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Recap and Review of The Vampire Diaries Episode "Lost Girls"

Vampire Diaries "Lost Girls": The Good, the Bad and the Bloody

The cat's outta the bag on this week's episode of The Vampire Diaries, but Elena isn't the only one who has a rude awakening. We also get to see the history on the lives of Stefan, Damon, and Katherine in the 1860s — and the story behind those olden-day photos.

As usual, I've picked the moments from this episode that stand out as the good, the bad, and the bloody, so to see them just (spoilers ahead!)


    The Good
  • Turns out Katherine is a triflin' friend, indeed. Not only is Stefan and Damon's first love as selfish as Stefan mentioned before, but she's actually the vampire who turns both brothers to the dark side — and against each other.
  • Speaking of turning people into vampires, Damon decides to give Vicki the blood transfusion of her life. Her transition is surprisingly emotional; she cries to Stefan that she remembers things now, and begs to go home. Sorry, Vick, home is not where you're headed.
  • One of my favorite scenes this week? The dance-like-no-one's-watching sequence for Damon and Vicki. (Except I was watching. And I loved it.) Their slow dance scene is actually pretty cute, too; until, well, Damon breaks Vicki's neck.
  • On second thought, maybe this Katherine was pretty smart. Living forever in a freaky threesome with Stefan and Damon? Sounds sexier than Big Love.
    The Bad
  • Is it OK that I don't care that much about Elena dumping Stefan and being all heartbroken about it? There's just so much more excitement going on Mystic Falls than Elena finding out her potential boyfriend is a vampire. She's feeling excessively sorry for herself — it's so Bella in New Moon.
  • Speaking of which, the Twilight parallel gets a little too close for comfort this week with Stefan revealing his secret to Elena. In particular, the scene where he says he's been 17 since 1864 is such an echo of Twilight's "How long have you been 17?" " . . . A while" scene.
    The Bloody
  • Um, let's briefly discuss Damon and Vicki sucking each other's blood from their wrists. It seems sexual, it feels weird. OK, that's enough.
  • Vampire hunting squad 0, vampires 1. After Logan shoots Stefan with a wooden bullet, Damon actually comes to the rescue for his brother. Even though he says it's because if anyone kills Stefan, it'll be him, there seems to be a little deep-seated loyalty in saving Stefan — something we glimpsed in the flashback sequence before they were undead.
  • Aw, Vicki's character actually made me like her this episode — the kicker was her sheepish "I'm sorry" after feeding on Logan.

Seriously, this was one of my favorite episodes so far because of the action and the flashbacks. What did you think?


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partysugar partysugar 8 years
I'm totally loving this show. It's my new fav of the season. I think Stefan is hotter than E. Cullen. Does anyone else notice parallels to Buffy? I love that her friend is a witch and doesn't know how to deal with her powers. On another note, this was the first episode where, watching at night home alone in my apartment, I felt scared!
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
please keep showing more scenes with ian's shirt off. k, thanks! and they need to stop with the twilight references. yes, i love twilight but at least try to keep it separate? and the girl who plays elena, i can't get over her either.... luckily damon/stefan are such delicious eyecandy, i can try to ignore her
esmerb esmerb 8 years
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this show more each week! I was yelling at the top of my lungs when Katherine vamped Stefan, cause I knew she was the root of all the drama, and was the one who turned Stefan and Damon into vamps!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I loved this episode! It was interesting to learn that Katherine was the one who turned Stefan and Damon into vampires, and I was so shocked when Damon broke Vicki's neck. I have a hard time liking Elena, but she is still SO much better than Bella in my opinion. By the way, I'm surprised that no one has sued Stephenie Meyer because Twilight is incredibly similar to Vampire Diaries (Buzz, I also noticed that Stefan was 17 years old when he was turned into a vampire, like Edward) but the Vampire Diaries books came FIRST.
cheechee524 cheechee524 8 years
I kinda agree with browneyedchic about Elena crying mostly out of shock... and probably the realization that she was going to be constantly worried about her brother now that vicki is a vamp, too. In reference to the Elena/Bella comparisons, I actually thought at the end I liked Elena's reaction to the vampire realization much more than bella's. It was so much more believeable than Bella's reaction and obsession with how cool she thought it all was anyways, the biggest 'the bad' for me is that vicki drives me up the wall and is such a stereotypical small-town self-loathing character. also, quite stupid to get into so many bad situations.
browneyedchica browneyedchica 8 years
I would have to disagree that Elena feels sorry for herself. I think she was pretty strong to break up with Stefan, which is not at all what Bella would do. Plus I think she cried at the end mostly out of shock. Not sure what I would do if I found out my man was vamp. I do <3 Twilight, but I am enjoying this series as well.
qtpie qtpie 8 years
Great episode! Ha knew that Damon would turn Vicki into a vampire. The show keeps getting better. And Damon has some hot abs....
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
This was a fantastic episode, I can't believe it turned out Catherine was the one you created them and I really thought Vickie was dead and not coming back. I'm glad she got turned into a vampire as it will only lead to better story lines as Stefan tries to prevent her from killing people. What I want to see is if Elena can keep this secret from her witchy best friend.
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
i get the twilight references, but i like Elena much more than Bella. to me, Elena has more of a personality and strong will and Bella just gives up everything right away for Edward...*gag*. i hope they keep Elena and Stefan separate for awhile, just to let the other characters develop some more. Vicky the Vampire is going to be a handful...i like her more this way than i did before!
jhilly123 jhilly123 8 years
Thought it was a pretty good episode. I liked the flashbacks, but for some reason, it just bugs me that Stefan looks older than Damon in the series, even though he's the younger brother... maybe I'm the only one? Thought the dance was sexy, fun-but Damon is just such a bad guy, even though I can't stop looking at him... and the scenes can get gory. Can't believe in just 6 episodes, they've already changed someone into a vampire for good. And then 17-year-old reference was so cheesy... and I agree Buzz, the self-pity parallel between Bella and Elena is so annoying; one of the reasons one I don't like Twilight. I want Elena to be more strong and independent-even though from what I've heard she's a bit shallow in the books?
Angelica Angelica 8 years
Overall, this was my least favorite episode so far because the Stefan and Elana scenes and Twilight references were sooo forced. Vicky was the star, though! The dance scenes were adorable and made me love Damon a little bit more.
ktc71 ktc71 8 years
I thought this was a great episode!
care0531 care0531 8 years
This show is slowly getting better for me. I love the men they have casted but Elena- that girl drives me a little crazy and I think for that one reason I have a really hard time loving this show.
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