Originally posted on TVLine:
Thursday night’s season finale of The Vampire Diaries took some beloved characters away, but it also gave viewers one back — permanently.
Matt Davis will return to the CW drama as a series regular for Season 6, TVLine has confirmed.
In the season ender, Davis’ Alaric — who died at the end of Season 3, but has made ghostly appearances since then — crossed over from the Other Side and was reunited with Elena.
The news was first reported by TVGuide.com.