Credit: TVD on Twitter Photo: Paul Wesley as Silas in Season 5

We can hardly wait for Season 5 The Vampire Diaries to return on October 3, but now that we have this behind-the-scenes photo of Paul Wesley as the evil Silas, we are feeling much better.

The official Twitter for the show posted the photo on Tuesday with the caption, “@paulwesley's looking sharp in this exclusive photo! #TVD.”

We have to agree, Paul is looking mighty fine in this photo, and it’s pretty clear that it isn’t Stefan — this look is definitely a bit more Ripperish, which means it is most likely Silas.

As you probably recall from Season 4, Silas is an ancient warlock who became the first immortal being in all of existence. He’s the most powerful being on Earth, so the fact that he is roaming about as Stefan’s doppelganger doesn’t bode well for the residents of Mystic Falls.

We guess Stefan is still underwater in his little box of torture, but luckily for him, it doesn’t look like it will take a long time for Damon to figure out that Stefan isn’t really Stefan. But in the meantime, he should totally enjoy some alone time, and we even have a few suggestions of what he can do while trapped in the box.

In the meantime, we’ll just be savoring this sexy photo of Paul. With him glaring that intensely at the camera, that means he’ll be looking right at us very soon!

What do you think about this behind-the-scenes photo of Paul Wesley as Silas? Hit the comments and let us know!

Source: TVD on Twitter