The time has finally arrived for viewers of The Vampire Diaries to see Elena (Nina Dobrev) as a vampire when the hit show returns for its long-awaited season premiere.
On last season's shocking finale, Elena died in a car accident, but she wasn't really dead since she had vampire blood in her system and she was now GASP! — a vampire!
When tonight's season premiere "Growing Pains" opens, Elena wakes up and horrified to find out that she now has to go through the painful transition of being a vampire. Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) are desperate to get Elena out of this, and Damon is too upset that this even happened in the first place.
Check out the teaser video here and don't miss the premiere of The Vampire Diaries tonight at 9 p.m. on The CW.