In case you hadn’t heard, last month saw producer Julie Plec reveal that there was a plan for another Vampire Diaries–Originals crossover to take place in the upcoming season of each show. Not only has that news now been completely confirmed, we now know which major name is up for the crossover. You may want to sit down for the following.
Lead actress Nina Dobrev will be heading over to The Originals. That’s right, Dobrev will feature in the fifth episode of The Originals‘ second season, but it isn’t Elena that’s making the trip.
Here’s what Julie Plec told reporter Kristin Dos Santos at E! Online:
There’s a lot of people that could cross over, and when we plan our crossovers, we like to think of the most clever way to integrate The Vampire Diaries mythology into The Originals mythology. There was a character’s name introduced a long time ago in season three in association with Klaus [Joseph Morgan] and Elijah [Daniel Gillies] and how they became vampires and a girl that they both loved a long time ago who was the original doppelgänger, Tatia. So Nina Dobrev will be visiting The Originals for a nice little storyline in our fifth episode which airs November 3.”
Fans will remember that season 3 of TVD revealed that Tatia was the original Petrova doppelgänger and that Elijah and Klaus had both fallen in love with her in Mystic Falls. Suffice to say, the guys were pretty upset when Tatia was killed by Esther, their mother.
What we remember from The Vampire Diaries, for those who watch both shows, is that [Klaus and Elijah] both loved her, so it’s a little bit of history repeating itself like with Stefan [Paul Wesley] and Damon [Ian Somerhalder]. And then Esther [Alice Evans], their mother, killed her so that she could make Klaus not a hybrid. There’s lots of secrets and scandal and romance and terrible tragedy attached to her character. We’ll get to go back into the past to see how that all played out.”
The CW will see The Vampire Diaries season six premiere on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. and The Originals season two premiere on Monday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m.