TV Line has the scoop on the first episode of season 4.
* The way in which Elena remembers one of the memories Damon compelled her to forget is quite visually clever. If the intent was to catch viewers off-guard, well done!
* There is a lot of squabbling-sibling drama, and it’s not all relegated to Damon and Stefan.
* Bonnie’s a bit of a badass in the season opener. But it’ll cost her big time, in a way that’s pretty surprising.
* Let’s just say you don’t need sex to have a sexy (and somewhat disturbing) Damon-and-Elena scene.
* A tender moment between Stefan and Elena manages to thaw even Rebekah’s heart.
* Caroline and Tyler just can’t keep their clothes on.
* Elena’s failure to keep down animal blood provides for some truly gross scenes. It also makes her resort to something that doesn’t make Stefan very happy.
* Mystic Falls’ many dead friends and family – and there are oh so many! – get a sweet tribute.