|Season 1, Episode 1|
|Air date||Jan 2014|
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WELCOME TO GALLOWS HILL- Jack Mayfair returns to town after a long while away, after the trauma that was his families funeral, during the summer vacation he will never forget his Mother, Father and little Sister died in a Earthquake, of which he was the only survivor. After the funeral, his Grandmother Jeannie his only living relative, moved back into the Mayfair Family Home so that he wouldn't be alone, but it didn't help Jack sank into a despairing sorrow, unable to cope he ran away and stayed away for four whole weeks to clear his head. The first thing Jack does on his return is rekindle his love with his long-term girlfriend Angelica (Angel) Mason who is starting back Gallows Hill University, herself and Jeannie have been running Jack's coffee shop Sacred Grounds whilst he had been gone over the Summer, he must get over his dark depression, move on and settle back into what's left of his life in Gallows Hill.
Main Article: The Darkness/Story
|A girl; Olivia is seen at a phone booth making a frantic call, she is messed up, muddy, bleeding and she has no shoes, she tells the 911 Operator that a man had killed her family and had bit her, she tells her to keep calm and she would sent her assistance, the man; Austin approaches her and grabs her by the neck and pushes the screaming girl up the side of the booth, he compels her to stop screaming before feeding her his blood. Blue lights and sirens fly down the road and the vehicles approach and the man snaps the girl's neck in plain view of the Sheriff of Gallows Hill, Dillon Mason . He tells he comrade; Nick Tucker to contact the Mayor and to tell her it's urgent and to tell her that they have returned.
At the coffee shop Sacred Grounds , a leather-clad man (Jack) steps off of his motorcycle to be greeted by his Grandmother Jeannie , she seemed miffed that he had been dodging her calls for three weeks and warns Jack that his girlfriend Angel has been crying almost non-stop for three weeks, he tentively entered the coffee shop and was at first warmly welcomed back by Angel who hugged and kissed him affectionately before slapping his face really hard and shouting at him, asking how worried he had made her and Jeannie, they quickly made up as he told her that the whole time he had an Angel-shaped hole in his heart. Jeannie told her she could get off early to make up with Jack. The waitress Jessica flirted with Jack as soon as Angel was out of the room but she was soon put in her place by a watchful Jeannie. She warned Angel not to break the bed doing it, whilst smirking at Jessica. They leave on Jack's motorcycle.
The Mayor of Gallows Hill; Tracey Morgan walks into the Sheriff's Office and talks to Dillon Mason the Sheriff, asking about the Vampire, he tells her the girl was called Olivia Pleasant, he shows her the havoc he had caused up at the Pleasant Farm where he had literally ripped Olivia's family apart, she was sickened and became nauseous and had to open the window for some fresh air, he told her that the Medical Board had signed her death certificate as Animal Attack, they reminisced about how good and bad life was in the 90's and showed a little sexual tension and hinted that they had been more than just mere friends at some point, she tells him she is going to bring in a Vampire Hunter and that she is to call the Founder's Council members to arrange a meeting and tells him to go to the arsenal to harvest the Vervain and collect weapons to give to the founders and tells him to protect his family before leaving the office.
At the hospital, Olivia wakes up in transition, she was laid upon a morgue table with a white sheet draped over her, she is horrified as she remembers what had transpired earlier and she realises that she was dead, she freaks out, she is drawn out of the morgue by a delicious smell that was drawing her forward, she left the morgue and walked along the corridor until she met a nurse wheeling a trolley full of blood bags, the nurse asked her if she was okay. Olivia tells her that she is cold, so the nurse goes to get her a gown, while the nurse was gone, Olivia snatched a blood bag and hid it under her sheet, the nurse returned and gave her the gown. Olivia goes into a room and shuts the door and her body was urging her to feed, so she instinctively fed from the bloodbag. Her eyes go red and veiny as she transitions into a Vampire, she is overcome and screams with pain as her new fangs break through her gums. The Nurse; Tammy rushes back to the room and Olivia grabs her and compels her then feeds from her.
Dillon has collected the weapons and harvested the Vervain and enters the Town Hall, down into it's depths into the hidden sanctum of the Founder's Council, he enters the hall and the other four heads of the families are already waiting (Tracey, Jeannie, Jackson and Jasmine). He was half an hour late to the meeting and Tracey and Jackson made a few snarky comments but Dillon justified himself as he was trying to get Vervain into his wife and son and was trying to get a hold of his daughter, Jackson was put in his place by Jeannie. They discussed what the were going to do about the Vampire and Tracey introduces Caleb a Vampire Hunter, a Human faster and stronger than the Vampires, he showcases his powers which horrifies all except Tracey, Caleb exclaimes that he will get the job done, no matter what it takes. Caleb and Dillon seem to bond over a mutual dislike of Jackson. Caleb leaves to set about hunting the murderous fiend.
At the Mayfair Family Home, Jack and Angel are "making up", they are both bare naked and have been having passionate and destructive sex all over the house, they start having sex on the stairs and expressed to eachother how much they had missed eachother and how much they love eachother, they move from the stairs and Jack clears the kitchen counter top with his arm and lays Angel down upon it before continuing having sex. Much to their shock Jeannie walks in and catches them in the act, she is disgusted at the state of the house and demands that Jack and Angel go put some clothes on, Angel is horrified but Jack finds it highly amusing and they go upstairs to try and find their clothes. Whilst they are upstairs, Jeannie makes up some herbal tea with lemon and adds the Vervain. Jack and Angel come back down stairs and Jeannie offers them a cup of tea, Angel wished to leave so Jeannie told her about the murder, she decides to stay and to drink the tea and to phone her dad Dillon to come and pick her up in the car. Jack and Angel drink the Vervain tea and Dillon arrives to pick up his daughter.
Meanwhile at the Mason Family Home and shadowy figure approaches and knocks on the front door, Faye answers, the man says that his car has brokedown and his battery had died on his cell and asks if he can use her phone, she invites him in out of the cold and goes to fetch the phone, Dillon and Angelica arrive in the car and the man disappears in vamp-speed. Angelica sees the door ajar and runs into the house worrying after the mother, she his elated to see that she is unharmed. Faye wonders where the man went. Dillon asks whether or not she invited him in, she reveals that she had and Dillon becomes angry and anxious as he realises he has to tell his family about the existence of Vampires, Faye thinks that Dillon suspects her of having an affair and confronts him, Dillon pours himself a drink and reluctantly tells them that the man was a Vampire. At first Faye thinks he is crazy and tells him he needs to see a shrink, he shows them the Pleasant Case File, to which Faye responds with horror. He states that he can prove that Vampires exist and he calls Caleb. Angel sick of the arguing goes upstairs to see her brother Miles but when she finds his room empty and the window wide open, she screams, she fears that the Vampire had took her brother. Faye and Dillon rush up the stairs to find their son gone, Faye loses her temper and states that there are no such thing as Vampires, when the man bursts through the open window and bites Faye, Dillon shoots at him, he begins to choke on her blood and he throws her across the room, knocking her unconcious, he starts to vomit up blood, Dillon tries to stake him but he grabs his arm and brakes it, before grabbing Angel and disappears out of the window, Dillon breaksdown and screams, he drags himself across the floor to his wife, she is breathing but needed medical attention. Caleb arrives and Dillon cries on his shoulder as he tells him that the Vampire has his kids, he looks over to Faye and Caleb states that she needs an ambulance but Dillon wants to kill the Vampire himself so Caleb offers him a vial of Vampire blood as it would heal her, at first he was apprehensive but eventually took the vial and poured it down Faye's throat, they both leave in the car and Caleb reveals that he can track scents and they give chase in the car towards Gallow Hill, Dillon phones Nick and tells him to meet them there.