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The Vampire Diaries Episode: "Ghost World"

Season 3, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: Mystic Falls is invaded by spirits of the dead during the town's Illumination Night, and Damon encounters an angry ghost with surprising power. Meanwhile, Elena persuades Jeremy to use his connection to the spirit world to help find Stefan.
Original Air Date: Oct 27, 2011
Guest Cast Arielle Kebbel: Lexi Frank Brennan: Tobias Fell Susan Walters: Mrs. Lockwood Stephen Martines: Frederick Joseph Morgan: Klaus Jasmine Guy: Grams Kelly Hu: Pearl Taylor Kinney: Mason Lockwood Malese Jow: Anna
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Season 3, Episode 7
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Length: 42:15
Aired: 10/27/2011
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The Vampire Diaries Episode Recap: "Ghost World" Season 3, Episode 7

"Ghost World" couldn't have been a more appropriate title for this week's episode of The Vampire Diaries, as some beloved -- and now dead -- characters like Mason, Grams, Lexi and Pearl made their return.

Damon wakes up chained to a chair and although he first thinks it was Stefan's doing, he soon finds out it's Mason Lockwood (aka the gorgeous Taylor Kinney) back to torture him. So how has he reappeared? Damon wonders also and yells at Bonnie, "When I kill someone they're supposed to stay dead. Fix it."

As Bonnie and Caroline are on their merry way, Bonnie's grimoire suddenly flies open and lands on the page for a manifestation spell. Bingo. They set out to her lair where Bonnie performs the spell which allows her Grams (Jasmine Guy) to appear.  At the same moment, Jeremy and Anna are having an emotional heart-to-heart which leads Jeremy to finally pull her in for a kiss. But when Elena walks in, she's shocked that she can see the two of them. Outside, Stefan sees Lexi (Arielle Kebbel) who immediately shoves him into the car window. Meanwhile, over at the bar, Damon and Alaric are slightly stunned to find Mason.

Grams explains to Bonnie (and finally to us viewers!) that when Bonnie brought Jeremy back to life, she cracked a door open to the other side where the dead reside. There was an old witch who then took advantage of that.  Matters were furthers complicated when Bonnie sent Vicki packing, letting the witch again wedge that door open. It essentially gave anyone with unfinished business a free pass to return. In order to close the door, the magical necklace must be destroyed.

Unfortunately a few other angry ghosts have appeared. Anna is confronted by Frederick who says he's back to get revenge on the founding families that killed him and the others last Founder's Day. As the Illumination Night ceremony begins, the head of one of the families, Tobias Fell, is found hanging.

Lexi's mission is to teach Elena how to save Stefan through "Ripper Detox." She explains the first step is to dry him out and eventually strip away the temptation. As she continually stabs him, she causes him pain in order to eventually weaken him. Although it's extremely hard for Elena to watch, she eventually gathers the strength to take over for Lexi when she has to leave.

Mason, meanwhile, may be annoyed with Damon, but is satisfied with his non-apology consisting of, "Sometimes I do things I don't have to." What Mason really wants during his short time back is to help save Tyler by finding the way to kill Klaus. Mason leads Damon into the cave that he's heard about, but isn't so sure how to find what he's looking for. "Aren't you supposed to be all-knowing?" Damon asks. "I'm a ghost not god," Mason responds.

As everyone frantically searches for the necklace, it comes to everyone's attention that perhaps Anna is the one holding it hostage. Despite Elena's pleading, Jeremy doesn't want to let her go and tells her that he loves her. Anna appears, and as Elena tells her she's holding Jeremy back, she hands over the necklace. Turns out she really wanted to find her mom, Pearl, and was hoping the necklace would buy her more time to do so.

Jeremy brings Bonnie the necklace, and Grams joins her as the they begin the spell. Everyone starts to fade including Mason who was just about to show Damon that he found the spot in the cave. As Lexi is set free she tells Elena that Stefan is still in there, she just needs to break through to him. And finally, right before Anna is gone, she sees her mom and the two disappear together as they're embracing in a hug.

In the final scenes, Bonnie peers into the fire and sees the necklace still intact, while Damon takes Alaric back into the cave where they finally find what Mason was about to show him. There, they uncover a set of hieroglyphics that tell the story of the Original family. The ending leads us right to where next week will pick up when the series travels back 1,000 years. Are you excited?

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"Ghost World" couldn't have been a more appropriate title for this week's episode of The Vampire Diaries, as some beloved -- and now dead -- characters like Mason, Grams, Lexi and Pearl made their return.

Damon wakes up chained to a chair and although he first thinks it was Stefan's doing, he soon finds out it's Mason Lockwood (aka the gorgeous Taylor Kinney) back to torture him. So how has he reappeared? Damon wonders also and yells at Bonnie, "When I kill someone they're supposed to stay dead. Fix it."

As Bonnie and Caroline are on their merry way, Bonnie's grimoire suddenly flies open and lands on the page for a manifestation spell. Bingo. They set out to... read more

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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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