HollywoodLife.com got an early look at the ‘Vampire Diaries’ season five premiere, and we’ve got five spoilers to tide you over until it airs.
Are you ready for “The Vampire Diaries: The College Years”? An all-new season of The CW’s hottest addiction begins Oct. 3, thrusting our characters into new and uncharted territory. By doing away with the Mikaelson family — don’t worry, there’ll always be The Originals — and by giving the cast a change of scene, I think EP Julie Plec injected the show with a much-needed kick; and in typical Vampire Diaries fashion, the premiere keeps on kicking from beginning to end.
5 Spoilers From ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 5 Premiere
1. Damon & Elena: So Happy Together
I’ll get “Delena” out of the way first by confirming that everything you’ve heard about Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) is true. They had a wonderful summer together, and they’re officially boyfriend and girlfriend; they even refer to each other as such. Expect lots of skin — especially from Damon — and lots of smooth sailing for their relationship. At least on the first episode.
2. Oh, Stefan, Where Art Thou?
OK, here’s where things get interesting. I know many of you will miss Stefan — I got a lot of heat on Twitter for suggesting that you won’t — but when you see Paul Wesley in action as Silas, I think you’ll be too preoccupied by his incredible performance to pine over his “shadow self.” That said, Stefan still has plenty of screen time, both in his present-day cramped quarters and in several flashbacks that allow him to stretch his legs.
3. ‘Forwood’ Forever?
Fear not, “Forwood” fans, as Tyler (Michael Trevino) is very much a part of the season premiere. But that’s the good news. The bad news is that Caroline (Candice Accola) has a particularly emotional scene towards the end of the episode — and it might be more than just homesickness that’s bugging her.
4. Bonnie’s #GhostProblems
Being that Bonnie (Kat Graham) is virtually invisible to everyone but Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), her scenes on the premiere are understandably frustrating — especially when she goes unnoticed by her BFFs as they head off to college. It might surprise you to learn, though, that not everything Bonnie does on the first episode revolves around Jeremy. In fact, her biggest scene has nothing to do with her living flame.
5. Matt’s Surprising New Journey
Matt’s (Zach Roerig) summer with Rebekah (Claire Holt) was pretty much everything you’d expect — spoiler alert: lots of sex — but it’s what happens as a result of their summer together that will really blow your mind. Actually, it’s more likely to blow Matt‘s mind.
OK, that’s all I can say without The CW sending a Hunter to come kill me. So tell me: What are you most excited to see on the season premiere? Any hopes? Fears? Drop a comment with your thoughts below!
— Andy Swift