‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 5, episode 8 preview: What’s next for Kat Graham, Paul Wesley

More news -On Thursday night’s new episode of “The Vampire Diaries” season 5, we saw what were ultimately some pretty substantial steps when it comes to re-establishing what was going on with the characters in the wake of the end of Silas. He and Amara both appear to be gone, and just to make matters all the more interesting, Bonnie is back! Unfortunately for her, she is about to realize that there are some pretty severe consequences that come with returning to this world.

The next episode of the show carries with it the title of “Dead Man on Campus,” and while it does not appear to be a reference to the death of any series regular (which is a good thing, given what we saw tonight), there are plenty of other things still to talk about. Just take a look at the synopsis below for proof:

“At Whitmore College, Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Caroline (Candice Accola) decide it’s time to throw a big party, but their plans are interrupted when Jesse (guest star Kendrick Sampson) suddenly needs Caroline’s help. At Elena’s request, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) comes up with an effective method to get Wes (guest star Rick Cosnett) to answer his questions. At the party, Elena finds that she and Aaron (guest star Sean Sipos) have a lot in common, and Caroline grows more concerned about Jesse. Meanwhile, Katherine (Nina Dobrev) does a favor for Matt (Zach Roerig) and manages to get through to Stefan (Paul Wesley), who is still struggling to overcome the events of the summer. Finally, Bonnie (Kat Graham) does her best to cope with her new reality, and Damon makes a terrifying discovery about a secret society.”

Clearly, the good news here is that we are going to see more of Matt … but why so many new characters? At this point, there are just as many of them playing as big of a role as the regulars. While we knew that this was coming, there are so many new faces to get to know so quickly that it could leave you disoriented.

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