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The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 The Vampire Diaries' pilot episode is a little heavy on the instantaneous teenage puppy lust, with perhaps too many lingering looks of longing. This is to be expected, as the CW network's The Vampire Diaries is based off a series of young adult books, authored by L. J. Smith. The pilot episode does manage to give a good sense of the characters' personalities and sets up the storyline, but almost overloads doing it.

The Vampire Diaries Pilot Episode: Intro Scene

The Vampire Diaries' pilot episode begins with vampire Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley, Fallen) reading aloud from his diary. It then goes into a scene of a young couple driving home from a concert, through a dense fog. Predictably, they run a guy over. The guy gets out of the car and goes to the victim. He notices an unusual ring, about two seconds The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 before he is vampire food. The girl gets out of the car and is snagged up from the road, also to suffer death by vampire. Apparently, there is a big bad out there. Duly noted.

The Vampire Diaries Pilot Episode: Elena and Jeremy Gilbert

Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev, Degrassi: The Next Generation) is shown writing in her diary. Her parents were killed four months ago and she is struggling to seem normal and happy. Elena and her brother Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen, Everwood) are getting ready for the first day of school, in Mystic Falls, Virginia. Their Aunt Jenna (Sara Canning, Smallville) attempts to be motherly, but is a little scattered.

Elena rides to school with her best friend Bonnie (Katerina Graham, 27 Again). Bonnie is The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 explaining to Elena how her grandmother says that Bonnie will be a psychic, when she hits a bird. The girls get over their scare and Bonnie 'predicts' that Elena will be "beyond happy."

The Vampire Diaries Pilot Episode: First Day of School

Jeremy deals drugs/pills to students on the high school quad. Bubbly blond Caroline (Candice Accola, Juno) lays on the sympathy to Elena, asking if she is okay. Vampire Stefan (apparently able to go out in the daytime) is in the school office, being told by the secretary that his paperwork is incomplete. Here he demonstrates his first preternatural ability, taking off his sunglasses to convince the secretary that everything is in order. Elena and Bonnie spot the hot new boy in the office. Well, they noticed, and approve, of The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 the back of him.

Elena notices her brother slipping into the boy's bathroom and follows him, while Bonnie continues to check out the new boy. Elena checks Jeremy's eyes and realizes he has been using. She yells at him and lets him know that she won't let him continue to be a druggie. Storming out of the bathroom, she runs directly into Stefan. She notices his ring. Awkward conversation and longing looks ensue. The wind up in the same class, where they shoot each other more looks of puppy love.

Jeremy is rejected by Vicki (Kayla Ewell, The Bold and the Beautiful) a girl he had been supplying and hooking up with all summer. Vicki seems to prefer Jeremy's rival, Tyler (Michael Trevino, Cane).

The Vampire Diaries Pilot Episode: Cemetery

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 After school, Elena goes to the cemetery to visit her parents' grave and write in her diary. She is spooked by an insistent and intrusive raven, as a creepy fog picks up. Seeing the outline of a man, she runs and falls down. Stefan appears, frightening her. As she calms down, Stefan asks if she is hurt. Seeing that Elena is bleeding, he disappears.

The Vampire Diaries' pilot episode continues with Stefan showing up at Elan's door. Apparently, she had dropped her diary. They bond over the fact that they both keep diaries and Elena invites him to go with her, to meet her friends. As she goes to put the diary away, you get the sense that the vampire is kept from following her inside by an The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 unseen force. Possibly a reference to the vampire myth that vampires cannot enter homes uninvited.

They go out to meet Bonnie, who is sitting with Elena's ex-boyfriend, Matt (Zach Roerig, Friday Night Lights). Matt is blatantly still in love with Elena. He is polite and friendly as he introduces himself to Stefan. I think this is The Vampire Diaries'' way of setting him up as the pure good guy, because the lead male is a vampire, after all.

The Vampire Diaries Pilot Episode: Uncle Zack

Stefan is back at his human 'Uncle' Zack's house, where he is residing. Zack accuses Stefan of killing the couple from the opening scene, which the vampire denies. Zack lets Stefan know in no uncertain terms that he thinks Stefan should leave and that his The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 returning to Mystic Falls was a mistake. When Zack leaves the room, the vampire gets out an old diary. The diary is dated 2864 and shows a portrait of a beautiful woman, Katherine. Katherine is Elena's doppleganger and we see why Stefan is so drawn to her. This scene also serves as a way to for us to know that Stefan is centuries old.

To reinforce Stefan's age and history with the town, The Vampire Diaries pilot episode goes on to a classroom scene. In this scene, the teacher, Mr. Tanner, is questioning the students about the Battle of Willow Creek. This battle took place in Mystic Falls. Mr. Tanner personally insults students as he asks how many died. Stefan is the only one who The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 knows the answer. He and the teacher have a moment where they argue if there were any civilian casualties, with Stefan winning the verbal battle that there were.

The Vampire Diaries Pilot Episode: Party in the Woods

Stefan arrives at a backwoods bash and demonstrates another supernatural talent by singling out Elan's voice from the crowd. He is intercepted by a persistent and very interested Caroline. Bonnie touches Elena's hand and predictably has her first psychic moment. She sees fog, a crow and a man.

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 Stefan makes it to Elana and they go for a walk. Over many cheesy smile and stare moments, Elena reveals something personal. She was in the backseat of the car, when her parents drive off of a bridge and into the lake. She obviously has survivor's guilt. Elena notices something odd with Stefan's eyes and he offers to get her a drink, as an excuse to leave.

Tyler tries to force Vicki to have sex, but is interrupted by Jeremy. Instead of being grateful, Vicki is mad and tells Tyler off. She is afraid that she will get too close to Jeremy and he will leave her. Vicki wanders off into the woods. Soon she is surrounded The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 by fog and attacked by a vampire.