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The Vampire Diaries: Ghost World

As Mystic Falls prepares to celebrate the traditional Illumination Night, the town is invaded by spirits of the dead. After a particularly violent encounter with an angry spirit, Damon asks Bonnie to find the reason behind the ghosts' surprising power. Elena convinces Jeremy to use his connection to the other side to help her find a new way to reach Stefan, leading Jeremy to a terrible choice. Finally, Alaric discovers a long-hidden clue to the past.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x7
Airdate: Thursday October 27th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Nov 22, 2011
AU (FOX8) May 22, 2012

  • Currently 9.6/10
9.6/10 (10 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Arielle Kebbel
As Lexi Branson (Stefan Salvatore's Best Friend, Appears As Ghost)
Jasmine Guy
As Sheila "Grams" Bennett (Grandmother of Bonnie Bennett, Witch)
Kelly Hu
As Pearl (Appears As Ghost, Anna's Mother)
Malese Jow
As Anna (Appears As Ghost, Jeremy's Former Girlfriend)
Stephen Martines
As Frederick (Vampire From The Tomb, Appears As Ghost)
Susan Walters
As Carol Lockwood (Tyler's Mother, Town Council Member)
Taylor Kinney
As Mason Lockwood (Appears As Ghost, Werewolf)

Co-Guest Stars
Frank Brennan
As Tobias Fell (Head of The Historical Society)
Main Cast
Nina Dobrev
As Elena Gilbert
Paul Wesley
As Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder
As Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen
As Jeremy Gilbert
Kat Graham
As Bonnie Bennett
Zach Roerig
As Matt Donovan
Candice Accola
As Caroline Forbes
Matthew Davis
As Alaric Saltzman


The scene opens with Damon coming to and finds that he's bound in chains to a chair with a poker through his chest. His ring is on the floor. He thinks Stefan did it. Stefan comes in and denies responsibility, but removes the stake from his brother's gut. Mason Lockwood watches from the side of the room, but they can't see him. When Stefan leaves the room, he flings the drapes open, burning Damon with sunlight. In town, Carol introduces the night of illumination, when they turn off their lights and use candles. Tobias Fell, a history teacher, explains the history of the night. Ghost Anna stands next to Jeremy cracking jokes. He holds her hand. Bonnie tells Caroline that Vicki's foothold on our side is gone. Jeremy will be able to see Anna as long as they both want to. Bonnie thinks she's paying for messing with the balance when she brought Jeremy back. Damon drives up. He tells Bonnie: "I think you got your voodoo wires crossed when you got rid of Vicki Donovan, because I'm pretty sure I just got spit roasted by Mason Lockwood's ghost."..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.28 Million Viewers

Casting: Main cast members Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) and Joseph Morgan (Klaus) do not appear in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Airborne Toxic EventChangingElena, Alaric and Jeremy at the historical speech.
EmpiresHitchhikerJeremy takes Anna to the bathroom at the Grille.
Greg LaswellThis Woman’s WorkBonnie sends the ghosts back to the other side.
Michael Johns & The OnticCome On, Come OnMason talks to Alaric and Damon in the bar.
NursesFever DreamsJeremy looks for Anna at Night of Illumination.
The Quiet KindIn Front Of YouEnd of the episode, Elena talks to Stefan.

Episode Quotes
Damon: Greetings Blondie, Witchie. I think you got your voodoo wires all crossed when you got rid of Vicki Donovan.
Bonnie: What do you mean? Why?
Damon: Because I'm pretty sure I just got spit-roasted by Mason Lockwood's ghost.

Elena: I've been going through Stefan's old journals. Every single time that he's gone off the rails in the past, his best friend Lexi's been the one to bring him back.
Alaric: So, where is she now that we need her?
Jeremy: She's dead. And you want me to try to reach her, don't you?
Elena: I thought if I knew how she did it, maybe I could help him.
Jeremy: Look, I don't even know if she's on the other side.
Elena: Is that what it's called?
Jeremy: That's what Anna calls it. There's not like an official brochure or anything.

Lexi: Wake up, sleepy head. How ya feeling?
Stefan: What is this? Let me out of here!
Lexi: Shhh...inside voices, please. I'm trying to get inside your head.

Mason: Meet me at the old Lockwood cellar. Bring a shovel, come alone.
Damon: You're gonna to bury me alive?
Mason: Don't tempt me.

Damon: Let's get to it. I killed you, you want revenge. Get in line.
Mason: Actually, I want an apology.
Alaric: Good luck with that.

Alaric: You know, I've had enough vampires today, thanks.
Damon: Oh, come on. Have a drink with me. We got troubles.
Alaric: No, you've got troubles. See, we're not a team. You tried to kill me. All right? We're not friends, I don't like you anymore.
Damon: Ah! But remember back when you liked me and we conspired to kill Uncle Werewolf, Mason Lockwood?
Alaric: Yeah. And?
Damon: I think he's still a little pissed.

Episode Goofs

When Bonnie goes to pick up her back, and it rips open and falls on the side walk, she is standing behind the bag. When the camera angle changes, Bonnie is standing next to the bag and the bag is angled more towards the grass.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 6: Matt helped Vicki and the rest of the ghosts return at the end of 3x06 "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

Season 3, Episode 6: Mason Lockwood, returned as a ghost, appeared in 3x06 "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and attacked Damon.

Season 3, Episode 5: Stefan is working for Klaus, after being compelled by him in 3x05 "The Reckoning," when he was told to watch Elena.

Warning: The Vampire Diaries season 3 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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