The Vampire Diaries
Season 1, Episode 1
Air date *20:57, July 10, 2013 (UTC; Pilot) / 11:18, July 11, 2013 (UTC; Disappear)
  • December 30, 2015 (Current airdate)
Written by Tyler Gracyne
Directed by Tyler Gracyne
Episode Guide Transcript
Something Like A Dark Crow
Pilot is the first and pilot episode of season one of Something Witchy Comes This Way and the first episode overall.


DEAR DIARYLucy Maxwell misses the cousin she never knew, more than that – her power! Template:Elena on the other hand, misses Template:Stefan and hasn’t seen him in six months and is shocked when he returns. Finally, Template:Bonnie is horrified by Lucy’s choice at a new lifestyle.

EXTENDED SUMMERY: A dream coupled with a visit from Bonnie leaves Jeremy with a frightening message. Elsewhere, Elena cannot escape the feeling of wrongness she feels around “Stefan”.***



Lucy Maxwell, the cousin of Bonnie Bennett and a powerful witch, is seen writing in her journal, revealing that when she sensed Bonnie’s magic, she also felt its dawning potential and has spent the last two years on a mission to grow her own power as she has been jealous of Bonnie’s incredible potential and she sees one way: Expression.

Back in Mystic Falls, six months have passed since Bonnie secretly died, Jeremy was resurrected, Elena chose Damon, Stefan left town and Silas was freed from his petrification.

Elena is in college writing about how much she misses Stefan who has not returned since six months ago and the fact that Bonnie is off doing research on her family history back in Nova Scotia only for her and Caroline to be reunited with Stefan when he knocks on her dorm door.

Eventually, Lucy has gathered 12 ex-con humans and criminals and, even after Bonnie’s ghost visits her to warn her about what she’s doing, Lucy kills the humans and activates the first form of Expression, which instantly corrupts her.

Elsewhere, Stefan fantasizes about a peaceful life with Elena while he suffers at the bottom of a quarry.


Main CastEdit

Recurring CastEdit


  • ANTAGONISTS: Silas, Jimmy, and Lucy.
  • Lucy executes the first step of an Expression Triangle by killing 12 ex-cons, one of which assaulted a friend of hers.
  • Silas has taken on the role of Stefan while he drowns at the Quarry.
  • Jenna Sommers is mentioned in this episode and Silas has seemingly taken her remains for an unknown reason, but it involves the seemingly dead body of Vanessa Monroe.
    • Jimmy, a warlock on Silas’s payroll, executes a spell that involves these elements – Jenna’s grave side, Vanessa’s body and a necklace with a “firebird” which is maybe a phoenix.
  • Elena draws a portrait of “Silas” in the quarry in the form of Stefan, unbeknownst to her, Silas is Stefan’s doppelgänger and Stefan truly is in the quarry.


  • Silas being in the safe was mentioned.
  • Lucy makes her first appearance since Masquerade.

Body CountEdit

  • Twelve unknown human ex-convicts – killed by Lucy Maxwell.
  • Vanessa Monroe – unknown.

Behind the ScenesEdit

  • THIS IS AN EXTENDED EPISODE: Being an extended EP, Tyler merged the Pilot with the episode Disappear, negating the existence of the original episode two and making it into an extension pilot.


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  1. Where the stars are present in threes, it represents an episode edited and extended by merging it with another.

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