Late last night, the internet delivered something wonderful: The first The Vampire Diaries Season 5 promo video. Thirty seconds of Stefan (Paul Wesley) or Silas, Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder), and a mortal Katherine (Nina Dobrev). That half-minute flies by all too quickly, but we paused and rewound so we didn’t miss a second. Here’s what to expect based on the sneak peek:
0:01 — Thursday, October 3
Yay! It’s only about a month away now!
0:02 — “Hello, my shadow self.”
Yeah, yeah. We’ve seen this before.
0:03 – 0:06 — Silas locks Stefan in a safe, throws him in the quarry.
Sigh. We feel bad for Stefan and all, but six seconds of the promo is old footage? No fair.
0:07 — Shirtless kissing?
Oh, hello, sexytime.
0:08 – 0:09 — An exchange of “I love you”s.
Aw, Team Elena fans: Look how happy she is!
0:10 — “New surprises”
Is it a pony?!
0:11 — Nope, just Katherine.
And her hair is full of secrets.
0:12 — Damon looks truly disgusted.
Someone’s not happy to see his (human) ex.
0:13 – 0:14 — Jeremy gets in a fight.
Starting the school year off right. Shouldn’t these kids know better than to provoke the living dead?
0:15 – 0:16 — Stefan or Silas hits on Katherine while she’s in the bathtub.
It has to be Silas, right? The Katlas ‘shipping has begun. (Kidding. Mostly.)
0:17 — Katherine leans forward…
Is she going in for a kiss?!
0:18 – 0:20 “This season, the rules have changed.”
We’re gonna have to learn all new rules, people.
0:21 – 0:22 — Car, meet pole.
Yeah, we have no idea who was driving or if we should be worried about them.
0:23 — Damon can’t spell doppelganger.
We don’t blame him. Hint: It’s “e” before “l.” Also, does that mean Silas’s secret is out?
0:24 – 0:30 — It’s over.
Those 30 seconds are gonna have to tide you over until October 3.