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Season 1, Episode 1 (1)
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Air date January 11, 2016
Written by Illyriarocks
Directed by Unknown
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Pilot (also titled Homecoming) is the series premiere of The Sulez Dynasty and the 1st episode overall.


Main Cast[]

  • Shelley Hennig as "Meredith Sulez"
  • Michael Malarkey as Lorenzo Meddenhall
  • Indiana Evans as Josephine Salvatore
  • Michelle Ryan as Katherine Pierce
  • Amanda Schull as Henrietta Feyers
  • Scarlett Byrne as Nora Hildegard
  • Teressa Liane as Mary Louise Fairchild
  • and Sophia Bush as Olivia Archer

Recurring Cast[]

  • James Marsters as Erik Sulez
  • Melissa Ponzio as Juliette DeSilva
  • Mark Pellegrino/Tamara Braun as Silas
  • Yvonne Strahovski as Sariel (flashbacks)
  • Alexandra Daddario as Kahri (flashbacks)
  • Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester (Earth-7)
  • Natalie Dormer as Qetsiyah
  • Adrianne Palicki as Alaska
  • Annie Wersching as Lily Salvatore
  • Claire Holt as Rebekah Mikaelson (flashbacks)
  • Daniel Gillies as Elijah Mikaelson (flashbacks)
  • Nathaniel Buzolic as Kol Mikaelson (flashbacks)
  • Raffi Barsoumian as Markos (flashbacks)
  • Taylor Kinney as Mason Lockwood (voice)
  • Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance (Earth 7) (flashbacks)
  • Kelly Frye as Gale Karnstein
  • Cassidy Freeman as Sage Meddenhall
  • Jennifer Morrison as Rachel Davies (hallucinations)
  • Enver Gjokaj as Jacob Hawthorne
  • Maia Mitchell as Taryn Clint
  • Todd Lasance as Julian Ainsworth
  • David Anders as John Gilbert
  • Georgina Haig as Kali
  • Matt Cohen as Michael (flashbacks)
  • Jessica Harmon as Barachiel
  • Elizabeth Blackmore as Valerie Tulle
  • Rick Cosnett as Wes Maxfield
  • Jodi Lyn O’Keefe as Jordyn Robles Maxfield
  • Tim Kang as Oscar
  • Samuel Anderson as Xander Grant
  • Emily Meade as Heather Orates
  • Margaret Qualley as Margaret Orates
  • Alex Meraz as Cristian Sulez
  • Michelle Gomez as Trish Hart
  • Julia Voth as Marcia Evers
  • With Kayla Ewell as Vicki Donovan
  • And Peter Mensah as Peter Delsoin


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  • Antagonists: Kali, unnamed werewolf
  • A transformed werewolf appears in this episode.
  • Earth 7's Laurel Lance cameos as the prosecuting attorney during flashbacks of Erik's trial.
  • This episode takes place on May 13th, 2012.
  • Tristan, Aurora, and Freya do not appear in this episode.
    • This is the only episode of the series to not feature both of the de Martel siblings, though Tristan is mentioned throughout the episode.
    • This is the only episode of the series in which Freya Mikaelson is absent.
  • Episode runtime: 62 minutes


  • Katherine Pierce has been resurrected and is currently possessing the body of another vampire (played by British actress Michelle Ryan). This is the first time Katherine has appeared where she is played by an actress apart from Nina Dobrev, though Dobrev also cameos as Katherine in flashbacks in this episode.
  • Tristan and The Strix are in control of most of Massachusetts, with The Organization being their primary opponent keeping them from total dominion.
    • The Organization's Chancellor Peter Delsoin and high-ranking Strix member Olivia Archer are in a sexual relationship that ensures the clandestine alliance between the Organization and the Strix is left intact.
      • While Tristan is fully aware of The Boston Crisis, he does not see it as an issue. However, he does wish to see Silas dead once he ascends because in Strix member Julian's words- "interdimensional beings are bad for business".
  • Enzo and Sage are members of The Strix.
  • Peter is the reason Erik was imprisoned for so long. He paid Ivan Markov and Lily Salvatore to frame him for the murders Erik was found guilty of. Erik speculates that he is behind the deaths of the heads of several bloodlines in the Organization so as to reclaim the Chancellorship with no competition.
  • A werewolf is loose in Boston, and Juliette deduces that the beast is capable of making specific targets. This is startling as werewolves are animals driven purely by instinct when in wolf form and would, therefore, be incapable of making informed decisions about whom they attack and/or kill.
  • IN FLASHBACK: Markos is working for the angels, and has Katherine kidnapped to spare her from death at Silas' hands.
  • During Silas' campaign in Mystic Falls, Qetsiyah resurrects Kol Mikaelson and Mason Lockwood to aid in Silas' defeat.
  • The wraith Kali ascends to Earth, as she promised Katherine she would in Solitude Sometimes Is Best Society. She has made a deal with Katherine to resurrect her in the aforementioned new body in exchange for Katherine murdering Meredith. She also made a deal with Enzo to resurrect his sister Sage in exchange for murdering Silas loyalist Wes Maxfield. While Enzo gleefully fulfilled his end of the bargain, as Wes had previously tortured him, Katherine is more reticent to fulfill her end.
  • IN FLASHBACK: A corps of angels has been dispatched to eliminate the ley lines upon which Mystic Falls is seated in order to prevent Silas from using their power to ascend into Paradise. Jo is a member of this corps.
    • The angel Sariel is a Silas loyalist and she kills Michael.
  • IN FLASHBACK: Silas has murdered Elena Gilbert, Stefan Salvatore, Damon Salvatore, Tyler Lockwood, Matt Donovan, and others in a show of force in the square.
  • IN FLASHBACK: Markos kills Katherine Pierce (in her original body) to begin the Purification Spell that forces Meredith Sulez, Dean Winchester, Elijah Mikaelson, Rebekah Mikaelson, and Kahri to flee Mystic Falls. Everyone else is killed by the spell.
  • While Silas is still in The Fold, he can incarnate temporarily by assuming the form of deceased individuals close to his targets (a dead relative or friend, for example). At the episode's end, Silas takes the form of Meredith's deceased birth mother Gabriella Sulez.

Body Count[]

  • Various humans- eviscerated; killed by Kali
  • Wes Maxfield- snapped neck; killed by Lorenzo Meddenhall
  • Unnamed Couple- exsanguination; killed by Lily Salvatore and Valerie Tulle