Everyone knows college is all about balancing school and a fabulous social life, but sometimes TV doesn’t exactly show the classroom side to college. Will Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries be any different? Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) and Elena GIlbert (Nina Dobrev) are headed to Whitmore College, but we’re still doubting that they’ll even sit in those hallowed lecture halls.

Well, it’s starting to really look like these two came to college for a lot more than education. “The girls go to college, and they don’t just go to college to study and learn,” executive producer Caroline Dries tells Entertainment Weekly. “They go for the boys.”

And who’s the boy taking up their attention? None other than the hunky Jesse (Kendrick Sampson). “He begins as just someone who finds our darling Caroline very interesting and attractive. And she, of course, is remaining true-blue to Tyler (Michael Trevino) who hasn’t quite managed to show up to college yet,” showrunner Julie Plec adds.

“She’s trying to hold him off without hurting his feelings, but he’s very sweet and very smart and very tempting,” Julie continues. Uh-oh, it’s looking like Tyler needs to hurry up and get to his woman before she decides to drop him for someone who’s a little more available.

But don’t think romance is the only thing going on between Jesse and the girls. “As we get to know him,” Caroline Dries says, “he opens the door to a bigger mystery that’s happening at the college. He becomes ingrained in the supernatural mythology there.”

Sounds like at least one college boy is going to be keeping the girls busy. Should be pretty juicy!

Are you excited about Caroline and Elena’s college escapades? Hit the comments and let us know what you hope happens this season.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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