We knew that Bonnie Bennett (Kat Graham) and Jeremy Gilbert’s (Steven R. McQueen) charade couldn’t last very long. But in Season 5, Episode 4 (“For Whom the Bell Tolls”), we were invited to perhaps the saddest Mystic Falls funeral of all time. But while our Mystic Falls friends have officially bid Bonnie farewell, that doesn’t mean that we won’t be seeing her alive again!

In fact, when the Season 5, Episode 8 (“Dead Man on Campus”) episodic photos came out, we noticed something very fishy. If you take a look at the photo above, you can definitely see Bonnie rocking a red solo cup and talking to hunky co-ed Jesse (Kendrick Sampson) at a college party. How could she be talking to Jesse if she’s still dead? And in the official synopsis for the episode, we learn that Bonnie is doing “her best to cope with her new reality.” In other words, Bonnie is alive again!

And we must say, Bonnie’s first order of business back in the land of the living seems to have been a trip to the salon because she’s rocking a fierce new ‘do.

We are postulating that she’s alive and that Jesse isn’t dead because if you take a look at the photo to the left, Jesse has moved on from Bonnie and is now dancing with Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola). (These two are totally hooking up. Does this mean Forwood is officially dunzo too?)

We’re glad Bonnie has rejoined her gal pals at Whitmore and we can’t wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for the gang. But we have to wonder what kind of dark magic brought Bonnie back to life — and what repercussions it has for our vamps.

Do you think Bonnie’s alive again? Hit the comments and let us know!

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