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The Vampire Diaries Season 4 isn’t even over yet — and the crew hasn’t yet graduated from high school — but that doesn’t mean Season 5 isn’t well under way!

Fear Net spoke with Caroline Dries, a writer and producer for TVD, about what’s coming up for those who make it out of Season 4 alive. (“You know everything can’t go that well! There is always a body count,” she says of the finale.)

 We’ll see the Mystic Falls gang end their high school run this year, and that means college for Season 5. Caroline and her co-writers are dreaming up ideas for Elena (Nina Dobrev), Stefan (Paul Wesley), Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Caroline (Candice Accola), and Bonnie (Kat Graham) right now — even if they aren’t all matriculating.

 She explained, “we do this thing called ‘Vampire Diaries Boot Camp.’ We gather in the writers’ room, and now that we don’t have to deal with production phone calls and writing scripts, we just have full days of brainstorming the big ideas of the next season.” That actually sounds ridiculously fun. How do we get an invite?

The specifics of Season 5 haven’t been hammered out yet, as it’s still early days. “We are thinking of the big stuff,” says Caroline. “Elena is going to go to college, which will be huge, but we want to keep it grounded in Mystic Falls as well. Obviously Damon isn’t going to go to college; but Caroline and Bonnie and Elena are roommates.... We want to keep the stories intertwined, and not just have separate college storylines.”

All three of those besties are roommates? First of all, glad to see the ladies live to see college. Secondly, they’re clearly using some compulsion to grease those collegiate administration wheels!

Source: Fear Net