Daniel Gillies Previews Return to The Vampire Diaries, Another Clean-Up for Elijah

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He's on his way back, Vampire Diaries Fanatics. And he's bringing his broom.

Daniel Gillies reprises his beloved role of Elijah on tomorrow night's "American Gothic," joking with me over the phone today that he returns to the TVD picture because his character knows "sh-t is about to hit the fan and Elijah is sort of like a janitor."

"Or maybe a disgruntled house maid," he said. "It's never a little mess, is it? He's always picking up after Klaus and Rebekah."

Elijah Returns!

Where has this Original been since fans saw him last?

"I think he's been waterskiing," Gillies laughed. "He must enjoy base-jumping, right? In a full suit, of course… wouldn't you imagine, if you were a vampire, that extreme sports would be amazing?"

In all seriousness, however, Gillies could not reveal what Elijah has been up to, but he could tease that the "contention for the cure" brings him back into our lives. As does concern for his brother.

"Elijah understands more than anyone when Klaus' temper is becoming a real storm," Gillies said, gushing over Joseph Morgan and adding that he loves his co-star a lot: "He's one of the few actors I can honestly say that about. He's such a sweet guy and he's enormously committed to that role and that show."

Following tomorrow night's installment, The Vampire Diaries Season 4 goes on hiatus until April 18. Gillies will also appear in that episode ("Pictures of You") and then, of course, in the April 25 backdoor pilot for The Originals.

And while readers will need to wait for Part 2 of my interview with the star to learn more about the wildly-anticipated spinoff, Gillies opened up about his reaction when first approached about it.

"I was just delighted and so proud of Julie [Plec]. She devotes a massive portion of her life to her imagination and it's really an enormous sacrifice… she's one of the most inspiring people I know. Just head to toe, an artist. She's very special."

The only piece of bad news Gillies shared, at least for a certain sect of the fandom? There are no plans for Elijah to be featured in any upcoming shirtless scenes.

"I'm dreading that day," he said. "Unless I have ample warning, that is. Give me three weeks to prepare and I'll look like Ian Somerhalder by the end of it."

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It would be cool if Elijah can find a solution to all the problems going on but who knows if the show will ever get better again. ;P


whathappened - I don't get it either. It's really annoying.


Good Lord he's good looking! I freaking love Daniel/Elijah! He is the only reason I will be checking out the new show.


@whathappened: in the 90s it was easier to produce 30+ eps becuz production costs were cheaper. No it is atleast 2-5 mill an episode.
I wonder if anyone will take the cure or will it be destroyed.
My prediction is that Elijah & Katherine have been working together.


im so excited Elijah is going to be back !!!! Love Daniel Gillies !!!!


I remember in the good ole days of the 90's, TV dramas went up to 30 episodes a season with no breaks whatsoever (cept holidays) AND summer episodes. What happened? Now it's multiple week breaks every 3 weeks


love Daniel ! can't wait to see Daniel shirtless scenes in the originals ! ;) and can't wait to see what elijahs up to. I wonder what he needs with the cure. Maybe he wants to shove it down Klaus's throat as well because he's so destructive as a vampire ?so that means the elijah and katherine/ elena doesnt happen? its either that or they'll have them do it with clothes on ? anywho, glad for that because i want stefan and katherine together.


I wonder if the gang from TrueBlood for the Spinoff cause I got to get the 2 seasons of True Blood to find out.

Sarah silva

Oh to see Daniel shirtless! So glad he is back but not happy we have another hiatus for 3 weeks! We just had it back for 3 weeks! I know that they have to take breaks but I also thought the reason they started in October was to not have to take as many. However this being the 18th episode I guess it makes sense.

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The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 18 Quotes

Katherine: It's a beautiful place to die.
Rebekah: You're right. This is a beautiful place to die.

Resist me all you want, Klaus, but until you bring me the cure I will bring you nothing but misery.


The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 18 Music

  Song Artist
The civil wars forget me not Forget Me Not The Civil Wars iTunes
Don gallardo days long gone Days Long Gone Don Gallardo iTunes
Song Why Try Young Summer