Mystic Falls is wasting no time replacing Carol Lockwood (RIP) in the Season 4 mid-season premiere, “After School Special.”

If Caroline thought having her mom as the town sheriff was bad, just wait until Bonnie learns that her newly-returned papa will be stepping in as Interim Mayor. Rudy Owens (portrayed by Supernatural’s Rick Worthy) breezes back into town, and you’d better believe he’s there to protect his daughter from the dangers that be (not that Bonnie’s all too thrilled about it).

Meanwhile, Klaus is dealing with his own family reunion, as Rebekah’s back in action and looking to take some serious revenge. When she pushes Stefan, Elena, and Caroline for info on the cure, Elena reveals a shocking piece of information.

But Rebekah’s not the only one causing Klaus to toss and turn during the night. When Damon and Matt’s efforts to boost Jeremy’s vamp-hunting skills don’t go as planned, the OV steps in to speed up the process.

Later, Tyler finds himself in a wee bit of trouble but of course, everyone’s favorite blonde vamp (not you, Rebekah), is there to lend a helping hand.


Read the full synopsis below:


Thursday, January 17

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
After School Special”
REBEKAH IS BACK WITH A VENGEANCE — Appearing unexpectedly at Mystic Falls High, Rebekah (Claire Holt) wastes no time trying to force Stefan (Paul Wesley), Elena (Nina Dobrev), and Caroline (Candice Accola) to answer her questions about the search for a cure, leading to a bombshell piece of information from Elena. When Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) father, Rudy Owens (guest star Rick Worthy of Supernatural), accepts the role of Interim Mayor, he makes it a priority to protect his daughter, who isn’t at all comfortable with the role he suddenly wants to play in her life. Professor Shane (guest star David Alpay) continues to encourage Bonnie to believe in her powers, but he soon finds himself in danger when he reveals too much to the wrong person. Later, Caroline does her best to comfort Tyler (Michael Trevino) after a violent confrontation. Meanwhile, at the lake house, Damon and Matt (Zach Roerig) train Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to try to raise his game as a hunter, but Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is impatient with their progress and intervenes to speed up the process. David Von Ancken directed the episode written by Brett Matthews (#410).