Car crashes! Shouting! Dark magic! Shirtlessness! Caroline! I won't distract you further, WATCH IT RIGHT NOW:
So good, right? Like, SO good. Welcome back, TVD.
P.S. if the trailer isn't enough (and of course it's not enough), here's a video I made in which Ian Somerhalder talks in a very "animated" fashion about Season 4.
The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, October 11 at 9pm on The CW.