Now that Elena will transition, how soon before memories she was compelled to forget come back on The Vampire Diaries? — Maxine
NATALIE: We all love a good flashback and fortunately for Delena fans, in the premiere episode Elena will remember a very important moment from Season 2: when Damon told her he loved her. But unlike past flashbacks we’ve seen, Elena doesn’t realize right away that she’s watching a memory from the past rather than experiencing a moment in the present.
The Vampire Diaries Elena Gilbert is about to go through some major changes, so it only makes sense that Season 4 premiere will be titled “Growing Pains,” TVGuide.com has learned.
When the CW series picks up, Elena (Nina Dobrev) will begin to transition into a vampire, during which she will no doubt endure both physical and emotional changes. And even though she chose Stefan (Paul Wesley) over Damon (Ian Somerhalder), once memories from previous compulsion flood back, she’ll have even more to be confused about.
“Growing Pains” may also refer to the fact that our Mystic Falls gang is heading into their senior year. Although they’ve seen more death, devastation and destruction that most in their 18 years, they’re still plenty of “normal” high school struggles to go through as they reach a big milestone in their lives.
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In addition to new girl April, played by Nine Lives of Chloe King alum Grace Phipps, another female will be joining the CW hit in season four on a recurring basis: Hayley, who is described as gorgeous and sexy, nurturing and tough, but also protective. She’ll share some kind of history with Tyler. Vague enough for ya?
Hayley is a friend of Tyler's and helped him break his sire bond. She didn't know he was still alive or wealthy, though, and only found out recently that Klaus hadn't killed Tyler (one of Klaus' hybrids told Hayley he was going to meet up with someone named Tyler) so she shows up at the Lockwood mansion.
Nieuw character: April
Rumors are true! A feisty 19-year-old named Hayley is entering the fold in Episode 3, and she may have some history with Tyler. Like most women who arrive in Mystic Falls, she's "wildly sexy" -- but she's definitely got a tough, intimidating side. Don't believe all the rumors, though. There's already been some false info printed about Hayley. She's got some surprises up her sleeve.
Nine Lives of Chloe King actress Grace Phipps has landed the recurring role of 16-year-old April, described as “a natural beauty with a bit of an edge.” April has just returned from private school after the death of her father. She has some history with Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Elena (Nina Dobrev), and Elena hopes to protect her from the many secrets the town holds. April will make her first appearance in the second episode next season.
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Matt Donovan fans, you may want to avert your eyes: "Matt's going to have a tough year. I'm not kidding you, Matt's going to have a really tough year. I feel bad for Matt," Ian Somerhalder warns of Damon's feelings toward Mystic Falls' No. 1 quarterback/busboy after learning that Stefan chose to save him over Elena.
Even though Elena chose Stefan in The Vampire Diaries finale, does Damon stand a chance next season? —Jenna
NATALIE: Lest we forget, Damon compelled Elena to forget key moments, including the fact that he was the first Salvatore brother she met. Unfortunately, this revelation won't suddenly make her change her mind, executive producer Julie Plec says, noting that Damon will be on the outs with both Elena and Stefan in the premiere. "He's actually feeling alone and how he starts to fill that void will be part of his journey as we go forward this season," Plec says. "He needs a new drinking buddy."