Since Legacies is the joint spinoff of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, it would make sense for more past characters to pop up on The CW show. So far, the list of Vampire Diaries' and Originals' returnees include Alaric Saltzman, Hope Mikaelson, twins Josie and Lizzie Saltzman, Dorian Williams, Sheriff Matt Donovan, and Jeremy Gilbert. Legacies has only just gotten started with Season 1, but here are five more familiar faces we soon hope to see in Mystic Falls.
This is the most obvious choice, and if Caroline never does show up, it's going to be awkward as hell. Caroline should be a main character of this spinoff, as the one who technically owns The Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted, and mother of Lizzie and Josie Saltzman. She has already been name-dropped on Legacies at this point, and we know Alaric and the twins have different information on her whereabouts.
Alaric's intel is right; Caroline isn't recruiting for the school, she's out on a mission directly related to the twins' longterm survival. Fans have speculated that Caroline might be trying to find a way to stop the twins from having to undergo the Gemini Coven Merge ritual. Candice King played Caroline on both TVD and The Originals, and we hope to see her at some point on Legacies -- if not in Season 1, then in Season 2 (if there is one).
It feels like we're not done with Malachai "Kai" Parker. Kai (Chris Wood) is Lizzie and Josie Saltzman's biological uncle, and executive producer Julie Plec recently brought up his name as a reminder that the twins are related to him by blood, so there's "danger" there. Kai is also connected to Alaric in that Kai killed his own twin sister Jo on the day of her wedding to Alaric. In the process, Kai tried to kill the twins Jo was carrying.
Kai is the last leader of the Gemini Coven. Josie and Lizzie survived that attempt on their lives, so they are also part of the coven. It seems like there's more story to be told with Kai, especially since he is technically not dead. He was last seen banished in a Prison World, thanks to Bonnie helping Lizzie and Josie put him there. On that note...
Several current characters have history with Bonnie (Kat Graham) -- starting with her BFF Caroline and continuing with Matt, Jeremy, Kai, and the twins. Bonnie was last seen in The Vampire Diaries series finale, choosing to leave town to travel the world while Caroline decided to stay in Mystic Falls and run the school. At some point, it would make sense for Bonnie to either return home for good or just make a visit back home in her many travels.
Either way, Bonnie would be a great asset at the school, maybe helping the twins with their Siphoner powers and aiding them in protection against anything Uncle Kai might plan. That may include helping Caroline find a way to stop a Gemini Coven Merge ritual, if that's part of what Caroline is doing right now.
I'd be happy for any of Hope Mikaelson's relatives to show up -- Rebekah, who was her guardian at one point; or Uncle Kol, Marcel, etc. Hope actress Danielle Rose Russell wasn't sure if any Mikaelson family members would be joining Legacies, but the door was left open. Powerful witch Aunt Freya (Riley Voelkel) became something of a mentor to Hope as she got older on The Originals, so it would make sense for her to reach out to the teen. Or vice versa.
The Originals ended with Freya asking Vincent to be the father of her children with Keelin. So she's out there starting a family, and it would be nice for them to visit Hope in Mystic Falls. Or Legacies could take a road trip and have Hope visit her family.
Damon (and Elena) Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder may never return to the role of Damon for Legacies, since he's busy with his new vampire show, but it would make sense to see him again. The Vampire Diaries ended with Damon as a new human, starting a family with Elena. Dr. Elena Salvatore even opened a practice in Mystic Falls. Damon and Elena should be in town, and it would be nice to see them -- especially Damon, since the Salvatore school bears his name and includes the Stefan Salvatore memorial library in honor of his brother.
Damon gave Caroline the boarding house for the school, but it's not like he's a stranger. If he and Elena are still in town, they should visit. It's just a matter of convincing Ian Somerhalder or Nina Dobrev to return to The CW.
So far, all we know for sure is that Legacies plans to give fans more Easter eggs, and some location nostalgia by returning to familiar sets from The Originals. Other than that, the door is open for more TVD/Originals returns, and we'll have to wait to see who walks through.
Which Vampire Diaries and Originals characters would you most like to see on Legacies? The spinoff airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on The CW. Keep up with more shows to watch in our fall TV schedule.
Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.
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