We are less than a month away from the Oct. 11 season 4 premiere of The Vampire Diaries, and The CW has released a clip of the moment Elena learns she’s in transition to becoming a vampire. Watch it below.

What do we learn: Damon isn’t happy that Stefan followed Elena’s underwater orders to rescue Matt first in the season finale — which meant Matt lived and Elena died. And, as we all suspected, Elena hadn’t known that Meredith had used Damon’s blood to heal the head injury Elena sustained when she was kidnapped by Klaus in season 3’s penultimate episode. So Elena was prepared to die for Matt, not become a vampire.

Also, we missed those Elena Gilbert tears.

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