The Vampire Diaries always leaves us guessing, especially after that insane Season 4 finale! We have tons of questions that we hope will be answered in Season 5.

What will Jeremy’s cover story be?
JerBear (Steven R. McQueen) has an issue on his hands. His witchy ex Bonnie (Kat Graham) is dead and he’s supposed to be, too. The only problem? He’s alive and Bon-Bon asked him to cover for her before disappearing into the Other Side’s veil. How is he supposed to explain these occurrences? “Bonnie went to visit her mom”? Can you imagine Caroline’s (Candice Accola) response? Why didn’t she pack any clothes? Why don’t cellphones work there? How are we supposed to buy matching comforters for our dorm now? And as for the Jeremy-back-from-the-dead thing? Elena (Nina Dobrev) might be willing to overlook exactly how it happened and just be happy her brother’s alive again, but we can’t see, say, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) brushing it aside that easily.

Will Elena compel herself into college?
Just how long was Elena a complete, emotionless monster? She blamed her past-due college applications on her lack of humanity, but shouldn’t she have had them in months ago? Oh, well. Bottom line? She didn’t get into college the legit way. Will she use her vampire powers to compel herself a spot in Whitmore College’s freshman class? Otherwise Caroline is going to be pretty lonely come fall.

Would Katherine rather die than be human?
Katherine (Nina Dobrev) did not want to be human, but that’s just what she got. Just how badly does she want her fangs back? Without knowing the specifics of the cure, it’s hard to tell if it’s permanent — or if Kat can undergo the drink blood, die, come back, feed process all over again. Is that a risk she’s willing to take.

What brings Rebekah to New Orleans?
When last we left Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Matt (Zach Roerig), they were setting off on an around-the-world tour. Aw. We may see the pair at the beginning of Season 5, but she can’t stay in Mystic Falls forever. She’s due in New Orleans for The Originals. Does she finally realize she wants to be an aunt, or does something else draw her south?

Can Silas be defeated?
Silas is like the unkillable Klaus (Joseph Morgan) with Season 1 Bonnie’s psychic ability and Stefan’s (Paul Wesley) hair. That’s a winning combination. No, seriously. How can this guy ever die?