We knew that old characters would be returning for the final season — and first up is Tyler Lockwood. Michael Trevino will be back in an upcoming episode of ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ and you guys, he has new facial hair.
“Tyler’s return is pretty impactful because we’ve never really explored it on camera, but he’s been working for the Armory, as we learned when he took Elena’s body away,” showrunner Julie Plec told Entertainment Weekly. “He’s the one that knew where Elena’s coffin was, he’s the one that brought Enzo into the fold against his will in the beginning. So he’s been off doing that.”
In the first photo, we see a now bearded Tyler (Michael Trevino) kneeling over Damon (Ian Somerhalder)’s body. So, what’s he doing there? Well, he has a very important message.
“He’s remained firmly embedded in the supernatural universe, so he’s got information that our heroes don’t have, which is pretty key in the moment when it’s revealed,” Julie added. “And there’s a great emotional component to his return that ties into all our characters as well.”
Of course, we know that he’ll be facing Damon with some sort of news and since Damon is in a very dark place with Sybil right now — who by the way, just found out about his love for Elena so is pretty much taking over that part of his mind — we have a feeling this may not be good news.
Maybe we’re just being pessimistic, but you let us know what you think. Are you excited to see Tyler back in town? Also, where is Matt?!