Credit: The CW

Now that we’ve put all of the doppelganger drama behind us — thanks, Season 5, Episode 7 (“Death and the Maiden”) — we’re ready to blaze forward with our favorite Mystic Falls friends. And while it seems everything is going smoothly, let’s not forget that Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) did spend his summer drowning over and over again in a safe at the bottom of a quarry.

In a sneak peek for Season 5, Episode 8 (“Dead Man on Campus”), we see Damon (Ian Somerhalder) enter the lovely Salvatore mansion study to inform his little bro that they are invited to a college party — which is probably where Damon confronts Aaron. But Stefan is a little preoccupied by lingering feels from his underwater adventures this summer.

After some intense flashbacks, Damon asks his brother, “You OK?” And while Stefan manages to muster up a less-than-convincing response, we get a glimpse of just how he’s handling his PTSD. The camera pans down and we see that Stefan has dug his fingers deep into the armrest of Damon’s “favorite reading chair.”

We’re really worried about Stefan, but we’re even more concerned about Damon and this hindrance to his reading time, whenever that is…

Are you worried about Stefan and his PTSD, or are you more worried about the safety of Damon’s rustic furniture? Hit the comments and let us know!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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