The Vampire Diaries season 4 may premiere this week, but the CW has already released the episode synopsis for episode 4, "The Five," which will see a visit to Whitmore College and the introduction of a new character.
Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 4 "The Five" Official Description
"A FRAT PARTY AND A FLASHBACK TO 12TH CENTURY ITALY Â— Damon (Ian Somerhalder) goes with Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) to visit Whitmore College, where Professor Shane (guest star David Alpay, 'The Borgias') is taking over the Occult Studies classes formerly taught by Bonnie's grandmother. At a fraternity costume party, Damon takes advantage of the wild scene to give Elena a lesson in choosing a victim. Rebekah's (Claire Holt) attempt to buy Matt's (Zach Roerig) forgiveness falls flat, but she is intrigued by unexpected news from Klaus (Joseph Morgan). When Stefan (Paul Wesley) questions Klaus about Connor's (guest star Todd Williams) motives, Klaus reveals a long-ago encounter with a powerful group of vampire hunters, but it's Rebekah who delivers the information that stuns Stefan."
The November 1 episode is going to be introducing Professor Shane, who has already been teased as having a connection to Bonnie. He's taking over a class her grandmother used to teach, and that should lead to some interesting discussions. Will he perhaps know something that could help Bonnie?
This Vampire Diaries season 4 episode may also have some moments that could make "Delena" fans happy with Damon teaching Elena about picking the right victim at a frat party. If you're going to feed on someone, why not do it at a party full of drunk college students who would be easy to lure away and convince them of whatever you want to cover up a bite? Will this be something that Elena and Damon keep from Stefan since Damon and Stefan have two very different views about feeding? Will this just be something Stefan doesn't want to be part of? Will "The Five" leave Damon and Elena closer than before and perhaps leave the brothers' relationship a bit tense?
Meanwhile, poor Rebekah is still going to be trying to find a way to get on Matt's good side after her actions led to Elena becoming a vampire and him almost dying, but it's no surprise that she's not having any luck so early in the season. However, the more intriguing part of that is whatever Klaus has to tell her. Is it about someone new in town? Is it about their past? Is it even something that could help her in her quest to get some friends in Mystic Falls despite her past actions?
Finally, there's the matter of the vampire hunter. This is the episode that is going to feature a flashback to the 1100s to Rebekah's past, and that includes Paul Telfer guest starring as Alexander, a vampire hunter. What will Alexander have to do with Connor? Is Connor a descendant of that same group of hunters Klaus will be talking about from the past? What will Rebekah have to say about what happened and why is it going to surprise Stefan? This sounds like it could be an episode that features information that has significance for a large part of the rest of (at least) the first part of the season.
What do you think of the latest The Vampire Diaries season 4 spoilers?
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