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Update: Julie Plec tells TVLine of his return: “It’ll be fun to have him back in our Mystic Falls universe. We finally get a sense of what he’s been doing during his whole absence from our world.”

There’s something about Elijah (Daniel Gillies) that makes us want to recite poetry, doodle hearts in our notebooks, and learn how to make Baked Alaska. Maybe it’s the hair? Anyway, it’s been too long since we’ve seen the Original on The Vampire Diaries

Guess what? That’s all about to change, according to Zap2It. The most responsible Original (still living, anyway) is going to return to Mystic Falls in Season 4, Episode 18. We’ll let that sink in for a second.

Basically, we think Elijah is going to regulate before he, Rebekah (Claire Holt), and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) go gallivanting off to New Orleans in Season 4, Episode 20.

Best Valentine’s Day present ever!

Source: Zap2It