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The Vampire Diaries to Feature New Know-It-All Characters

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We already know that The Vampire Diaries Season 5 will feature three new recurring characters this fall.

One of them, an upperclassman named Jesse, will take a liking to Caroline.

Now, a couple sources confirm that a couple other new players will also play key roles in Mystic Falls - and both of them will be privy to a few major secrets being held by our favorite town residents.

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FIRST, TV Line reports that the show is seeking an actor to come on board as a male doctor, but not just any male doctor: this physician will somehow know all there is to know about Damon Salvatore.

SECOND, TV Guide confirms that Caroline and Elena will run into some problems while attending college because a professor at Whitmore is attractive... but also not very nice. And he's intimately familiar with the workings of Mystic Falls.

"Does it scare anyone else that his true passion is research that he believes will help humanity?" asks the publication. Hmmm... yes. Yes, it does.

Who should take on these roles? And what might they mean for our heroes and heroines? Visit our Vampire Diaries forum now and sound off!

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Trevor Donovan to play the professor

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I would love to see Chad Michael Murray as the doctor and Tom Welling as the professor

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Randy Wayne as the Professor and Kevin Zegers as the doctor

Sarah-silva

I would love to see David Conrad as the doctor and Jason Lewis as the professor! I am sure neither will happen but I can dream!

Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.

Damon

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.

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