Tyler returns to 'The Vampire Diaries': What does this full moon bring?

tvd-caroline-tyler.jpgSecret's out! Fans of "The Vampire Diaries" have been missing Tyler ( Michael Trevino) since he drove off into the sunset in a February episode, but Tyler will be back in town just in time for the next Mystic Falls full moon.

Trevino spilled the beans on Tyler's return at the C2E2 event in Chicago over the weekend. "The night shoots are bad," he told reporters on the scene. "I got picked up at 8 a.m. this morning in Atlanta, and I wrapped at 4 a.m. last night."

Oops. With a schedule like that, we can't blame him for the accidental reveal.

He was working late filming a late-night full moon scene, and though Tyler's return won't come as much of a surprise now, plenty of questions still remain.

Since the full moon is confirmed, we can't help but wonder if we'll see yet another big transformation scene. The morph is supposed to get quicker and less painful every time it happens, but we have a feeling Tyler still isn't yet used to the agony. After Trevino shared with us that the transformation was the "hardest, most challenging" acting experience of his TV career, we're guessing he wouldn't be too psyched for a repeat performance every month.

We're also curious as to what impact Tyler's time away has had on him. In Mystic Falls time, he'll have been gone less than a month, but we can't imagine that quality time with the near-feral Jules can be a positive influence on a kid.

Still, we're glad to see him back in the mix, and we can't wait to see his first scenes with Caroline ( Candice Accola). Plus, now that his former BFF Matt ( Zach Roerig) knows about the vampires -- finally -- will Tyler fill him in on the whole werewolf thing, too?

We're rapidly approaching the big finale, which we can only assume will revolve around Klaus's planned sacrifice. This involved Tyler in more ways than one. First of all, he's hoping that the vampires won't win the race to break the spell, because being bound to the moon for his entire life isn't exactly an appealing fate. Additionally, the sacrifice recipe itself requires one dead werewolf... and as a newbie wolf with emotional ties to Mystic Falls, Tyler is a prime candidate.

What do you think Tyler's impending homecoming will mean for the other residents of Mystic Falls? Do you think he'll help kill Klaus, or try to beat him to the sacrifice to set himself and the other werewolves free? Weigh in below in the comments.
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