The Vampire Diaries

Season 3 Episode 7

Ghost World

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 27, 2011 on The CW
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Episode Summary

As the town prepares to celebrate the traditional Illumination Night, spirits of the dead invade Mystic Falls. After a brutal attack by an angry spirit, Damon asks Bonnie to determine the source of the ghosts' surprising power. Elena talks Jeremy into using his connection to the other side to help her explore new ways to reach Stefan, but Jeremy makes a terrible decision. Meanwhile, Alaric discovers a long-hidden clue that gives him new insight about the past.

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  • Easily the strongest episode of season 3 yet.

    10
    Entertaining, suspenseful and extremely emotional.



    Reunions for everybody. Lexie tries saving Stefan while Mason tries helping Damon. Anna looks for her mother and Grams tells Bonnie how proud she is.



    Beautiful episode. The dialogue between Grams and Bonnie was simply tearworthy. What was even more tearworthy was the moment when Anna finally found her mother.



    I had high hopes for this episode and the writers and actors delivered.

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  • One of the best episodes of the show and defiantly the best of the season.

    10
    This episode was justbeyondwords.

    It was just heartbreakingly beautiful. Everything about it.

    And the love Lexi has for Stefan was shown so much in this episode. You really could never get a better friends than her.

    There is so much emotion in this episode

    10/10

    Can't wait for next weeks episode.
  • AWESOMENESS!!!

    9.0
    This episode was great!!! I really enjoyed it. I love all the character favorites coming back for an episode. In my opinion, it was almost like tying up lose ends and unfinished buisiness that never got to be resolved when they left.

    The character i most liked being back for an episode was Lexi. She was only in a very short amount of time, but she made an impression on the show for me. She would have been a great asset to the show. l really loved all the parts that she was in. Torturing stefan was great. haha. It actually made me laugh for awhile. Hopefully Lexi broke through a bit. Atleast we know that the real Stefan is still in there.

    It was really great seeing Mason again too. I admit, i hated him when he was on the show last season, but for some reason him appearing for one episode was interesting for me. Especially when all the scenes were with Damon. I can't wait to find out more on these writings that are in the cave.

    Bonnie is so funny when her grams is around. I might be the only one who thinks this, but she seems like a totally different Bonnie when her grandma is around. Too bad she died. Maybe having one last moment with her with let Bonnie be at ease with the fact.

    It really cracks me up that an episode that i loved so much and thought was amazing storyline wise, had no Rebeckah or Klaus. haha. Apparently it shows me that having just the original cast is more satisfying to me. Great episode. Cant wait for the next.moreless
  • Holy returning characters, Batman!

    7.5
    This episode was absolutely jammers. It had A-plots, B-plots, C, D and E plots. All relating to ghosts, sure, so thematically it stayed true to the episode title, but with Damon doing his best Lara Croft impression, Jeremy lipping locks with his all-too friendly ghost, Tomb Vamps, Lexi(!), Mason, Bonnie, Elena at her hypocritical best, Grams, a distinct lack of Katherine, and that kitchen sink we all love so much, I didn't know where to look.

    It's a testament to the success of the show, and its writers, that they managed to bring back so many characters. I mean, I was absolutely over the moon to see Lexi again. I was even more chuffed when she smashed Stefan's head against a car window, classic Lexi. They even managed to bring back Pearl! And it felt so right that she only appear in the last scene, it was a very strong moment for Anna. I'll miss Anna loads. Just like back in season 1, she made Jeremy temporarily awesome again.

    A major gripe I had with the first two seasons was that the writers didn't know a good thing when they had it: they killed off so many awesome characters for pure shock-value. It's always nice to have a bankable reoccurring character you can use to stir things up every now and then a few episodes a season. But not this show. Still, at the very least, they did manage to bring back some of the show's finest vampires here.

    One thing that really pissed me off - and just shows how much Anna rounds out Jeremy - is how hypocritical Elena was when she started throwing a hissy fit over Jeremy making out with Anna. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! I wanted to throw something at the screen, her double-standards are ridiculous. Jeremy aint allowed to make out with a fairly harmless ghost, yet Elena continues to pine over her dead lover, hoping that he'll snap out of his mass-murdering phase any day now and all will be firgiven.

    Outside off all of this ghost stuff, this episode contained a lot of awesome. We had Caroline doing what she does best: kicking major undead ass. (Spin-off, please?) We get a very cool, random scene involving Damon impaled by many wooden stakes, which visually, was hella cool. I also got a kick out of Mason casually smashing a shot glass into Damon's forehead and no one in the bar batting an eyelash.

    But, because it was such an over-crowded episode, I felt that I didn't get enough time with Lexi (plots I wanted to watch) and didn't care for most of the scenes involving Bonnie/Caroline. There was literally too much happening here.

    And, as cliff-hangers go, it was pretty weak. Alaric stumbles upon some cavemen drawings, has no idea what they are, and we're left none the wiser. That's just great.moreless
  • Ghost World

    9.5
    Ghost World was a superb episode of The Vampire Diaries and I really enjoyed watching this episode because many ghosts from the past showed up in Mystic Falls. The story was interesting, full of action, drama and intrigue. I enjoyed watching the characters interact with the ghosts, but I wonder what Jeremy was thinking, I'd go with Bonnie all the way and he just threw it away. It was great to see Lexie again as she showed Elena how to break through to Stefan when he goes off the rails. I really want to know what it is that Mason discovered in the cave with Damon and what it means. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!moreless
Frank Brennan

Frank Brennan

Tobias Fell

Guest Star

Stephen Martines

Stephen Martines

Frederick

Guest Star

Susan Walters

Susan Walters

Carol Lockwood

Recurring Role

Arielle Kebbel

Arielle Kebbel

Lexi Branson

Recurring Role

Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu

Pearl

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (14)

    • Elena: I've been going through Stefan's old journals. Every single time that he's gone off the rails in the past, his best friend Lexi's been the one to bring him back.
      Alaric: So, where is she now that we need her?
      Jeremy: She's dead. And you want me to try to reach her, don't you?
      Elena: I thought if I knew how she did it, maybe I could help him.
      Jeremy: Look, I don't even know if she's on the other side.
      Elena: Is that what it's called?
      Jeremy: That's what Anna calls it. There's not like an official brochure or anything.
      Alaric: So, what is it? Like some sort of supernatural purgatory?
      Jeremy: Anna said it's, it's like being here with all of us, only we can't see her or hear her. And she can't interact with anyone. She's all alone.

    • Damon: How can you know so much?
      Mason: There's not much to do on the other side but sit around and watch other people screw things up.

    • Jeremy: (about Anna) I can touch her, Elena. I can kiss her again. And I know it's wrong and I, I know that I shouldn't feel this way but I do. I love her. I've always loved her.
      Elena: But it's not real. She's dead. Gone. Everything that you're holding onto is in the past, Jer. Are you gonna love a ghost for the rest of your life?

    • Grams: (to Bonnie before she leaves) You are stronger than all of this. I'm so proud of you.

    • Damon: Greetings, Blondie...Witchie. I think you got your voodoo wires all crossed when you got rid of Vicki Donovan.
      Bonnie: What do you mean? Why?
      Damon: Because I'm pretty sure I just got spit-roasted by Mason Lockwood's ghost.
      Bonnie: What?
      Caroline: And why would you think that?
      Damon: Maybe because he chained me to a chair and shoved a hot poker in my chest. Let's just say I'm having deja vu.
      Caroline: I thought you said ghosts couldn't physically interact with people.
      Bonnie: They can't.
      Damon: Yeah, well, I don't have time for a vengeful Lockwood. When I kill someone, they're supposed to stay dead. Whatever you screwed up, fix it.

    • Lexi: (kicks Stefan's chair) Wake up, sleepy head. (Stefan wakes up) How ya feeling?
      Stefan: (struggles in his restraints) What is this? Let me out of here!
      Lexi: Shhh...inside voices, please. I'm trying to get inside your head.

    • Stefan: Did I ever tell you how glad I am that you're dead?
      Lexi: Aw, I miss you too friend.

    • Lexi: (referring to Stefan) He's still in there Elena, you just have to break through.
      Elena: It's okay Lexi, I know what to do now. You can be free.

    • Mason: Meet me at the old Lockwood cellar. Bring a shovel...come alone.
      Damon: You're gonna to bury me alive?
      Mason: Don't tempt me.

    • Stefan: You know, I was wondering when you were going to give up. Lexi gave you...enough of a glimpse into your tragic future.
      Elena: I haven't given up, Stefan. I still have hope. But there's nothing that I can do until you get yours back. Hey...you can break through this. Fight for it, feel something. Anything, Stefan. Because if you don't, you're going to lose me forever. I won't love a ghost for the rest of my life.

    • Damon: All right, which way?
      Mason: I don't know, flip a coin.
      Damon: Aren't you supposed to be all-knowing?
      Mason: I'm a ghost, not God.

    • Damon: Let's get to it. I killed you, you want revenge. Get in line.
      Mason: Actually, I want an apology.
      Alaric: (laughs) Good luck with that.

    • Lexi: Hi.
      Stefan: You're dead.
      Lexi: Well, technically, so are you.

    • Alaric: You don't have to be here, Stefan.
      Stefan: You know what, Alaric? You're right, I don't. But Elena's here, and I look out for Elena. Besides, there's going to be people everywhere tonight. So there's going to be lots to eat. (laughs) I'm kidding, I'm kidding. Loosen up.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Although credited, Michael Trevino (Tyler) and Joseph Morgan (Klaus) do not appear in this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "Changing" by The Airborne Toxic Event
      "Hitchhiker" by Empires
      "Come On Come On" by Michael Johns & The Ontic
      "Fever Dreams" by Nurses
      "This Woman's Work (Kate Bush Cover)" by Greg Laswell
      "In Front Of You" by The Quiet Kind

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: Thursday, October 27, 2011 on CTV 2
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 on ITV2/ITV2 HD
      Sweden: Friday, January 6, 2012 on TV6
      Norway: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 on FEM
      Turkey: Sunday, July 7, 2013 on CNBC-e

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