The Vampire Diaries Season 5: What Is the Augustine Society? Everything We Know So Far
In Season 5, Episode 6: “Handle With Care” of The Vampire Diaries, we finally got a chance to learn more about the super secret society active on the Whitmore College campus — well, we got to learn more about their sandwich bar, at least. Here’s a rundown of everything we know so far about the Augustine Society.
Elena’s dad was a member
One of the first things we learned about Augustine is that Elena’s dad, Grayson Gilbert, was a member before his death. This automatically sent up a red flag for any vampires and vampire lovers on TVD as Elena’s dad was pretty much anti-vamp.
They have super secret mixers at Whitmore House
The Augustine Society seems to have regular meetings at Whitmore House, implying that the society has been in existence for a while and has some sort of connection to the college. Was Whitmore founded as a cover for the secret society?
Who else is a member? So far, we know of both Dr. Wes Maxfield and Dianne Freeman, staff at Whitmore college who seem to have leadership roles in the society. Aaron was also present at the Whitmore House mixer, but seemed ignorant to what he was there for. Is he clueless or just a really good liar? Dr. Wes mentioned that the society is composed mostly of legacies, but if someone has a skill the society wants, they will be recruited. He falls into the latter category as he is a brilliant scientist.
They are doing research into vampire physiology
Dr. Wes is doing research on vampire physiology for the society. He turned his research assistant Jesse to use as a lab rat for said experiments. To what aim, we are not yet sure.
They have their own vampire
Elena and Caroline are first “introduced” to the society when their roomie, Megan, is murdered by a vampire and it is then covered up. Dr. Wes later explains that the Augustine Society covered it up because it was their vampire who committed the killing. Who is this mysterious vampire that seems to have his/her run of the Whitmore College campus, and why is the Augustine Society protecting him?
They are (kind of) on to Caroline and Elena
Prior to last night’s episode, the Augustine society was convinced that Caroline and Elena were vampire. Then, Katherine-posing-as-Elena walked through the Whitmore House threshold without having been invited in, convincing Dianne Freeman that Elena is not a vamp. Later in the ep, Katherine confesses the ruse to Dr. Wes in exchange for his help in diagnosing what is wrong with her, but it is unclear if he will tell the rest of the society.
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Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, November 14 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.