Warning! Season 3 finale spoilers ahead!

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Between his resurrection ring, his transformation into a vampire, and his final staking, it seems we’ve lost Alaric more times than we can count. So naturally, we had to ask Matt Davis if he’ll ever pop up again on The Vampire Diaries when we saw him at the CW Upfronts. He was there promoting his new show, Cult, which will air midseason on The CW. Whether ghost, flashback,
or zombie, we hope he can take a little time off from the new show to drop by
TVD every now and again!

Wetpaint Entertianment: How did you feel about Alaric’s death, and how it was handled?
Matt Davis: I thought it was great. I thought it was a really wonderful payoff, emotionally for the audience. I think for me creatively, as an actor, it was so much fun to play. It was a whirlwind because I booked the pilot [for Cult] while we were shooting the finale, so I was kind of facilitating both roles at the same time. But I’ve been happy with it.

Do you think Alaric will return to TVD?
I think so, yeah.

Can you tell us anything about that?
I don’t know yet, but expect something.

In Season 4?
Yeah.