We know The Vampire Diaries Season 5 will jump forward to a few months after the Season 4 finale when it returns on October 3, but TVLine reports we’ll also get yet another glimpse into the past in Episode 3.

According to executive producer Caroline Dries, the flashback is to “a decade we haven’t seen before. It’s going to be very good.” As long as there are some glorious wigs, we’re in!

Want more hints? Season 5, Episode 3 is also when we meet Stefan’s (Paul Wesley) former girlfriend: a vampire named Tessa. Since she’s a nobleman's daughter,”according to SpoilerTV, we’re guessing we’re going way back in the Salvatores’ history — and perhaps to another country? We can’t remember the last time we saw any Marquesses in America.

Apparently the high-born bloodsucker knows both brothers and eventually tracks down Damon (Ian Somerhalder) in present-day Mystic Falls (a task she’s been trying to accomplish for decades) and takes possession of his daylight ring. Somehow we doubt she waits until dusk to do so.

It sounds like Stefan really does like a dash of crazy when it comes to ladies. Katherine (Nina Dobrev), Rebekah (Claire Holt), now Tessa? He certainly bucked the trend when he went for Elena (Nina Dobrev)!

Source: TVLine

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