“Crying Wolf” had many OMG moments because “The Vampire Diaries” is never short of twists and turns. Tyler’s leaving came as a shock to every TVD fan tonight. Michael Trevino chatted to Zap2it about his character’s sudden departure from Mystic Falls.
We know what you’re wondering: Is Tyler coming back? The answer is a definite maybe. He wasn’t killed off, which is a good sign for us Tyler fans. Plus, we can assume that breaking the werewolf curse is still a priority.
Trevino visited us at Zap2it to discuss the circumstances of Tyler’s grand exit. “It was just too much for him,” Trevino says. “Too many cooks in the kitchen, really, because everybody was just trying to get in his head. He’s still really lost at that point, and very vulnerable. He needed to leave.”
There will be another full moon in Mystic Falls before the end of the season, but the question remains as to whether Tyler will be around for the big night. “We’ve told the transformation story already,” executive producer Julie Plec says. “Now he’s moving on to the next part of his journey, which is, ‘How do I live like this for the rest of my life?’ The way that it all fell out, the first part of Tyler’s journey ended right when we had a lot to focus on with Elijah and the witches and imminent arrival of Klaus, so we figured it was a good time to give him that hero’s goodbye.”
When Plec and Kevin Williamson sat down with Trevino to fill him in on his character’s fate, it came as a bit of a surprise to him, too. “I knew that there was going to be this battle with the vampires and the werewolves, I knew that somebody was going to have to go,” Trevino says. “And when they said it was going to be me, I was kind of like, ‘Okay… interesting.’”
It’s clear he’s not particularly psyched about his extended vacation (hey, the guy loves his job), and he’s genuinely just as curious as we are about if and when Tyler will come back into town. “Now my mind’s going crazy because I’m wondering what’s in store now. When and if Tyler were to come back, either at all, or this season, or maybe he doesn’t come back until Season 3 – how’s he going to be? How much of a changed person is he going to be?”