The Vampire Diaries Spoilers: Season 3 Dubbed "Season of the Originals"

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Brace yourselves, come September, for the Season of the Originals.

That's how The Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec refers to Season 3 of the CW hit, seemingly implying that Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) should see the light of another season, with likely promotions for both actors.

Both Gillies and Morgan were initially locked in as recurring characters on TVD, but Plec told reporters Wednesday that a decision will be made whether to bring them both back as series regulars will be “made when we break story for Season 3.”

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Will Elijah and Klaus - and perhaps their siblings - play a big role in Season 3?

As for the rest of the cast?

“All I’ve ever said is that there will be some severe and tragic consequences, and that the loss of life will be extreme over the last couple of episodes,” she said.

She won't put a number on the casualties, but says: “We set this ritual in motion early on, and it needs several sacrificial elements, so if that happens - and when it happens, and if it goes off without a hitch - there will be a lot of loss of life.”

Michael Trevino, who returns on tonight's episode, offered a glimpse into Tyler’s fate.

“It’s like Tyler went through army boot camp,” he said of his slightly more subdued werewolf character. “I wanted to switch it up, but only subtly.”

“I don’t know where they’re going to go with Tyler in Season 3, but there have to be some [more] changes," the actor adds. "Hopefully we can get into explaining what he was doing when he was gone, and who was he involved with.”

So does that mean Tyler will survive the season as well?

We'd have to assume he does, although even if not, Plec notes that “We do have ways of letting our audience see their fan favorites again, over time.”

Indeed. In light of these teases, who do you think will die on The Vampire Diaries this season - and will they stay dead? Discuss below!

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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: 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.