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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Michael Trevino keeps it low key in a baseball cap while picking up some groceries at Ralph’s on Monday (September 7) in Los Angeles.
The 30-year-old Vampire Diaries alum was joined for the Labor Day outing by The Lying Game‘s Alexandra Chando, 29.
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There’s no word on whether they are dating or not, but we do know they’ve been friends for several years.
In fact, Alexandra was part of a very popular on-screen couple on As the World Turns with Zach Roerig, one of Michael‘s co-stars and good friends!
Michael previously dated Glee‘s Jenna Ushkowitz for three years before splitting back in May 2014.
Nina Dobrev gets a little teary eyed in a cute new video with Michael Trevino after wrapping their last scene together on The Vampire Diaries.
“That’s a wrap on Elena and Tyler. We were just kids when we started the show, and we still are, 6 years later. #TVDFamily Love you Trevino…” the 26-year-old actress captioned with the video. Watch it below!
Just a few days earlier, Nina was feeling the end coming near: “Ok. Officially a mess. No hiding it anymore. Today has been a day filled with farewells.. I still have 2 more days of shooting before I wrap TVD. But it’s officially a wrap on Caroline&Elena&Bonnie. Finished filming with these two beautiful, funny, sweet, sassy, amazingly talented and lovely ladies…. @candiceaccola @katgrahampics . Love you with all my heart and soul forever and always… #TVDFamily.”
Check out all her pics from Instagram below!
Nina Dobrev spent the holiday weekend with her Vampire Diaries family and now fans are speculating that she’s leaving the show!
The 26-year-old actress hung out with co-stars Kat Graham, Michael Trevino, Candice Accola and hubby Joe King, and Michael Malarkey, as well as some crew members, all of whom shared the fun on Instagram.
Two photos in particular, which have since been deleted and/or edited, had very mysterious captions. One read, “lake life in honor of @michael_trevino and @nina_dobrev,” which doesn’t seem too suspicious.
But the other said, “playin a little croquet at the lake #unicornlake #ninawewillmissyou.” Check out the screenshots below!
This of course made the fans go crazy! While some are wondering what this means for the show, others are convinced this means that their favorite couples are endgame. Check out some reactions below!
The Vampire Diaries has indeed been picked up for a seventh season, but there’s no official word on which castmembers have signed on yet.
DO YOU THINK Nina Dobrev is leaving TVD?
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Taylor Kinney bundles up in a beanie while attending Operation Smile’s 2015 Annual Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge on Saturday (March 14) in Park City, UT.
The 33-year-old actor was joined by his fiance Lady Gaga, his Vampire Diaries pals Michael Trevino and Claire Holt, as well as Zachary Levi, Scott Wolf, and About a Boy‘s David Walton.
Teams of six racers consisting of a celebrity skier, one Olympic skier, and four amateur skiers/Operation Smile donors competed in a friendly dual slalom race to raise funds for the organization.
20+ pics inside of Taylor Kinney, Michael Trevino, and more participating in the charity event… More Here! »
Michael Trevino dons a grey tee-shirt as he arrives back at LAX airport in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (October 1).
Tyler James Williams, who some might remember from Everyone Hates Chris and Let It Shine, was also spotted walking through the terminal.
In case you didn’t hear, the 21-year-old actor just joined the upcoming season of AMC’s The Walking Dead as Noah. Some are speculating that he’ll take over the role of Noah Cruz on the hit show.
Season four of The Walking Dead ended with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate.
10+ pics inside of Michael and Tyler…
Stelena fans, you’re gonna want to see this!
The brand new season six poster for The Vampire Diaries is here and Stefan (Paul Wesley) is holding hands with Elena (Nina Dobrev)!
Of course, it may not be a romantic thing. It could symbolize them leaning on one another as they try to move on from Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) deaths. Speaking of whom, the unlikely allies are seen locking arms too, which sends a pretty strong message that they will be bonding wherever they are.
Meanwhile, Caroline (Candice Accola), Tyler (Michael Trevino), Matt (Zach Roerig), Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), Alaric (Matt Davis), and Enzo (Michael Malarkey) are also featured.
WHAT DO YOU THINK of the new TVD poster?
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Nina Dobrev shows a little skin in the new portrait photos for the upcoming season of The Vampire Diaries released on Monday (September 15).
The 25-year-old actress was joined by co-stars Candice Accola, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Michael Malarkey, Steven R. McQueen, Zach Roerig, Matt Davis and Michael Trevino for the pics.
PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Nina Dobrev
Check out a sneak peek photo of the season premiere where Caroline gets chatted up by Alaric and get the details on what our fave characters are up to after the sad deaths of Damon and Bonnie.
The Vampire Diaries returns to the CW on Thursday, October 2 @8PM EST/PST.