First Damon had to deal with Stefan and Elena’s doppelganger destiny, and now he has another guy to worry about? Can Delena ever catch a break?

When The Vampire Diaries returns with Season 5, Episode 5 (“Monster’s Ball”), Elena meets a handsome loner at the Whitmore Historical Society Ball, and the two quickly find out they’re kindred spirits.

"Elena's hope was to go to college and start this new life but she soon learned that Mystic Falls isn't the only place overrun by vampires," Nina Dobrev told TVGuide.com. "When she meets Aaron... they bond over a similar life and past and the grief and death they both had."

So what can we expect from this dark and twisty character? "He is a very broken human being," Aaron’s portrayer, Shaun Sipos, told TVGuide.com. "Elena is very intrigued by Aaron because they have a deep commonality. He's a good guy, he's just... really trying to find his way."

Since Elena is on a mission to figure out what happened to her roomie Megan, we’re guessing Aaron might have had a connection to the murdered teen.  Does Aaron know something about her death? And more importantly, does he know how Megan was connected to Elena’s father?

We have a feeling Damon isn’t going to like seeing Elena make a new co-ed friend on campus. It’s always the quiet, mysterious ones you have to look out for.

Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, October 31 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW, followed by an episode of Reign.

Crystal Bell is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident fangirl for all things The Vampire Diaries. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!

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