Jeremy’s tank top! Damon’s gaze! These 15 new pics prove the return of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ was worth the wait.
The Jan. 17 episode of The Vampire Diaries takes us back to a dark place we haven’t seen much of in a while: Mystic Falls High! Yes, Elena (Nina Dobrev) and her undead brat pack — which is a terrible pun, as this episode is sort of Breakfast Club-inspired — return to their school’s hallowed halls for a dramatic hour of confrontations and reveals. So, basically, it’s just another day.
One of the more suspicious photos finds Rebekah (Claire Holt) — who is back in action, thanks to that foolish strumpet April (Grace Phipps) — getting a little too close for comfort with Stefan (Paul Wesley). Given their checkered past together, I can only see this reunion leading to terrible things, especially now that Stefan is single again!
Of course, Stefan’s not the only guy Rebekah is seen cozying up to in these photos. Tyler (Michael Trevino) also falls victim to her trampire gaze, though his angry face seems to imply that he’s having none of her shenanigans.
And then there’s Caroline (Candice Accola), who just looks generally unhappy and/or scared.
We also see Professor Shane (Dave Alpay) in an intense coaching session with Bonnie (Kat Graham), who remains blissfully unaware that her mentor is actually a dirty, dirty liar.
The new batch of photos even contains a superb shot of Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and my new favorite character: DAT TANK TOP. Seriously, though, I hope he gets that thing sewn onto his body and never removes it.
As an added bonus, tank-clad Jer is being trained by Damon (Ian Somerhalder), who smolders the heck out of the camera — both from a distance, and up close.
Which of these new pics has you most excited for the show’s Jan. 17 return? Give ’em a once over, then drop a comment below!
— Andy Swift
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