First Look: The Vampire Diaries' 1940s Trip Means Salvatores in Uniform, [Spoiler]'s Return!

We think you’re going to really enjoy this gallery: The Vampire Diaries flashes back to 1940s New Orleans in the Dec. 6 episode (The CW, 8/7c), and we’ve got a sneak peek at Stefan and Damon as World War II GIs — and the return of a much-missed character!

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After Stefan shares a suspicion about Elena with his brother, the two head to The Big Easy to investigate. They need to find someone who can remember what happened during their last jaunt there in 1942, which involved Stefan’s pal Lexi (Arielle Kebbel), a flame of Damon’s, Charlotte (Madeline Zima) and some very handsome uniforms.

Check out the gallery below, and then hit the comments with your thoughts.

Comments (26)

  • LEXIE!!!

    Comment by Isaac – November 16, 2012 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • While I haven’t been overly impressed, so far, with this season, I am really looking forward to this episode. I am very much Team Salvatore :)

    Comment by Samantha McAllister (@MustLoveTV) – November 16, 2012 02:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m not looking forward to anything this show has to offer…sorry.

      Comment by Stranger – November 17, 2012 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome Lexie!! Hopefully there’s some good Stefan-Lexi-Damon interactions.

    Comment by Jon – November 16, 2012 02:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I knew they’d a place for Lexi this year.

    Comment by Walter – November 16, 2012 02:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay Lexie!!!! So glad she’s back. And, the Salvatore’s look fantastically handsome in uniform.

    Comment by Amy – November 16, 2012 03:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t look at Madeline Zima… I’m so used to her as a little girl in The Nanny! It makes me feel old…

    Comment by Babybop – November 16, 2012 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So used to her as Claires stalker roomate on Heroes,lol

      Comment by Shaun – November 16, 2012 10:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SWOON at the Salvatores in uniform…

    Comment by Janie – November 16, 2012 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Aw I miss Lexie, can;t wait for this episode. It makes me ticked off at Damon though!

    Comment by Fran – November 16, 2012 03:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That is so not fair. 1940s Soliders, definitely the sexiest uniform area… and I mean damn.

    Comment by Stephanie – November 16, 2012 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can we have Rebekah back please?

    Comment by popculturewithkyle – November 16, 2012 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I bet this ep will have some of the most screen shots ever. Come on, Salvatores in uniform.

    Can’t wait to see what Damon’s “heartbreaking decision” will be? I’m afraid it’s going to be related to the suspicion about Elena or for some reason Damon is forced to pick between Elena & Stefan.

    Comment by smthkly – November 16, 2012 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s sort of unfair, the brothers can have whole Elena free episodes but when was the last time Elena was free of the brothers? I stand by assertion that if Elena was Damon/Stefan for a 3-4 episode story, it would do wonders for her character and the show.

    Comment by Josh – November 16, 2012 07:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THIS WHOLE SERIES is about her. Every single storyline ends up being connected to her somehow. So I think thats why they try to have arcs or branches of storyline where the primary focus is on someone else but connected to Elena somehow.

      Case in point: Last season the episode called The End of an Affair was about introducing Rebekah, revealing Stefan/Klaus previous friendship and the origins of the ripper however at the end it all tied down to the necklace, which was in whose possession? Elena. Everything ends up being connected to her anyways.

      Comment by Yasin – November 16, 2012 08:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ian in Uniform…. No words!

    Comment by Heather – November 16, 2012 07:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lexie’s cool and all but look at Damon! Lookin mighty fine ;) Thanks for these pics!

    Comment by Jenny – November 17, 2012 10:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mehn am so Team Salvatore now……and please you guys shouldn’t try making Damon τ̅☺ ever choose between Elna ans Stefan….because he sure will choose Stefan and that will spoil the movie…..Elena should find another LOVER, if possible.

    Comment by mar$ – November 18, 2012 02:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay! I wanna see this episode! And Lexi is gonna come back!

    Comment by Mary – November 18, 2012 06:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Every time I see Arielle Kebbel, I think “Oh look its Katherine Hegel”. Speaking of look alikes associated with Vampire Diaries, I know Revenge will eventually be looking for a son for Conrad Grayson played by Henry Czerny. If by some miracle Ian Somerhalder becomes available, he could easily pass as Czerny’s long lost son.

    Comment by arianeb – November 18, 2012 08:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I saw a picture of Katherine wearing some really war-time ish clothes too..
    And the Petrova returns:)!!

    Comment by Aliceee – December 3, 2012 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Team Stephan all the way. Does no one remember how in the begining damon could care less if elena died or not? How many people hes killed? How he only ever thinks of himself? Even when he is doing something good its only for his best interest? He deserves notjing hut eternity alone.

    Comment by amanda – December 7, 2012 09:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • cathrene plz cm bk and lexy wow its a miracle ,ps: i am xo dign da salvatores

    Comment by mercy – December 8, 2012 05:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • love Damon/Ian

    Comment by erica – July 1, 2013 06:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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