It’s about time, Vampire Diaries! The supernatural series, now in its fifth season, has cast its first gay character. Who’s the dude? Read on to find out!

According to E! Online, TVD has cast Chris Brochu as Luke, a “fun and charming … student at Whitmore college who bonds with Elena and Caroline.” Well, they do need a new college friend now that Aaron and Jesse are dead. Unfortunately, like the deceased melancholic millionaire, Luke has something to hide. In fact, E! Online went as far as to call it “a secret agenda.” (Get in line, pal. Whitmore College has more of those than it does secret vampire students — and that’s saying something.)

Luke will show up in Season 5, Episode 16, and it seems his integration into the vampire coeds’ lives has something to do with “the growing tension between the witches and the Travelers.” Eek! Is he a Traveler? Or a witch? And we thought the Travelers were witches. Sigh. Sometimes, it’s so hard to keep track of all of this supernatural subsects.

We’re inclined to lean towards a Traveler identity for Luke, given that he doesn’t seem to be be friends with Bonnie as well as Caroline and Elena. It’s somewhat suspicious that she’s absent from her roomies’ new social circle (social triangle?). Unless the exclusion has something to do with the ties Bonnie still has to the witch community. Last episode, we saw her tutor an inexperience witch in the fine art of locator spells. Ten bucks on her becoming Whitmore College’s unofficial Professor of Witchology, and holding training sessions in her abnormally large dorm room.

What do you think Luke’s “secret agenda” might be? Are you pleased to see that TVD has finally cast a gay character? Sound off in the comments below!

The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, February 27 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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