The Vampire Diaries Recap: Series Premiere

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It received months of hype.

It was compared to the most popular movie franchise on the planet.

The CW has poured millions into its marketing campaign. But did The Vampire Diaries live up to expectations?

We certainly think so, as the opening hour of this series introduced us to the mysterious town of Mystic Falls and the even more mysterious past of the Salvatore brothers.

Read through our complete episode guide now and let us know your thoughts on the show.

Smokey Graveyard

A few of the most memorable The Vampire Diaries quotes from the episode:

Elena: Dear Diary: Today will be different. It has to be. I will smile and it will be believable. My smile will say, 'I'm fine. Thank you. Yes. Much better.' I will no longer be the girl who lost her parents. I will start fresh. Be someone new. It's the only way I'll make it through. | permalink
Elena: I made it through the day. I must have said "I'm fine" 37 times. | permalink
Damon: Is it working? Being in her world? Does it make you feel alive? | permalink
Elena: You keep a journal?
Stefan: Memories are too important. | permalink

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

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.


Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.