We know some of you have yet to watch the game-changing season finale of “The Vampire Diaries” (we plan to catch up ourselves later today) so beware of spoilers and proceed at your own risk to learn more details about the return of Alaric in the upcoming Season 6!
TV Guide got the scoop that Elena and Jeremy’s surrogate father, portrayed by fan favorite Matt Davis, will indeed be sticking around Mystic Falls and that there will be a substantial time jump when the show resumes in the fall.
When Season 5 ended, a few familiar faces, including Lexi (Arielle Kebbel) and Alaric, returned. But while Lexi was sucked up into the atmosphere, Alaric was left standing alongside his friends.
The site also provided a neat recap of Alaric’s “TVD” history: First introduced midway through Season 1, Alaric started as a vampire hunter and history teacher at Mystic Falls High but soon became a surrogate parent to Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and a drinking buddy to Damon (Ian Somerhalder). (Let’s not forget his epic dance moves when Klaus inhabited his body.) During Season 3 Original mama Esther turned Alaric into a crazy Original she could use to kill off her family but also bound him to Elena. When Elena careened off the bridge and died in the Season 3 finale, so did Alaric. Following his death, Alaric returned twice as a ghost in Season 4 — once when Damon visited his grave and again to, well, drink with Damon — and then in the 100th episode.
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