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The Vampire Diaries Episode: "Lost Girls"

Season 1, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: Stefan is forced to tell Elena he is a vampire, and he reveals his family's history to her and how his rivalry with Damon began. Meanwhile, Damon considers turning Vicki into a vampire and he threatens to harm Elena if Stefan doesn't return his ring that protects him from the sun. Also: the sheriff and mayor take action to protect Mystic Falls from further violence but it only leads to more of it.
Original Air Date: Oct 15, 2009
Guest Cast Marguerite MacIntyre: Sheriff Forbes Rob Pralgo: Mayor Lockwood
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Season 1, Episode 6
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Length: 42:04
Aired: 10/15/2009
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The Vampire Diaries Episode Recap: "Lost Girls" Season 1, Episode 6

Written by series developers Williamson/Plec and directed by Marcos Siega, "Lost Girls" signaled the start of a new chapter for The Vampire Diaries.  In last week's recap, I submitted that "You're Undead to Me" will be remembered as the episode that changed everything.  This week's installment reaffirmed that belief by featuring an Elena like we've never seen, revelatory flashbacks (should you choose to believe Stefan's side of things) and a major change — er, transition for Vicki.

- The "Previously on..." seamlessly shifted into the episode's teaser, which flashbacked to 1864 and the first meeting between Katherine and Stefan.

- Elena finally heard the words from Stefan himself.  He's a vampire.

- Stefan tells Elena there was a time when the town of Mystic Falls was all too aware of the creatures in their midst and it didn't end well for anyone.

- Damon's taken Vicki away from the druggies in the woods (after all, they were a bad influence) and brought her back to the Salvatore house. 

- Boy, does Damon have some impulse control problems.  Despite knowing he'll regret it, Damon makes Vicki feed on his blood.  He does this for one, some, or all of the following reasons: fun, boredom, to stop her from getting any more blood on the couch and/or simply for the trouble it will create for Stefan.

- In what was undeniably the most important flashback of the episode, we learned Damon introduced Stefan to football.  But seriously, this is one of many examples of how strong the writing is on this show.  A storyline so seemingly insignificant, but dwelled upon in an episode earlier this season, is shown to have its roots long ago.

- Damon uses Vicki's penchant for drug experimentation against her by compelling her to believe... the truth?  He bit her, she drank, she liked it...

- Katherine was a vampire and she bit Stefan.  But, why?  I'll let her explain.  "You have no idea the future I have planned for us, Stefan.  You, me and Damon."

- Sheriff Forbes, Mayor Lockwood and Logan Fell haven't given up.  Armed with the Gilberts' watch, Fell meets with his partners where they slip a device into the antique that reveals the location of any nearby vampires.  

- Vicki confessed her fears that her brother will grow up and have a "lawnmower and babies" while she has nothing.  Damon's solution?  Break her neck.  The shock of seeing Vicki's neck snapped was a perfect example of how the writers have kept us off balance about the fates of these characters.  This is the third time we were led to believe Vicki was dead and gone. So, she's not?  Well, dead? Yes.  Gone?  Hardly.  She's transitioning and, besides having some serious pain in her gums, needs to feed in the next few hours or face death.  Like, for real this time. 

- Stefan tracks Vicki to the town's old cemetery. It was this scene where actress Kayla Ewell gave her single best performance as Vicki since the series began.  And that isn't a slam.  All the work put into building the character bubbled to the surface as Vicki wrestled with her choice about what to do next.

- Just as Stefan is about to take Vicki home, a wooden bullet rips into his back, courtesy of Logan Fell whose watch/vampire dowsing rod led him to the cemetery.
- From out of nowhere, Damon appears, bites the gun-toting newscaster and removes the bullet from Damon's chest.  He can't let his brother go out like that.  Not until he has his ring back, anyway.  But a ring is not the only accessory Damon leaves the cemetery with.  He also takes the watch.

- Vicki, unable to fight her urges, feeds on the still warm corpse of Logan Fell.  Damon's response? "Oops."

- Stefan returns to Elena's house where, to his credit, he tells the truth about what happened to Vicki.  Elena understands Stefan would never hurt her and appreciates his honesty but what she can't accept is the danger he's brought into her life and the life of her friends.

- "Lost Girls" had so much going on, that appearances by Caroline, Bonnie and Aunt Jenna were sacrificed in favor of delivering answers.  Wise choice.  Besides, they'll all be back.

Great Lines & Moments

Stefan: Where are you?
Damon: I'm at The Sizzler, the buffet.

Damon: I'm getting really bored and really impatient.  And I don't do bored and impatient.  Bring my ring.

Vicki: Can I have another hit?  That blood was so good.
Damon: Only if I can.

Damon and Vicki dancing and destroying their way around the house to a cover of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence."
Damon: I think I know what can help you.
Vicki: What's that?
Damon: Death.
Damon snaps Vicki's neck

Damon: May I come in?  Oh, wait.  Of course I can.

Damon: Got the whole life story, huh?
Elena: I got enough.
Damon: I doubt that.

Very few series manage to get better week after week in their first season.  Due to some terrific writing and direction, The Vampire Diaries has done just that.  This episode in particular moved like a freight train and rewarded viewers by giving us, and Elena, some well-deserved answers.

How did you feel about "Lost Girls"? 

The next episode, "Haunted," is Halloween-themed and features Vicki grappling with her new position in life... er, death.

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Written by series developers Williamson/Plec and directed by Marcos Siega, "Lost Girls" signaled the start of a new chapter for The Vampire Diaries.  In last week's recap, I submitted that "You're Undead to Me" will be remembered as the episode that changed everything.  This week's installment reaffirmed that belief by featuring an Elena like we've never seen, revelatory flashbacks (should you choose to believe Stefan's side of things) and a major change — er, transition for Vicki.

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Premiered: September 10, 2009, on CW
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A Virginia high-school student falls for a new boy in class who is actually a centuries-old vampire struggling to live peacefully among humans. Based on the young-adult book series by L.J. Smith.

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