Somerhalder's first credited role was in an episode of the TV version of The Big Easy in 1997. Two years later he played Brian in an episode of the CBS series Now and Again starring Eric Close and Heather Matarazzo.
You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.