Lost Girls

Elena loses her marbles, while she hops on the short buss on her way home from school; And, dumps Stephan which means the show is over and no more Vampire Diaries... I mean, really now, what compels writers to force supposedly 'intelligent' characters to do something so far below average intelligence. The last line of the show they force Elena to say something even retarded kids know is stupid. It is like ending the s1e6 of Twenty Four by having Jack Bower put a gun to his head. If he 'does' pull the trigger then show is over and we all get to find another vampire romance story written by an author that might know how to avoid writing themselves over a cliff.


I think this was an ok episode but the previous episodes 2,3,4, and 5 are much better. First, they waste time with most of the flash backs. Damon finishes off his six pack of humans, and then decides to turn Vicky into a vampire. "Oooh I am sooo going to regret this." I have to agree that was pretty stupid on his part; But, maybe Katherine compelled him too do it. So, Elena hops onto the short buss and goes over to crazy town while Stephan tries to explain things to her. Vicky interrupts their tell all expose with some more negative drama. Then, she flips and runs to hide out in the cemetary. Stephan runs to the rescue but the news reporter guy tries to kill him for his trouble. Damon saves his brother and Vicky takes the opportunity to munch on a snack... I mean the news reporter that Damon left stunned. Thus, she completes the circle of life created by God and gets awarded Vampire status.


I really hope that the writers for this show get an epiphany or two on how to write better episodes. I typically find it easy to overlook plot holes, and whatever else people nit pick about, and so I feel it is safe to say that whoever wrote "Lost Girls" needs to get fired Donald Trump style. Maybe they can replace that weakest link by hiring L. J. Smith to write for her own franchise; *gasp* what a concept.

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Oct 16, 2009 11:35AM EDT

I disagree with the flashbacks. I think they are rather interesting. They play a much needed role in learning the past of what happened. But as far as this episode... It was pretty good. Daemon turning a girl into a vampire kind of actually sounds like him because he's essentially getting back at stefan for stealing his ring. He knows stefan is going to have to deal with it.
Now with the end with them breaking up, it should have been handled a little bit different. They should have made it much more emotional where the choice was rash. Instead of how calmly it went. We all know that they will get back together, its just going to happen, they just should have played it out a little bit different. Its not a bad idea.

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Oct 18, 2009 2:17AM EDT

I believe the character tries to convince himself that he is a demon and evil incarnate more than he is trying to convince anyone else. I think there is goodness in his heart, which is why he turned Vicky. He felt guilty about unintentionally destroying, and tormenting, her life. Yes, he is a vampire and he drinks blood to live, yet that is exactly why he disregards the fact that sometimes he chooses to kill. Do you call yourself a murder because you eat a hamburger?
I feel that is exactly how Damon views it whether anyone else agrees or not is irrelevant to him. She has 'lived' through his attacks multiple times now and so that elevates her past common food, to him. I remember him saying something like "... you just don't know how to die..." in the graveyard and I figured he would end up turning her then too... actually when they showed him attacking her I was waiting for it but *shrugs* I guess they had to get him through his feeding frenzy first.

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Oct 18, 2009 7:50PM EDT

I absolute disagree with you. For me this was the best epi thus far and the one that got me (finally) hooked on the show. I don't think at all that Elaina has "lost her marbles" - it is an absolutely normal way to react upon such a major character twist. and of course we all know they'll end up together again but if she we're all supportive of a myth deamon (o wow it took me til NOW to figure out damon is called damon for the obvious reason -.- ....., anyways) it wouldn't be less weird an reaction. I love vicky being a vampire now. Finally we got a hot dark creature strolling around and something else for her to do then be whiny and bitchy. Loved the dancing scene and both of them in it. And even though she can't act and everything she is still a way less annoying character than Elaina. And we get to see a newborn which is really cool because viewers are interested to see everything that is possible in vampire existence and all the history that is talked about - which makes the flashbacks at least a nice break.
I think they are running a bit fast though. And what kind of episode developing is it to make him tell her he's a vampire at the VERY BEGINNING of an episode? Isn't that the kind of classic moment for the camera to zoom in, the music to start and to cut to the end credits?

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Oct 24, 2009 11:45PM EDT

Maybe you are right and my reasoning is biased by knowing the future kinda. I love that the show is obviously different from the novels; Yet my point is less in Elaine's absurd reaction than the choice to end the episode with her saying she can't be in love with a vampire. I believe that particular subpar plot mechanic is best left to B-class movies, Soap Operas, and Reality T.V. Shows. However, I am very happy that the show seems to becoming very popular, and with New Moon coming out I imagine Vampire Diaries ratings will go through the roof.
I do wish to point out that there is much more nasty things out there than just Damon. Though I have always wondered why L.J. Smith choose that particular name; And, yes the name does foreshadow the character but what religious family conscientious family is going to name their first born a derivative of the word Demon? Though, I think there is irony as well as Damon seems to constantly be trying to convince himself that he is a Demon.
Stephan may have said the words at the beginning but Elaine already knew the answer at the end of the previous episode. So they were merely repeating themselves. As for them running a bit fast, Vampire Diaries books were always about Stephan, and Elaine; And that is kinda hard to do when Elaine is clueless about what Stephan is. The books had a lot more build up in that regard yet the book also seems about twice the length of a season for a television series. The whole love, at first sight thing threw me in the first episode, and I wonder if they will have Elaine still bound by the spell she ignorantly casts in the book. The spell basically that Stephan is hers or she will die and they seal it as a blood pact between Meredith, Bonney, and Elaine... The spell actually starts displaying signs of sickness with Elaine, though as I said she was ignorant of the effect it would have on her... I wonder where Meredith is...

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