‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 4 spoilers: News on Phoebe Tonkin, Paul Wesley

When it comes to giving ridiculously long episode synopses, you have to give the award to The CW for the doozy of a description that they just handed out for the third episode of “The Vampire Diaries” this coming season. The crazy thing about it? It really still does not give too much away about what are going to see in the first two episodes that we don’t already know. The only thing that you could consider a “spoiler”? That it sounds like Elena is probably still a vampire, despite the best attempts of Stefan during the season premiere to turn her back into a human.

This particular episode (which is hilariously titled “The Rager”) is going to once again feature Paul Wesley’s character front and center, but there is one major difference between this episode and the premiere: on this occasion, he is going to be spending his time with a different vampire:

“Connor (guest star Todd Williams) continues his search to uncover the secrets of Mystic Falls and tries to convince Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to work with him. With Dr. Fell’s (guest star Torrey DeVitto) help, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) question Connor, but the confrontation takes a lethal turn. Trying to keep her new life as normal as possible, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is determined to continue her senior year at Mystic Falls High with support from Matt (Zach Roerig) and Caroline (Candice Accola). Rebekah’s (Claire Holt) arrival at school makes it difficult for Elena to control her anger, but she learns that confronting Rebekah can be extremely dangerous. Later, Rebekah realizes how alone she is, and reaches out to April (guest star Grace Phillips). Stefan (Paul Wesley) takes Elena on a thrilling motorcycle ride in an effort to show her that life can still be fun. Tyler (Michael Trevino) gets a surprise visit from Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin, “The Secret Circle”), a werewolf who helped him through the ordeal of breaking his sire-bond to Klaus. Concerned about Elena, as well as his own emotions, Stefan turns to a sympathetic Caroline for advice.”

It is also exciting to know for sure that this episode is going to mark the official debut of Tonkin on the show, which is really the only sort of solace that we can give fans of “The Secret Circle” at the moment following its abrupt cancellation at the end of last year. We do at least like the fact that Tyler is going to have plenty to do this season beyond just having Klaus stuck in his body.

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