Calling all members of the Tyler Lockwood fan club: You can go ahead and circle Feb. 5 on your calendars.
That’s the wayward werewolf’s official return date to The Vampire Diaries, The CW announced Friday — and you’ll never guess what major event brings Michael Trevino‘s character back to Mystic Falls. In fact, it might just be better to share the episode’s official description:
With the traumatic effects of the Phoenix stone taking a toll on his brother, Stefan attempts to help Damon regain his grip on reality, while secretly struggling with his own experience in the stone. Elsewhere, Matt and Bonnie deal with the fallout after Julian and his men take over Mystic Falls, leading Matt to spiral out of control and into trouble with an officer named Penny. Meanwhile, Tyler returns to town for Alaric’s baby shower and Caroline makes an upsetting discovery involving Alaric and his future plan for the babies.
That’s right, folks — Tyler is coming back for the baby shower of his ex-girlfriend and former teacher. Nothing awkward about that.
I should also note that this is the third episode directed by Paul Wesley; he previously directed Season 5’s “Resident Evil” and Season 6’s “Woke Up With a Monster.”
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