ByAlisha Grauso, writer at
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Alisha Grauso

The hype for The Vampire Diaries Season 5 is reaching a fever pitch among fans of the bloodsucking teen soap, with everyone speculating what's about to go down in the always drama-filled town of Mystic Falls this upcoming season.

But a few interesting items have leaked online, namely the synopsis for the first episode, and more recently, the titles for the first five episodes. And those titles may reveal a few spoilers - one big spoiler in particular.

Here they are, under a spoiler tag if you are adamant about having nothing even potentially ruined for you:

Episode 1 - 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'

Episode 2 - 'True Lies'

Episode 3 - 'Original Sin'

Episode 4 - 'For Whom The Bell Tolls'

Episode 5 - 'Monsters Ball'

So let's take a look, shall we? The first is an obvious round-up recapping the events of the previous season and bringing everyone up to speed on what's happened since graduation. The next? Well, we know True Blood star is joining the cast of The Vampire Diaries, so perhaps a play on the names there? And the title of the fifth episode seems to indicate some sort of party will be happening with the supernatural denizens of Mystic Falls.

But I'm most interested in the fourth episode's title. It's a snippet from one of John Donne's 'Meditations', and the bell to which he is referring is the tolling of a funeral bell. We're all connected, so when one person dies, we all die a bit.

So...will someone be dying? The Vampire Diaries has shown itself more than willing to kill off characters before this, so it wouldn't be a surprise if they were to do it again. But who might it be? And how?

I guess these questions (and so many more) will finally be answered on October 3.

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