The Vampire Diaries fans have been hearing stories of “the Other Side” ever since Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) started seeing his ex-girlfriends in Season 3. Now that he (once again) is back from the dead, it looks like the youngest Gilbert has another ghostly relationship on his hands.

After Bonnie (Kat Graham) sacrificed her life for Jeremy’s at the end of Season 4, fans mourned the loss of their favorite witch — until executive producer Julie Plec explained that Bonnie is still going to be a regular on the show. How is that, you ask? Well, let’s just say that her presence is, er, magical.

With Bonnie on the Other Side, we are as intrigued as anyone to see how she continues to interact with anyone other than Jeremy. And even if she and Jeremy continue to talk and be “together,” we have a feeling that the lack of physical touch will eventually put a damper on things. So, the question is, can Bonnie stay dead? What are our options here?

We know that Julie Plec mentioned that we’re going to get more of a look at the Other Side, which is exciting — here’s to hoping that means multiple Lexi (Arielle Kebbel) and Alaric (Matt Davis) cameos — but regardless, how long can Bonnie hover on the fringes before it becomes too hard to weave her into stories? Eventually, isn’t she either going ot have to come back to the land of the living or leave for good? Look, we would love for her to be able to stick around, but if Plec hasn’t found a way to keep Alaric around on the other side, we’re not sure there’s hope for anyone, magical or not.

What do you all think? Can Bonnie stay on the Other Side? And for how long?

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