The Vampire Diaries

Season 4 Episode 1

Growing Pains

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 11, 2012 on The CW
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    The world's finest vampire soap returned this week with a rip roarin' corker of an episode. In other words it was terrific!

  • Episode Summary

    Elena wakes up the morning after the accident to discover that her greatest fear has come true: she died with vampire blood in her system and must now decide whether to suffer through the terrible transition to become a vampire or face death. Stefan promises Elena that he and Bonnie will explore every possible solution to her predicament, but Damon is furious with Stefan for saving Matt instead of Elena. Bonnie faces extreme consequences after attempting to help Elena, and Damon focuses his frustration and anger on Matt. In a rare moment of empathy, Rebekah is touched by Stefan and Elena's love for one another. Pastor Young and the Town Council members start to round up the vampires and their supporters, but their efforts lead to a surprising tragedy.

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    Michael Reilly Burke

    Michael Reilly Burke

    Pastor Young

    Guest Star

    Lexis Shontz

    Lexis Shontz

    Deputy Adams

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    Neko Parham

    Neko Parham

    Council Member

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    Claire Holt

    Claire Holt

    Rebekah Mikaelson

    Recurring Role

    Marguerite MacIntyre

    Marguerite MacIntyre

    Sheriff Elizabeth Forbes

    Recurring Role

    Susan Walters

    Susan Walters

    Carol Lockwood

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