By Mandi Bierly
March 13, 2012 at 04:07 PM EDT

The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle return this Thursday, and The CW is celebrating with an extended promo that reminds us that vampires and witches are vicious and sexy… also that we love Damon’s shower, that Elena cries a lot, that it can be funny when someone’s head falls off, and that there is apparently a Victoria’s Secret in Chance Harbor.

I’m most intrigued by this shot of Damon in bed with Rebekeh (again) and Sage (guest star Cassidy Freeman, who debuts in Thursday’s flashback episode “1912” before hitting present-day Mystic Falls on March 22) caressing Rebekah’s face. Is Sage turned on or jealous? Watch the extended promo below. 

And what about this promo shot? Could Sage’s return have something to do with why Rebekah appears to be torturing Damon in this still from the March 29 episode? Discuss!

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