October 11th, 2012 by thetvchick
I have seen the first two episodes of The Vampire Diaries and they are fantastic. We have a new vampire hunter in town (Connor) who is most definitely going to wreak havoc on Mystic Falls, and a new Mystic Falls temporary resident, April Young (the Pastor’s daughter, played by Nine Lives of Chloe King star Grace Phipps). Season four is going to have a lot of adjustment. Elena has to transition to become a vampire and once she becomes one, how will her life change? I have been given very explicit directions as to what I can’t spoil for everyone (and no one wants to be spoiled on this fantastic show), so here are five things to know about season four that contain only very minor spoilers.
- Elena turning: Elena turning into a vampire was an unexpected result of Stefan saving Matt over Elena when Matt’s truck went into the water. Matt feels guilty, Stefan feels guilty and Damon is pissed (because he’s Damon). Stefan knows what Elena wanted from her life and thought she deserved it all. Elena’s going to turn to both Stefan and Damon for help with the transition (not the transition to a vampire, although yes, that too, but the transition in her life). Each brother can and will offer her different ways of coping and learning about her new powers, her limitations, her emotions and her needs. I am most interested to see if they are both able to come together to help Elena, even if she chose Stefan.
- Klaus/Tyler: I adore Klaus. He is an evil, evil hybrid but I adore him and root for him nonetheless. I think Joseph Morgan is amazing at playing Klaus. That said, Tyler embodies Klaus very well in the premiere episode. He doesn’t do the accent (tiny spoiler alert!) but he has the mannerisms down. He and Caroline have a pretty great scene together. So while I’ve never been a huge Tyler fan (the character, not Trevino), Tyler playing Klaus is pretty great.
- Bonnie/dark magic: Bonnie seems like she is going to go through one hell of a journey this season. She tapped into some dark magic at the end of last season, and she is going to do so again at the beginning of this season. And as we’ve found out in the past, magic (especially dark magic) has consequences. Bonnie is always called upon to solve problems and fix mistakes, but will she continue to be at everyone in Mystic Falls’ beck and call? We shall see. I’m very curious to see if she likes the dark magic, and that’s why she continues doing it.
- Damon mourns: We all think of Damon as this bad-ass yet love-struck vampire and while he is those things, he hasn’t shut his emotions entirely off, as he might have claimed in the past. He’s sad. Alaric is gone and that means he is left without a best friend. Damon had no friends before Alaric, so this is big for him. It’s going to be interesting to see how he deals with this loss. Does he go all Ripper on us, does he just drink a lot, or does he focus up? I think I’m no alone when I say, I hope we see a Klaus/Damon bromance form. My God, I don’t even want to know the fan fiction that would ensue.
- So many emotions: Prepare yourselves, folks. Get your tissue boxes ready. The first two episodes have some moments in them that made me tear up the way Parenthood does on a regular basis. The first two episodes of the season are some of the best storytelling of the entire series, and they contain some of the most emotionally resonant moments of the series. Don’t say I didn’t warn you properly.
Tune in tonight at 8 PM to the CW for the season four premiere of The Vampire Diaries.Tweet