In the grand tradition of past TV show weekly discusison threads at ye old Shaken & Stirred (Gilmore Gossip Circle, R.I.P.), I'm inaugurating one for Vampire Diaries talk… assuming y'all, you know, bite (so, so sorry).
Tonight's season opener capsule description is:
The Return. Elena returns home and is horrified to learn what has happened to Jeremy and Uncle John. Bonnie, Matt, and Damon wait at the hospital with Sheriff Forbes, who is anxious to hear whether Caroline will survive the car accident. Elena and Damon share a confusing conversation about the evening's events, and Damon realizes that Katherine has returned. He and Stefan set out to learn why Katherine came back and whether she poses a threat to Mystic Falls. Tyler's uncle, Mason, arrives to console his family members, who are still grieving after the mayor's death. J. Miller Tobin directed the episode written by Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec.
Even The Atlantic says this show is classy. (Or highly addictive and enjoyable, at least.)