The first footage from The Vampire Diaries Season 5 was revealed at the end of a long series retrospective today at the show's Comic-Con panel.
In San Diego, TVD's "big three" and executive producer Julie Plec teased a number of new developments, along with our first look at the new season.
One featuring Paul Wesley (Stefan), now in full Silas mode:
The closing moments of the series-summarizing montage show the ancient, mysterious, supernatural being addressing a crowd of captivated townsfolk.
Talking about the blood he's consumed and his upcoming plans for the residents, Silas/Stefan will clearly be in rare form when we return to Mystic Falls.
Also, it looks like Damon and Elena kiss. So there's that.
TVD Season 5 premieres October 10 on the CW.