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If you’ve been waiting for The Vampire Diaries to get old timey again, you’ll be happy to know it will happen relatively quickly in Season 4. According to TV Line, TV Guide, Spoiler TV, and TV Addict things will get hot in the 1100s for Rebekah (Claire Holt) — but not in a sexy, fun way.

In the Mystic Falls town square, a couple of vampires will be burned at the stake. A 12th-century vamp hunter is featured in the episode, and he could very well be responsible for their deaths. The flashback will also reveal a “big secret that will change the course of the season for everybody,” Julie Plec tells TV Line. Since a modern-day hunter (Todd Williams) is due in Mystic Falls, there could be repercussions from the vampire killer from hundreds of years ago in the present.

Or it might just have something to do with the fact that Rebekah is trying to repent for her sins. Trying to get Matt’s (Zach Roerig) attention after she ran him off the road won’t be easy, but Julie tells The Hollywood Reporter that Bex “is still harboring her secret fling for Matt — and it isn’t so secret anymore.” A simple apology doesn’t work on him, so “If she’s ever going to get any attention with Matt, she’s going to have to change her behavior and go about it a different way,” says Julie.

Maybe telling him a story involving flashbacks to that time 900 years ago when a crazy hunter was trying to kill you is an appropriate wooing strategy?

Sources: TV Line, TV Guide, Spoiler TV, TV Addict, The Hollywood Reporter

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