The Vampire Diaries Season 8: Look Who's Returning!

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As you likely know by now, The Vampire Diaries will be saying goodbye next spring.

But not before a very familiar face once again says hello.

Brother and Brother - The Vampire Diaries

Who isn't done yet with Mystic Falls?

According to Entertainment Weekly – SPOILER ALERT!Michael Trevino will return to the show that made him famous on at least one occasion.

When we last saw Trevino as Tyler Lockwood, he was getting the snot beat out of him by Damon.

But Tyler managed to survive and is currently the man in charge of Elena's comatose body.

So he clearly as a vital role to play on the show's final season.

It’s unclear at the moment for just how long Tyler will stick around, but Trevino will appear at minimum on The Vampire Diaries Season 8 Episode 3.

Lockwood pic

The EW report states that Tyler "will once again come face-to-face with Damon."

However this time, Damon’s mental state will be even worse than during his previous encounter with Tyler, as he continues to spiral far out of control after his experience in the vault that concluded Season 7.

So now we know that Damon (and Enzo, we presume) will remain in this messed up, nefarious state for at least a few weeks.

Look for Tyler to try and to talk some sense into his frequent foe by reminding him what and who is important, but come on.

Do you really think it will work?

The Vampire Diaries returns Friday, Oct. 21 at 8/7c on The CW.

It will air 16 episodes on what the cast and crew have confirmed as the final run of this beloved series.

Are you looking forward to Tyler's return? Are you hoping Nina Dobrev returns as well?

What else do you want to see on Season 8?

Based on the calendar, we can expect Trevino to next show up on Friday, November 4.

If you're interested in seeing more of the gang when they were all together and not interesting in flying the coop, we can accomodate.

You can watch The Vampire Diaries online right here via TV Fanatic! Start the countdown to the end with us.

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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

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.