Caution! Spoilers for Season 4 ahead!

Let’s get down to brass tacks: Elena (Nina Dobrev) is now just as deadly as her two vampire suitors. And there could be trouble for humans as well as zebras when Season 4 of The Vampire Diaries returns. 

In fact, there might be murder afoot! According to E! Online, “One of the hottest TV actresses around (on a popular, well-rated show) is taking a seriously dark turn this season, and I'm told this good girl is going bad. Real bad. So much so that according to sources, she will kill a notable character — a living, breathing human being in her hometown, sometime in the first half of the season! And it is no accident.” 

Okay, this isn’t necessarily about Elena, but there’s a pretty good chance. Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) pushing Elena to get her first kill over with, while TV Guide reports Matt (Zach Roerig) is offering to be her human blood bag. If Elena can’t get a handle on her predatory instincts, everyone’s favorite almost-orphan could find himself in serious need of health insurance! 

Add to that the report that a “pivotal-ish death” will occur during November sweeps, and we’re thinking Elena is our murderess! Now that we’ve (probably) solved that crime, we’ll have to deduce who her victim is...

Sources: E! OnlineTV Guide

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