Sarah Michelle Gellar is returning to TV this fall, but it looks like there’s a new vampire slayer in town. TVLine reports that “The Vampire Diaries” producers are introducing Eric, a hunter who is like “Indiana Jones with a stake instead of a whip.” He’ll be middle-aged and good-looking (on The CW? Shocking!).
Our question is this: What about Alaric (Matt Davis)? He was introduced as a history teacher by day, vampire hunter by night. Still, we haven’t seen him do too much slaying aside from that time he killed Elijah, which didn’t exactly stick. We’re guessing that Eric won’t be easily swayed to Team Salvatore, especially with Stefan (Paul Wesley) back on the sauce.
Speaking of the ripper (rippahhh?), our favorite Mystic Falls residents will have a singular focus when Season 3 begins on Sept. 15. “We’ve got a lot of stuff to kick us off, the first of which obviously being, where Stefan is,” executive producer Julie Plec tells us. “Is he alive? Is he dead? How can we find him? How can we help him? How can we save him? And ultimately, can he be, or does he want to be saved?”