‘The Vampire Diaries’ 4.03 Preview: The Hunter Becomes the Hunted

by Anna Howell

Mystic Falls has a new hunter, Connor (Todd Williams), who is set to shake things up when he forces Matt to reveal his vampire buddy in the next episode of “The Vampire Diaries“.

Desperate to uncover the secrets of Mystic Falls, Connor will try to convince Jeremy to work with him, but Stefan warns him to think better of it!

Meanwhile, Damon, declares that he’s going to find the hunter and eat him, and with a little help from Dr Fell’ and Klaus, manages to back Connor into a corner, however the confrontation takes a sinister turn for the worse.

Elsewhere, where she is trying to keep her new life as normal as possible, Elena is adamant that she will continue her senior year at Mystic Falls High, but needs support from Matt and Caroline. When Rebekah’s arrives at school it raises issues with Elena, in particular controlling her anger, as she realises that confronting Rebekah can be extremely dangerous. Later, feeling vulnerable and alone Rebekah reaches out to April (Grace Phillips).

Stefan turns to a sympathetic Caroline for advice regarding his concerns for Elena, as well as his own built up emotions. Meanwhile, Tyler gets an unexpected visit from Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), a werewolf who helped him through breaking his sire-bond to Klaus.
“The Rager” will air Thursday, October 25 at 8/7c on The CW. Executive producer Julie Plec said viewers would find out the meaning of Connor’s arm tattoo, which was visible to Jeremy but not to Matt, “by the end of episode 4.”

As for a scene which saw Elena feeding on Damon’s blood in the latest episode, Plec said that “it’s a very intimate exchange of bodily fluids.” Equating it with “vampire naked cuddling,” she said it had no effect, but it meant something to Damon.