The Vampire Diaries

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  • The Vampire Diaries is based on a novel series penned by L.J. Smith where you are given the insight into the diary of 17-year old Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev). Elena and her 15-year-old brother, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), live with their Aunt Jenna (Sara Canning). Elena seeks comfort from her familiar social circle – best friend Bonnie (Katerina Graham), frenemy Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola), and former boyfriend Matt Donovan(Zach Roerig, Friday Night Lights). At Mystic Falls High, Elena and her friends become fixated by a mysterious new student, Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley, "Fallen"). Stefan and Damon(Ian Somerhalder, Lost) are vampire brothers – one good, one evil – at war for Elena's soul. The Vampire Diaries is from Alloy Entertainment and Bonanza Productions Inc in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios.moreless

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  • Cast & Crew
  • Paul Wesley

    Stefan Salvatore

  • Ian Somerhalder

    Damon Salvatore

  • Katerina Graham

    Bonnie Bennett

  • Candice King

    Caroline Forbes

  • Zach Roerig

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  • Quotes (513)

    • Stefan: I wanted to apologize for my disappearing act earlier. I know it was strange. Elena: No worries. I get it. Blood makes you squeamish. Stefan: Uh, something like that.

    • Elena: (referring to Matt) He hates me. Bonnie: That's not hate, that's "you dumped me but I'm too cool to show it but secretly I'm listening to Air Supply's greatest hits."

    • Stefan: I shouldn't have come home, I know the risk. But I have to know her.

    • Caroline: His name is Stefan Salvatore, he's a Gemini and his favorite color is blue. Bonnie: You got all that in one day? Caroline: Please. I got all that between third and fourth period.

    • Stefan: Stay away from Elena. Damon: I take that as an invitation.

    • Stefan: Why are you here now? Damon: I could ask you the same question. However, I'm fairly certain your answer could be summed up all into one little word: Elena.

    • Elena (voiceover): Dear Diary: I couldn't have been more wrong. I thought that I could smile and nod my way through it. Pretend like it would all be OK. Stefan (voiceover) I had a plan. I wanted to change who I was. Bring a life to someone new. Someone without the past. Elena (voiceover): Without the pain. Elena and Stefan (voiceover): Someone alive. Elena (voiceover): But it's not that easy, the bad things stay with you. Stefan (voiceover): They follow you. You can't escape them, as much as you want to. Elena (voiceover): All you can do is be ready for the good, so when it comes, you're invited in, because you need it. I need it.

    • Elena: People are going to stop giving you breaks Jeremy, they just don't care any more. They don't remember that our parents are dead, they have their own lives to deal with. The rest of the world has moved on. You should try to. Jeremy: I've seen you in the cemetery writing in your diary, is that, is that supposed to be you moving on? Elena: Mom and Dad wouldn't have wanted this.

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    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: Monday, September 28, 2009 on GO!
      Latin America: Thursday, October 22, 2009 on Warner Channel
      Norway: Wednesday, January 6, 2010, on TVNORGE
      Germany: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 on ProSieben
      Netherlands: Sunday, January 31, 2010 on NET 5
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 on ITV2
      Sweden: Thursday, February 11, 2010 on TV6
      India: Thursday, November 4, 2010 on Zee Cafe
      Slovakia: Sunday, November 7, 2010 on Markiza
      Poland: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 on TVN
      Turkey: Saturday, April 2, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: Thursday, May 31, 2012 on TV Nova

    • Featured Music: "Sort Of" by Silversun Pickups "Here We Go" by Mat Kearney "Consoler of the Lonely" by The Raconteurs "Say (All I Need)" by OneRepublic "Thinking Of You" by Katy Perry "Kids" by MGMT "Running Up That Hill" by Placebo "Death" by White Lies "Back To Me" by The All-American Rejects "Siren Song" by Bat For Lashes "Never Say Never" by The Fray "Take Me To The Riot" by Stars

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: Thursday, October 29, 2009 on WB
      Norway: Wednesday, January 6, 2010, on TVNORGE
      Germany: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 on ProSieben
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 on ITV2
      Sweden: Thursday, February 11, 2010 on TV6
      India: Friday, November 5, 2010 on Zee Cafe
      Slovakia: Sunday, November 7, 2010 on Markiza
      Poland: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 on TVN
      Turkey: Saturday, April 2, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: Friday, June 1, 2012 on TV Nova

    • Featured Music: "Help I'm Alive" by Metric "Closer to Love" by Mat Kearney "Hang You From The Heavens" by The Dead Weather "Heavy Cross" by The Gossip "I'm An Animal" by Neko Case "I Get Around" by Dragonette "Gravity" by Sara Bareilles

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: Thursday, November 5, 2009 on Warner Channel
      Norway: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 on TVNorge
      Germany: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 on ProSieben
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 on ITV2
      Sweden: Thursday, February 18, 2010 on TV6
      India: Thursday, November 11, 2010 on Zee Cafe
      Slovakia: Sunday, November 14, 2010 on Markiza
      Poland: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 on TVN
      Turkey: Saturday, April 9, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: Monday, June 4, 2012 on TV Nova

    • Featured Music: "Slow Poison" by The Bravery "Blue Day" by Darker My Love "Starstrukk" by 3OH!3 "Strange Times" by The Black Keys "Can't Fight It" by Oh Mercy "You're a Wolf" by Sea Wolf "Papillon" by The Airborne Toxic Event "Temptation" by Moby

    • Although credited, Sara Canning (Jenna) didn't appear in this episode. This is the first episode without all the regular actors.

    • Featured Music: "Opposite Direction" by Union of Knives "I'm A Lady" by Santigold "I'm Not Over" by Carolina Liar "Shadows of Ourselves" by Thievery Corporation "Back in Time" by VV Brown "Fallout" by Sofi Bonde "Wild Place" by Glass Pear "All We Are" by Matt Nathanson "Brightest Hour (Morgan Page Remix)" by The Submarines "Believer" by Viva Voce

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    Trivia (72)

    • The front door of Elena's house has a window in it only in this episode because filming of the series moved out of Vancouver after the pilot.

    • -The pilot was shot in Vancouver as New Moon, the second film in the Twilight Saga, was also being filmed in the city. -Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) revealed in interviews that his naturally pointy cuspids went unnoticed until he arrived on set for the pilot shoot in Vancouver. -According to Paul, he was cast less than two weeks before shooting began in Vancouver. Upon winning the role, he went immediately to a book store and bought and read the series. -Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert) said the showrunners gave the entire cast journals to chronicle their experience during the Vancouver shoot. -Director Marcos Siega asked his Twitter followers for music suggestions during editing. -In screener copies of the pilot, "Panic Switch" by Silversun Pickups is used in the opening scene, but the show was unable to get clearance for air. "Sort Of" by Silversun Pickups was used instead. -935 is the house number of Elena, Jeremy and Aunt Jenna's home.

    • Goof: When Elena gets the serving spoons out of the drawer, she takes out two wooden utensils. However, when Bonnie takes them from her, there is only one spoon, and it is made of metal.

    • Goof: When Elena is eating dinner with Bonnie and Stefan, she is wearing a long necklace. When the camera cuts to Elena at one point, the necklace is tighter against her neck like a choker. Later, when the camera cuts back to her again, the necklace is loose around her neck.

    • Damon mentions his shirt is made by American clothing designer John Varvatos. Ian Somerhalder is a known fan of the real Varvatos' clothing line.

    • Goof: In the scene where Elena wakes up and reaches for her diary, one shot shows her vervain necklace hidden under her hair on her right, but the next shot shows the necklace in the middle of her chest. The next few shots alternatively show the necklace in the two positions.

    • Tituba's house number is 2136.

    • Goof: In the scene where Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) chases Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) up the basement stairs after she lets him out of the cell, there is a bright light shining at the bottom of the steps even though the basement was dark in the previous scenes.

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    Allusions (43)

    • Darren: He sounded like James Blunt. Brooke: Well what's wrong with that? Darren: We already have a James Blunt. One's all we need. James Blunt is an English-born singer and songwriter who became famous in 2005 with the song You're Beautiful from his album Back to Bedlam. The album topped the charts in England and reached #2 in the U.S.

    • Tyler: Hey, Pete Wentz called, he wants his nail polish back. Jeremy: Pete Wentz, huh? How old school TRL of you. Carson Daly fan? Total Request Live (TRL) was an MTV series that ran from 1998 to 2008, featuring music videos and guests. Carson Daly hosted the show from 1998 to 2002. Pete Wentz is most famous as a member of the band Fall Out Boy.

    • Elena: (to Stefan) And then, back there, there was this...this, this bird, and it was all very Hitchcock for a second. That is the bird movie, right? Hitchcock? This is a reference to the movie The Birds, a 1963 suspense film by director Alfred Hitchcock. The movie tells the story of a small town near San Francisco that was victimized by several major bird attacks over the span of a few days.

    • Bonnie: (to Elena) You explain it. Last night, I'm watching Nine-Oh. Commercial break comes on, and I'm like, 'I bet it's that film commercial.' This is a reference to the CW series 90210, which debuted in 2008. The show is a remake of the original Beverly Hills, 90210 series than ran from 1990 to 2000.

    • Damon: (reading Stefan's journal) Very Emerson, the way you reveal your soul. So many...adjectives. This is a reference to the famous poet and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson. He was one of the leaders of the early 1800s Transcendentalist movement. With his 1936 essay, Nature, Emerson helped usher in a new age of social and religious beliefs.

    • The title is also a reference to Friday Night Lights, a TV show centered around a football team and its coach.

    • The title Friday Night Bites is also a book by Chloe Neill about vampires.

    • John Varvatos is an American clothing designer. He first debut in clothing was in 2000.

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