During tonight’s big episode, we saw Josie make a shocking decision to skip down, largely fueled by a desire to have some sort of life on her own — something that would never be possible within the Salvatore School itself. There’s been a slow buildup to this over the past few weeks, so the departure of the character isn’t totally out of left field. Yet, it will still leave a huge impact on this world, given that her sister Lizzie is still there and the school has so many problems still to deal with. Take, for example, everything they’ve gone through with Hope.
Unfortunately, Bryant is leaving the show, as confirmed by a statement to TVLine:
“As a fan of The Vampire Diaries universe myself, thank you to The CW and Warner Bros. TV for giving me this opportunity. I am so grateful to the fans and will love them always and forever for welcoming and accepting me into this world. Josie has helped so many beautiful humans feel comfortable in their sexuality, and I hope her legacy lives on so that one day everyone feels free to love whoever they want regardless of gender.”
Meanwhile, executive producers Julie Plec and Brett Matthews offered up the following in regards to her exit:
“While it’s heartbreaking to say goodbye to such a beloved Super Squad member, we wish Kaylee happiness and success. We look forward to watching her career grow in the future, and our door at Legacies will always be open to her, because the world is simply a better place with Josie Saltzman in it.”
Since Josie isn’t dead, there is always a chance she comes back. Yet, couldn’t you say the same thing even if she was?
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