tvd 101 11 'The Vampire Diaries' first look photos: Tyler's back in Mystic Falls, plus a Delena confrontation

“The Vampire Diaries” is about to hit the big milestone episode 100 on Thursday (Jan. 23), but The CW just released first look photos from episode 101 and we can’t contain our excitement any longer. The reason? Tyler (Michael Trevino) is officially back in Mystic Falls.

Our favorite jerk jock-turned-werewolf-turned-hybrid makes his triumphant return back from New Orleans (and “The Originals”) just in the nick of time too, since his ex Caroline (Candice Accola) is making some questionable decisions that might require an intervention from her friends. We can’t tell you exactly what the blonde vamp does or who it involves, but we can say your jaws will most certainly be on the floor.

The episode also has an intense Delena confrontation. Will Damon (Ian Somerhalder) realize he made a mistake in breaking up with his love, and will Elena (Nina Dobrev) forgive him? Or is there something more at stake than just the vampires’ lives? 

Plus, the beautiful-yet-unstable Enzo is back, Matt throws a party, and Aaron tries to move on with his life without carrying on the Whitmore family tradition of torturing vampires. Read the full synopsis of the episode below: 

“When Enzo brings Damon a gruesome present and insists that they bond by committing an act of revenge, Damon makes an effort to do the honorable thing. After finding himself in awkward and confusing conversations with Nadia, Matt impulsively decides to throw a party, where Caroline makes a stunning confession to Elena, then has to face the consequence of her actions with Stefan and Tyler. Aaron does his best to make amends for his family’s past misdeeds and start a new life for himself. Finally, Elena suddenly finds herself in a life-threatening situation with only minutes to figure out how to save herself.”

Check out the rest of the first look photos from the episode, “The Devil Inside,” below:

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“The Vampire Diaries” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.