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As Vicki’s (Kayla Ewell) behavior becomes more dangerous, Stefan (Paul Wesley) tries to help her, and Elena (Nina Dobrev) tries to convince Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to forget about Vicki. Unaware of what’s really happening, Matt (Zach Roerig) takes Vicki to the high school’s haunted house, but the evening soon takes a terrifying turn.

Source: The CW

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: 2J5006
Airdate: Thursday October 29th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Mar 09, 2010
NL (Net 5) Mar 14, 2010
FI (MTV3) Sep 23, 2010

Guest Stars
Jasmine GuyJasmine Guy
As Sheila "Grams" Bennett (Grandmother of Bonnie Bennett)

Co-Guest Stars
Robert PralgoRobert Pralgo
As Mayor Richard Lockwood (Mayor of Mystic Falls)
Susan WaltersSusan Walters
As Mrs. Lockwood (Wife of Richard Lockwood)
Main Cast
Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
As Elena Gilbert
Paul WesleyPaul Wesley
As Stefan Salvatore
Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder
As Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueenSteven R. McQueen
As Jeremy Gilbert
Kat GrahamKat Graham
As Bonnie Bennett
Zach RoerigZach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Candice AccolaCandice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Michael TrevinoMichael Trevino
As Tyler Lockwood
Kayla EwellKayla Ewell
As Vicki Donovan
Episode Notes
Ratings: 4.18 Million Viewers

Casting: Sara Canning (Jenna Sommers) does not appear in this episode.

Timeline: This episode takes place on Halloween, which means it has been about two months since the pilot episode, which took place in early September.

Trivia: In the original script, it is Jeremy who kills Vicki. A few weeks after filming, 'Vampire Diaries' creators changed their minds and flew the actors back in to film the version which is shown in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bat For LashesSleep AloneVicki and Jeremy go out at school Halloween party.
The DodosFablesDamon talks with Mrs. Lockwood at the bar.
Final FlashFading Light 
Gary GoOpen ArmsElena talks to Jeremy about finding Vicki.
The LongcutOpen HeartsElena arrives at the school's Halloween party.
Sanders BohlkeThe Weight of UsDamon erases Jeremy's mind, Elena and Stefan talk.
The SoundsNo One Sleeps When I'm AwakeDamon tells Vicki why he changed her.
White LiesTo Lose My LifeThe Halloween celebration starts at the school.

Episode Quotes
Vicki: 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.

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.

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

Elena: You did this. This is your fault.
Damon: You confuse me with someone with remorse.

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

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.

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.

Cultural References
300: Tyler is wearing a King Leonidas costume for Halloween.

King Leonidas is a character from the 2006 film '300,' starring Gerard Butler.

My Fair Lady: When Elena asks Damon where Stefan is, he says, "He's upstairs...singing "The Rain in Spain".

'The Rain in Spain' is a song used as a speech exercise in the 1964 film 'My Fair Lady,' starring Audrey Hepburn.

Anne Frank: Damon says to Stefan, "She's been cooped up in your room all day, she's not Anne Frank."

Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl who lived in hiding with her family during World War II to avoid being captured by Nazi Germany. Her diary, 'The Diary of Anne Frank,' was published after her death.

The Great Gatsby: Mrs. Lockwood is dressed as Daisy Buchanan for Halloween.

Daisy Buchanan is a character from F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel 'The Great Gatsby.'

Bambi: When Stefan is feeding Vicki blood, Damon asks him if it is blood from 'Bambi.'

'Bambi' is an animated Disney film from 1942 about a deer.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 6: Stefan told Elena that he was a vampire in 1x06 "Lost Girls" and how it was Katherine that turned him.

Season 1, Episode 6: Damon began the process of turning Vicki into a vampire in 1x06 "Lost Girls."

Season 1, Episode 6: Damon killed Logan Fell in 1x06 "Lost Girls" after Logan found and shot Stefan with a wooden bullet.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerBob Levy  |  Julie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Leslie Morgenstein
Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorJoshua Butler
CastingGreg Orson  |  Lesli Gelles
Re-Recording MixerAndre Perreault
LeadmanDan Post
Art DirectorTimothy David O'Brien
Based On The Works OfL.J. Smith
Makeup Department Head Beverly Jo Pryor
ADR MixerJeremy Balko
Hair Department HeadDaniel Curet
TransportBubba Thrift
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