Halloween comes to Mystic Falls early this year, as ‘Ghost World’ is all about, well, ghosts — and none of that cute Casper stuff, either. Of course, some of these ghosts are more symbolic of our weary characters living in the past (hello, Elena!), but some are very, very real and tend to be angry. And violent. Hey, it wouldn’t be “Vampire Diaries” without a little bloodshed, would it?
As we learned last week, one of these not-so-friendly ghosts is Mason Lockwood, and he wastes no time in chaining up his killer (Damon) and torturing him a little. Unfortunately, Stefan decides to help out, as he enjoys any opportunity to cause pain. Sometimes it’s still a little startling to remember just how bad Stefan has become. Unfortunately, he’s still not as much fun as Damon, just meaner.
Because Mystic Falls has more town gatherings than an Amish community, tonight’s action will revolve around a night of illumination. Or something. It’s just very historical and is sure to be an opportunity for some dramatic lighting. The head of the history department, Tobias, will be the star of the show, but I don’t suspect we should get too attached to him just yet.
Somehow Damon frees himself from Mason’s grasp and is able to tell Bonnie that ghosts are afoot — and she needs to fix it. Of course, Bonnie has plenty of motivation to get her witch on, as she knows full well Jeremy can still see her. What she doesn’t know is that Jeremy can touch her, but that’s an unhappy revelation for later.
Even though Anna is invisibly stuck to his side, Jeremy still finds time to talk to Elena. She has a request for him, as if he’s a late-night DJ instead of her brother. She wants him to reach out to Stefan’s dead girlfriend Lexie so she can get her help in fixing Stefan. Jeremy says it’s not that easy. She may not have crossed over to the other side, and he has no emotional connection to her to conjure her up. Elena is running out of ideas, and unfortunately, Stefan isn’t getting any easier to deal with. This is almost like a bad game show, in which people find out their exes are far worse than they ever imagined — then have to spend all day and night with said ex pinned to their side. Actually, that probably has been a game show, but if Elena could go on it, she’d definitely win in the category of worst ex, unless another contestant dated the Nightstalker or Ted Bundy.