The Vampire Diaries season 4 is going to see Elena as a vampire after the events of the season 3 finale, and that means things are going to be very different around Mystic Falls. What should fans expect to see in October when the series returns to the CW for more?
Vampire Diaries Season 4 Spoilers
IGN talked to Kevin Williamson about The Following, a new show on Fox, and also brought up what happened at the end of Vampire Diaries season 3. He did say, "Once we came up with the Original family, we knew that the next stage would be Elena turning into a vampire." This was planned to come up on the television series for a while, and it does sound like they're not going to forget the fact that Elena never said she was hoping to one day be turned into a vampire, as Williamson went on to say, "To me the most moving moment in the whole thing is when Elena says, 'I don't want to be a vampire.' That worked, and I think that's going to drive the entire fourth season for a long time, and watching her on that journey."
So how will Elena handle this change since it's one she never wanted? If she knew that she had vampire blood in her when she drowned, that could ease the transition a bit, but it's still going to be a tough one for everyone. This isn't something that can just be solved overnight, and it sounds like The Vampire Diaries season 4 could be dealing with those over a decent amount of time once she does complete the transition. After all, they're also heading towards graduation this season, and that in itself is stressful. Adding in the fact that very few of them are still human, and it's the making of pretty good drama.
Even if Elena was somewhat preparedÂ—but really, even knowing it was coming couldn't really helpÂ—for this transition if she knew she had the blood in her, what's key is that she never wanted that. She wanted to live a mortal life, and now she has no choice, especially if they don't have Bonnie suddenly find a spell to reverse it at some point. Even if they do decide to go down that path, that could still take all season, giving them plenty of time to explore Elena's life as a vampire.
What are you hoping to see in The Vampire Diaries season 4 with Elena as a vampire?
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