‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 4 spoilers: Who’s off to church … and why?

If you want to see a rather ominous new picture of “The Vampire Diaries,” here it is … and it’s a little frightening mostly to see so much chaos happening at a place that is intended to be so sacred.

This new season 4 image (via Entertainment Weekly) looks to be from the inside of a church, and it clearly shows Elena and Stefan look at something in shock while everyone else in the establishment opts to run in a completely different direction. What are they looking at? It has to be something pretty horrible for the everyday people to be making a beeline out of there; plus, it has to be something that our resident vampires (including new vamp Elena) feel a little bit more secure about given that they do not seem to be as quick to run away.

Our guess here is that we are getting set to witness some sort of showcase of vampire power in this photo, or a potential arrival for the latest vampire hunter character in Connor. We will first see the man arrive in Mystic Falls in episode 2 (airing on October 18), and he is currently projected to be around for a good percentage of the season as he takes a certain fancy to Elena. On a separate note, why is Elena always the target? We’re starting to realize why Caroline was just so happy to have attention last season, even if it was from Klaus. With Joseph Morgan’s character currently stuck inside the body of Tyler Lockwood, it’s possible that this hunter be even end up becoming the big bad for the whole season.

What do you think this photo is trying to show us? We want to hear some of your theories below! If you want to see some more scoop regarding Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev, you can do so by visiting the story over at this link.

Photo: The CW

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