|“||I'll never let him in.||”|
— Miss Gibbons in Let The Right One In
Samantha Gibbons was a character who first appeared in the fifteenth episode of the first season in The Vampire Diaries. She was a woman who owned the house where the vampires from the tomb had lived until they were killed by Damon Salvatore and Alaric Saltzman.
Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series
It was apparent that the vampires controlled her mind to allow them house-room in her home, let them feed on her without complaint and to do whatever they wanted like a maid. Frederick compelled her to never invite Damon into the house after Fredrick captured Stefan and brought him home to torture him for killing Bethanne, also as a form of retribution against the Salvatores, who the tomb vampires believed to be at fault for their incarceration in the tomb. Alaric was able to trick them into allowing him in, posing as someone having car trouble and asking to borrow their phone. He went into the back room and opened the door for Damon. When Samantha explained that she wasn't allowed to let Damon in, Alaric took Miss Gibbons outside where Damon questioned her on whether any other humans lived in the house and if she had family or friends; when she confirmed she was the only one and that he had none, he snapped her neck. Alarmed, Alaric had expected him to just compel her to let him in, but Damon stated it didn't work that way, as she was already compelled against him by Frederick.
It was shown that Pearl, Anna and Harper still lived in the house after Damon and Alaric killed most of the vampires; the others that weren't killed ended up leaving town. Pearl and Harper were later killed by John Gilbert and the other tomb vampires were later killed in Founder's Day by the Founder's Council.
Not much was seen at Samantha's real personality as she was compelled most of the time, but it seemed she was polite.
Samantha was a woman who stood at 5'8, had curly, brown hair and green eyes.
- Samantha is of English origin and the meaning is "God heard".
- Gibbons is a surname coming from early medieval English origin. It is a patronymic form of Gibbon, which is a diminutive form of Gibb, a pet form of the given name "Gilbert".
- With confirmation that human souls are found in the dimensions, Samantha either found peace or went to Hell.