Cancel your Thursday night plans, fang fans. The Vampire Diaries is back! It’s been much too long since we’ve caught up with the Mystic Falls gang, but tonight’s Season 5 premiere ("I Know What You Did Last Summer") should give us more than enough jaw-dropping moments to make up for it.
We've seen the premiere — you can find our ten spoilery tidbits here — but we want to re-watch the magic with you TVD fans. So here's what we know is about to go down. Stefan is still stuck at the bottom of the quarry. His entire existence is pretty much like the movie Groundhog Day, only significantly less fun. But between the drowning and the, well, drowning, Stefan has been having dangerous hallucinations. #PrayForStefan
Meanwhile, Elena and Caroline are off to Whitmore, where they realize that life on campus is a lot more complicated than frat parties and lunch on the quad, especially with Bonnie and Tyler currently M.I.A. Bonnie, of course, is dead and using Jeremy to keep her death a secret. As for Tyler, well, he's helping a werewolf pack up near the Appalachian mountains, so college isn't on his list of priorities right now — much to Caroline's disappointment.
Then there's Damon, who, after spending a summer on Honeymoon Avenue with Elena, finds himself separated from the girl he loves for the first time in months. But he doesn't have much time to sulk because Katherine shows up at his door seeking help. Silas, meanwhile, makes a terrifying appearance at the “End of Summer” party in the town square. (Trust us, it's bad.)
Now, this is a live blog, so if you want to join us in fangirling all over the premiere’s many OMG moments, keep refreshing for the latest updates. Until the Season 5 premiere officially starts (at 8 p.m. ET on The CW!), here's a GIF of our favorite former vampire, Miss Katherine Pierce, toasting to the new season. Read our in-depth recap of the Season 5 premiere here.
8:00 — Sorry Elena, Bonnie can't email you back right now because she's dead.
8:01 — It's official: Matt had the best summer. He's officially Mystic Falls' top scorer.
8:02 — These monologues are giving me flashbacks to the Season 1 pilot. Yikes. I'd rather not relive those days.
8:03 — "I just got this weird feeling that something bad is about to happen." So now you're a Seer, too, Elena?
8:04 — Someone is missing Stefan... too bad he's drowning at the bottom of a quarry.
8:05 — "I was looking for attention, so I set my house on fire and faked my own death." Yeah, because that's not the sign of a sociopath or anything.
8:05 — Is Elena really doing to drive a couple of HOURS to do her laundry?
8:06 — "I love you." OK, Delena is kind of cute when they're not all broody.
8:06 — Lorde is the perfect college soundtrack.
8:07 — "That pit is called gilt!" I love when Caroline says it like it is. It's been far too long since Caroline Forbes has been on my TV screen.
8:08 — "You brought a panini press?"
8:09 — Functional vampires? Does those exist?
8:09 — Cue a Caroline Forbes meltdown in 3... 2... 1.
8:10 — Stop being so selfish, Bonnie. Love you, boo, but this plan is cray.
8:11 — Hot mess Katherine is the best Katherine.
8:15 — Matt and Rebekah are adorable. Can't he just move to New Orleans and work at that bar with Cami? Ugh, Cami.
8:16 — WHAT ARE YOU DOING, SILAS? Poor Sheriff Forbes.
8:17 — Paul Wesley is so good at playing bad. It's almost creepy.
8:17 — "He had to miss move-in day, but he'll be here for the first day of classes." Caroline, honey, you're living in denial.
8:18 — I missed bitchy Caroline, though. She can stay.
8:18 — Hey Jesse, how you doin'?
8:19 — "Please, I'm Katherine Pierce. I'm a survivor."
8:20 — "I have blisters, Damon!" Katherine is always 100 times more enjoyable than Elena. Always.
8:22 — Is Stefan going to turn off his humanity?!
8:22 — Hold up. Why does Megan has VERVAIN in her protein water?
8:27 — I don't trust you, Lemonade Mouth girl.
8:28 — OK, someone's a little paranoid.
8:29 — "See, no relationship is perfect."
8:30 — Flyer guy, you can stay.
8:30 — Awkward Salvatore hug alert!
8:31 — Wow. That's one of the quickest deaths in TVD history. Introduced and killed off in under 30 minutes!
8:35 — "It's always been me first." BURN!
8:36 — And this is why we keep you around, Jeremy.
8:37 — What does Silas want with Katherine? Does he want her dead — or does he need her blood?
8:38 — Wait, so who's covering up Megan's murder?
8:39 — This scene between Silas and Damon is 50 shades of awesome.
8:40 — Like he really wants to talk to you, Katherine.
8:46 — Hm, what's Nadia doing in Mystic Falls?
8:47 — No, but how did you know where to find Matt?
8:48 — DO NOT MESS WITH MATT DONOVAN, NADIA! What did you do?
8:48 — Do you think this will be the birth of Matt 2.0?
8:50 — Why was Megan hanging out with Mr. Gilbert? This is officially creepy.
8:50 — If we lose Jeremy again, I'm giving up on TVD. I just can't.
8:53 — Aww, Damon is kind of the best boyfriend.
8:54 — Poor Caroline. But consider this karma for not going to New Orleans with Klaus. Just sayin'...
8:55 — When Caroline cries, we all cry.
8:55 — Of course Elena was able to stop Stefan from flipping his humanity switch. OF COURSE.
8:59 — OMG! Poor Bonnie! We did not see that death coming. That's just brutal. Even Klaus didn't kill Tyler's mom in front of him.
9:00 — What does Silas need with Katherine?!
What did you think of the premiere, TVD fans? Sound off in the comments!