Now that Katherine Pierce is no more (PHEW! That took them long enough to figure out!), the folks over at Mystic Falls probably have a little more time to breathe easy. But not for long, by the look of things!
A whole load of new Vampire Diaries spoilers have just surfaced, for Season 5, Episode 16, called "While You Were Sleeping" - and it looks like it's finally time to move forward with the Traveler storyline and figure out just what those nasties are up to with their craving for doppelganger blood.
Here's the official synopsis for you to sink your teeth into:
When Stefan (Paul Wesley) tries to explain recent events to a very sick Elena (Nina Dobrev), her first instinct is to call Damon (Ian Somerhalder). At the same time, Damon is trying to figure out how to make a disturbing confession to Elena. While going through Dr. Wes’ files, Caroline (Candice Accola) discovers a frightening secret, and is surprised when Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) appears, claiming to have the solution everyone is searching for.
At Enzo’s insistence, Caroline asks Stefan to meet her at a mysterious location where they are joined by a group of Travelers, including Sloan (guest star Caitlin McHugh), who reveals new information on the importance of doppelgangers. During spring break on a mostly deserted Whitmore campus, Elena runs into Luke (guest star Chris Brochu), a student who seems to know her, though she has no memory of meeting him.
Recently dumped by his boyfriend, Luke proposes that he and Elena spend the break getting drunk together, but she sends him off on an urgent mission to find Bonnie (Kat Graham) and the “newbie” witch, Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell). Damon finally tells Elena the truth about his recent activities, and they come to a new agreement about their relationship.
So we've not only got a new Doppelganger coming (will it look like Stefan or Elena?), we've also got our first ever gay character on The Vampire Diaries. Are you excited Luke is finally here? How do you think this Traveler storyline is going to go? Hit the comments and speculate!
The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.