The Vampire Diaries Season 5 got off to a running start with a fast-paced premiere that set up Elena's upcoming internal struggle with Stefan's torturous summer. Meanwhile Damon strives to keep everything in Mystic Falls under control, Bonnie refuses to reveal her death and, most of all, Silas sets off on his incredibly villainous path of destruction while trying to track down Katherine and her now-cure-laced human blood.
Read on to find out what happens when the summer ends and the death, destruction and drama that was on hold picks up again.
The Vampire Diaries' Caroline Forbes may have resisted Klaus' temptations, but can she resist the lure of college boys?
"We will see other male characters in the series that will be in college and that are good looking. So, there's definitely opportunity for temptation or flirting or whatever young freshman in college do," Candice Accola tells TVGuide.com in the video below. "But Caroline is still holding onto her relationship with Tyler."
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When we last saw Caroline, she had graduated high school with her best friends by her side. But the one person missing? Her love Tyler (Michael Trevino). After a brief visit to surprise Caroline for prom, Tyler left town to avoid the threat of his enemy Klaus (Joseph Morgan). But on his way out of Mystic Falls, Klaus told Caroline, "Tyler is now free to return to Mystic Falls. He's your first love. I intend to be your last — however long it takes."
So why is Tyler still absent when the CW series returns? And when they do eventually reunite, will their love remain?
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The Vampire Diaries is heading into one fiery season.
In our exclusive first look at the Season 5 poster, the core cast is in stark black while Elena (Nina Dobrev) stands out in her sexy red, see-through skirt. "Blood lines are torched. Battle lines are drawn," the tagline reads.
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The Vampire Diaries took doppelgangers to a new level in the Season 4 finale when Silas finally revealed his true face, showing Stefan (Paul Wesley) that he is, in fact, a doppelganger before tossing him into a lake inside a safe.
What will happen to Mystic Falls with a new big bad running around? Executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries were joined by the cast on Saturday during Comic-Con to give fans the lowdown on the new season....
Stefan is Silas' doppelganger? Katherine is now human? Bonnie is really dead? These are some of the questions we were asking ourselves at the end of The Vampire Diaries Season 4 finale.