There are a lot of venue changes in the promo video for Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 10, “After School Special” and some familiar faces. It’s a lot to process, but don’t worry. We parse through the details in this promo analysis, though we can’t contain our disappointment that a certain person is missing from the melee.
0:01 Thursday, January 17
Don’t try to distract us from that giant fireball by informing us Vampire Diaries is on hiatus until January 17, promo. What the heck is that fireball? Were the Mayans right?
0:02 We’ll Always Have Bourbon Street
Someone’s been hitting the sauce.
0:03 Oh, it’s Tyler.
Well, if anyone has an excuse...
0:04 Calling from beyond the grave.
Never, ever pick up the phone when the caller is supposed to be dead.
0:06 Bruised Bex?
Vamps, especially Originals, heal up right quick. Is that just a shadow, or has someone done permanent damage to Rebekah’s face?
0:07 The Originals Are Back
All of them? ‘Cause there are a lot.
0:08 Klaus visits the Gilbert lake house
Lovely day for a visit. We assume there’s nothing sinister about it at all.
0:10 Super spar
Who’s that Jeremy is fighting with? It better not be Matt. Pick on someone your own supernatural size!
0:14 Klaus suddenly isn’t a Death Eater
The OV is no longer a fan of Jeremy’s dark mark.
0:15 Donde esta la biblioteca?
The kids decide it might be time for some book learnin’. Just kidding. They’re just there to fight.
0:16 And they’re off.
This episode is supposed to be like The Breakfast Club, though we doubt they’re running from the assistant principal.
Baby Original is back.
0:18 Flirty eyes
Is Bonnie giving Kol a come-hither look?
Stefan and Elena hash out their issues. This could take a while.
0:20 Dunk tank
It looks like someone doesn’t approve of Shane’s teaching methods. Right? That’s Shane, right? It’s all happening so fast! Carol Lockwood flashbacks. Eek!
0:23 Jeremy’s in charge
Always trust a guy who looks this good in a tank top. That’s just good advice.
0:31 Um, excuse us?
Where’s Elijah. We were told the Originals are back, and it’s just not the same without him.