‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 4 spoilers: Want more Caroline and Tyler?

The season premiere of “The Vampire Diaries” is four weeks away, and some of the new photos below do give us a far greater understanding as to why the premiere episode is going to be titled “Growing Pains”; after all, a number of these key characters in Mystic Falls are going to be going through quite an adjustment period following everything that has happened to them.

For Caroline and Tyler, the photos show almost immediately that these characters are going to be enjoying the thrills that come with being in love … and Michael Trevino even gets shirtless over it! The problem? That this Tyler is not really Tyler, but really Klaus acting out on some sort of demented fantasy while he is trapped inside the guy’s body. We don’t really know too much about what is going to happen here just yet, but it’s pretty likely that it is not going to end well for Candice Accola’s character.

On a different note, we see more of Nina Dobrev’s Elena locked up during this episode, as Bonnie (Kat Graham), Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), and Stefan (Paul Wesley) try and do just about everything that they can to transform her back into a human rather than having her live out her days as a vampire. The problem with doing this? It looks to take some sort of toll on our resident witch.

All of this really does pale in comparison to what is at the moment the biggest shocker of all with this episode: a shot of Rebekah (Claire Holt) with blood all over her shirt. Was she just feeding on someone, or is something different going on here? Based on the fact that she is in many ways responsible for what happened to Elena, we expect this to be a rather tough year for her.

What do you think about these photos? If you want more of this very thing, you can check out promotional stills for the season over here.

Photo: The CW

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