The Vampire Diaries: First Look at Two New Characters
The Vampire Diaries: First Look at Two New Characters
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
There may not be a new episode of The Vampire Diaries this Thursday, but to get you hungry for more, LilMissX on Twitter has gotten her hands on two new photos from the set of The Vampire Diaries that feature two new characters we'll be seeing in upcoming episodes.

The first photo is of stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley with the show's newest hunk, Matthew Davis (far right) who will be joining the cast starting November 12 as Alaric Saltzman, the new history teacher since the last one, who also happened to be the football coach, was eaten by Damon.

You may recognize Davis as Warner, the rich guy who dumps Elle Woods at the start of Legally Blonde.  Now if you've read the books, or just read spoilers based on the plots of the books, you already know what Alaric's story is, but that's assuming The Vampire Diaries is going to stay true to the book series.

If you' don't know who he is, then you probably assume, based on the name Alaric, that he's a vampire.  At least I did, because Alaric is totally a vampire name.

In the second photo which you can see below, Stefan is playing some pool with a woman who isn't one of the characters we've seen before.  All LilMissX was able to tell us what that she's one of Stefan's "closest" friends, but that can mean a lot of things.  Is she a former lover?  A fellow vampire?  A girl Stefan turned into a vampire?  Another relative like Zach?

Whatever she is, I think I know how Stefan and Elena are getting back together.  There's a certain green-eyed monster that shows up, and when Elena sees her hunky ex-boyfriend playing pool with another lady, she'll start to rethink her "No Vampires" dating rule.


The Vampires Diaries returns with new episodes Thursday, October 29 at 8pm on the CW.

-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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