There are a lot of reasons we think Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) will have a hard time in Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries. Even if she manages to compel her way into college, she barely attended class in her last two years of high school. Her ex-boyfriend is being impersonated by an evil witch/vampire hybrid. Her best friend is a ghost. But in a recent interview with TV Guide, Julie Plec piled more problems on the newbie vamp’s shoulds.
According to Julie, one of Elena’s biggest issues will be “protecting her secret. In Mystic Falls we've seen it's hard enough to keep your secret of who you are and what you are and now she's going out into a whole new location and a new life and living a double life as a human student and a secret vampire. There are going to be some struggles attached to that.”
We wonder if Whitmore — the college we assume most of the university-bound inhabitants of Mystic Falls are attending — will be as oblivious as the vampires’ hometown. Either way, we can’t wait to meet some new, clueless humans. Maybe Katherine (Nina Dobrev) could make a few friends!