Robyn Ross of TV Guide has a preview for tonight’s epic return of The Vampire Diaries, “Growing Pains”. Ross was able to pre-screen the season 4 premiere for herself and has compiled a laundry list of spoilers for the anxious TVD Family in the video below. She reveals there will be shots fired, Damon-centric memories remembered, lots of crying, a shocking appearance and plenty of Tyler and Klaus moments. Be sure to read on after the video for more scoop on tonight’s TVD Premiere, “Growing Pains”!
EP Julie Plec has also been teasing her beautiful heart out! Plec spoiled about the love tri-angle truly being reset, Elena’s long road ahead, Eternity with the Salvatore’s and more!
“Without a doubt the triangle has been refreshed and reset with the actions of Elena going over that bridge and becoming a vampire,” executive producer Julie Plec. “If you look at it purely from a human point of view, we fall deeply in love, we grow, we change, our love changes and shifts and we find ourselves attracted to other people,” Plec says. “But as we go from adolescence to adulthood, what do we need in our lives, the love we had or the love we wish we had? That’s going to be a big part of the season: What does Elena becoming a vampire do to both her relationship with Stefan and her friendship with Damon? It’s the same question [she previously] asked but from a different perspective. We didn’t want to make it easy or over-romanticize it or glamorize it, but we also didn’t want to make it devastatingly depressing, so we’re going to explore her highest of highs and lowest of lows,” Plec says. “Episode 2 gives us a glimpse of what she’s going through and then every episode that follows centers on some element of being a new vampire, for better or for worse, and what it’s doing to her.” Julie goes on to reveal, “What’s nice about it is that they[Stefan & Elena] realize if they want to they can be together forever so in a small way it’s a small victory in this whole catastrophe. What’s not so nice is that a newbie vampire is a bundle of emotions and rage and hunger and blood-lust and desire and all those things that are really Stefan’s Achilles heel. I like to use the analogy of being sober, but your girlfriend just turned 21 and wants to party. For Stefan, Elena usually supports him and is now the one needing to be supported, so who’s going to keep Stefan from falling over the edge?”"Elena is uncompromising about is the length she’ll go to protect the people she cares about and as a vampire that takes on a whole new meaning. So I do think there is some element of concern on the part of her closest friends to make sure she’s not losing her way or losing sight of herself in all this –especially how it relates to the Salvatore brothers.”