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It’s unlikely Rebekah (Claire Holt) will be daggered for long — Klaus (Joseph Morgan) tends to like his baby sister’s help in his plots. Yet The Vampire Diaries could always use more bad girls, which is why Katherine’s (Nina Dobrev) absence has been keenly felt since Season 3, Episode 9, “Homecoming.” The doppelganger just dropped some vevain bombs, said, “ba-boom,” and peaced out. It’s about time for her to slink back into town, right?

Not so fast. Executive producer Julie Plec told reporters, “You will not see hide nor hair of Katherine until Klaus is gone for good. So his survival ties in to her appearance, or lack thereof,” The TV Addict reports. Ah, those self-preservation instincts.

Plec also teased that Kat’s existence means not even Elena (Nina Dobrev) is safe when it comes to deaths in the Season 3 finale. “I mean, she’s got a Katherine. She’s got god knows how many doppelgangers are out there,” she pointed out.

Even Elena could die? Alright, we’re calling it. Elena for vampire queen in 2012!

Source: The TV Addict

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