Is The Vampire Diaries saying goodbye to Katherine Pierce... for good? At the end of Season 5, Episode 10 ("Fifty Shades of Grayson"), Katherine seemingly had a heart attack and fell to the floor, and things are looking good for the sassy doppelganger. In the promo for Season 5, Episode 11 ("500 Years of Solitude") — aka TVD's 100th episode! — "death is knocking at the window" for Katherine, so naturally, Damon and Co. are toasting to the occasion (and perhaps a few familiar faces will make an appearance, too). 

But we're pretty sure that midway through that celebration, the Mystic Falls gang is going to realize the only reason they're all together is because of Katherine Pierce. Think about it: The only reason Damon returned to Mystic Falls was because he thought he saw Katherine, and yes, Katherine turned Caroline into a vampire, but Caroline has grown leaps and bounds since becoming a vamp — she's stronger than ever. They owe more to Katherine than they realize.

While we're not looking forward to Katherine's impending death, there is a chance Nadia can figure out how to use the Traveler dagger to put her spirit into another host. (Hey, we'd take some version of Katherine over not having her at all!)

Do you think Katherine is gone for good? Watch the promo below and tell us in the comments! 


Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW, followed by an all-new 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+!