‘Vampire Diaries’ Season 4 Premiere: ‘Growing Pains’ Brings Blood and Bars (PHOTOS)

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Bonnie (Kat Graham) is ready to do whatever it takes to save Elena (Nina Dobrev) from making her transition into a vampire on the season premiere of The CW’s The Vampire Diaries.

In the just released photos from Season 4’s first episode – “Growing Pains” – we see the young witch may be getting into trouble after doing some dark magic to save her friend. Meanwhile, Elena’s brother, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), sure does look concerned about his ex-girlfriend.

But could she really be performing another spell all together — perhaps, to extract Klaus (Joseph Morgan) from Tyler’s (Michael Trevino) body?

In one of these new photos we see Tyler/Klaus with a menacing glare in the house that Bonnie built which makes us a little suspicious that she is. Then another shows us a coffin near the witch while Jeremy and Caroline (Candice Accola) help her after she does the spell.

Of course, this appears to be after Klaus has got his way for a little love time with our favorite blond vampire as she and Tyler/Klaus have a sexy rendezvous in the woods. (ATTN: Trevino is shirtless!)

As for Elena, she’s locked up in a cell while she makes her transition to the undead. But is Stefan (Paul Wesley) locked up with her? From the looks of these photos it appears he is. We’re betting the council definitely had something to do with this.

Yet, the most important thing to note about these shots… there is NO DAMON (Ian Somerhalder). Just where oh where, oh where could that other sexy Salvatore be?

Click through the photos to see more of what’s to come on The Vampire Diaries.

Season 4 of The Vampire Diaries premieres Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8 PM.

Where do you think Damon is? What are you hoping to see in the season premiere? Sound off in the comments below!