Vampire Diaries Season 5 Premiere Death: Bonnie’s Dad, Mayor Rudy Hopkins, Dies!
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Vampire Diaries Season 5 Premiere Death: Bonnie’s Dad, Mayor Rudy Hopkins, Dies!

It’s no surprise that The Vampire Diaries is a show that tends to kill off characters left and right. A prime example of that is Bonnie Bennett from the Season 4 finale. While they had already killed off Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R. McQueen), Bonnie sacrificed herself for her love. But now at least Bonnie has some family on the Other Side.

At the end of the Season 5 premiere (“I Know What You Did Last Summer”), the residents of Mystic Falls were gathered in the town square for an event and Mayor Rudy Hopkins (Bonnie’s dad) was giving a speech. All of a sudden, Silas (Paul Wesley) was up on stage spilling all his ancient warlock (sorry, Silas, that’s what you are) secrets.

What transpired was totally shocking. He grabbed Rudy and just slit his throat — all while Bonnie looked on in horror. The horrific scream that emitted from Bonnie was enough to raise every single hair on our bodies, and when she rushed onto the stage and clung tight to her dad, we were treated to some terrific acting and some very believable tears. It’s clear that Silas will stop at nothing to get ahold of Katherine (Nina Dobrev) and doesn’t mind killing anyone who gets in his way.

Were you surprised when Silas killed Bonnie’s dad? Did you see it coming at all? Hit the comments and let us know!

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!

10.3.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Carson Blackwelder
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