David Anders, Romantic Damon and More: Photos from "Under Control"

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What should viewers expect on this Thursday's new episode of The Vampire Diaries?

David Anders shows up as Elena and Jeremy's uncle, John. Stefan tries to control his new thirst for human blood. And a full moon causes serious problems for Tyler.

As always, we'll recap "Under Control" and review it in depth soon after it airs. You can sneak a peek at the official CW promo for the episode now, and check out a slew of photos from it below:

Uncle John and Damon
A Growing Bond
Stefan, on Blood
Confronting Uncle John
Alaric and Jenny
The Romantic Side
Elena at a Party

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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.

Damon

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.

Damon