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58 Things You Need To Know Before "The Vampire Diaries" Returns

Break ups, make ups, Stelena, Delena, dopplegangers, decapitations, veils, curses — it's a lot to keep track of. Here's a rundown of the Season 4 finale before Season 5 premieres on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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11. Unfortunately, it's Dead Connor, who's threatening to blow up the the grill (which is filled with family in town for graduation) if Elena doesn't hand over Silas and the cure.

16. He's not too happy when Rebekah and Matt start talking about how they'll travel to Italy together once they survive the contraption he's worked so hard to set up, so he throws a dagger at Matt's head.

19. Dead Bonnie's wandering the halls of Mystic Falls High and (SURPRISE!) heeeeere's Katherine, who is not so pleased that Bonnie hasn't fulfilled her promise of giving her Silas-like immortality.

34. But as Stefan, Elena, and Caroline are standing behind the bleachers mid-graduation to figure this ish out, the Dead Witches arrive and burn their brains or whatever.

36. Back at the Salvatores', Damon takes off his shirt to prove to us and Elena that he's fine.

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Turns out, Klaus fed him hybrid blood, so no need for him to take the cure! (I don't get it either, but here's Damon without his shirt, for those of you who are into that kind of thing.)

The Vampire Diaries returns for Season 5 on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.