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1 9/10/09 S90435 Pilot
Think you know vampires? You don't. Neither does Elena Gilbert, but she's about to, as two very different brothers -- one good, one evil; both vampires -- will soon be at war for her soul. The town of Mystic Falls, Virginia, will never be the same again.

In the series premiere of this drama based on the best-selling book series, it is four months after a tragic car accident killed the parents of 17-year-old Elena and her 15-year-old brother, Jeremy, who are still adjusting to this new reality and living with their Aunt Jenna. Elena finds some comfort with best friend Bonnie and frenemy Caroline, while trying to sort out her feelings for former boyfriend Matt, but Jeremy is hard-pressed to find the same comfort, instead hanging out with a bad crowd and trying to figure out why Matt's sister, Vicki, is suddenly rejecting him to be with his rival, Tyler. As the school year begins, Elena and her friends are fascinated by a handsome and mysterious new student, Stefan Salvatore. Stefan and Elena are immediately drawn to one another, but Elena doesn't realize that Stefan is hiding a dark, deadly secret -- he is a vampire. As Elena and Stefan get to know each other one night at a bonfire party, chaos erupts when Vicki is attacked and left bleeding from a savage bite to the neck. Stefan finds that his older brother, Damon Salvatore, has returned to town, and fears that Damon is responsible for the attack. Damon notices how similar Elena looks to someone important in the brothers' past and fixes his sights on her as well. Now these two vampire brothers are at war for Elena's soul -- and for the souls of her friends, family and the residents of Mystic Falls.

Zach: Chris William Martin. Mr. Tanner: Benjamin Ayres.

2 9/17/09 2J5001 The Night of the Comet
ELENA MEETS DAMON AND LEARNS ABOUT STEFAN'S PAST LOVE - As Mystic Falls prepares for a festival to celebrate the passing of a comet, Vicki is in the hospital recovering from Damon's attack. Stefan goes to the hospital and tries to use his abilities to make Vicki forget who attacked her, but his attempt is cut short when Matt arrives. Jeremy continues to struggle with his drug use and his feelings for Vicki. At a parent/teacher conference, Mr. Tanner warns a worried Aunt Jenna that Jeremy is in trouble and needs intervention. Elena goes to the Salvatore house to talk to Stefan, but finds Damon instead. Damon tells her about Stefan's past relationship with a girl named Katherine, and when Stefan arrives home, Elena is surprised that he seems upset to see her there. Meanwhile, Vicki's memory of the attack begins to come back to her and Damon used his power of persuasion to make her forget what happened. Meanwhile, Elena realizes she has to tell Stefan how she feels about him and the two share their first kiss as the comet lights up the sky over Mystic Falls. Finally, Damon set his sights on Caroline as his next victim.

Mr. Tanner: Benjamin Ayres.

3 9/24/09 2J5002 Friday Night Bites
MYSTIC FALLS IS ROCKED BY VIOLENCE - Elena tries to ignore Bonnie's warnings about the disturbing vibes she got from Stefan. Tyler 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 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 and Caroline. Finally, the town is shocked by an act of violence.

Mr. Tanner: Benjamin Ayres.

4 10/01/09 2J5003 Family Ties
ELENA AND STEFAN ATTEND THE FOUNDER'S PARTY - Elena asks Stefan to escort her to the town's annual Founder's Party. Vicki gets Tyler to ask her to the party, then accuses him of trying to hide their relationship from his family. Zach reveals a useful family secret to Stefan. At the party, Damon 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.

Zach: Chris William Martin.

5 10/08/09 2J5004 You're Undead To Me
STEFAN TAKES ACTION TO PROTECT ELENA / JASMINE GUY GUEST STARS - Stefan is hopeful that his plan to get rid of Damon is working. Elena and Jenna are concerned about Jeremy's relationship with Vicki. Stefan decides to reveal parts of his past to Elena. At a fund-raising car wash, Bonnie is surprised by abilities she didn't know she possessed, and seeks advice from her grandmother. Finally, Elena hears a disturbing story about the Salvatore family from a stranger.

Grams: Jasmine Guy.

6 10/15/09 2J5005 Lost Girls
IN A FLASHBACK SEQUENCE, STEFAN REVEALS THE SALVATORE FAMILY HISTORY TO ELENA - Elena demands that Stefan explain the frightening events that have been happening in Mystic Falls. In flashbacks, Stefan explains how his rivalry with Damon began. Back in the present, Damon impulsively takes control of Vicki's future, and a confused and frightened Vicki runs away. Finally, Sheriff Forbes and Mayor Lockwood take steps to protect the town.

Sheriff Forbes: Marguerite MacIntyre. Mayor Lockwood: Rob Pralgo.

7 10/29/09 2J5006 Haunted
As Vicki's behavior becomes more dangerous, Stefan tries to help her. Elena, meanwhile, tries to convince Jeremy to stay away from her. Caroline gives Bonnie a necklace she took from Damon 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 and learns more about her family's past. Trying to cheer Vicki up, Matt takes her to the high school's haunted house, but the evening soon takes a terrifying turn.

Grams: Jasmine Guy.

8 11/05/09 2J5007 162 Candles
On his birthday, Stefan is surprised by a visit from Lexi, one of his oldest friends. Still upset by the events at the Halloween haunted house, Elena does her best to stay away from Stefan, but Lexi gives her some unsolicited relationship advice. Meanwhile, Elena and Jenna are surprised by a change in Jeremy's behavior and, at Damon's insistence, Caroline tries to get his medallion back from Bonnie. Plus, Damon's offer to help Sheriff Forbes has sudden and tragic results.

Lexi: Arielle Kebble. Sheriff Forbes: Marguerite MacIntyre.

9 11/12/09 2J5008 History Repeating
Jeremy gets a break from the mysterious new history teacher, Alaric Saltzman, and introduces Alaric to Jenna. Bonnie is having terrifying dreams about one of her ancestors. Despite Elena's efforts to smooth things over, Bonnie and Caroline continue to argue over the medallion. When the girls hold a seance to help them decide what to do, the results are stranger than any of them expected. Matt comes to Caroline's aid when she needs a friend. Damon finally reveals to Stefan the stunning reason he has returned to Mystic Falls.

Alaric Saltzman: Matt Davis. Emily Bennett: Bianca Lawson. Logan Fell: Chris Johnson.

10 11/19/09 2J5009 The Turning Point
STEFAN AND DAMON HAVE SOME NEW COMPETITION - After reading the journal left by one of the Gilbert ancestors, Jeremy 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 and Caroline continue to hang out together. When Sheriff Forbes tells Damon 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 steps in to help during an awkward scene with Jeremy, Tyler and Mayor Lockwood. Stefan and Elena come to a new understanding, but everything changes when Elena accidentally makes a devastating discovery.

Sheriff Forbes: Marguerite MacIntyre. Alaric Saltzman: Matt Davis. Mayor Lockwood: Rob Pralgo.

11 1/21/10 2J5010 Bloodlines
STEFAN UNCOVERS A STARTLING CLUE TO THE PAST - Damon takes a trip to Georgia, where he surprises an old flame, Bree and enlists her help to figure out how to open the tomb. In the process, Damon comes face to face with someone who is determined to make him pay for past wrongs. Stefan opens up to Grams in his effort to help Bonnie overcome her fears and accept her powers. While researching his history paper in the public library, Jeremy meets a cute-but-geeky girl named Anna who has her own theories on the folklore of Mystic Falls. When Damon returns from Georgia, Stefan is waiting with news that will change their world.

Bree: Gina Torres. Grams: Jasmine Guy. Anna: Malese Jow.

12 1/28/10 2J5011 Unpleasantville
THE NEW KIDS IN TOWN / SEAN FARIS GUEST STARS - As Stefan and Damon try to figure out the identity of the new vampire in town, Stefan gives Elena jewelry filled with Vervain to protect her family and friends. Hurting for money, Matt takes a job at the Mystic Grill, where former high school football-star Ben, works as a bartender. Ben comes to Bonnie's aid when he notices Damon is bothering her. Damon and Stefan accompany Elena to a school dance with a 1950s' theme, where Alaric introduces himself to Damon.

Ben: Sean Faris. Alaric Saltzman: Matt Davis.

13 2/04/10 2J5012 Children Of The Damned
MORE SECRETS OF THE SALVATORE FAMILY HISTORY ARE REVEALED / KELLY HU AND JAMES REMAR GUEST STAR - In flashbacks, Stefan and Damon recall the long-ago actions taken by townspeople including their father, Guiseppe Salvatore, and Pearl, leading to the devastating events that caused the rift in their relationship. In the present, Bonnie's date with Ben takes a frightening turn. Elena helps Stefan as he and Damon race to find the missing journal that belonged to Elena's ancestor. Stefan learns the reason behind Alaric's interest in both the journal and the town's history. Damon discovers that an old acquaintance has returned to town with an agenda he understands.

Guiseppe Salvatore: James Remar. Pearl: Kelly Hu. Ben: Sean Faris.

14 2/11/10 2J5013 Fool Me Once
SECRETS OF THE TOMB - Stefan helps Elena and Bonnie out of a dangerous situation. Jeremy asks Anna to a party in the woods, unaware that she has her own reasons for wanting to meet him there. When Stefan, Damon and Elena work with Bonnie and Grams to open the tomb, everyone is shocked by what they discover.

Anna: Malese Jow. Grams: Jasmine Guy.

15 3/25/10 2J5014 A Few Good Men
MELINDA CLARKE ("THE O.C.") GUEST STARS AS MATT'S LONG-LOST MOTHER - Matt and Caroline are surprised by the sudden reappearance of Matt's mother Kelly. Stefan and Elena are worried about Damon's new attitude. Damon is asked by Sheriff Forbes to take part in a fund-raising bachelor auction. Alaric discovers shocking secrets from his own past. With help from Jenna and Stefan, Elena is determined to find out everything she can about her birth mother, but the truth may be more than she can handle.

Kelly Donovan: Melinda Clarke. Sheriff Forbes: Marguerite MacIntyre.

16 4/01/10 2J5015 There Goes the Neighborhood
A NEW START - Anna brings a surprising guest along when she pays a visit to Damon. Elena and Stefan go on an awkward double date with Caroline and Matt, but Stefan and Matt find they have some common ground. Jenna reunites with her old friend Kelly, and Jeremy's relationship with Anna takes an unexpected direction.

Kelly Donovan: Melinda Clarke.

17 4/08/10 2J5016 Let The Right One In
STEFAN IS FORCED TO MAKE A FRIGHTENING DECISION - When Stefan and Damon make a dangerous new enemy, Stefan suddenly finds himself in a perilous situation. Damon and Elena try to convince Alaric to work with them to help Stefan. Matt is hopeful that his mom, Kelly, may be back to stay. After her car breaks down in a storm, Caroline make a horrific discovery that shocks everyone in town.

Kelly Donovan: Melinda Clarke.

18 4/15/10 2J5017 Under Control
DAVID ANDERS ("24") GUEST STARS AS ELENA'S UNCLE JOHN GILBERT - While Stefan struggles to control his new situation, Elena and Jeremy are surprised by a visit from their uncle, John Gilbert. Alaric has an awkward talk with Elena about Isobel. At a Founder's Day event, Stefan displays a rare party attitude and Damon's attempt to find out why Uncle John has returned to town takes an ugly turn. An incident at the party causes trouble between Matt and Tyler, and the relationship between Matt and his mother, Kelly reaches a new low. Meanwhile, Elena's effort to comfort Jeremy falls short and he decides to take matters into his own hands.

Johnathan Gilbert: David Anders. Kelly Donovan: Melinda Clarke.

19 4/22/10 2J5018 Miss Mystic Falls
ELENA AND CAROLINE COMPETE IN A BEAUTY PAGEANT / SPENCER LOCKE ("RESIDENT EVIL") GUEST STARS - At the Founder's Day Gala, Elena and Caroline compete for the title of "Miss Mystic Falls" against other girls from town, including Tina Fell and Amber. Elena is happy to have Bonnie back in town, but Bonnie still has issues to work through. John Gilbert attempts to intimidate Damon, but his plan doesn't have the desired effect. Damon discovers that Stefan is hiding a dangerous secret that could impact everyone in town.

Tina Fell: Autumn Dial. Amber Bradley: Spencer Locke. Johnathan Gilbert: David Anders.

20 4/29/10 2J5019 Blood Brothers
While Stefan struggles to come to terms with his past, both he and Damon reveal parts of their history to Elena, until she finally learns the truth about how they became vampires. Pearl has an ugly confrontation with John Gilbert. Damon and Alaric try to find a mysterious invention before John does. Meanwhile, the friendship and flirtation between Jeremy and Anna continues to grow.

Pearl: Kelly Hu. Johnathan Gilbert: David Anders. Anna: Malese Jow.

21 5/06/10 2J5020 Isobel
ISOBEL RETURNS TO MYSTIC FALLS - Isobel returns to town and stuns Alaric with her attitude and her demands that he arrange a meeting with Elena. When mother and daughter finally meet, Isobel refuses to answer most of Elena's questions, but reveals that she will stop at nothing to find the mysterious invention Johnathan Gilbert has been searching for. Isobel's dangerous actions lead Stefan, Damon and Bonnie to step in and help Elena deal with the situation.

Isobel: Mia Kirshner.

22 5/13/10 2J5021 Founder's Day
FOUNDER'S DAY TURNS DEADLY - Founder's Day has finally arrived, and everyone is busy with last-minute preparations for floats and fireworks. Stefan is uncomfortable with Damon's new attitude toward Elena, but Elena is more concerned about repairing her relationship with Jeremy. Jeremy is worried about Anna, but not sure he's on board with her latest plan for the future. While Caroline is enjoying her day as Queen of the celebration, she also tries to help Matt and Tyler get their friendship back on track. Finally, although Damon and Alaric do their best to stop him, Johnathan Gilbert sets a plan in motion that brings Founder's Day to an end amid chaos, destruction and death.

Johnathan Gilbert: David Anders. Anna: Malese Jow.


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