We’ve talked quite a bit about everyone from Elena to Klaus on “The Vampire Diaries” season 4, there is one member of the Original family that has sadly gotten a little lost in the shuffle — Elijah. What’s the reason for that? You can really blame a number of things — from his character having less of an overall presence to Daniel Gillies spending most of his summer promoting the CTV medical drama “Saving Hope” (which has been airing in the United States on NBC).
So when is Elijah going to be back? Thankfully, we know it will happen at least once during the fall portion of the season. Gillies told MTV News recently that he recently filmed a flashback episode set in the 11th century (one that we already know is going to be heavily focused on Rebekah), and that he always has a role on the show courtesy of executive producer Julie Plec:
“[Elijah is] going to be back, and what role do we expect him to play? I think Elijah brings order. Whenever he returns, s–t gets done .. He’s sort of the stabilizer. There’s always a shift in the equilibrium. I think he’s the only one who can truly sort of restrain his brother. I think he’s the only one with the dignity/lucidity to be able to strategize a way out of Mystic Falls and into some sort of sanctuary for their family. I’m not saying that’s what he’s going to do, I’m saying that’s what he’s capable of. I think if the family listened to Elijah, they’d be in an excellent place to position themselves in this very contemporary world that wants them all gone.”
The question we really want to know an answer to at the moment is this — how is Elijah going to react to Elena becoming a vampire? While the two have never really been romantic, there has always been some sort of unspoken bond there that was different than how Elena acted with any other man on the show.
What do you want to see happen with Elijah this coming season? We want to hear from you! To check out the first photo of Elena from the new season, be sure to follow the link here.
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