Thursday nights are a monster for any TV lover. There is so much quality programming on and your DVR can only handle so much, so when 8 p.m. comes around and you miss The Vampire Diaries, don’t worry — we’ve got you covered.

Catch the Season 5 premiere below and enjoy. The episode, titled “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” kicked off with Elena (Nina Dobrev) heading off to Whitmore College with bestie Caroline (Candice Accola), leaving Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to fend for themselves.

College proved to be a bumpy transition for Elena and Caroline, and things didn’t go quite well at home either. Katherine (also played by Nina) is more human than ever and is back in Mystic Falls while Silas (Paul Wesley) is on the loose — and, oh yeah, Bonnie (Kat Graham) is still following everyone around as a ghost.

Be on the lookout for some major bloodshed during this premiere. It’s a wild ride and it will introduce some crazy questions. But don’t worry, after you watch the video, you can check out our pondering on those burning questions. Hit the comments after you catch up on the episode and let us know what you think of the Season 5 premiere.

Don’t miss Season 5, Episode 2: “True Lies” when it airs next Thursday, October 10, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!