Comic-Con 2013: ‘Vampire Diaries’ EP Spills Season 5 Scoop

The Season 4 finale of The CW’s The Vampire Diaries was in a word – CRAZY

To recap just a bit of what went down, Elena (Nina Dobrev) made a love choice and it was Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Katherine is now human, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) came back to life and Bonnie (Kat Graham) became a ghost while the gang was also graduating from high school. Oh yeah and Stefan (Paul Wesley) is a doppelganger and is Silas. See, Crazy?

So just where exactly are things headed on Season 5? Executive producer Caroline Dries told Celebuzz and other journalists at Comic-Con Saturday afternoon that the highly anticipated next season will be all about “fresh starts.”

With Elena and Caroline (Candice Accola) going off to college, Elena is out to “prove she can be a functioning normal vampire.” But while it will be all frat parties and math classes at first, Elena will come to realize there is something more mysterious going on at her new school.

And Delena fans, don’t worry, Dries promised that Damon and Elena will be happy — for a little while at least – before things go awry. She remarked that while the writers are hyper aware and wanting to keep the sexual tension from before the couple got together, they do want “them to be genuinely happy for a little while because Damon has fought so hard to be with Elena.”

“We kind of want to go against the grain,” she continued, “and make them a happy couple without bickering and fighting every episode but actually make their relationship suffer from real life issues that come up in normal people relationships and make it less about mythological conflicts.”

As for Katherine’s new status as a human, Dries revealed that the character will continue to be the “conniving, rude, manipulative bitch” fans have come to love but she is obviously more vulnerable.

“She has to learn how to adapt as all her victims have,” she said. “She becomes this weirdly loveable person that you kind of want to date every character on the show. She’ll continue to be Katherine the villain for the first chunk of the season because she doesn’t know any other way.”

There will also be a lot more of the vixen this season. In addition to more Katherine, the show will also delve deep into the doppelganger mythology.

And now you can watch the Comic-Con sizzle reel shown at The Vampire Diaries’ Saturday afternoon panel. While it’s mostly Season 4, there is a peek at SILAS in Season 5. Watch below.

The fifth season of The Vampire Diaries premieres Thursday October 10 on The CW.

What “fresh start” are you looking forward to most on TVD? Are you excited about a happy Delena and more Katherine? Let us know in the comments below!