With Season 6 already a go, we’ve still got to sift through the rest of Season 5’s drama on The Vampire Diaries. But when does this year’s finale air? Read on to find out!

Mark your calendars, TVD  fans. Per a CW press release, you can officially cancel all your plans for Thursday, May 15, because that’s when you’ll have to say farewell to your Mystic Falls friends until the fall.

Season 5 has been an uphill climb for our favorite supernatural pals. It started off with Silas (Paul Wesley) wreaking havoc in attempts to reunite with Amara (Nina Dobrev), kicking off a whole new side to the doppelganger storyline. With Tessa/Qetsiyah — the scorned lover — on the rampage, this awkward love triangle came to an end before the midseason finale was in sight.

After that, Katherine took center stage. The vampire-turned-human was on a rapid decline with her health, and in the 100th episode shocked us all when she became a passenger in Elena’s body. Since then, she’s been pretended to be Elena, been found out, and been sucked into a big black hole. Goodbye forever, Katherine!

Bringing us to the Season 5 finale, we now know that the Travelers want to destroy magic so that they can finally settle down for good. We know their leader, Markos will stop at nothing in order to accomplish this centuries-old plan, so there will be plenty of deaths coming before this season ends.

Are you ready for Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries to be over? Hit the comments and sound off!

The Vampire Diaries Season 6 finale airs Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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