The first season of The Vampire Diaries left fans with a few interesting cliffhangers and as we await the return of the series for its second season this Fall, we have an extended preview to remind us of what to look forward to.

Slightly buried in the midst of the Twilight films and HBO’s adult-oriented True Blood series, The Vampire Diaries is an underrated series which stars the talented Ian Somerhalder alongside Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev. Although it follows the traditional themes and love-triangle plots we encounter in its competing films and series, Vampire Diaries offers a better-written, better-acted and more interesting experience than that of The Twilight Saga.

If you’ve not completed season one of The Vampire Diaries, there are full spoilers ahead.

The last we saw of the show’s key characters during the season 1 finale “Founder’s Day,” Mayor Lockwood and son Tyler are revealed to be some sort of new creature for the show (werewolves?); Bonnie (the witch) had betrayed Damon and Stefan (the vampire brothers) by not disabling the anti-vampire device but came through to save them in the end; the tomb vampires were set to take out the founding families while they instead met their wrath as the families make use of the (fully operational) device to incapacitate their sworn enemies; Anna gets staked (finally) and her emo boyfriend Jeremy (Elena’s bro) takes her blood and commits suicide with the goal of turning into a vampire himself.

Damon (left) & Stefan (right) want Elena

All of these events occur while the relationship between our three protagonists gets even more complicated, with Damon making his move on Elena and Katherine finally making her debut.

Poor, poor Stefan.

Here’s the extended preview for The Vampire Diaries season 2:

Unfortunately there’s not really any new footage and this video offers more of a recap of what occurred between the main characters during season 1’s story arcs. With Katherine back, it’ll be interesting to see how Damon reacts. Will they be enemies or lovers and how will she treat Stefan and his relationship with look-a-like Elena?

For me, the brotherly relationship between Stefan and Damon tops any relationship we see in Twilight or True Blood and that’s headlined by Ian Somerhalder’s character and performance. He alone will draw you in if you give the series a chance (watch more than just the pilot).

The Vampire Diaries season 2 premieres on The CW on September 9th.

Source: Spoiler TV