As season 5 of The Vampire Diaries gets set to air on a television (or computer) screen near you, there’s a few things that fans can look forward to that we haven’t seen before.
The show started to feel a little stale midway through last season with the long-winded, and frankly lackluster, search for the cure, but the season finale left us gasping for answers and an entire summer to ponder them. There are some changes coming that will set this season apart from anything else they’ve tried. From eliminating main characters to bringing little brothers back from the dead, season 5 of The Vampire Diaries is setting itself up to be the most exciting one yet.
Although many of you may still be mourning the loss of Bonnie (Kat Graham) – who will be returning at least in spirit-form – and going through separation anxiety over all the characters moving to the Big Easy for the The Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals, there are plenty of reasons to keep watching this fall.
Check out what we think are some of the top reasons to tune in when The Vampire Diaries returns to The CW on October 3rd.
Continue reading on the next page to see what they are…