The Vampire Diaries Season 4 to Center Around Mysterious "Arc of Evil"

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Has the excitement of Phoebe Tonkin joining The Vampire Diaries worn off at all yet? No?

You may continue celebrating, but do so with this warning: things are about to turn awfully dark in Mystic Falls.

That's what producer Julie Plec teased during an interview at this month's CBS Television Critics Association All-Star Party, cryptically saying of early episodes:

There is an overreaching arc of evil, and this year, we're doing something a little different in that we don't know or say who that is right away. The mystery is who is this evil because clearly it's something or somebody, and we don't know who it is. And so that's a question we'll be asking a lot in the first few episodes as we build up to our first... reveal of the season's bad guy.

We presume Plec is referring to the vampire hunter to be portrayed by Todd Williams. But it sounds like there will be a lot going on outside of this one new Mystic Fall resident, doesn't there?

Ponder the possibilities now and head over to Wetpaint to read the full interview with Plec.

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Been there done that. Try something new Julie Plec.

Kitanishi h mcdonald

oh wow that sounds awesome, someone is killing people and we do not know who and it could be anyone but....wait a sec, why does this shit sound familiar? Oh right, they already tried this last season and failed miserably at it. Also "evil"? Sorry, show, you have yet to display any capabilities of writing evil villains or anything of that sort since every character you introduced so far turned into a wussy.

Charmed jenna

It does seem as though this season has a clearer vision of where it's going to. Hopefully they can recapture the TVD spirit of the start of s3. As long as JP doesn't fall for too many more actors, I think the episodes could be quite steady. My only wish is less triangle drama, of all kinds. At this point I'd rather watch Matt's day to day life than any more of the triangles.


It's sounds like the murder mystery story arc last season! How is a mysterious evil any different? This evil will be lost in the back ground between all the love triangles, octagons and squares. Lol


Nobody is evil in Mystic Falls just a person with daddy problems.


Vampire Diaries Quotes

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.