Attending high school with a super power isn’t all bad. Just ask Tyler (Michael Trevino) in The Vampire Diaries “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” He’s got the nose for it.

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"Smells Like Teen Spirit"--LtoR: Nina Dobrov as Elena and Paul Wesley as Stefan on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on The CW. Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW ©2011 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved.

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The Vampire Diaries Smells Like Teen Spirit Summary – The CW

WELCOME BACK, SENIORS — On the first day of their senior year, Elena (Nina Dobrev), Caroline (Candice Accola), Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Matt (Zach Roerig) are still reeling from recent events, while Tyler (Michael Trevino) seems to be enjoying everything a little too much. Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is annoyed by a new houseguest, and everyone is surprised by the arrival of a new student in Alaric’s (Matt Davis) history class.

Matt asks Bonnie for help when he realizes he made a serious mistake. Meanwhile, Stefan (Paul Wesley) continues to carry out his latest assignment from Klaus (Joseph Morgan, who does not appear in the episode). Steven R. McQueen also stars. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Julie Plec & Caroline Dries

The Vampire Diaries Pictures – Season 3 – Smells Like Teen Spirit

Caroline and Tyler look like the perfect high school pair. He, the muscular jock and she the blonde, pretty cheerleader. Little would anyone guess that they have all sorts of vampire/werewolf craziness going on. Kids these days, you know? It’s not just hormones they have to deal with!

Meanwhile, we have pictures of Stefan getting thisclose to Elena, but we know he can’t and won’t kiss her. No matter how much he wants to, she wants him to, or the fans want it to happen. Earlier (or later) we see the pair both running the school track. It’s a great metaphor for them when you see them running side by side. They’re always both trying to keep up with the other’s life. On a timeline sort of view, Elena will never be able to be on the same level as Stefan.  It’s a good song, and I’m possibly reading too much into it. Bonus points: Elena is in better clothes than she was her “Katherine is the only one who can be sexy or wear black” banishment during season 2, even when it’s just workout gear. Thank you to  The Vampire Diaries costume designer!

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"Smells Like Teen Spirit"--LtoR: Michael Trevino as Tyler and Candice Accola as Caroline on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on The CW. Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW ©2011 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved.

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"Smells Like Teen Spirit"--LtoR: Paul Wesley as Stefan and Nina Dobrov as Elena on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on The CW. Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW ©2011 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved.

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"Smells Like Teen Spirit"--Nina Dobrov as Elena on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on The CW. Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW ©2011 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved.

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"Smells Like Teen Spirit"--LtoR: Paul Wesley as Stefan and Nina Dobrov as Elena on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on The CW. Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW ©2011 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved.

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"Smells Like Teen Spirit"--LtoR: Michael Trevino as Tyler and Candice Accola as Caroline on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on The CW. Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW ©2011 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved.

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"Smells Like Teen Spirit"--LtoR: Paul Wesley as Stefan and Nina Dobrov as Elena on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on The CW. Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW ©2011 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved.

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"Smells Like Teen Spirit"--LtoR: Paul Wesley as Stefan and Nina Dobrov as Elena on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on The CW. Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW ©2011 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved.



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