First picture of Stefan in season 5

Twitted by director Joshua Butler on July 24:

Happy Birthday to the awesome @PaulWesley on the 1st shooting day of #TVD 5×02. Amazing actor and a real trooper.

Our beloved Stefan is definitely not having a good time at the bottom of the quarry, the writers confirm:

“We’re coming back three months later, so we’ll touch base on what the characters have been doing all summer,” says executive producer Caroline Dries. “We realize that poor Stefan has been drowning, dying and coming back to life. But everyone else has been having a totally fun time.”

source: TV Guide