"The Vampire Diaries" fans might not want to miss every single episode of season 4 because there will be some first-time moments for Elena. Beside trying on her new power as a vampire, the Mystic Falls beauty will engage in her "first hot vampire sex" early in the season, so executive producer Julie Plec spills.
Nina Dobrev chimes in on her character's sexy act, "It's like she's going through puberty and vampire sex is going to feel like her first time." While keeping the identity of Elena's male partner a secret, Plec hints at the possible lucky guy, "Elena saved Matt's life, so he's going to end up paying it forward in a very peculiar way."
Dishing on another raunchy scene in the upcoming season, Michael Trevino reveals there will be a "big, spontaneous, explosion of joy with some kissing" when Caroline first meets Taylor again, after she thought he died. "Shirts are flying off in our first episode back," the actor goes on teasing.
Meanwhile, Jeremy may get a new love interest with the arrival of new character April, who will be portrayed by Grace Phipps, in the second episode. The twosome have known each other since they were younger and Steven R. McQueen says, "It will be interesting to see where they go with that... But he and Bonnie still have some unfinished business."
The new season will also explore more of the Original family and flash back 900 years to give a look at Rebekah's past. On Damon's new drinking companion after Alaric died in the season 3 finale, Ian Somerhalder shares, "I think Tyler is up to the challenge of picking up at the bar where Alaric left off. Enemies will become allies."
"Vampire Diaries" season 4 will premiere Thursday, October 11 at 8 P.M. on The CW. It will see Elena adjusting to her new life as a vampire. "She's going to be grieving her life... She's going to be devastated," Dobrev once said of her alter ego.