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SPOILER! The First Official Images from The Vampire Diaries' Season 4 Premiere, "Growing Pains," Are Here!

The summer hiatus has been so long and unbearable you'd be forgiven for just pushing The Vampire Diaries out of your mind entirely. I mean, despite rumors and assumptions and best guesses, the new season has all been so maddeningly theoretical! Well, ever so slowly, Season 4 of our favorite vampire saga has begun to get a little more REAL. First came last week's teaser, and now we've got the first official photos from season premiere "Growing Pains." THIS IS HAPPENING.

Now, we know at least a few things will be dealt with in the premiere: Caroline's relationship with Klaus-as-Tyler will get weird; Bonnie will attempt to use magic to undo Elena's vampirism; Rebekah will be in a whole heap of trouble; Stefan will have some presumably mixed emotions. But let's be honest, until the episode airs none of us has ANY idea of what might happen. That being said, below are my best guesses as to what exactly is going on in these photos! (And don't worry, the original, un-touched/un-bastardized versions—plus several additional images—can be found in the galleries below.) Here goes!


Klaus-as-Tyler will attempt to distract Caroline's suspicions by taking his shirt off a ton.


Stefan will make a new best friend.


Bonnie will do what Bonnie does best. (Save lives and/or mess things up.)


Rebekah will be in trouble for standing in the road that one time.


Jeremy will use his bro-genuity to get Bonnie to do a better job at witchcraft.


Bonnie will ruin another blouse.


Guys, I DON'T KNOW. I have no inside knowledge. I am not a psychic and Kevin Williamson stopped responding to my pages in 1997 ("*911* U KILLD RANDY?? *911*"). Your guess is as good as mine as to what the heck is going on here. All I know is that I'm super-stoked that this show is almost back. Hurry, show!


Oh, and here are those galleries with the rest of the new images from Season 4. LOOK AT THESE and TELL ME WHAT WILL HAPPEN in this episode!

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Premiere Photos

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Cast Photos


The Vampire Diaries Season 4 premieres Thursday, October 11 at 8pm on The CW.



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I have a feeling that Klaus will be pulling the wool over everyones eyes for the first part of the season by pretending to be Tyler, even using the opportunity to sleep with Caroline who is the object of his obsessions as of late. Klaus may have fun with his new body but will likely be trying to find a way to get his old one back.



Bonnie will have to either fess up to this or keep quiet and either way she will have a lot to answer for when the truth comes out. And when it does come out, and it will, the others will try to force her to reverse the spell. Jeremy and her will likely rekindle their relationship as well.



I have a feeling that Elena may not become a vampire and it may be a misdirection. The books saw her turned but the show has made strides to distance itself from the books before so she may remain human after all. However, if she does turn then part of the season will be her adjusting to it and coming to terms with the fact that she can now truely be with one of the brothers forever if she wished.



I am hoping that Damon will continue to be the more heroic brother, possibly even seeking out a way to kill Klaus by all means just to be rid of him, even if it means his death.
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No way. I'd rather see DAMON killed off, THAT'S how good of a character Klaus is. Seriously, I'm shocked myself, too, that I just said that about my favorite Salvatore...
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my co-worker's mom brought home $12245 the previous week. she is making money on the laptop and moved in a $543500 condo. All she did was get fortunate and set to work the advice shown on this site Red97.com
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I need to re-watch the end of last season, I'm not overly excited from the pictures, but I'm sure I'll be entertained!
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Why does everyone suddenly have such contempt for this show? Why do people want to make fun of it? Here's the thing...why WATCH it in the first place if your only goal is to make fun of it. Making fun of anything on TV is too easy anyway. I'd rather enjoy the few good shows that actually exist.. People act like this is Twilight, something that actually DESERVES to get criticized and made-fun-of. C'mon now!
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Yeah, I recently noticed that most people have this certain hostility towards TVD. I think this started in the middle of its 3rd season because I remember that everyone praised it and loved it before - especially at Season 2 when its creative brilliance was at its height. Season 3 was pretty good with a few bumps that could've been improved. It wasn't THAT bad. People should be grateful with the few remaining shows that are really good especially when we're all living in a world where most people would rather watch countless reality and other dumb shows than watch something that's far superior in writing and acting.
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there are some people who love to watch the show and love to make fun of it.. like me
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I guess I don't really get that about THIS show. Honestly, if a show is bad enough for me to make fun of it, there is NO way I could keep watching!
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Wheres Damon?
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Since it showed that I commented here anyway...lets go for something on topic! :)



I'm not nearly as excited as I should be. The promos have me all ehh. Could they BE anymore vague? I'm hoping as I do always that bonnie got awesome or bad or awesomely bad over break. And as long as I see Elijah and the real klaus at least once I'm good.
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I'm with you on Elijah and Real Klaus 100%.
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I'm actually looking forward to Bonnie being bad. I don't hate on her the way some people do but it seems like all she does is fix other people's issues. She never has her own stuff. She has had a lot of interaction with Damon and I would like to see that relationship develop. Not romantically, I just like them on screen together.
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I agree with everything you just said. Bonnie needs her own timeline.
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I literally cannot wait for this to start so I can start making fun of it, tbh. Nothing in the trailer looks exciting. And it scares me that Julie Plec is so excited for Klaus to sleep with Caroline while in Tyler's body because um...I am sure that's rape in this supernatural world, and Caroline has had enough of that. Also, now that Elena is a vampire, what's Klaus's point on this show? Except to draw 'My little ponies' to Caroline and assault her while in Tyler's body? Oh wait, that IS the purpose. My bad.



Also smh at Elena and the fact that she ALWAYS needs saving. I want them to let her die already. Oh, that's right, they did. YAY! Now just throw her to burn in the sun without a ring please.



Go away, Meredith. No one likes you. But I guess Paul needs entertainment in between the takes.



Can they hire new writers?



Like, it pains me that the cast is flawless because I'd jump off this sinking ship immediately. (just like Paul wants to do but can't, poor boy.)



Here's an idea for the plot:

Katherine comes and kills Elena. The End.



JK, Katherine comes and kills Elena, then replaces her and then we have a whole season of her trying to act boring but her awesomeness coming across and stuff like that. Or like, going on a killing spree while pretending to be Elena or something.



That would be fun.









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the klaus in tyler's body sex thingy bugs me as well...wasn't the whole master plan to pretend that klaus and tyler are dead.... well... this just proves that bonnie really sucks at keeping secrets...
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LOVE the Scream 2 reference :).
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I'm laughing because these are not at all exciting. (I don't mean that in a bad way, I just mean they could be images from any episode. Tyler and Caroline in the woods. Bonnie is with nosebleed. Stefan looks surprised. Elena looks...well, she has that Elena expression on her face. Nothing new here, folks.) But then Price makes them AWESOME.

I should probably stop stalking stories concerning shows I don't like all that much.
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Is my internet messing up or are you posting comments on this story that have nothing to do with it? What's happening? Who cares, THIS IS HILARIOUS.
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I'm random but I'm never THAT random! Oh a shiny object!
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You're killing me. (Softly.)
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We all know, Blue.

We all know. :-P
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Yeah. I feel that about myself. Everything I post keeps coming back here. It's like they're accusing me of stalking Price. I mean I only do that during TVD season..sheesh.
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I used to be a fan of Bonnie, or maybe it's because the actress is so hot. But now I find her so annoying the only person more annoying is elena. I want the more fun female characters to appear more like Rebekah and Kathrine.

Also make Jeremy more useful, someone give him some fighting classes or something so they stop trying to leave him sitting in the car while everyone else goes to fight and elena offers to die like so many times.
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I do enjoy Jason Dohring
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I enjoy him too but is this relevant to the article?
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I posted that on another thread ans it and something else I posted ended up here. That's my sincere response. My snarky response is along the lines of when isn't Jason Dohring relevant to anything? Bada da.
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Who? Is what I would have asked if I hadn't just looked him up with IMDB. Having done that, I must now say, "who?' coz honestly, I don't remember this dude at all from any of the several things I've watched that he has apparently been in.
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Oh you poor soul. Jason Dohring, one of the most underrated actors out there.
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LOL "OMG A POTATO BUG" is hilarious...
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Missed you!
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Oh yes, Elijah. That's the stuff!
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Looking good.
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season 4 jesi hope the show never ends

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Ugh, don't know anything, but WANT JOSEPH MORGAN BACK SO BADLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Just can't see the logic here. You have one GOOD actor and one... not very good (sorry, Trevino's fans-of-his-shirtlessness). Then you make a twist, cutting a GOOD actor and making not very good one playing his character. Logic, where are you.
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Umm, Joseph Morgan is back. He will be back in his body by the end of the episode.
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Thanks, Krystal, you just made my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So glad here!
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I don't know if he'll be back *that* soon but yes he's definitely coming back, or I won't be haha
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Same!
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Looking at the shirtless pictures just hit me with the whole Klaus/Tyler situation. I went through the promo innocently forgetting that that was KLAUS and not Tyler in that body. Oh, show!
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This is such a great spam for a show about dating vampires. I kind of want Matt to go out with Rebecca just so she will buy him health insurance.
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OMG, OMG, OMG, I love Vampire Diaries. Uh, this show is amazing. It like the perfect medium between the horribleness of Twilight, and the craziness of True Blood. Anyways, can anyone tell me where Katherine is? Totally team Damon, Stefan, Katherine, Caroline, Klaus, Tyler, and Jeremy. Sorry Bonnie :(.
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Now I really want to see a TVD spin-off about Stefan and the potato bug
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I can't hardly wait! I miss teen wolf so badly now living these long weeks with neither is just too awful! Elena should just die already by the way
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Can I point out that technically now she is dead? but vampire-dead is not as effective ad dead-dead..
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True. I honestly thought she was going to be a guaranteed vampire until I saw that promo video last week.. If Bonnie suddenly makes her unvampired I'm going to be very upset. Ugh, I'm just sick of Elena and I want Katherine back!!!
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Promos are pretty much designed to introduce doubt where there is none. If she becomes human in this episode I will eat my hat.
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Klaus is gonna try to rape Caroline using Tyler as a meatsuit, ugh. Can we get a new show runner that doesn't think this is a "fun" plot? I've lost all faith in this show as a female. I've even more disturbed the show runner is also female.
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What if Klaus/Tyler refuses Caroline and she "rapes" him for a change?
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I can't see that ever happening.
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Oh you guys!
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I might be alone in this but Jeremy gets hotter every season. :)
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You're not. He does.
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It makes me laugh that you thought that MIGHT be a controversial statement.
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It's just that everyone I know who watches TVD thinks that either Damon or Klaus is hot and I rarely hear anyone say that Jeremy is.
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not alone
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I predict, much like you, Stefan gets conflicted in his emotionalisms (yes, people, I know that's not a real word), Bonnie fails to do magic right, or does it right but isn't powerful enough to do whatever it is she had wanted to do, Damon tries to tell himself he's not mad at Stefan (just because), Jeremy's awesome and solves at least 2 problems, Caroline is awesome even though she's currently crushing on Tyler, Rebekah cries a little, and Klaus as Tyler has FUN.



But hey, your guess is as good as mine.
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The best words are the ones we make up. Or so I have convinced myself.
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Oh how I miss Price's TVD recaps...
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at the end of the season i was worried they might pull a fast one, let bonnie be successful for once, and (poof) elena is saved/human again.



but from the looks of these pictures and her bloody nose, i have hope that the worry was for naught.
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I love you Price! I needed this and missed your TVD stuff! :) But I will warn you some of your hate on certain characters (I know its for comical purposes) is getting old...maybe try changing it up a bit this season. Just a suggestion. Not too much changing though because I have always loved your recaps!
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To be fair Price bashes every character on TVD equally. Only Caroline is safe from his mockery
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Yeah because Caroline is awesome.
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who does he hate besides bonnie? and why would anyone NOT hate bonnie?
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Um what?
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sometimes it can seem a little narrow-minded
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what couldn't you understand about that? you're getting old, please change. also please don't change.



this is clear, simple communication, guy.
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Oh my god, I feel like I'm at work all of a sudden. Here, let me try to bridge the gap.



1) Your communication is not simple and clear, at least to the intended audience.



2) When someone express that you have not made yourself clear, you should not just restate the same thing in vaguer terms.



3) When presenting a problem to someone that you would like them to solve (that is what you're doing here), be precise.



In this case, for example, you should state exactly which characters you perceiving him to be hating on, and second, exactly what is the behavior towards these characters that you interpret as hate. Being vague doesn't help either of you. Unless you are precise, he and the rest of us are just stick guessing.



For example, based on the context of this article and the content of your two comments, here is one guess: You do not like Price's characterization of Jeremy as a Bro and you would like him to pick on a different character, leaving Jeremy out of the recaps entirely.



Here is another conflicting guess given all the same information: You like his treatment of Jeremy and wish he were covered more, and perceive his minimal Jeremy coverage as hate.



Honestly, until you state your issues clearly, it could be anything. My own personal assumption is that you're a rabid Bonnie fan and you used the plural "characters" so that we wouldn't guess this was just another one of THOSE posts.



I'll state it again, just to be clear. If you want to be understood:



Be precise.
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Luckily alexwoody91 is still being obtuse enough on his/her own to justify the whole comment.
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loool you actually wrote all of this to a person that was joking ahhahaahaha
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Sorry sanrac16, i thought you were actually trying to support alexwood91's totally weird and vague comment by basically restating it. I see you were going for comic effect. Tone is hard in text. alexwoody, you totally missed the point about me assuming you are a Bonnie lover. I can assume you are whatever because you still haven't clarified at all what you meant. Type the words. What don't you like about the treatment of what characters.
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Oh goodness how ridiculous you are. I am no Bonnie fan.
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wait are you directing this to me b/c .....i was just joshing, you know?
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