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Is it just us, or has newcomer Rick Cosnett (Dr. Wes Maxfield) integrated himself into The Vampire Diaries cast rather seamlessly? Not only has the hunky actor captured our hearts on-screen as evil scientist Dr. Wes, but off-screen as a frequent poster of silly behind-the-scenes pics. Check out his latest!

Credit: Rick Cosnett on Twitter Photo: Ian, Rick, Michael, and Candice Behind the Scenes

“Feeling the love @CandiceAccola @iansomerhalder So great to work with u - u genius mofos #photobomb @Michael_Trevino,” Rick tweeted earlier today, along with a snapshot of himself with Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes) and Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore). Given by the final tag, we’re guessing that blur jumping up in the background is Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) — which is kind of hilarious.

Not only do we love this snapshot for the cast camaraderie — and, seriously, this cast is supernaturally gorgeous — but for the clues it gives us into upcoming episode. Not only are we surprised to see that Dr. Wes has survived this far into the season (you go, Dr. Wes), but also that Tyler is back in town. We had our suspicions given the pic Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert) tweeted yesterday, but you can never be too sure. Is Tyler back in town to stay? And does this mean that he and Caroline have a scene together? Better question: Do all of these characters have a scene together? It seems like an odd assortment of characters to be hanging out. Is Dr. Wes still a Big Bad intent on turning our beloved fangers into cannibals? What are these peeps up to?! (Besides being pretty, of course.)

Why do you think this gang might be together? Share your theories in the comments below!

The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m. on The CW.