Warning! Spoilers ahead for Vampire Diaries Season 3, Episode 16, “1912”

Credit: Quantrell D. Colbert and Bob Mahoney/The CW ©2012 The CW Network Photo: The Stagecoach in Season 3, Episode 16: “1912”

Well, that was a shock. When the murderer was revealed in Vampire Diaries Season 3, Episode 16, “1912,” our jaws hit the floor, and needless to say, it’s going to have repercussions throughout the rest of the series.

Basically, it was a genius twist to have Alaric (Matt Davis) losing his mind, thanks to his many trips to the other side and back. But we’re seriously worried about his future. In the preview for the next episode, Alaric is undergoing CAT scans and chasing down Meredith (Torrey DeVitto) like the slasher villian.

Now that Matt Davis is headed to a new show, this could be one way of explaining his absence, but are they setting him up for death — or a trip to a mental institution?

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