Allison and Jackson met during the former's first day at Beacon Hills High School, after Lydia Martin engaged in conversation with her. Although they were friendly to one-another, their relationship became rocky and impolite due to Jacksons dislike of Scott McCall (her boyfriend at the time). Jackson later started to be nicer to Allison, although ultimately his goal may have been in an attempt to sabotage her relationship with Scott. Despite this they did become on better terms with one another. After Allison breaks ups with Scott due to the events of Night School, they became much closer, with obvious signs of a mutual attraction developing between the two.