‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 5 spoilers: Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and a ‘Promised Land’

Just in case you were wondering whether or not the Travelers were going to be going away before the end of “The Vampire Diaries” season 5, we now have some pretty definitive proof that they are not: Some of the first details from one of the latest episodes of the season.

“Promised Land” airs on Thursday, May 8, which is just one week before the show signs off until new episodes begin again in the fall. It also could work hard to reinforce the Stefan / Elena / Damon triangle that is at the center of the season in the same way that “Resident Evil” did. Just take a look at the synopsis below for more evidence of Stefan (possibly) getting himself involved with the Damon / Elena relationship:

When Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) escape from Markos’ (guest star Raffi Barsoumian) control, only to find themselves Stranded in a remote location, Stefan gets philosophical with Elena about her relationship with Damon (Ian Somerhalder). After their attempt to protect the dopplegangers goes badly, Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) and Luke (guest star Chris Brochu) come up with a dangerous new strategy. Damon recruits Matt (Zach Roerig) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to help him set a trap for Markos, who turns out to have a devastating surprise of his own. Bonnie (Kat Graham) finally admits to Caroline (Candice Accola) that she’s been keeping the truth about the Other Side from everyone. Finally, while Bonnie searches desperately for a way to stop Markos, Caroline is witness to an unthinkable act of violence by one of the Travelers.”

All of this sounds interesting, even away from these three main characters thanks to all the complications regarding Markos. The most interesting thing to us about all of this is that it actually the supporting characters who seem to be more invested and involved with trying to stop this guy than any of the leads. That’s probably just a coincidence, though; while the Salvatores have their other problems, they are typically very much involved with everything.

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