‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 4 spoilers: Daniel Gillies on new ‘menace’

Just who is the latest “big bad” on “The Vampire Diaries“? Although we have heard whispers about the new vampire hunter Connor being a pretty bad dude, some new comments from Daniel Gillies suggest that there could be someone else rather sinister entering the picture … that is, unless this hunter is also immortal like we saw with Sebastian Roche’s Mikael.

Speaking to TV Guide, the man behind the greatness known as Elijah explains that we are going to see this villain during an episode that we have heard about previously, which features a flashback to a certain period of time long before the first appearance of Damon or Stefan Salvatore in the world:

“It was the 11th century … It was an episode that depicted a brand new menace on The Vampire Diaries and not just a menace to the beautiful boys and girls of Mystic Falls, but also to the Originals. A big threat.”

We have already heard that this story is going to be tied to Rebekah (Claire Holt) in some way, which leads us to suggest that this is some sort of tragic love story. Not only would this help to explain even more about why she is the character that she is, but also why there are so many divisions and conflicts even within the first family of vampires. Elijah is supposedly going to have a larger role this season, at least evidenced by the fact that he appears in some promo photos for the show.

What sort of threat do you think that the Originals could be facing this season? We want to hear some more of your thoughts with a comment in the box below!  If you want to check out some more news from Nina Dobrev about what you can expect this season, be sure and head on over to the link here.

Photo: The CW

Love TV? Be sure to like Matt & Jess on Facebook for more updates!