Damon Shirtless! Stefan Bloodied! Episode Photos from The Vampire Diaries

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Secrets won't just come out on this week's all-new episode of The Vampire Diaries.

Clothes will come off.

At least that appears to be the case based on the photos below, all of which are courtesy of "Blood Brothers." Airing this Thursday night, the installment will take viewers back to 1864.

We'll learn the secret that's been hanging over this series since it premiered: How did Damon and Stefan get turned into vampires? Also on our minds, but less pressing: How did Damon get those tricep muscles?!?

Bloodied and Topless
Stefan v. Damon
Damon, Getting Heated
History Lesson
Old School Damon
Growing Tense

You can also check out two sneak peeks at the episode now; while also weighing in on our Vampire Diaries forum: Are you on Team Damon or Team Stefan?

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.


Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.