Candice Accola, Zach Roerig and Michael Trevino also star.  Kevin Bray directed the episode written by Sean Reycraft & Gabrielle Stanton (#104).

Episode 6 – Lost Girls – Original Air Date – 10/15/2009

TV Ratings :  3.86 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 1.8/5

IN A FLASHBACK SEQUENCE, STEFAN REVEALS THE SALVATORE FAMILY HISTORY TO ELENA — Elena (Nina Dobrev) demands that Stefan (Paul Wesley) explain the frightening events that have been happening in Mystic Falls.  In flashbacks, Stefan explains how his rivalry with Damon (Ian Somerhalder) began.  Back in the present, Damon impulsively takes control of Vicki’s (Kayla Ewell) future, and a confused and frightened Vicki runs away.  Finally, Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) and Mayor Lockwood (guest star Rob Pralgo) take steps to protect the town.  Steven R. McQueen and Zach Roerig also star.  Marcos Siega directed the episode written by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec (#105).

Episode 7 – Haunted – Original Air Date – 10/29/2009

TV Ratings :  4.19 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 2.0/5

HALLOWEEN IN MYSTIC FALLS — As Vicki’s (Kayla Ewell) behavior becomes more dangerous, Stefan (Paul Wesley) tries to help her.  Elena (Nina Dobrev) tries to convince Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to stay away from Vicki.  Caroline (Candice Accola) gives Bonnie (Katerina Graham) a necklace she took from Damon (Ian Somerhalder) to wear with her Halloween costume, and when Damon tries to take it back, he is surprised by Bonnie’s abilities.  Bonnie discusses the incident with Grams (guest star Jasmine Guy) and learns more about her family’s past.  Trying to cheer Vicki up, Matt (Zach Roerig) takes her to the high school’s haunted house, but the evening soon takes a terrifying turn.  Michael Trevino also stars.  Ernest Dickenson directed the episode with teleplay by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec and story by Andrew Kreisberg (#106).

Episode 8 – 162 Candles – Original Air Date – 11/05/2009

TV Ratings :  4.21 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 2.0/5

STEFAN GETS A SURPRISE BIRTHDAY VISIT FROM AN OLD FRIEND — On his birthday, Stefan (Paul Wesley) is surprised by a visit from Lexi, (guest star Arielle Kebble, “Gilmore Girls”), one of his oldest friends.  Still upset by the events at the Halloween haunted house, Elena (Nina Dobrev) does her best to stay away from Stefan, but Lexi gives her some unsolicited relationship advice.  Elena and Jenna (Sara Canning) are surprised by a change in Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) behavior.  At Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) insistence, Caroline (Candice Accola) tries to get his medallion back from Bonnie (Katerina Graham).  Finally, Damon’s offer to help Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) has sudden and tragic results.  Zach Roerig also stars.  Rick Bota directed the episode written by Barbie Kligman & Gabrielle Stanton (#107).

Episode 9 – History Repeating – Original Air Date – 11/12/2009

TV Ratings :  4.31 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 2.0/5

STEFAN LEARNS THE REASON DAMON RETURNED TO MYSTIC FALLS —   Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) gets a break from the mysterious new history teacher, Alaric Saltzman (guest star Matt Davis, “Legally Blonde”) and introduces Alaric to Jenna (Sara Canning).  Bonnie (Katerina Graham) is having terrifying dreams about one of her ancestors.  Despite Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) efforts to smooth things over, Bonnie and Caroline (Candice Accola) continue to argue over the medallion.  When the girls hold a séance to help them decide what to do, the results are stranger than any of them expected.   Matt (Zach Roerig) comes to Caroline’s aid when she needs a friend.  Damon (Ian Somerhalder) finally reveals to Stefan (Paul Wesley) the stunning reason he has returned to Mystic Falls.  Marcos Siega directed the episode written by Bryan M. Holdman & Brian Young (#108).

Episode 10 – The Turning Point – Original Air Date – 11/19/2009

TV Ratings :  3.72 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 1.7/5

STEFAN AND DAMON HAVE SOME NEW COMPETITION — After reading the journal left by one of the Gilbert ancestors, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) is inspired to return to his hobby of sketching fantasy creatures, a talent he had abandoned when his parents died.  Much to the surprise of their friends, Matt (Zach Roerig) and Caroline (Candice Accola) continue to hang out together.  When Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) tells Damon (Ian Somerhalder) there has been another attack, he offers to track down the killer and learns a startling piece of  information about the town’s founding families.  Alaric (guest star Matt Davis) steps in to help during an awkward scene with Jeremy, Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Mayor Lockwood (guest star Rob Pralgo).  Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) come to a new understanding, but everything changes when Elena accidentally makes a devastating discovery.  Sara Canning and Katerina Graham also star.  J. Miller Tobin directed the episode written by Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec & Barbie Kligman (#109).