New Vampire Diaries Promo: Elena Needs To Settle Down And Become A Vampire Already

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Since the premiere of The Vampire Diaries, or actually, since we first read L.J. Smith’s novels, we’ve been dying for two things: For Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder to come public with their sexy love, and for Elena to become a vampire. Wish #1 came true last year, and it looks almost certain that #2 would be coming to pass when the show returns for season four on October 11. But it seems like Nina/Elena never wanted these things to be inevitable.

First, we have Nina, who graces the cover of Seventeen this month and fully laughs at her past rules against dating a co-star. “The first time I was on the cover of Seventeen, the cover line said, ‘Nina: Why she wouldn’t date any of her co-stars.’ And then cut to two years later … it’s funny that I said that, but you know what? It was honestly what I believed at the time. I didn’t want to be dating one of my co-stars — my goal on the show was to be professional. But sometimes you can’t help who you have a connection with, and you can only fight it for so long — which I did for a really, really long time.”

Nina Dobrev in Seventeen

This girl must be stronger than we ever thought, just to consider fighting her “connection” to Ian.

And then we get to Elena’s vampire conversion — which readers know happens way early in the books (and then unhappens, sort of). In the season three finale, we saw the unlucky doppelganger sacrifice herself for Matt after their car crash and drown beneath the same bridge that took her parents’ lives. And then come back to life thanks to the vampire blood Meredith gave her. So now she’s a vampire, right? That’s why she, Ian and Paul Wesley were having those adorable conversations about vampire sex at Comic-Con, no? But in the above preview of the season premiere, it looks like Elena, Stefan and Bonnie are trying to find some kind of loophole so she won’t have to become a vampire.

What? Why?!? Sorry, but we’re with Bella Cullen on this one — you need to embrace this vampire ish right now, because those of us who live in reality are very eager to live vicariously through your superhuman eyes.

[Photo: Seventeen]

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