Vampire Diaries @ Comic-Con: Power-Hungry 'Stefan,' Happy (?) Delena, a Bigger Bad and More

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Vampire Diaries lovers Elena and Damon are together at last, but will the honeymoon period last for long?

Executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries joined stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham and Candice Accola at the show’s Comic-Con panel on Saturday to tease Delena and Klaroline’s future, the looming Big Bad, Katherine’s phlegmy human obstacle and more.

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SEASON 5 PREVIEW | A sexy sizzle reel (below) was capped off with a sneak peek at the new season: Silas (as Stefan) stands on a platform in the middle of a Town Square summer stage and talks about how much blood he’s consumed. He’s testing his powers to see how many people he can influence. Perhaps a whole crowd of compelled residents? Meanwhile, Bonnie lets out a chilling scream in the midst of the mob.

DELENA’S FUTURE | Now that Elena and Damon are finally a couple, will they get some joyful times? “There’s no drama in happiness,” Plec pointed out. However, “[We] try to keep them happy for a while in midst of all the bad things around them trying to tear them apart.” Somerhalder, who was surprised Elena chose his character (“I thought they were joking. Damon never gets the girl,” he marveled), added that the vamp is “smitten and sweet.”

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SILAS MEETS HIS COMPETITION | “The Big Bad rarely launches the season,” hinted Plec. “The Big Bad often gets vanquished” by an even Bigger Bad, so Silas might need to watch his back. In the meantime, “we will catch a glimpse of what happened to get Silas the way he is,” the EP teased.

SCHOOL ROMANCE | The show’s vampire girls “can’t get by with the same tricks” at college as Mystic Falls, Accola noted. (A funny observation from Wesley: “Why are we pursuing higher education? We’re all murderers. We can steal whatever we want.”) And what’s college without some cute new boys? “There will be some apples to be picked,” the actress smiled. Best rest assured, Caroline’s “pretty determined to get Tyler to college so they can finally be together, since Klaus is gone.” As for whether the Original will return to the gal he’s enamored with, Plec said the question is, “Will Caroline have her hands full of Klaus in New Orleans?”

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COLDS SUCK | How will Katherine deal with being human? “It’s not going to be good for her,” replied Dobrev “She’s going to be lost and weak and insecure.” And dealing with some particularly green phlegm from a cough, Dries teased.

CROSSING OVER | With Bonnie dead, viewers will get to see her perspective on the other side. She’ll also be dealing with the fact that she sacrificed her own life without really realizing it, and the grief that comes with that. At the start, the witch will only be able to communicate with Jeremy – who’s rooming with Damon – but “we’ll see for how long she can keep her secret – if at all,” shared Graham.

BACK FROM THE DEAD | Jeremy’s reappearance will be explained during a funny scene in which Elena rehearses him through his cover story: He faked his own death, burned his house down and ran away from home.


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