tvd teen spirit large 'The Vampire Diaries': Elena takes control, and jealousy runs rampantNew “Vampire Diaries” pics have recently become available, and it looks like Elena (Nina Dobrev) is taking matters into her own hands. Despite Stefan (Paul Wesley) putting her under his protection and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) vowing to never leave her ever again ever ever, Elena is done counting on other people for her own safety.

Elena goes into vampire training with Alaric (Matt Davis), and it’s a good thing, too — because when Klaus skipped down, he didn’t take his jealous little sister, Rebekah (Claire Holt) with him. Rebekah is going to insert herself into Elena’s and Caroline’s (Candice Accola) lives… and knowing her, she’ll probably delight in their discomfort.

Stefan takes his job of protecting Elena pretty seriously — so much that he semi-stalks her while she’s training and gives her the side-eye when she has a beer at a party. Additionally, the Damon/Elena/Stefan triangle is finally starting to look a bit more equilateral. Let’s just say that Rebekah isn’t the only person in town dealing with some jealousy issues.

Matt (Zach Roerig) will start to realize that seeing dead people isn’t exactly a walk in the park, and he’ll once again need Bonnie (Kat Graham) to intervene.

Tyler (Michael Trevino), of course, is enjoying his new hybrid state. He’s not bound by the moon anymore, so he doesn’t have to transform into a wolf every month, and his friends become concerned that his allegiances may be shifting.

The episode airs Thursday night at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.

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