‘Vampire Diaries’ Premiere: 7 Scoops on Season 4 (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

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With eight days left to go before the Season 4 premiere of the CW’s The Vampire Diaries, we here at Celebuzz were lucky enough to get our hands on the first two episodes of the season. (Thanks CW!)

This new season is all about change for everyone in Mystic Falls as Elena (Nina Dobrev) makes her transition to the undead, the gang starts their senior year and the council knows everything about everyone thanks to Alaric (Matt Davis).

Now that we’ve seen “Growing Pains” and “Memorial,” we can tell you what to expect in the return to Mystic Falls. (The answer is awesomeness).

Note: Spoilers ahead for Episodes 1 and 2 of Season 4.

Elena is having an extremely difficult time. We’ll slap an “obvious” sticker on this spoiler. Elena’s transition to the undead will not be easy for her, both before and after she actually feeds. Her need to care for everyone and put up a tough front will make her even more vulnerable given her heightened emotional state. It will also make Stefan (Paul Wesley) more intent on keeping her from killing anyone so that she never feels the need to shut her humanity off. Damon (Ian Somerhalder), well, he’ll just be angry.

Bonnie (Kat Graham) is a bad ass. We already knew that Bonnie was going to do everything she could to attempt to stop Elena’s transition into a vampire, but how far she really goes is amazing. The girl gives literally everything she has to help her friend, no matter the repercussions are for her use dark magic. Unfortunately, she’ll be pushed even further when forced to help Klaus get back in his rightful body and it will cripple her sense of self as a witch.

Tyler (Michael Trevino) is even hotter/more amazing as Klaus. We wouldn’t have thought it was possible, but somehow Trevino made Tyler even hotter as he embodied original vamp, Klaus. He brought his “A” game in these scenes. His mannerisms and facial expressions were absolute perfection and it was nice to see him act in such a dark and dramatic turn. Whether he was playing Klaus or Tyler, we were uber impressed with his performance.

Is it hot in here or is it just us? The first two episodes feature not one but three particularly hot scenes between some of our main characters. As we’ve been teased in the season premiere photos, Tyler/Klaus and Caroline (Candice Accola) have quite the steamy reunion in “Growing Pains.” Caroline is too smart for Klaus though and things get shut down before they go too far. The pair also have a scene in “Memorial” that’s not only hot but also sweet and funny.

With Elena’s emotions heightened, the chemistry between her and Stefan is off the charts and you’ll see that on screen in the first two episodes. Though their first bout of vamp sex is unfortunately put on hold thanks to Elena’s difficulty feeding. (Damn!)

There will be some unexpected surprises. You’ll be seeing some familiar people in these episodes and while we can’t tell you who you may pop up, we’ll just say that you won’t be disappointed by their appearances.

Elena remembers and Damon sulks.  Part of the transition to vamp status includes remembering all those things you were compelled to forget and Elena does this in a way that made us smile and tear. Not only does she now remember that she met Damon first but also that he once told her he loved her (replay of a heartbreaking scene, so get lots of tissues!). Throughout the episodes, Damon will continue to try and come to terms with the fact that the life he wanted for Elena is over and he does this mostly by being angry. He’ll also help her in a way that Stefan will not enjoy in “Memorial.”

Watch out for the council and the new hunter in town. With the council now aware of just who everyone is, the danger for our favorite Mystic Falls residents is at an all time high. Things get even more precarious when Connor Jordan (guest star Todd Williams) rolls into Mystic Falls.

OK, that’s all we’ll tell you for now and we didn’t even mention Matt (Zach Roerig), Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) or Rebekah (Claire Holt). Be prepared for action at breakneck speed as Season 4 kicks off and your own heightened emotions as you watch Elena and everyone go through their “Growing Pains.”

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

Now that you know a little bit of what’s going to go down in Season 4, what are you most excited for? Sound off in the comments below!

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