The Vampire Diaries returns to the CW for its fourth season on October 11, and there are going to be some new characters, including a vampire hunter.
Vampire Diaries Season 4 Spoilers
Entertainment Weekly talked to executive producer Julie Plec about what's coming up in the fall, and she teased that Klaus is going to return "to his own body fairly soon." That's no surprise; as good as Michael Trevino was in the finale as Klaus, no one can do the role like Joseph Morgan can. This situation also means "a new beginning for all the relationships" in the love triangle, and Plec teases, "Things are going to be evolving and changing for all points of all triangles on this show." Klaus isn't just going to give up on separating Caroline and Tyler, and even though he is a murderer and just not a nice guy, Klaus has his moments. Besides, this means there will be more Caroline-Klaus scenes, and those easily ranked high for the best ones of season 3.
That won't be the only thing on Klaus' mind in The Vampire Diaries season 4, as Plec did reveal that Klaus staying in Mystic Falls is "tied to the vampire hunter" coming: "He definitely has an agenda that he wants to service which we'll start to get a hint at about three episodes, four episodes in, and it will involve how he feels about the existence of this hunter." This new vampire hunter is "very hardcore... very skilled... very strong... [and] difficult to defeat early on." He's "a bigger problem than they're used to." Could this vampire hunter being around in Mystic Falls mean some unlikely partnerships being formed, especially with Elena a new vampire? However, with Plec calling the hunter "difficult to defeat early on," it sounds likely they will find a way to defeat him later in the season. With everything else going on early in the season, perhaps it will just take them some time to straighten everything out and figure out what they'll do and get everyone on the same side against him.
The end of last season saw Alaric become the ultimate hunter before his death, and he alerted the Council to Tyler and Caroline's secrets. Will the vampire hunter be teaming up with the Council in some way to make it easier to take care of the vampires in town? Could the Council seek him out once they learn he's in town? Just because Alaric's dead, that threat is far from over.
What do you think of the latest The Vampire Diaries season 4 spoilers?
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