With Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries quickly approaching, our minds are racing wondering how Katherine Pierce (Nina Dobrev) will handle being human again.

You might remember that Elena Gilbert (also Nina) gave Katherine the cure at the end of Season 4, turning the doppelganger into nothing more than a mere mortal. And it looks like Katherine’s going to have major problems to deal with in her new form.

According to E! Online, “because of her less-than-stellar people skills, Katherine is going to be forced to rely on a familiar face for protection from some pretty big enemies.” Uh-oh, looks like Katherine’s going to be getting into some tough situations this season!

But who is the familiar face? Is it a newcomer? Maybe, but our bet is on either Stefan (Paul Wesley) or Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder). She has a long history with them, and with a big bad like Silas in town, she’s going to need some protection since she’s, you know, mortal.

We’re excited to see Katherine strut her human self around Mystic Falls this season, but we really hope there isn’t anything to worry about. As trigger-happy as TVD is about killing off characters, we’d hate to see this one go.

What are you looking forward to the most about Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries? Are you excited to see human Katherine? Hit the comments and let us know!

Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries premieres on Thursday, October 3, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Source: E! Online

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