“The Vampire Diaries” season 4 continues on the CW 11 in Queens next Thursday with episode 3, “The Rager,” and on Thursday, the Canadian promo was released teasing what’s coming up when Matt (Zach Roerig) comes face to face with the new vampire hunter in town, Connor (Todd Williams). Also on Thursday, Entertainment Weekly dropped some teasers about what’s coming up in “The Rager”
“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.”
Executive producer Julie Plec told Entertainment Weekly, “I will say this season that we blow a lot f s— up, and episode 3 is no exception to that.” With Connor on the hunt and Damon and Klaus actually working together to question the vampire hunter, what else would you expect?
The new “Vampire Diaries” preview (which you can watch here) shows Stefan doing some spying as Connor telling Jeremy he’ll train him if he finds him a vampire. The extended promo out does show Stefan warning Jeremy to stay away from Connor; will he listen to the vampire? Considering his sister is now a vampire, why would Jeremy side with the hunter? So far we’ve seen the damage Connor can do (and it’s a good thing Tyler’s a hybrid and not a vampire, otherwise he wouldn’t have lived past “Memorial”). Of course Jeremy’s on his radar after he commented on his ink, the design of which shows up in multiple place as you can read in this “Memorial” review. Things aren’t going to end well with this hunter in town, but will everyone survive?
Connor also will confront Matt and force him to give up a vampire in town—and Matt does: Rebekah (Claire Holt). We’re not at all surprised by that; after all, Rebekah is the one responsible for Elena being a vampire and Matt nearly dying (and feeling all that guilt now). After what Rebekah did, she really needs to be careful. She may be an Original, but they still don’t know what tricks Connor has up his sleeve. With one of the photos showing Matt and Rebekah together, is he going to tell her he gave her up to Connor? Will that be what gets Klaus on board with working with Damon to question Connor? Klaus may have rejected Rebekah at the end of “Growing Pains,” for which you can read a review here, but that doesn’t mean he won’t step in when it comes to someone threatening his family. After all, a vampire hunter is a serious threat; he may be mad at Rebekah, but that doesn’t mean he wants to see her dead, does it?
“The Vampire Diaries” season 4 continues Thursdays at 8 p.m. on CW 11 in Queens. What do you think of the latest episodic preview?
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