Picking up where we left off two weeks ago, Vicki is on the run. She meets up with Tyler and she's in the mood for a little bite. Just as she's about to sink her brand spanking new fangs into fresh man meat, Stefan grabs her. Damon is all in favor of offing good old 'Roid Rage, but Vicki isn't and Stefan talks him down, so instead, Damon enthralls Tyler, so he won't remember he saw Vicki and the Salvatores. Back at Mossy Manse Stefan schools Vicki in the vampyric version of veganism, while Damon tries to tempt her to find herself a Riley Finn and chow down. Vicki calls Matt and tells him to call off the search party (which Germ was skipping school to join), but she won't be home for a while. When she announces she's hungry, Stefan gives her some animal blood, arguing that she doesn't yet have the control to feed on a human (never mind enthrall one to forget the feeding). Damon counters that a baby vamp can't start life on animal blood. Oh, you boys. You couldn't agree on the color of the sky. When Elena comes over, Vicki starts whining that she misses the Germ. Elena warns the newly sired vamp off her baby brother. Vicki in no way hides that this pisses her off.
Elsewhere, Jasmine "Grams" Guy schools her "granddaughter" Bonnie in the Dark Arts. Caroline whips the school into the Halloween party spirit. Meanwhile, Mama "Mulva" Lockwood and the Mayor drink up at the Grill, and discuss Mystics Falls' vampire infestation, and later, when Mama has drunk too much and the Mayor has made his way to the festivities, she flirts with Damon and gives away too much information about the F'n CoW.
Despite Stefan's best efforts, Damon takes Vicki outside to teach her some of the perks of being a vampire. He starts off with speed, so she whooshes to her own home, where an unsuspecting Matt takes her to the Halloween party at MFHS. Vicki texts Germ, who has just had an argument with Elena about Vicki. When Elena brings Germ to the party, he of course meets up with Vicki. They suck face, and then she moves in for his jugular. Well, okay, she bites his lip, draws blood, licks it, vamps out, and scares the pout right out of him. Elena finds them in the parking lot and attacks Vicki with a 2" by 4", but Vicki throws her onto a trash heap across the way. Stefan subdues her momentarily, but then she disappears. At Stefan's insistence, Elena tries to hustle Germ back inside the school, but Vicki stops them at the door. Vicki appears out of nowhere and plunges her fangs into Elena. Stefan rushes to the rescue and STAKES VICKI! But vampires on The Vampire Diaries don't poof into ashes, which is kind of sad. Instead, they sort of start to melt and then just die, and leave their Jeremy-shaped boyfriends yelling, "VICKI! VICKIIIIIIIIIIIIII!" On Elena's orders, Stefan ferries Jeremy away from this horror and calls Damon for help. Elena waits with Vicki's decaying corpse until Damon arrives to clean up the scene. She tries to appeal to any sense of humanity he might retain; she tries to fight with him, but in the end, she leaves when he reminds her that she is bleeding and he likes that so very much. On her way to her car, Elena has to lie to our Pudding Pop, Matt, that she doesn't know where Vicki is. He goes home to find her, but is greeted only by an empty, dark house.
Stefan is standing watch at Gilbert Gables when Elena arrives. Inside she tries to suss out what Jeremy understands (not much, but he knows what he saw and now Vicki is dead) and tries to mend his broken heart. Later, she appeals to Stefan to compel Jeremy to forget what has happened to Vicki. He explains that because of his vampyric veganism, he's not well equipped for the job. Damon appears from the shadows and volunteers for the job. While Damon is inside with the Germ, Elena wishes she could forget meeting Stefan and that he's a vampire, and everything that's happened since. "But I can't. With everything that's happened, I can't lose the way I feel about you." Oh, Elena, wait 'til you find out that Katherine looks just like you. Just then, Damon comes out and tells them, "It's done." Elena retreats inside, leaving our two beautiful brothers on her front porch, just looking at each other and we fade to black.
I'll catch you on the flipside with the full weecap. In the meantime, come on over to the forums. Have a Happy Halloween, but remember, you are what you eat.
Now: this episode aired on my 15th anniversary, so you all are getting the quick and dirty, and you're going to like it. Hey. If it was good enough for my husband... Anyhow, Tyler "'Roid Rage" Lockwood exits the gym and gets spooked about halfway across the parking lot, but eventually, he throws his gear in his trunk and slides into his vintage 2-door convertible (a Cutlass, maybe?) only to be surprised by Vicki. He tells her everyone thinks she's off on a bender and is looking for her. He asks her what she saw when the kids were killed at the cemetery. She's freezing, hungry, and teary. Ty tries to calm her down, but with her mouth so close to his neck, all she can do is repeat how famished she is. He tells her he'll get her something to eat, but our girl doesn't want take-out. She vamps out, bares her fangs, growls and lunges at him right across the front seat. Tyler escapes/falls out of the car -- head and back first onto the pavement. While he tries to scurry away, Vicki leaps onto him and straddling him, moves in for the kill. Just as she's about to sink her brand spanking new fangs into this delectable man meat, Stefan grabs her. Killjoy. C'mon, Stefan. Who's going to miss this idiot?
Tyler rises, turns to run, and is Stealth Salvatored by Damon, so he turns back to Stefan and asks what's going on. Damon tells Tyler: "You? Don't talk." Wordsmith that he is, Tyler replies, "Screw you, dude." Damon mocks him soundly for this, which would work great...if Damon hadn't gone there just a few episodes ago. Stefan can tell that Damon is getting testy and tries to calm him down. Damon scoffs. "Oh, come on. Who's going to miss this idiot?" See? Stefan can't answer, but to be fair, I'm sure there must be some fangirls and fanboys in the forums who'd miss the pretty. Besides, Damon, vampires don't like steroid-laced blood. Tyler, taking advantage of Damon's momentary distraction, hauls off, and sucker punches him in the face. His fist bounces off as though he'd struck granite, much the same as when he punched Stefan in "Friday Night Bites." Stefan is still holding back Vicki. With her fangs bared, she snarls, "Oh, don't you hurt him," and I think we're meant to believe she's telling Damon not to hurt Tyler, but it seems like she's telling Tyler not to hurt Damon -- which is just dumb, and Vicki knows it. Damon throttles Ty and lifts him off the ground by his neck. We close in on Damon's eyes. His pupils contract and then dilate again. "Forget what you saw here, tonight. None of us were here." I rewind, because I'm captivated (in a gross way) by that bulging vein running straight up Tyler's forehead. Dear Michael Trevino -- how did you do that? If there's no risk of stroke, I am in the market for a new way to keep my kids in line. Love -- Cindy. Er...back to the show. Damon throws Tyler down to the ground and as he struggles to get back up, it is clear he's alone. He holds his lower back as he looks around the nearly empty lot and we fade to black. Title Card!