Caroline In Legacies Season 2? Vampire Diaries' Candice King Just Gave Fans Hope

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Good news! We not only found The Vampire Diaries' and The Originals' actress Candice King, aka Caroline Forbes, we'll see her as part of the Legacies Season 2 family ... at least at San Diego Comic-Con. In a great sign for Legacies Season 2, King announced she will in fact be moderating the Legacies panel at SDCC 2019.

Candice King shared a fun Vampire Diaries panel throwback with her announcement. As you can imagine, just her presence connected with Legacies Season 2 has fans hoping that means she'll finally bring the character of Caroline to The Vampire Diaries Universe spinoff:

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Julie Plec, who has written Caroline Forbes into Legacies through nearly every storyline, has been trying to get Candice King to come on the show. Now that Legacies Season 2 has just started production, is this a hint that we will see Candice's Caroline on screen as well as off?

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As you know if you've been watching Legacies, there's a Caroline-shaped-hole in the story where she belongs. The Vampire Diaries finale ended with Caroline Forbes-Salvatore and her ex-fiance Alaric Saltzman (Matt Davis) co-running the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted.

Alaric is headmaster of the school, and he and Caroline are co-parents to students Lizzie and Josie Saltzman. Legacies Season 2 first explained Caroline's absence by Alaric saying Caroline was off recruiting for the school. Later he admitted she was off trying to find ways to help the Gemini Coven twins avoid The Merge when they turn 22.

The Legacies Season 1 finale showed Josie and Lizzie finding the Ascendant that Bonnie Bennett used to put their evil Uncle Kai in a Prison World. Bonnie used Josie and Lizzie's Gemini Coven magic for that spell, but the twins were very young and only had a vague memory of the relic. It would help if Bonnie's old buddy Caroline were around to tell her daughters to put that thing down and don't even think about it.

Headmaster Alaric ended Legacies Season 1 announcing his failings to the school. He could really use backup in Season 2, and one of his main sidekicks -- Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell) -- is not only gone in the Malivore pit, she is now forgotten in everyone's memory.

So no one can even wonder What Would Hope Do? But we can wonder What WILL Caroline Do if she returns to Mystic Falls?

Candice King has not made an announcement about appearing in Legacies Season 2 at this point. But if you were her, would you just post about moderating a Legacies panel, and then sad trombone the fans by saying "Sorry, I'm not actually going to show up on screen"? What would be the point? So, from here, it's fair to hope for some kind of appearance from Candice/Caroline in Legacies Season 2. I hope it will be more satisfying than what they did with Caroline in The Originals' final season, since Klaroline will always and forever deserve better.

The Legacies Season 2 Comic-Con panel will be held next Friday, July 19. So expect a lot of great news to come out, and possibly a trailer, even though it looks like they just started production and may not have much footage to share. They may reveal some photos or other intel, though, and you never know how fast they may pull stuff together for Comic-Con. Legacies Season 2 premieres Thursday, October 10 at 9 p.m. on The CW.

Gina Carbone

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.