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.
When we last saw everyone's favorite doppelganger, she was passed out and on her way to becoming ... human! That's right, after a season of anticipation, Katherine Pierce wound up taking the cure. Will being human temper her devious side? Do we get to see her do stuff like take a math class and get acne? Will she be furious with Elena for forcing the cure down her throat? How will her humanity effect Damon and Elena's relationship? I could not be more excited!