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Vampire Diaries is saying goodbye to one of its series-long regulars.

"We're actually saying goodbye to one of our characters in the 14th episode," executive producer Julie Plec tellsTVGuide.com. "[Jeremy] is going to art school. We'll see what his next path and journey is, [but Steven R. McQueen] is all grown-up and ready to move on, so we're saying goodbye to him as a series regular. We got him a cake and dressed as superheroes and gave him a big party!" Plec adds about the sendoff.

With Jeremy's girlfriend Bonnie still stuck in the '90s, will his exit come before their anticipated reunion? Or does this mean that Bonnie's return is just episodes away? And will you miss McQueen? Tell us below!

The Vampire Diaries returns on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 8/7c on The CW.

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