New Synopsis for Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 1 Teases ‘Unexpected Tragedy’

Elena and Bonnie - "Growing Pains"

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You’ve already seen the upsetting images from The Vampire Diaries Season 4 premiere in which Elena Gilbert finds herself locked up in a cage while the Salvatore brothers, Bonnie, and Jeremy race against time to prevent her transition. You’ve already witnessed the exact moment in which Elena awakens post accident only to discover that she’s on the verge of becoming a full-blown vampire. You’ve been privy to a tense scene between Damon and Stefan as they argue about matters concerning the former doppelganger. So what’s next? What else could possibly go wrong in Mystic Falls in the first episode of the new season? Well according to the new synopsis for “Growing Pains” an “unexpected tragedy”!

ELENA’S WORST NIGHTMARE — Elena (Nina Dobrev) awakens on the morning after the accident to find the thing she dreaded most has come true – she died with vampire blood in her system and now must go through the terrible transition to become a vampire…or face certain death. Stefan (Paul Wesley) promises Elena that he and Bonnie (Kat Graham) will exhaust every possible way out of the situation, but Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is furious with his brother for letting Elena die in the first place. Bonnie pays a terrible price for her attempt to change Elena’s fate, while Damon takes out his frustration and rage on Matt (Zach Roerig). In a rare moment of empathy, Rebekah (guest star Claire Holt) is deeply touched by Stefan and Elena’s devotion to one another. Finally, Pastor Young (guest star Michael Reilly Burke) and the Town Council members begin rounding up the vampires and their supporters, leading to an unexpected tragedy. Steven R. McQueen, Candice Accola, Michael Trevino and Joseph Morgan also star. Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Caroline Dries (#401).

Do you think the tragedy is a death? If so, who do you think shall perish in the first episode of Season 4? Post your predictions in the comments!

*Mark your calendars, dearies, because The Vampire Diaries Season 4 begins on Thursday, October 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET on the CW!*

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