Colin Ferguson to Tripp Out on The Vampire Diaries Season 6

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Julie Plec took to Twitter today, dropping hints about a new character in Mystic Falls.

So... who's joining The Vampire Diaries Season 6?

William on Haven

Colin Ferguson!

The actor was last seen as William on Haven Season 3, but his fate was iffy as the credits rolled on the finale. You probably know him best as Sheriff Carter from Syfy's Eureka, a role he embodied for five glorious seasons.

Next he'll be Tripp (formerly known as Mitch for casting purposes) and he's in town to give Sheriff Forbes a "run for her money," according to a Plec Tweet.

Could Caroline's mom finally be getting a love interest? Or a mortal enemy?

Are you excited for this casting tidbit? Raise your hand and hit the Comments with your joy and adulation. 

Late last week, TVD also confirmed the casting of Gabrielle Walsh in the “shady” role of Sarah. She will debut on the October 2 premiere.

NOTE: If you need to take a bite, you can watch Vampire Diaries online via TV Fanatic to get a juicy taste of past seasons, pre-Tripp.

UPDATE: Sources now describe Tripp a strong and disciplined "head of a community militia." Look for him to act as surrogate father to his young trainees do anything to protect Mystic Falls.

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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

Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.

Damon