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The Vampire Diaries: Season 4 (2012-2013)





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Air date: Oct 11, 2012
Air date: Oct 18, 2012
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Air date: Nov 1, 2012
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Air date: Nov 15, 2012
Air date: Nov 29, 2012
Air date: Dec 6, 2012
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Air date: Jan 17, 2013
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The CW's #1 show returns for another explosive season -- and you won't want to miss a minute. Featuring a hot ensemble cast, the fourth season starts off with everything in transition. Elena faces her worst nightmare as she awakens from her deadly accident to find she must now endure the terrifying change of becoming a vampire -- or face certain death. Stefan and Damon are torn even further apart over how to help Elena adjust to a life she never wanted, and everyone must cope with the chaos … More

Genre: Drama
Network: CW
Premiere Date: Oct 11, 2012
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Nina Dobrev
as Elena Gilbert/Kather...
Paul Wesley (II)
as Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder
as Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen
as Jeremy Gilbert
Kat Graham
as Bonnie
Claire Holt
as Rebekah
Madeline Zima
as Charlotte
Marguerite MacIntyre
as Sheriff Forbes
Todd Williams
as Connor Jordan
Rick Worthy
as Rudy Owens
Alyssa Diaz
as Kimberly
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Critic Reviews for The Vampire Diaries: Season 4

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

The season four finale of The Vampire Diaries was an emotion packed forty-two minutes that gave us the closure we were desperately seeking

Full Review… | September 21, 2013
We Got This Covered

The first two episodes feel like the rebirth of a recharged series, with Dobrev taking the reins with gusto as she emotes, suffers, hungers and satiates her bloodlust in various surprising ways.

Full Review… | October 19, 2012
TV Guide

I like that Jeremy's still so anti-vampire.

Full Review… | October 19, 2012
IGN Movies

Fans will be happy - maybe.

Full Review… | October 19, 2012
Top Critic

Realistically, there's only so long so many supernaturals could reside in one place in secret.

Full Review… | October 11, 2012
TV Fanatic

The best thing about this episode for me was the juxtaposition between Stefan and Damon's characters and how delicately balanced it was despite the high stakes.

Full Review… | October 11, 2012
AV Club
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Audience Reviews for The Vampire Diaries: Season 4

Everything changes in Season 4 of The Vampire Diaries as Elena finds her mortal life ripped away from her when she becomes a vampire. It's an electrifying season of twists and turns that takes the audience on an exciting journey. The season begins with Elena struggling to keep her humanity as a newly turned vampire, but she finds her old life slipping away; meanwhile Klaus reveals the existence of a vampire cure, which begins a race between the Salvatores and the Origins to find it (though each character has a different reason for wanting it). The characters are used quite well, and the story arcs do an impressive job at exploring new facets of their personalities. Nina Dobrev in particular does an especially good job, as she's called on to take her character to places she's never had to before. Yet there are a few misfires with a couple of plots that don't work out, but overall the tension and suspense gradually builds throughout the season. In more ways than one The Vampire Diaries: Season 4 is a game changer that allows the series to explore new territory and move in a new direction.

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