Right now, she doesn't remember anything. A part of her is still human, but slowly, the deeper she gets into the transition, the memories will start to come back, and then she'll know she has to make the choice.
Stefan to Elena about Vicki

Lost Girls is the sixth episode of the first season of The Vampire Diaries and the sixth episode of the series overall.


THE TRUTH CAN BE VERY, VERY DEADLYElena demands that Stefan explain the frightening events that have been happening in Mystic Falls. In a string of flashbacks, Stefan explains how his rivalry with Damon began back in the Civil War when they both met the love of their lives, Katherine, the vampire who sired both of them. In the present, Damon impulsively takes control of Vicki's future, and a confused and terrified Vicki runs away. Also, Sheriff Forbes, Mayor Lockwood and Logan and also the others take drastic steps to protect their town.



Main Cast

Recurring Cast



  • Antagonists: Damon Salvatore (present), Logan Fell (present) and Katherine Pierce (past).
  • This is the first flashback episode.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Katherine Pierce, but only through flashbacks to 1864.
  • Elena learns the existence of vampires in this episode. She's also scared of Stefan at the beginning of this episode.
  • Stefan explains to Elena the reality of vampires and its differences from the myths.
  • Stefan and Damon's childhood home is seen for the first time in the 1864 flashback and the ruins of the house are seen in 2009 as this is where Stefan hid Damon's daylight ring. As revealed in A Bird in a Gilded Cage, the house was still standing in 1903. In 2013 Lily will have hidden Elena's coffin at the ruins from Damon under a cloaking spell by Beau.
  • Damon tells Stefan if he doesn't return his daylight ring, he'll hurt Elena.
  • Elena asks Stefan if he ever compelled her. He tells her no and points to the necklace that he gave her in Friday Night Bites, stating that it protects her from compulsion. Stefan tells her he gave it to her both to protect her from other vampires and also so he wouldn't be tempted to compel her himself.
  • This is the first episode where someone other than Damon is functioning as an antagonist; in this case, Logan Fell was the antagonist, acting as an extension of the Founder's Council.
  • This marks the first corporeal appearance in the series of Katherine in the flashbacks to 1864. She is also revealed to be a vampire in this episode.
  • Vicki becomes a vampire in this episode after dying with Damon's blood in her system. She ultimately completes the transition by feeding on Logan Fell after she was unable to resist his blood after he was killed by Damon. It was later revealed that Logan became a vampire himself in this episode after he unknowingly died with Anna's blood in his system, although this was not seen on-screen.
  • Vicki is the first vampire to be seen being turned by Damon's blood in the TV series, though chronologically, it was not the first vampire he has been known to have sired; that title goes to Charlotte, who Damon turned in the 1940s when he was living in New Orleans.
  • This episode marks the first time it is demonstrated that vampire blood can heal a human's wounds, as all of Vicki's bite marks disappeared after Damon fed her his blood. Though Damon didn't heal Caroline's wounds from his feeding from her ending up with Caroline having to wear scarves to cover up the bite marks.
  • This is the first time Nina Dobrev portrays two characters (Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce) in the same episode.
  • The flashback in this episode shows how Stefan and Katherine first meet.
  • Vicki's birthday is revealed to be August 20, 1991.


Body Count

  • Tony - drained of blood, killed by Damon Salvatore.
  • Summer - drained of blood, killed by Damon Salvatore.
  • Jared - drained of blood, killed by Damon Salvatore.
  • Vicki Donovan - broken neck, killed by Damon Salvatore.
  • Logan Fell - drained of blood, killed by Damon Salvatore.

Production Notes

Cultural References

  • The game of Rugby was developed in England in the mid 1800s, but officially did not arrive to the USA until 1869 – five years later than Damon supposedly learned it from a fellow soldier (History of Football).
  • The Lost Boys is a 1987 comedy/horror film starring Kiefer Sutherland about two young Arizonan brothers who move to California and end up fighting a gang of teenage vampires. The title is a reference to the Lost Boys in J. M. Barrie's stories about Peter Pan and Neverland, where people remained forever young.

Behind the Scenes

  • This episode had about 3.88 million viewers in USA, which was 0.36 million more than the previous episode.


Stefan: "You must be Miss Pierce."
Katherine: "Please, call me Katherine."
Katherine: "Who needs rules?"
Damon: "Why are you just standing there? That is a girl who clearly wants to be chased."
Katherine: "Now I'll have both of you here to keep me entertained."
Katherine: "The smart and kind Salvatore brothers both coming to my rescue, however will I choose?"

Elena: "Dear Diary, I am not a believer. People are born, they grow old, and then they die. That's the world we live in. How can I deny what's right in front of me? Someone who never grows old, never gets hurt. Someone who changes in ways that can't be explained. Girls bitten, bodies drained of blood."

Elena: "What are you?"
Stefan: "I'm a vampire."

Stefan (to Elena): "I would never hurt you. You're safe with me."

Stefan (to Elena): "You can hate me, but I need you to trust me."

Damon: "I want my ring."

Damon: "You're the one that locked me in the basement and starved me, so whatever I've done, and whoever I've sucked dry is on you, buddy."

Damon: (about his ring) "What'd you do, Fed Ex it to Rome?"

Damon (to Vicki): "You just don't wanna die, do ya?"

Elena: " When you Google vampire you get a world of fiction. What's reality?"

Elena: "I know you eat garlic."
Stefan: "Yes"
Elena: "And somehow sunlight's not an issue."
Stefan: "We have rings that protect us."
Elena: "Crucifixes?"
Stefan: "Decorative."
Elena: "Holy water?"
Stefan: "Drinkable."
Elena: "Mirrors?"
Stefan: "Myth"

Sheriff Forbes: "It tried to cover its tracks."
Logan: "Are you sure?"
Sheriff Forbes: "I'm positive. You only burn a corpse when you try and hide cause of death, and there are no shell casings."

Damon: "Where are you, Stefan? I'm trapped, at the house, and I'm getting really bored and really impatient. And I don't do bored and impatient."

Damon (to a drained Vicki): "Well, you're not gonna be any fun today."

Stefan: "I've been seventeen years old since 1864."

Stefan: "The Salvatore brothers; best friends."

Stefan: "That's the thing about Damon; he doesn't get mad... he just gets even."

Vicki: "Can I have another hit? That blood was so good."
Damon: "Only if I can."

Stefan: "What Damon wants, Damon usually gets."

Stefan (about Katherine): "Turns out she wasn't ours to steal."

Katherine: "You have no idea of the future I have planned for us Stefan. You, me, and Damon. No rules."

Damon: "I've been in love; it's painful, pointless and overrated."

Damon: "I think I know what can help you."
Vicki: "What's that?"
Damon: "Death."

Damon: "You drank my blood, I killed you and now you have to feed to complete the process."

Sheriff Forbes: "You ever staked a vampire before?"
Logan: "Have you?"

Damon: "I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess-- Stefan finally fessed up."

Damon: "May I come in? Oh wait, of course I can, I've been invited."

Damon: "Don't look at me with those judgy little eyes."

Elena (to Damon): "Did you thank Katherine?"

Damon: "Got the whole life story, huh?"
Elena: "I got enough."
Damon: "Oh, I doubt that."

Damon: "Tip for later? Be careful who you invite in the house."

Vicki: "He said I have to feed. What will happen if I don't?"
Stefan: "You'll fade quickly, and then it'll all just... be over."

Vicki (to Stefan): "I wanna go home. Will you take me home?"

Damon: "If anyone's gonna kill you, it's gonna be me."

Elena: "I can't be with you, Stefan."



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Last.fm_play.png "Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode cover)" – Anberlin
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