Why Did Tyler Pop Up in 'The Vampire Diaries' Flash Forward?

Why Did Tyler Pop Up in 'The Vampire Diaries' Flash Forward?

Fans of The Vampire Diaries got quite the surprise during last week’s episode when a familiar face popped up!

That’s right, Tyler (Michael Trevino) was seen in a flash forward scene three years from now when Stefan (Paul Wesley) calls him to warn Caroline (Candice King) about something.

From the looks of it, he’s working in New York City and quite successful. So what did this mean for that character?

“We wanted to remind the audience that Tyler’s still very much a part of [the show's] universe,” executive producer Caroline Dries told TVLine.com. “When you’re fortunate enough to leave Mystic Falls – and not because you died – we try to exploit and embrace that. Tyler got away, so to speak, and just seeing a little glimpse of him in the show told the audience, ‘Look, three years from now, the guy’s still alive. So there’s some hope.’”

She added, “Tyler is one of the success stories of Mystic Falls. Him having been able to escape the supernatural politics of the town is what that [appearance] was all about. Also, him letting Stefan know that he’ll always be there as an extension of their group.”

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays @ 8PM on The CW.

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