Mandi Bierly
April 11, 2012 AT 12:00 PM EDT

The Vampire Diaries returns with a new episode on April 19, but The CW is already looking ahead to May Sweeps (which okay, actually kicks off April 26). We’ve got an exclusive first look at an ad which asks the question, “Is this where the bloodline ends?” You’ll recall that the latest setback to Operation Kill Klaus is the recently discovered caveat that if you kill an Original, all the vampires in his or her bloodline die. That means before Stefan (Paul Wesley), Elena (Nina Dobrev), and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) can put a missing stake in Klaus (Joseph Morgan), they have to determine if their bloodline (via Katherine and Rose) leads back to Klaus — or if they’d just be losing Tyler (Michael Trevino).*

Check out a larger version of the ad below and tell us what other questions it makes you ponder. I’ll start: Is Damon wearing a heavage-baring tank top or T-shirt underneath that jacket? Who else immediately thought of Alexander Skarsgard, who went through a serious heavage/necklace period? And why is Elena (or is it Katherine?) dressed in black tie when the boys are in weekend woods wear?

* If Tyler dies, bury him in the chenille blanket.

Twitter: @EWMandiBierly

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