By Nuzhat Naoreen
October 11, 2012 at 10:34 PM EDT

So, what can you expect from the season 4 premiere of The Vampire Diaries tonight? “One giant emotional roller coaster ride,” says star Candice Accola. “Everyone’s just at their breaking point, on edge. Caroline especially.”

She’s not the only one. While Caroline tries to avoid the council, Elena attempts to deal with her transition and the arrival of a new vampire hunter. “It couldn’t be worst timing for there to be a vampire hunter in town,” says Dobrev. No kidding.

Watch the video below to see if you can pick up more hints about tonight’s episode, as well as figure out why co-star Michael Trevino describes the town council as a “cult.”

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