‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 4 spoilers: What comes next for the cure?

Nina DobrevAre the characters on “The Vampire Diaries” (at least the ones with fangs) really going to find a way to cure the curse that has been put upon them? Believe it or not, but they are actually going to be coming closer than ever when the show picks up season 4 again on January 17.

Of course, in order to find the cure there are still a number of other steps that need to be taken, with the principal of which being the characters having to find a way to uncover the site of Silas’ imprisonment. It is only then that they can devise a way (with the help of one Professor Shane) to reverse the effects of an ailment that was first created by the first immortal man himself.

Luckily, we do know now that the writers are not going to be wasting much time in going down this road when the show does return. Speaking to TV Guide, executive producer Julie Placed promises that there is still a lot to learn moving forward when it comes to both Silas and Shane:

“When we get back there’s a run of five episodes that is our Silas chapter and it brings everything to a head as far as those things are concerned.”

So what is Shane’s real motivation in doing all of this? We know that he still is holding on to some sort ulterior motive that he is keeping from the vampires, and it could be some interesting ties that he has to Silas himself. No matter what, though, the good news is that we will be learning something fairly soon.

Do you think that we could really see Elena cured by the end of “The Vampire Diaries” season 4? Be sure to share your thoughts below, and you can watch a preview for the show’s return over at the link here.

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