The actor confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that Tyler will be the first Vampire Diaries character to visit New Orleans for an episode of The Originals. While Michael wouldn’t give details about how long his appearance will be, he did hint that the visit will be “sometime soon.”
“A lot of fans are upset that Tyler has made the decision to leave as soon as he shows up. I’m getting a little bit of flack for it on the Twitterverse here,” Michael told the magazine. “I just want to say everything will be explained, and I think Tyler will make it good once he shows up to The Originals… I think everybody will be happy with Tyler’s reasoning when they see what he’s been up to and what he has planned.”
Michael didn’t expand on his reasons for the Tyler’s trip to New Orleans but we certainly have some idea why the character would be paying a visit. In last week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, Season 5, Episode 5: “Monster’s Ball,” Caroline (Candice Accola) and Tyler went their separate ways. Tyler claimed that he couldn’t “do the college thing right now” knowing that Klaus is out there.
“Do you know the reason we’re together?” Tyler asked Caroline in the episode, “Because Klaus granted us permission to be together. I’m sorry, but I can’t live like that… He killed my mom and got away with it. I can’t just start caring about sociology and frat parties.”
With a hatred for Klaus so intense that he’s willing to drop out of school, we have to imagine Tyler will go after his enemy in New Orleans… but is there any point to going after the unkillable villain?
“Tyler’s been dealing with Klaus for a few seasons now, and it’s always been a scary feeling,” Michael said. “But you’ve got to think at this point, because Klaus is so powerful, that he kinda maybe deep down inside likes Tyler and likes messing around with him because it gives him something to do. Klaus is just so powerful, I figure he doesn’t want to be bored all the time. If he had Tyler hunting him every now and then, a part of him might like that a little bit.”
What do you think about Tyler’s upcoming crossover to The Originals? Will you watch?