'The Vampire Diaries' Season 4: We need to talk about this trailer



tvd-season-4-trailer-stefan-elena.jpgIt feels like an eternity since we've seen new "Vampire Diaries" footage, but this week, they finally delivered the first official Season 4 trailer -- and it's pretty much everything we dreamed it would be. Full of OMG moments, the footage reminds us just what we've been missing all summer -- and makes the wait for October 11 all the more torturous.

Instead of putting "Wake Me Up When September Ends" on repeat-one on our iPods and drowning our sorrows, we figured that as "Vampire Diaries" fans, we should all just hold each other for a while talk it out in the comments.

Here are just a few of things we can't wait to chat with you guys about. Let's get some discussion going in the comments. (Okay, so maybe we just need a support group. Don't judge.)

-- Is there really any chance that Elena could not complete the transition? As executive producer Julie Plec told us last spring, the gang is joining forces to find a magic spell to prevent Elena from turning into a vampire. We can definitely confirm that she does turn into a vampire -- but with all of this talk of altering her transition, we can't help but wonder whether things will turn out a little differently for Elena than they did for the rest of her vampire friends.

-- Could Jeremy go off the rails?
After losing his parents, his aunt, a couple of girlfriends... and presumably one golden retriever who is wandering around Denver, Jeremy seems to be very on edge about his sister's new situation and Bonnie's dedicated efforts to change it.

-- Will Season 4 be Bonnie's time to shine?
Over the course of the first three season's, Bonnie's character development and motivation has been explored less than those of her peers. It's about time she be at the center of a story, instead of a device to move it forward. The new trailer features Bonnie pretty prominently as she navigates a dangerous sounding spell. Is the Year of Bonnie upon us?

-- How far can Klaus go with Caroline before it's too far? Was that really Tyler that Caroline was about to have a very tree-slammy makeout session with? After another chat with Plec, we don't think that scene will go too far if it's Klaus in Tyler's body. But he sure did get an eyeful. 

vampire-diaries-season-4-hot-cop.jpg-- Hello, hot cop guy. Who is this random gentleman, and where has he been all our lives? The Founder's Council has had a major regime change, and now our vampires have to deal with being hunted not only by outsiders, but by their own townspeople. It's hard to tell what's going on in that exploding, flipping van, but it looks like our girl Caroline might have found herself in yet another traumatic situation. This time, though, it appears she may have brought Rebecca with her.

-- Where does all of this leave Damon? Aside from some snarky comments, Damon remains a mystery after this trailer. We're curious to see how he picks up the pieces after losing his best friend and finding out that Elena chose Stefan. We're hoping to see him get seriously involved with the Founders' Council war and the new hunter in town.

-- And most importantly, does Matt have health insurance yet? Ford always hooks Caroline up on this show... can "The Vampire Diaries" Season 4 be sponsored by the Kaiser Foundation? For Matt's sake?


Seriously, "Vampire Diaries" fans -- join us in the comments and let's chat! What part of the trailer intrigued you the most? Any theories about Bonnie's spell and Elena's transformation? How mad is Caroline going to be that Klaus saw her bra? Is Bonnie/Jeremy back on? Chime in! All opinions and ships are welcome here; just keep it classy.
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