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


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


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!

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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.


Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.