If you're like us, then your Thursdays are now officially Vampdays — aka the best night of the week! After last week's crazy Vampire Diaries premiere, we have more questions than answers. Hopefully, Season 5, Episode 2 ("True Lies") will give us a few answers to our burning questions — mainly, when will someone rescue Stefan from the bottom of the quarry?
Now that he knows Stefan has been drowning at the bottom all summer while he's been playing house with Elena, Damon is on a mission to find his brother — without telling Elena, of course. (We know you're not a relationship guy, Damon, but we're not sure keeping secrets is a good move.) Instead, Damon turn to Sheriff Forbes for help, but Elena — being Elena — is going to sense something's up.
Speaking of the baby vamp, she and Caroline are on their own hunt for clues as they investigate Megan's death at Whitmore. They get help from an unlikely source — upperclassman Jesse, who gives Elena some intriguing information about mysterious (and sexy!) Professor Wes. As for Caroline, well, she's still reeling from Tyler's voicemail. And you know what they say: hell hath no fury like Caroline Forbes scorned.
Meanwhile, back in Mystic Falls, Damon puts Jeremy and Matt on babysitting duty. Having found Katherine, they now have to keep her away from Silas, which is proving to be difficult given the rebellious doppelganger's many talents when it comes to running away. She may be human now, but she hasn't lost her charm! Finally, Nadia gets violent — and we really hope Matt isn't caught in the crossfire.
Now, this is a live blog, so if you want to join us in fangirling all over Season 5, Episode 2's ("True Lies") many OMG moments, keep refreshing for the latest updates. Until the episode officially starts (at 8 p.m. ET on The CW!), here's a GIF that truly represents how we feel about The Vampire Diaries.
8:03 — Nina Dobrev must have so much fun playing Katherine. That girl is cray!
8:04 — Matt Donovan to the rescue, as always.
8:04 — These hallucinations with Elena are starting to get creepy, Stefan.
8:05 — "College kids are so dramatic." Pot, meet Kettle!
8:05 — And this is why you should have gone to New Orleans with Klaus, Caroline.
8:05 — So Dr. Wes signed off on Megan's cause of death... he's definitely up to something.
8:06 — "I'm supposed to be a drama major!" Really, Caroline? We thought you were destined for broadcast journalism.
8:07 — "How exactly did the Gilbert/Donovan brain trust put all that together?" Exactly what we were thinking, Damon.
8:08 — Poor Katherine. Always on the run.
8:09 — We agree with Elena! #TeamJesse
8:10 — Is Elena hot for teacher?
8:11 — Something tells us Dr. Wes knows more about Elena and Caroline than he's willing to admit.
8:13 — Whoa! Is Silas at Whitmore, or are Elena's visions of Stefan getting seriously realistic?
8:15 — Silas is totally ratting out Damon, and it's hilarious. Well, terrifying for Elena, but hilarious for us.
8:16 — Is it just us or is Matt acting weirder than usual? What did Nadia do to him?
8:17 — Is there a window in that bathroom? Oh, no. Katherine is just going to run away again? Cool. Matt and Jeremy are terrible at babysitting.
8:18 — After all the time they've spent together, how does Elena not know this isn't Stefan?!
8:25 — Ellie Goulding alert! Love this song. Love Caroline and Damon. Love everything.
8:26 — What kind of "secret society" is Dr. Wes apart of?
8:28 — OK, Jeremy and Katherine are kind of adorable.
8:29 — OMG. Thankfully, Matt was wearing the Gilbert ring. Poor Mattie. Always getting his neck snapped.
8:30 — Wait, is Matt dead?! Uh-oh. Looks like Matt is about to find out Bonnie's little secret.
8:31 — Way to play dirty, Elena! We like this version of you so much better.
8:34 — Silas's mind control > Damon's sire bond.
8:35 — "Can we talk about this when you don't have that murder-y look in your eyes?"
8:36 — Elena, girl. You are going cuckoo.
8:37 — Klaus > Jesse > Tyler.
8:38 — Jesse could be good college fling for Caroline. He's hot, smart... and hot.
8:39 — A hug from Matt Donovan can cure anything.
8:40 — Please tell me Katherine is going to save Jeremy.
8:41 — "Plus I work out." Yes, yes you do, Jeremy!
8:46 — Aww! Katherine didn't run for once! And she even protected Jeremy. They're besties already.
8:48 — So when Elena thinks about Damon, she wants to kill him — but when she thinks about Stefan, she calms down? Interesting...
8:53 — Katherine is the best part of Season 5 so far. Do you agree?
8:54 — So many Beremy feelings.
8:55 — OK, I'm going to redact my previous statement and say Katherine and Silas are the best parts of Season 5.
8:56 — So Nadia is a Traveller (aka a Gypsy)... but what does she want with Silas?
8:57 — Maybe Elena's dad was part of Whitmore's "secret society" too. Why else would Dr. Wes be so obsessed with her?
8:58 — Caroline is going to make the best Nancy Drew.
8:58 — Elena and Damon spend more time making out than they do talking.
8:59 — Is Ripper Stefan on the loose?! I hope so. Ripper Stefan was the best.
What did you think of the episode, TVD fans? Sound off in the comments!