Credit: Bob Mahoney/The CW ©2011 The CW Network Photo: Jeremy Gets His Crossbow On in The Vampire Diaries Season 3, Episode 10: "The New Deal"

While Jeremy Gilbert’s (Steven R. McQueen) exit from Mystic Falls in Vampire Diaries Season 3, Episode 10, “The New Deal” makes rational sense — heck, every human should put as many miles between themselves and the town’s deadly supernaturals as possible — it doesn’t mean viewers want the emo teen to be gone forever. Considering Jer’s been compelled by Damon (Ian Somerhalder) to get out of Dodge and enjoy his sketchpad in peace, it’s unlikely we’ll be seeing the suddenly studly 16 year old anytime soon.

But fear not, McQueen fans. Executive producer Julie Plec tells Entertainment Weekly that we'll see him briefly in Season 3, Episode 11, "Our Town." After that, he'll be gone for awhile, but according to E!, he isn’t off the show for good, though they don’t have any details about Jeremy’s exact return date. Phew! 

In the meantime, Jeremy’s absence opens up the possibilities for Bonnie (Kat Graham) to get a new love interest. (What? Her ex kissed a ghost and left to draw pictures in Denver. She’s a free woman!)

Source: E!Entertainment Weekly

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