The Vampire Diaries season 4 is bringing in some new characters, and at least a few will be around in episode 5, "The Killer," for which the CW has now released the episode synopsis, as well.
Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 5 "The Killer" Official Description
"THE HUNTER'S MARK Â— Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) form an uneasy alliance to try and contain the danger that Connor (guest star Todd Williams) has unleashed on the town. When Connor takes Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), Matt (Zach Roerig) and April (guest star Grace Phipps) hostage at the Grill, Stefan and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) have a serious disagreement about the best course of action, and Elena (Nina Dobrev) is again caught between the two brothers. The situation quickly turns violent when Klaus sends one of his hybrids, Dean (guest star Blake Hood, 'The Young and the Restless') to stand up to Connor. Caroline (Candice Accola) is surprised to find Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin) at the Lockwood mansion. Meanwhile, Professor Shane (guest star David Alpay) works with Bonnie (Kat Graham) to help her get past her fear and guilt."
The November 8 episode is going to see more from Connor, April, Hayley, and Professor Shane, all new characters with connections in some way to the Mystic Falls gang, who will be in previous episodes as well. Connor is not someone they want to mess with, and it's no surprise that means "an uneasy alliance" to take him down. It's already been revealed in previous spoilers that Klaus has a history with vampire hunters, and if this guy is anything like them and if as suspected, Klaus tells Stefan something from his past that could be useful in the present, he's someone they want to keep around and on their side (for this, at least). Klaus may not be able to use Elena to make his hybrids anymore, but he does still have some around to be of use. However, will that just make matters worse?
It's also no surprise that in this Vampire Diaries season 4 episode Connor's going to take hostages at the GrillÂ—or whom he chooses (Jeremy, Matt, and April)Â—but this could lead to a massacre since Klaus is sending in a hybrid. Connor may be a vampire hunter, but they don't know what he knows exactly or what tricks he may have up his sleeve. Besides, can they really trust a hybrid of Klaus' not to do something to anger Connor and perhaps lead him to decide to kill off one of his hostages? Again, of course Stefan and Damon will disagree over how to go about this situation, but that's bound to lead to some good brotherly conflictÂ—which means likely at least one or two really good scenes in "The Killer." How will this standoff end? Will Elena end up going in to try to save her friends and brother? Will this end with someone dead? That's always possible with Connor and Klaus around and part of the same situation.
Meanwhile, there's going to be more from Hayley, who will be showing up in episode 3, "The Rager," and it should be interesting to see how she and Caroline interact since Hayley was the one who helped him break his sire-bond to Klaus. Will there be some jealousy involved? It's very likely, and it could just get worse since she's going to find the werewolf at the Lockwood mansion. Why is she there?
Finally, there's the matter of Bonnie and her magic. Given what she went through in the premiere magic-wise, she's going to need some help, and it sounds like Professor Shane is going to be just that person for her. Will they make significant progress between this episode and the previous one? With Bonnie with Professor Shane, does that mean she'll be away from all the action going on with Connor? Could she be at the college with him and even perhaps return to help out in the end?
What do you think of the latest The Vampire Diaries season 4 spoilers?
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