The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Scoop: New Villain Ahead!

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We aren't yet done with season three - check out photos of Mystic Falls residents roaring back to the 1920s now, along with the official synopsis for "Before Sunset" - but Vampire Diaries producer Julie Plec is already looking ahead to season four.

At last night's Warner Bros. TV's "Television: Outside the Box" event at the Paley Center in Los Angeles, Plec said she and her writing team have been focusing on 2012-2013 for about two weeks and...

"We've got a lot going on, a lot of really amazing character moves, great romance, a new mystery, a new villain and I'm really excited about it."

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Plec added that the "challenge" ahead of the staff is to find a villain even scarier than Klaus, although she would not reveal to The Hollywood Reporter whether or not Klaus will actually be around to meet this newcomer.

What can viewers expect to close out season three?

A lot of "wooden stake shenanigans," Plec teased, as well as a resolution to a certain love triangle, as the finale will address "the ultimate question of Elena's choice" between Stefan and Damon.

We might as well ask in that case: Which Salvatore should Elena choose?

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They want to find a villian even more scarier than klaus, I think that means that klaus will survive the season finale. Because otherwise they can just come with an old creepy vampire who's very old en strong, but not stronger than klaus. But they can't bc klaus would kill him/her easily if he/she is a treat for elena, so they need someone more scarier. As for elena, she should choose neither and I think she's going to do that. Julie always wants progression for characters so elena won't choose stefan again, bc that also would be sort of the end for delena. And she wont choose damon because its too soon, the writers wont do that (too bad). So she decides she cant choose between brothers so she wants them aa friends etc.

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Lol, I find it dunny how most of us are so over this love triangle, yet most of us still comment on it. It seems we're all still pretty invested. As for the new villian, I welcome him/her/it with open arms. I may be in the minority here, but I want Klaus to die and leave the show at the end of the season. No villian has ever really died on TVD, yet alot of other guest stars have, which is just wrong, why does the real villian get a chance to even think of redeeming himself? Although I've had a sinking suspicion all season that his gonna join the gang. Unlike Luis I wont give up on the show, but I will be super disappointed, even though I know he's not dying.


The new villain will be Tatia? Hmmm. Just a wild guess.


I feel you Ambrose! That's where I am with this upcoming decision of Elena's. Damon and Elena have too much Chemistry for the writers to ignore that. If she goes back with Stephan, I'm done as well!


Elena should choose Klaus. Would actually solve a lot of problems for everyone now that I think of it. (She´d be save and alive and human giving blood out of love to the poor family-forsaken hybrid that just seeks for approval to create his own family, caroline would be rid of her stalker bonnie would not be having the position of feeling the consequences of saving elena and the salvatores would not be stuck in that rabbithole anymore. oh yeah and jeremy would be way beyond save.)
Damn I just gave the perfect happy end to TVD. Anyways I thought the only scarier villain than klaus was his father. but they were so lame and let him die. That mikel was so creepy, I can´t imagine they´d find anyone better.


Though I want her to pick STEFAN, I have a feeling she is going to choose neither because she does not know how she feels.


On second thought..... Elena needs to ignore both Damon and Stefan and have a fling with Elijah!!!


LMAO New Villain this show is such a joke . if the writers are thinking on keeping klaus around , as the good guy that is gonna help the group and 'redeem himself' , im done with this show .


Forget Elena!! What about Caroline and Klaus!!! Caroline needs to go bad bad girl and have a fling with Klaus!!!


" Plec added that the "challenge" ahead of the staff is to find a villain even scarier than Klaus" Well that should be easy.The Klaus project has been an epic fail this season,and I hope he dies this season or at the very least early next season.....Like I said before,The Zombies on THE WALKING DEAD pose as a better threat than Klaus at this point.

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You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.


Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.