The Vampire Diaries 401 - Nina Dobrev and Kat Graham
The Vampire Diaries 401 "Growing Pains"- Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) ©2012 The CW Network

In Vampire Diaries 401, Elena (Nina Dobrev) awakens on the morning after an accident to find the thing she dreaded most has come true…

Elena has died with vampire blood in her system! Check out the official information on the episode, airdates and gallery.

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 1 airs this week with the UK airdate just a few days later. First transmission is on Thursday October 11, 2012 in US on The CW Television Network. The UK transmission is on Monday October 15, 2012, 2012 on ITV 2.

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The Vampire Diaries 401 – Official info

The Vampire Diaries 401 - Candice Accola and Michael Trevino
Caroline (Candice Accola) and Tyler/Klaus (Michael Trevino) ©2012 The CW Network

Season 4: “Growing Pains” Elena’s worst nightmare

Elena (Nina Dobrev) awakens on the morning after the accident to find the thing she dreaded most has come true. She died with vampire blood in her system. She now must go through the terrible transition to become a vampire…or face certain death.

Stefan (Paul Wesley) promises Elena that he and Bonnie (Kat Graham) will exhaust every possible way out of the situation. But Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is furious with his brother for letting Elena die in the first place.

Bonnie pays a terrible price for her attempt to change Elena’s fate, while Damon takes out his frustration and rage on Matt (Zach Roerig). In a rare moment of empathy, Rebekah (guest star Claire Holt) is deeply touched by Stefan and Elena’s devotion to one another.

Finally, Pastor Young (guest star Michael Reilly Burke) and the Town Council members begin rounding up the vampires and their supporters, leading to an unexpected tragedy.

Steven R McQueen, Candice Accola, Michael Trevino and Joseph Morgan also star. Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Caroline Dries (#401).

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online