We are mere hours away from The Vampire Diaries Season 4 finale.
But The CW just released its 2013-2014 schedule and, along with it, an official press release that teased what's ahead in Mystic Falls... on SEASON 5!
Consider yourself SPOILER WARNED and scroll down if you want to read through a couple clues regarding what's on tap following tonight's "Graduation."
Come October, according to the network itself...
The series heads into its fifth season with some characters headed off to college, a newly cured vampire trying to survive as a human, and a shocking Salvatore secret.
So there we have it! Someone WILL take the cure. Seniors WILL graduate. And the past will seemingly come back to haunt Damon and Stefan. Hmmm... sound off with your theories now!
UPDATE, 5/19: In an interview with TV Guide, Julie Plec says Bonnie will still play a key role on Season 5; Elena will struggle with protecting her secret in college; Jeremy will have problems readjusting to life; Matt and Rebekah will still be together when we catch back up with them; and it won't be long until people learn Silas' true identity.
UPDATE, 5/29: In an interview with TV Line, meanwhile, Plec says Whitmore College will play a key Season 5 role, bringing new characters and love interests into the picture.
UPDATE, 6/18: At the ATX Television Festival, Julie Plec said Delena really will give it a go on Season 5 as a couple, while Jeremy will have a tough time explaining his revival. D'uh!
UPDATE, 6/27: The Vampire Diaries Season 5 will premiere on Thursday, October 10.
UPDATE, 6/28: The premiere will introduce at least three new characters.
UPDATE, 7/17: The series is looking for an actress to play Tessa, a revenge-fueled ex-girlfriend of Stefan's,.
UPDATE, 8/1: The premiere will be titled "I Know What You Did Last Summer."