The Vampire Diaries returns with a new season and a brand-new vampire in Elena on Oct. 11, and when we saw the first promo for season four, there was little new footage. Now we have a new clip with lots of fresh stuff, including Elena finding out about her fate. That's not the only intriguing aspect of this clip, so I've noted the big things that stand out — and that we need to discuss. Watch it and then check out my points below.
- Elena might really die. We could have predicted that Elena would be none too pleased to wake up as a vampire, but I was surprised to see that she's going to consider not feeding — which would make her really, truly dead. I think it's fairly obvious she'll feed (the show must go on), but it'll be interesting to see how Damon and Stefan influence her about what she should do.
- Bonnie may sacrifice herself. It looks like Bonnie may also try to do what she can to keep Elena from being a vampire, because we see her discussing a spell to bring Elena back — which Jeremy isn't too keen on because in order for it to work, Bonnie has to die to bring both herself and Elena back from the dead.
- Tyler and Caroline are back together! But wait . . . We see Caroline get it on with a shirtless Tyler, but that's not necessarily Tyler. In the season finale, Klaus inhabits Tyler's body, so who is Caroline hooking up with? Real Tyler? Klaus in Tyler's body? Is this how Klaus will finally get his crush? That sly dog.