The Vampire Diaries Review: "Haunted"

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RIP, Vicki.

For those that missed this week's episode of The Vampire Diaries, or would simply like a refresher, check out our "Haunted" episode guide now. Below, we review the hour through a series of questions...

Is ignorance bliss? Did Vicki make the right decision by having Damon brainwash Jeremy? He might be free from the painful memories of Vicki's death, but it doesn't seem like a good idea for a vampire to mess with her fragile brother's head. Who knows what sort of connection Damon now has to the Gilbert family. Will be interesting to keep an eye on.

Sexy Nurse

Is Mrs. Stratton more than human? It was almost an unnoticed footnote to the episode, considering the major death that took place later on, but Damon's failure to hypnotize Tyler's mom was fascinating. We already knew she's hunting vampires... but might she be one herself?!? Or might she, and the Founder's Council, possess the secrets to overcoming their powers?

Did Elena really guilt trip Damon? This was the question foremost on our minds after the episode ended. Why did Damon actually erase Jeremy's memory? Sure, Elena laid on the guilt rather thick after Vicki was killed, but Damon never seemed like the type to be affected by, well, emotions of any kind. He must be up to something. We can't wait to see what dastardly plan Damon has in mind.

One thing we can do without: anything involving Bonnie and her over-the-top grandmother, played by Jasmine Guy. When we're actually witnessing the violent actions of vampires, it's hard to get invested in mere stories about witches.

What was your favorite part of the episode? Below, we've listed a few Vampire Diaries quotes from the evening...

Elena: You did this. This is your fault.
Damon: You confuse me with someone with remorse. | permalink
Damon: Come on Vicki. Live a little. No pun intended. | permalink
Jeremy: Why does everyone have to die on me? | permalink
Vicki: Why do I need to pee? I thought I was dead. | permalink
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