Summer's over, and while that's sad, fans of The Vampire Diaries have an easier time mourning the loss of all those days at the beach. With October 3 approaching faster than you can say 'Delena', the season 5 premiere will be here before you know it. Soon we can feast our eyes on the often-shirtless Ian Somerhalder and his new vampire paramour Nina Dobrev as the two characters finally try to make a go of it as an on-screen couple. Fingers crossed!
But the show has never been all sunshine and lollipops. That's part of why we love it! Last season was riddled with characters dying, characters fleeing, and characters making choices that could change life in Mystic Falls forever. Check out our slideshow of 5 Big Questions we want answered in season 5.