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 premieres Thursday, October 11 at 8pm on The CW.