If you thought you’d seen the last shocking hookup on The Vampire Diaries, you’re sorely mistaken. According to E! Online, there’s going to be an unbelievable connection in the next few episodes that “seems almost too crazy to believe.” Though they’re not revealing the identities of the characters in question, they did drop clues that give a pretty good idea of who the duo knocking boots might be!

Apparently, the characters are both series regulars and are unexpected “because of what has happened between them in the past.” This makes our minds immediately jump to human-again Katherine Pierce (Nina Dobrev) and one of the Salvatore brothers. They both share a tumultuous past with the slippery vixen in that she abandoned them both to save her own skin. More recently, she has made their lives problematic in such ways as feeding Jeremy to Silas, trying to kill Elena, and causing general mayhem in her quest of self-preservation.

Which Salvatore brother do we think Katherine will hook up with? Our money is on Stefan (Paul Wesley). Not only because Damon is happily with Elena right now, but due to this next clue: “One of them will provide much-needed help to the other.” Right now, both Stefan and Katherine are a mess — PTSD from quarry drowning and aggressive aging, respectively — and, perhaps, are both vulnerable enough to offer support and comfort where they might not have before.

According to the episode synopsis for tonight’s ep, “Katherine … manages to get through to Stefan, who is still struggling to overcome the events of the summer.” The following episode’s synopsis  reveals that “Stefan continues to offer Katherine his support while trying to mask his own pain.” Yeah, we think these two are totally hooking up.

But we don’t want to put all of our speculation eggs in one basket! Other possibilities include Damon/Katherine, Caroline/Stefan, Caroline/Damon, Matt/Elena. Those are all sufficiently shocking, right? When will this surprising hook-up go down? According to E! Online, it will be happening this season, but probably not in tonight’s episode. So, probably in the recent future? We’ve set our Misguided Hookup Radar to high alert.

Which two characters do you think will be hooking up? Share your theories in the comments below!

The Vampire Diaries airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.

Source: E! Online