‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 3: new season premiere photos!

The show returns September 15.

If you are excited about the upcoming September 15 premiere of “The Vampire Diaries” (and you really should be at this point), then the following collection of pictures is likely to make you more than a little bit pleased.

While these photos do not necessarily tell us a ton about “The Birthday,” they do give us at least a few clever hints at what to expect:

-Damon is going to continue being … well, Damon.

-Caroline and Tyler are going to be getting closer, but nothing seems completely over when it comes to Caroline and Matt.

-Stefan and Klaus are going to have some sort of encounter with David Gallagher’s character of Roy.

-Alaric’s going to have a continued presence in everyone’s lives even with Jenna gone.

At the end of the day, we still have to wait and see how all of this develops, but odds are there are going to be some difficulties for Elena when it comes to celebrating her birthday without the love of her life around.

What do these pictures tell you about the upcoming season?

Photo: The CW

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