When the second season of The Vampire Diaries ended last spring, Stefan (Paul Wesley) made a deadly deal with Klaus (Joseph Morgan) to save his brother Damon (Ian Somerhalder) from dying.

At Klaus' command, Stefan was forced to leave Mystic Falls and go on a massive killing spree, leaving both Damon and Elena (Nina Dobrev) behind.

In the Season 3 premiere (airing Thursday at 8 p.m. EST on The CW), Damon tracks down his brother -- but their reunion is far from merry.

"I need you stop following me. You're causing some problems," Stefan warns. "I don't need any saving. I just want you to let me go."

The Vampire Diaries premieres Thursday at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.