The Vampire Diaries may get a lot of attention for the epic love triangle at its center, but it does epic friendships just as well. With Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino) back in town, we’re hoping for plenty more bro hangouts like the scenes between he and Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig) in the last few episodes. And, from the looks of Michael’s recent Instagram snapshot, we might just get our wish!

“Working with these fools right now... Cornell, Roerig, McQueen. #TVD,” Michael captioned a photo of Zach and Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert) hanging out on set with production assistant Cornell Willis. Looks like we’re in for more bro time in upcoming episodes! Excellent.

Is it just us or have the TVDers been particularly ensemble-y in behind-the-scenes pics as of late? Perhaps, it’s Michael Malarkey and Rick Cosnett’s good influence. Since they joined the cast as Enzo and Dr. Wes, respectively, they’ve been tweeting like crazy with their co-stars. Earlier this week, Michael shared this awesome shot of himself arm-wrestling with Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes). And Rick has been keeping us up-to-date on his filming road trips with Michael and Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore): “Good morning! On my way to a new #TVD set location w @iansomerhalder and @mkmalarkey. It's gonna be an exciting couple of days. #TeamWes,” Rick tweeted back in December. Gotta love this cast’s camaraderie!  

Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, February 27 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.

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