The Vampire Diaries

Season 1 Episode 7

Haunted

16
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 29, 2009 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Stefan tries to save Vicki from herself. Damon tries to take his necklace back from Bonnie, he is shocked by Bonnie's powers. Bonnie discovers more about her family's history. Matt takes Vicki to a haunted house.

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  • To the person that says Elena should have told people about Damon; Huh? Who would believe her? Even the adults who know would deny it. For good reason. If Damon had to fight, and panic started lots of people would die. Stephan handling it is safest.moreless

    2.0
    Hard to protect anyone locked in a psych ward. But I can't stand Elensa lecturing, self righteous attitude. She tells Vicki and Damon what to do? Did someone elect her queen when I wasn't looking? She needs to stop feeling sorry for herself. Stop blaming people, and stop telling others what to do. Im tired of her whining. If she loves Stephan then she shouldn't blame him for the existence of vampires, or Damon's actions. He isn't responsible for either. And obviously its absurd to expect damon to feel bad for people dying. In any case, its lame of her to suggest it. Vicky's death is easily more Elena's fault then Damon's. She needs to take responsibility. Vicky had to die anyhow. This show is for kids. And in kid shows people who use drugs always die or come to a bad end. Btw, in reality drug users tend to be nothing like Vicky. They usually are adult professionals with money, not broke assed teenagers willing to put out for a whiskey and coke. The mayor and his wife seem like a perfect example, while the lady police chief seems like an alcoholic waiting to happen. But this is a kiddie show, so of course the teenagers with the weird hair are the chemical set. Im not going to sit around and watch elena play hard to get and watch Stephan try to win her heart. I have seen that one done a million times, and usually better. It always ends with the girl somehow becoming a vampire, but its never her fault. Its always circumstance, and the guy has to do it to save her. So she can still be a good girl, and whine about her morality and her humanity. Because, gosh, no one would want to live forever and never age. Uh huh.moreless
  • Another great eppisssoddddeeeee!! sppoilllerrssss

    10
    Okay, I thought this was definitely one of the best episodes yet, although I did have a little problem with them killing off Vicki so early. Oh, well. It had to happen eventually. What I Liked

    1. That Elena reveals she still has feelings for Stefan at the end. That was nice, and gives us hope that they will eventually get back together, although that was already a given.



    2. That we continue to get to see that Damon isn't the evil psychopath bad-doer that he appeared to be when we first met him. Although I don't want Elena and Stefan to date like they did in the book, I'm starting to really reallyy like the evolution of his character. I especially liked that scene where Stefan, Damon, and Elena were on Elena's front porch, and Damon offered to erase Jeremy's mind. Swweet.



    3. That Damon erased Jeremy's mind so he'll forget about Vicki going all "vamp"" on he and Elena. I LOVE that, because now he can move on from Vicki, which will be a nice change in the story line.



    Altogether, I thought this was a fantassstic episode, and can't wait for the next one with Stefan's old girlfriend Lexi? At least that's what it looked like in the preview. Definitelyyyyy interesting...moreless
  • Season 1, Episode 7

    8.8
    CAUTION - MAJOR SPOILERS!



    So in this halloween themed episode - Vicki is becoming a vampire and Stefan tries to help her. So Elena and Stefan try to keep Vicki away from everyone until they have her under control. Until Vicki gets away and Stefan and Elena have to try and find her to keep her away from Jeremy and Matt. Vicki goes to the Halloween dance with Jeremy, so Elena, Stefan, and Damon go to the dance to try and find Vicki and get her away from everyone. Vicki and Jeremy go away to make out and Vicki begins to get how do you say "vampirey" and Stefan, Damon and Elena come in and get Jeremy away from her and in an intense Climax, Vicki gets killed because she going crazy and was going to hurt all of them. Elsewhere, Bonnie gets Damon's necklace



    A wonderful/intense episode. I don't understand the such low ratings for this episode here?



    Overall 8.8/10moreless
  • hmm, wat?

    4.5
    If you are not some girly teen with a crush on this recent vampire movies spree, rather a someone with a clear and open mind and good reasoning skills, you'll see what I've seen when I watched this episode.



    I mean, Damon is the big bad and has killed a bunch of people in only 7 episodes. His brother, the boy scout, Stefan, who is a veggie, knows this and yet, he says he's took weak to do something about it.



    I simply find it so annoying when heroes go "I'm not breaking my own code of honor! No way!" when people are dropping like flies and the guy could've helped, if he wanted to.

    Just like Clark could've prevented Lex from doing so much damage if he were man enough to take the big step and kill one douchebag and save millions.



    Come on Stefan, drink the damn human blood and stop your brother already. Every single one that has died in town is on you, man. This good boy routine of yours was worth a lot of people's lives, the football coach and even Zack, your great-great-great nephew (right?).



    How comic was seing Stefan calling Damon for help, talking to him calmly, after everything he's done.. lol.. I mean, seriously? He can hurt, kill and in the next day, sit in a chair across the room, all chatty like nothing happened???? REALLY???



    ........................................



    no cheers this time.. I'm simply outta words..moreless
  • More tragic..

    8.3
    That episode was.. I am not sure.. I liked it, I mean, the main storylines. I love when things get hard and the usual "teenage" thing is left in the background and the main focus seems to be around the vampires, the history etc. I also liked that Elena's friend family heritage storyline is more in focus. I think that will get to be now the major development as Vici is quite.. done..



    Not that i really liked that storyline of her. Not the " die so many times", but the way it affects everyone around her, specially Elena, her brother, Elena's brother.. And it really opened up something new on Damon too. Specially that "little act of kindness" in the end. That was little ironicmoreless
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Emily Bennett

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Jasmine Guy

Jasmine Guy

Sheila Bennett

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Robert Pralgo

Robert Pralgo

Mayor Charles Lockwood

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Elena: Part of me wishes that I could forget, too. Forget meeting you, finding out what you are and everything that's happened since.
      Stefan: That's what you want?
      Elena: Yes, it is. Because I don't want it to be like this. I don't want to feel like this. But I can't. With everything that's happened, I can't lose the way I feel about you.

    • Elena: (referring to Jeremy) Can you make him forget?
      Stefan: Elena...
      Elena: Stefan, please. I don't know how he'll ever get past this. I just want him to forget everything that happened.
      Stefan: If I did it, there's no guarantee that it would work...because of who I am, because of how I live. I don't have the ability to do it right.
      Damon: I can do it. If this is what you want. I'll do it.

    • Vicki: (grabbing Elena by the throat) Let's get one thing straight, you perky little bitch. You had my brother whipped for fifteen years. Fifteen years, and then you dumped him. When I look at you, that is all I see. Just so you know. And I'm gonna see Jeremy whenever I wanna see Jeremy, because I have some fun new toys to play with, and I won't think twice about ripping your little head of. You got it?

    • Vicki: Why did you do it?
      Damon: I was...bored.
      Vicki: You did this to me out of boredom?
      Damon: It's one of the pitfalls of eternity.

    • Stefan: You shouldn't be here, Vicki. Crowds like this, it makes it even harder for you to keep yourself under control.
      Vicki: I'm fine!
      Stefan: Really?
      Vicki: Mm hmm.
      Stefan: No headache? Your stomach's not screamin' at you? You're not feeling light-headed, or anxious, or cranky, like if someone looks at you the wrong way you could just rip their head off? Do you wanna know what that's called? It's called hunger. And it's only gonna get worse and worse, every minute that you pretend like it's not controlling you.

    • Vicki: (to Stefan) Ugh, does this sketchy feeling ever go away? It's like I have a massive hangover. And this daylight thing is a bitch! I need more blood. Where's your bathroom, I have to pee. Why do I have to pee? I thought I was dead.

    • Elena: Is Stefan here?
      Damon: Yep.
      Elena: Where is he?
      Damon: And good morning to you, little Miss I'm-On-A-Mission.
      Elena: How can you be so arrogant and glib after everything that you've done?
      Damon: And how you can you be so brave and stupid to call a vampire arrogant and glib?

    • Jeremy: Why does everyone have to die on me?

    • Caroline: I am gonna drink until someone is hot enough to make out with.

    • Damon: Come on Vicki. Live a little. No pun intended.

    • Damon: Your life is pathetic. Your after-life doesn't have to be.

    • Elena: If you wanted me dead, I'd be dead.
      Damon: Yes.
      Elena: But I'm not.
      Damon: Yet.

    • Tyler: Screw you, dude.
      Damon: Dude? Really? Dude?!?

    • Vicki: All I can think about is blood!

    • Stefan: We choose our own path. Our values and our actions, they define who we are.

    • Damon: Is it skunk? Saint Bernard? Bambi?

    • Stefan: If you're so worried that someone is on to you, why don't you leave town, Damon?

    • Damon: (In response to Elena when she discovers the body of Vicki) You confuse me for someone with remorse.

    • Damon: Snatch, Eat, Erase.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: Thursday, December 3, 2009 on Warner Channel
      Norway: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 on TVNorge
      Germany: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 on ProSieben
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 on ITV2
      Sweden: Thursday, March 18, 2010 on TV6
      Slovakia: Sunday, November 28, 2010 on Markiza
      Poland: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 on TVN
      Turkey: Saturday, April 23, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: Friday, June 8, 2012 on TV Nova

    • Although credited, Sara Canning (Jenna) does appear in this episode.

    • Featured Music:
      "Open Arms" by Gary Go
      "Fading Light" by Final Flash
      "No One Sleeps When I'm Awake" by The Sounds
      "To Lose My Life" by White Lies
      "Open Hearts" by The Longcut
      "Fables" by The Dodods
      "Sleep Alone" by Bat For Lashes
      "The Weight of Us" by Sanders Bohlke

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Elena: Where is Stefan?
      Damon: He's upstairs...singing "The Rain in Spain".

      "The Rain in Spain" is a reference to My Fair Lady, a musical based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion. In the musical, Doctor Higgins used this song as a speech exercise while teaching an uneducated girl, Elisa Doolittle.

    • Damon: (to Stefan, referring to Vicki) She's been cooped up in your room all day, she's not Anne Frank.

      Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who lived in hiding with her family during World War II to avoid persecution by the Nazis. After she died, The Diary of Anne Frank was published, which was based on Frank's writings during the time that her family was in hiding.

    • Damon: (to Mrs. Lockwood, referring to her costume) Let me guess, Daisy Buchanan? I love a good Gatsby look.

      This is a reference to The Great Gatsby, a 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald set in New York City in the 1920s. Daisy Buchanan is one of the main characters, an attractive, upper class woman.

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