Summer vacation didn’t last long for The Vampire Diaries writers. They’ve been back at work a while now, getting the story down for the first few episodes of TVD’s Season 5.

Creator Kevin Williamson — who’s since left for Fox’s The Following — still keeps up with The CW show, and he tweeted that he’d finished the script for Season 5, Episode 1. “Hey guys, guess what fifth season opener I just read?  So awesome. Kudos to the brilliant @carolinedries,” he wrote.

Producer Caroline Dries is stepping in to take over the majority of the Vampire Diaries day-to-day duties as executive producer Julie Plec divides her time between TVD and its spin-off The Originals. Don’t ask us when she’ll sleep!

Julie tweeted that she’s equally impressed with what’s taking shape for Season 5. She tweeted, “Work status update: Eps 1 of TVD and TTP are brilliant, thanks to @carolinedries, @GBerlanti and team Klemmer/Rake.” TTP stands for The Tomorrow People, the other show she’s helping to bring to The CW in the fall.

We can only imagine what the Season 5 opener will bring, but we imagine it’s lots of sinister Silas pretending to be Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola) freaking out over how to decorate her dorm room.

Source: Kevin Williamson’s Twitter, Julie Plec’s Twitter