We have about a million unanswered questions as we prepare to head into Legacies Season 2, but the one most fans of The Originalsand The Vampire Diaries are still asking is whether Mystic Falls might get a visit from any of the characters we know and love. According to showrunner Julie Plec, while nothing is actually on the agenda yet, Season 2 might just deliver the right opportunity for such an event to occur.
"I think there's going to be an opportunity this year to see some of the Originals," Plec told TV Guide at the ATX Television Festival last month. "I don't know who and I don't know when, but the way that Hope's (Danielle Rose Russell) storyline is shaping up, there's definitely a link to the family that got left behind ... that we will have to address at a certain point. And it would be nice to see a familiar face."
It sure would be nice to see one of the surviving Original family members show up this season, but that raises the question: Do they even remember Hope? After diving into the Malivore pit, she was erased from the minds and hearts of everyone who knew her, so if we're being real, a lot of the last 18 years are probably a little confusing for Hope's aunts and uncle. Like, "Why were we so close with that Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) girl again?"
All joking aside, we'd absolutely love to see Rebekah (Claire Holt) or Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic) turn up to kick Malivore's butt, and Freya (Riley Voelkel) would certainly be a helpful addition to the mission to get Hope out of whatever inter-dimensional prison she may find herself in this season.
Another friendly face we wouldn't turn away is, of course, that of Caroline Forbes (Candice King). Now that Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) and Josie (Kaylee Bryant) have found the Ascendant, Caroline's twin daughters could find themselves in more danger than ever, which could hopefully tempt everyone's favorite vampire barbie back to her hometown. When we asked Plec whether that's in the cards this year, she didn't make any promises, but it seems like it's always a good possibility.
"The desire to see Caroline Forbes on Legacies remains strong," Plec said. "The invitation remains open and the welcome would be warm. So honestly, it's just a matter of finding the right story and the right opportunity for Candice to want to come back and play in the sandbox a little."
Legacies returns Thursday, Oct. 10 at 9/8c on The CW.
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