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Might David Anders Return to The Vampire Diaries?

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The shocking return of Katherine to conclude season one of The Vampire Diaries overshadowed one unfortunate development:

She killed Uncle John Gilbert...

... didn't she?

“That’s up in the air right now,” David Anders told Entertainment Weekly in its most recent issue. “They haven’t picked up [my] option yet. I feel like the character has a lot of legs and you can go in many different directions with him. But ultimately it’s [executive producer] Kevin Williamson’s choice.”

Katherine Attacks

Do you wanna see John Gilbert return? Sound off now in The Vampire Diaries forum!

But Katherine did stab John in the chest, right?

“People don’t always die from knife wounds," said the actor, making a decent point.

Those yearning for more of Anders don't need to wait for this issue to be settled in order to see him on the small screen again: Anders will guest star on the September 7 episode of Warehouse 13.

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I agree with the above poster that said Damon would definitely save John. It might happen later at the hospital when he's in critical condition about to die. We know Damon has feelings for Elena, and also know Stephan would not turn John. They may not know Katherine is back for a day or two. My guess is Jeremy will not become a vampire, but John may, besides it makes a much better twist.

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I agree with the above poster that said Damon would definitely save John. It might happen later at the hospital when he's in critical condition about to die. We know Damon has feelings for Elena, and also know Stephan would not turn John. They may not know Katherine is back for a day or two. My guess is Jeremy will not become a vampire, but John may, besides it makes a much better twist.

Damonsucksmyworld

@rayyy No, you are absolutely correct, she did cut of his fingers while the ring was still on one of them, but I am not sure that it matters, because the finger is servered from his body and therefore it does not protect him anymore. At least Damon once threathened to cut of his hand in order to kill him, but he also said that he would then take the ring off of John's finger, so perhaps Katherine must remove to ring from his severed finger before he can actually die.

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If I'm not mistaken (and correct me if I'm wrong), Katherine cut his hand with his ring still on. For all we know she might have left it on his finger, though that WOULD be kind of sloppy of Katherine, I must admit...
But assuming that's correct, could they just put the ring on his other hand?
It would be kind of funny if Katherine had cut his other hand too, though. But... I would definitely like to see more of him.

Damonsucksmyworld

@Allenmca: (I wrote this in anouther thread as well :) ) I am sure that Damon realised that he kissed Katherine as no people kiss the same, so he is probably still around, and then he comes in the kitchen and sees that John is about to die and then he convinces John to drink his blood before he dies. Besides that Damon would not "kill" both Elena's parents. I know he did not stab John, but when he has the ability to "save" John, he would not let him die because of Elena. And think about it, Elena has lost tre parents (well, kinda as Isobel is a vampire and M.I.A), so how would she handle losing her biologigal father even though she despises him? She would be devasted and by turning him into a vampire, he will still be around and they can still build a father/daughter-relationship :) Otherwise there is no logigal reason for David Anders to survive, he was stabbed in the chest/stomach (you might not die from that) and four of his fingers were cut of, so he will lose a lot of blood, if someone does not save him.

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Damon would first have to feed John his blood and then kill him as you have to die with vamp blood in your system, drinking the blood while dying heals you. While it would be an interesting twist if Damon saved him, I doubt he would go to the trouble of saving him only to turn him into a vamp. I seriously doubt Damon would want to deal with John like that, or that he would do that to Elena's father.

Damonsucksmyworld

*lies on the floor

Damonsucksmyworld

David Anders is definately coming back. As he said, you do not always die from a knife wound, but he might bleed to death.
My guest though, is that Damon will save him by turning him into a vampire, because he will bleed to death if Elena and Katherine have a long and intense conversation when they meet and uncle John just lays there on the floor.

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i want john back..so he can then tell what he told katherine to elena...and she can then decide with katherine if he deserves to die or not...

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If they bring John back for season 2 then there is no surprise that Kathryn is back in town. If he lives then Elena, Damon, Stefan and Alaric will know about Kathryn right away. Also means that Damon would know right off the bat that he kissed Kathryn, not Elena. If they want it to be something that the characters learn about throughout the season then unfortunately he has to die. Even though John is a dick, I liked his character, he adds a different type of conflict, and come on how many parents can Elena lose before she goes crazy?

Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.

Damon

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.