Fans of the series are well aware that at the end of the season three finale Stefan (accidentally) let Elena drown, unaware that she had vampire blood in her system. This season, those in Mystic Falls will have to deal with the aftermath of Elena’s death ... and revival.
Season four will kick off with an episode called “Growing Pains.” Check out the full synopsis of the episode below:
ELENA’S WORST NIGHTMARE — Elena (Nina Dobrev) awakens on the morning after the accident to find the thing she dreaded most has come true – she died with vampire blood in her system and now must go through the terrible transition to become a vampire…or face certain death. Stefan (Paul Wesley) promises Elena that he and Bonnie (Kat Graham) will exhaust every possible way out of the situation, but Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is furious with his brother for letting Elena die in the first place. Bonnie pays a terrible price for her attempt to change Elena’s fate, while Damon takes out his frustration and rage on Matt (Zach Roerig). In a rare moment of empathy, Rebekah (guest star Claire Holt) is deeply touched by Stefan and Elena’s devotion to one another. Finally, Pastor Young (guest star Michael Reilly Burke) and the Town Council members begin rounding up the vampires and their supporters, leading to an unexpected tragedy. Steven R. McQueen, Candice Accola, Michael Trevino and Joseph Morgan also star. Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Caroline Dries.
Judging by the synopsis, things aren’t looking too good in Mystic Falls right now. From previous leaked photos of the first episode, we know that Bonnie will be returning to the witch hot spot located in the basement of an old abandoned house. But what will be the “terrible price” she will pay for tampering with Elena’s life? Will she lose her magic again? More photos from the second episode of season four, “Memorial,” show Caroline, Tyler, Elena, Stefan, Damon, Jeremy and Matt in a church dressed in funeral attire. Bonnie is noticeably absent from the photos ... could the “terrible price” be more severe that revoking her powers? Will Bonnie find herself meeting an untimely death? Or is the group in mourning over the “unexpected tragedy” that is set to take place when council members round up the supernatural beings in town?
Thankfully fans of “The Vampire Diaries” won’t have to wait too much longer to find out. Season four of “The Vampire Diaries” premieres on the CW at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.