Producer Previews of Tonight's Episodes of The Vampire Diaries (The Ties That Bind) and The Secret Circle (Witness)

Ready for this week's producer previews for The CW's popular "The Vampire Diaries" and "The Secret Circle"? First up are Julie Plec and Caroline Dries discussing Elena's anger, Stefan's coffins, and Bonnie's journey in "TVD" Episode 3.12, "The Ties That Bind", followed by Andrew Miller giving us a look into Cassie's relationships with the guys in her life in "TSC" Episode 1.12, "Witness".

The Vampire Diaries"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 3.12 "The Ties That Bind" (1/19/12 Air Date; 8:00-9:00 PM):
PERSIA WHITE GUEST STARS AS BONNIE’S MOTHER — Bonnie (Kat Graham) believes her recurring dreams about Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) coffins will tell her how he can be killed. The dreams also lead Bonnie to a reunion with her mother, Abby (guest star Persia White, “Girlfriends”), whom Bonnie hasn’t seen for 15 years. At Abby’s remote farmhouse, Bonnie and Elena (Nina Dobrev) meet Jamie (guest star Robert Ri'chard, “One on One”), the young man Abby took in years earlier. Bonnie’s sudden appearance catches Abby off-guard, but she does her best to explain the past.

Tyler (Michael Trevino) turns to an unexpected ally in his quest to regain his free will.

Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is intrigued by Alaric’s (Matt Davis) new friend, Dr. Fell (guest star Torrey Devitto), and Klaus continues his bitter negotiations with Stefan (Paul Wesley) over control of the coffins containing his family members.

John Dahl directed the episode written by Brian Young.

The Secret Circle"The Secret Circle" Episode 1.12 "Witness" (1/19/12 Air Date; 9:00-10:00 PM):
JAKE RETURNS AND OFFERS CASSIE THE CHANCE TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED 16 YEARS AGO — Jake (Chris Zylka) returns to Chance Harbor to warn Cassie (Britt Robertson) that unless they find out how her father was killed in the boat fire 16 years ago, she'll meet with the same death. He suggests an extremely dangerous method to finally uncover what happened on that fateful day, but Adam (Thomas Dekker) and Diana (Shelley Hennig) suspect he has ulterior motives.

In an effort to usurp the other, both Charles (Gale Harold) and Dawn (Natasha Henstridge) try to get Ethan (Adam Harrington) on board as an ally.

Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) gets trapped in a dangerous situation when one of Lee’s (guest star Grey Damon) friends, Callum (guest star Michael Graziadei), stops by the shop.

Jessica Parker Kennedy also stars. Eagle Egilsson directed the episode written by Dana Baratta.

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Source: The CW