Well the new season begins airing tonight. I have to say this is probably the season opener I've been most looking forward to for the 2012/2013 season so far. We left off with a few major events happening. Elena finally made her choice between Stefan and Damon(at least for now) having chosen Stefan and basically saying it's because she met and fell in love with Stefan first. I honestly don't care very much about the love aspect of the show, though I did prefer her with Stefan and I also wanted her to just finally make a choice.
Alaric was turned into an ubervamp and killed..which unfortunately has us losing the character of Rick from the series. I'm sure we'll see him again eventually down the line since anything can happen on a series like this, but he's definitely not going to be a main character anymore. Alaric managed to kill Klaus before he died, but only the physical form of Klaus was only destroyed as Bonnie for some reason decided to put the mind of Klaus into the body of Tyler. Since the finale I've been trying to make sense of why Bonnie did what she did..her last words didn't sound exactly friendly. I'm thinking maybe she did it as a back up to keep Klaus alive and thus keep Stefan and Damon and Caroline alive? I know she doesn't care much about Stefan or Damon, but Stefan has saved her in the past..plus it probably had more to do with Elena then caring about them.
Which brings us to what I guess was the biggest event: Elena dies and comes back as a vampire at the very end. There are two routes they will take with this I think. Either they will find some mystical cure for her or she will indeed feed and become a full vampire. If it comes down to her feeding I can see Damon forcing her to drink human blood if she refuses. Though she seemed to of been willing to not let herself die before when she thought she might become one. I'm curious how much of the Originals we're going to see this season since I know a lot of people got fed up with them eventually in the last season. Obviously Klaus will be part of the season due to being inside Tyler..and who knows if that will get fixed early in the season or in the middle/end of the season. We have Elijah, Rebecca, and Cole left. We've seen a lot more of Elijah and Rebecca then we have of Cole so I expect it will be them we see if we see any at all. I could stand to see Elijah a *bit* this season. Though to be honest I'm going to miss Klaus..or at least Klaus as played by Joseph Morgan.