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The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Promo Breakdown: Car Crashes, College, and Hot Mess Katherine

Elena is off to college in the newest promo for The Vampire Diaries Season 5, but while she’s away, human Katherine will most certainly play — with Damon, that is. But despite Damon’s soft spot for Katherine, he isn’t going to let anything ruin his relationship with Elena, even a little distance. Silas, on the other hand, is more than willing to play a few games with Katherine.

There’s so much info in this extended Season 5 promo that we feel the need to dissect it, scene-by-scene. Sound like fun? Then read on!

Elena is “giving it the old college try.” Just because you're a vampire doesn’t mean you can’t try and be normal… right? Elena and Caroline are now freshman at Whitmore College, and judging from this promo, college life is all red Solo cups and creepy bonfires in the woods. But is this before or after Elena and Caroline meet their new college bros, Aaron and Jesse?

Delena goes long distance. “So, me being here, you being there… this might actually work?” Poor Elena. She’s so hopeful that this is going to work. However, we know how Damon has a penchant for self-sabotage.

Hello, Katherine. It looks like Katherine had a rough summer, or a rather “long” one as the vampire-turned-human puts it. She’s looking a little worse for wear when she shows up to the Salvatore mansion seeking refuge. Not to mention Damon’s expression upon seeing feral Katherine is hilarious.

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Jeremy gets into a fight at school. Why is Jeremy fighting at school again? Is he being teased for faking his own death? It must be hard when everyone thinks you’re dead, and then you show up to school after three months totally alive. Poor Jer. He just can’t cut a break. Back to the stoner wall you go.

Katherine and Silas get close. We’re not sure how we feel about the potential hook-up brewing between Katherine and Silas. “Human looks better on you than I would have thought, Katherine.” Well, you should have seen her five seconds ago, Silas. She was looking like a hot mess. Well, if Stelena fans can’t have Stefan and Elena be endgame, at least their doppelgangers are hooking up, right? That sounds like a good compromise. Although, we’re a little afraid for what Silas has in store for the newbie human.

“I got this feeling that something bad is about to happen.” Oh, Elena. Have you learned nothing over the last four years? If you think something bad is about to happen, it probably is. Damon, we appreciate your optimism. That was a very good boyfriend thing to do.

Elena and Jeremy get into a car cash?! But, alas, something bad does happen. It looks like Jeremy and Elena are involved in some sort of car crash! Considering we just got Jeremy back, we don’t think he’s going back to the ghost world anytime soon.

Are you excited for Season 5, TVD fans? Watch the promo below and sound off in the comments to let us know what you’re most looking forward to this season.

Catch the Season 5 premiere of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Crystal Bell is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident fan-girl for all things Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, Game of Thrones and Once Upon a Time. She speaks fluent geek. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!