With The Vampire Diaries Season 5 on hiatus - prior to its return on April 17 and its subsequent run of consecutive episodes until the May 15 finale - we chatted up executive producer Caroline Dries at Paleyfest late last month.
What can viewers expect from Markos, who we saw emerge from The Other Side at the conclusion of The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 17?
What about the Travelers in general? How does their agenda tie in to the Doppleganger prophecy from earlier this season?
And, come on, are we gonna see Jeremy in a tanktop any time soon or what?!?
In anticipation of The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 18, we grilled Dries on these and other series-related topics. Watch the exclusive Q&A now: