'Vampire Diaries': Elena Remembering Damon & More Season 4 Moments I'm Excited For

Fri, May 11, 2012 1:00pm EDT by 212 Comments

Just because we’re still recovering from the shock of last night’s season finale, that doesn’t mean we can’t already jump ahead to the fall!

Season three may not have been the most consistent in The Vampire Diaries‘ three-year run, but I think it’s safe to say the season finale was its best yet. Not only did it (temporarily) put to bed Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) internal struggle between the Salvatore brothers, but it also gave us something incredible to look forward to in season four: Elena as a vampire!

In fact, the finale gave us a LOT to look forward to next season, so allow me to break down the five pivotal plot points I can’t wait to see in the fall:

1. Elena remembering her meeting with Damon:

When you become a vampire, all compulsion wears off, which means Elena will remember that she actually met Damon (Ian Somerhalder) before she met Stefan (Paul Wesley). And considering she told Damon things might have worked out differently if she’d met him first, I could see that being a victory for Team Damon.

2. Elena adjusting to life as a vampire:

Elena has always talked about someday having a vampire-free life, but that’s going to be pretty difficult, you know, now that she’s a vampire herself! Once she gets over the self-loathing — if she ever does — it’ll be intense watching her feed and fight for the first time. I know we’ve seen Nina as Katherine, but Elena as a vampire is going to be a completely different beast. Literally.

3. Damon and Stefan fighting:

Any way you slice it, Stefan let Elena drown by saving Matt (Zach Roerig) instead of her, and that’s why she’s now a vampire. I can’t imagine Damon will be too pleased with his little brother’s decision — and I think Elena will be even less thrilled. Great, as if the Salvatores need another reason to be at each other’s throats!

4. Everyone realizing Klaus is alive:

Damon and Rebekah (Claire Holt) may have watched Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) physical body go up in flames, but as we all know, his spirit is still very much alive inside of Tyler’s (Michael Trevino) body — which, I guess, is good news for “Klaroline” shippers, as every romantic scene between Tyler and Caroline (Candice Accola) in the premiere will actually be a scene between Klaus and Caroline scene. Oh boy.

5. Finding out if Tyler survived the switch:

On the flip side of Klaus being alive, the other question on everyone’s mind is whether or not Tyler survived the body swap. Did Bonnie (Kat Graham) put Tyler’s spirit inside Klaus’ body, or are both spirits currently inside Tyler’s body, with one just waiting to be expelled? Magic is so confusing sometimes.

What are YOU most looking forward to in season four? Do you think Elena will change her mind and decide to be with Damon? Do you think Tyler will ever be Tyler again? Drop a comment with your predictions and theories for the fall!

— Andy Swift

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