‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 4 Sneak Peek: Elena Wakes Up [Video] September 18, 2012 News, The Vampire Diaries The season four premiere of The Vampire Diaries is still a few weeks away, but The CW has offered up a sneak peek of one of the premiere’s most highly anticipated moments: Elena’s waking. Everyone’s favorite doppelganger sacrificed her own life in the finale when she and Matt went over a bridge, and she insisted Stefan rescue Matt first. What she didn’t know then was that she had Damon’s blood in her system. The clip begins with Elena getting her first taste of vampire life as she experiences some headache-inducing heightened hearing. As she rouses, she realizes that Stefan and Damon are in the room with her, and they’re not looking happy. Check out the full clip below to see how the guys break the news to Elena. Season four of The Vampire Diaries premieres Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8/7c on The CW. For a longer look at what’s coming up you can watch the season four trailer or browse the season premiere photo gallery.