“[Elijah is] going to be back, and what role do we expect him to play? I think Elijah brings order. Whenever he returns, s–t gets done,” Daniel explained. “He’s sort of the stabilizer. There’s always a shift in the equilibrium. I think he’s the only one who can truly sort of restrain his brother. I think he’s the only one with the dignity/lucidity to be able to strategize a way out of Mystic Falls and into some sort of sanctuary for their family. I’m not saying that’s what he’s going to do, I’m saying that’s what he’s capable of. I think if the family listened to Elijah, they’d be in an excellent place to position themselves in this very contemporary world that wants them all gone.”
Klaus has been the main villain of “The Vampire Diaries” for more than a season and a half now, and it doesn’t look like that will change any time soon. Now that he has possessed Tyler (and no one other than Bonnie knows about it), there’s a good deal more drama that needs to be sorted out before Klaus can be defeated for good (if he ever can). But does that necessarily mean that a new villain won’t step in to fill his shoes?
“A rising thing is a passing thing. So I mean, you’re always in some sort of transition,” Daniel said. “I think it would be arrogant and sort of naïve to assume that there won’t be something else that would come to sort of eclipse [the Originals] in terms of this threat, because there’s always a new menace— there has to be—to maintain an audience’s interest. But I don’t think the Originals are going to go anywhere for a little while.”