|The Vampire Diaries|
|Season 1, Episode 0|
|Air date||Early September 2009|
|Written by||Sean Reycraft|
|Directed by||Christopher Hanada|
|Episode Guide transcript|
A Darker Truth is a series of webisodes exclusive to CWTV.com that follows the investigation of Jason Harris into the murder of his sister, Joanne.
Jason has followed Stefan Salvatore from Manhattan to Mystic Falls, Virginia. He chronicles his investigation on video, presenting evidence for the case that Stefan is a vampire.
Upon arriving in Mystic Falls, Jason learns that the Salvatore boarding house was recently closed for business to prepare for the return of family (from Mystic Grill Hostess). Jason breaks into one of the rooms to set some vampire traps: mainly garlic, holy water and crucifixes. While there, he finds a collection of Stefan's journals. Upon reading them, he suspects that Stefan has been stalking victims. Determined to not allow this to continue, Jason readies a wooden stake.
Outside of the boarding house, Jason captures Stefan flying from the roof to the ground. After seeing him walk around in the sunlight, he wonders if his stake will even work on him. Doubting his own methods, Jason stumbles across dead animals and a dead couple who have been killed while on a picnic.
Returning to Stefan's room, Jason decides that to kill the vampire, you must destroy his nest. So he decides to burn down the boarding house. As he readies the gasoline, another figure appears in the room. Jason realizes that it's not Stefan who killed his sister, but who is revealed to viewer as Stefan's brother, Damon Salvatore. After a moment of toying with his prey, Damon promptly attacks Jason and leaves him for dead.
- Matt Perello as Jason Harris
- Molly O'Neill as Mystic Grill Hostess
- Kat Slatery as Dead Hiker
- Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore
- Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore