We have good news and bad news, fang fans. The good news is that along with
Season 7 is happening; The CW has picked up our go-to Thursday night treat for yet another year! As for the sad update? Well, it can break your heart or warm it, depending on how you look at it.
Take a deep breath, because here goes nothing: Steven R. McQueen is leaving the show as a series regular. According to Julie Plec, who dropped the huge bomb on fans during an interview with
, Steven’s character, Jeremy Gilbert, is bowing out in TVD episode 6×14. But don’t worry, he’s not dying (again); instead, he’s saying “peace” to all the Mystic Falls mayhem and heading to art school for a fresh start.
“He’s growing up and moving on. He will be out living a real life,” Julie explained. She added that while Jeremy’s farewell is upsetting, it’s the next natural step for his journey. (Honestly, this vamp hunter can’t spend the rest of his existence lurking around the Lockwood Manor, sexing random ladies, crying over Bonnie, and getting crunk by noon.) “We’re in the third act of our storytelling of the show,” she pointed out. “Everything that we’re doing is moving towards the end. Over the course of the next few years, we will need to start having the characters make choices about what they want with their lives and say goodbye to some people. It’s all part of moving toward the end, however long that takes.”
That being said, Steven won’t be MIA for too long. Apparently he’ll be dropping by major life events. Like what, for example? Oh, you know: Weddings, funerals and series finales!
We’re going to take a brief pause right now to allow you to properly react. Rage? Tears? Mouthing WTF? Wondering why the powers-that-be have decided to deprive you of your weekly dose of Gilbert Arms? Excited that Jer Bear is moving on to greater things? SPILL! (Don’t be shy; we went through the same gamut of
Celebrate Little’s Gilbert life (and many deaths) via our nostalgic “Ode To Jer Bear” gallery, below!
But you had dimples so we overlooked your drug habit and truancy.
You\'ve felt pain. You\'ve lost loved ones.
You faced so many obstacles in your young life.
Please don\'t think we never cared because we did. Everyone did.
Making the ladies weak at the knees with your meaningful kisses.
But you always survived it all and showed us you were okay with a flash of that bright smile.
We\'ll even miss your funny faces....
We\'ll miss your warm hugs and genuince concern for others.
Here you are at Aunt Jenna\'s funeral. We never thought we\'d see the day when you\'d be gone from our midst as well.
We\'ll miss the way you slung your bookbag low on your left shoulder.
We worry about your sister. She\'s going through such a tough time.
You had such a fresh sense of humor. We loved all those light moments between you and Alaric.
You weren\'t afraid of intimacy and opening yourself up to the possibility of love.
If only your heart could beat just one more time....
Just so Damon can spend more training with you.
You knew how to have a good time, that\'s for sure!
You went from being enemies with Tyler....
How nice it\'d be to find out this was all a dream and you\'d be back in school joking around in front of your locker.
...to see you slip on a mask and make magic with Bonnie....
....and to watch you get rid of plaque alongside your big sis.
You were courageous despite all the curveballs life chucked at you.
This moment shattered hearts all around the world. Can we go back in time and change the course of your young life?
We wish we could have protected you from all the dangers of the world.
You became a man right before our very eyes. From Little Gilbert to Big Jer.
Ugh. We cried so hard over Alaric\'s death. Now we have to face yours as well.
You never let us down, Jer. We could always count on you to keep things true and simple.
You lived to tell the tale of being fed on by a starved Katherine Pierce.
How splendid it\'d be to peek over our shoulders one day in the future and see you sitting there grinning away.
You were so damn cute, Jer. Our crush on you never dimmed.
You were a good friend. Matt knows. You were his best friend.
You seemed like the coolest dude to hang out with.
What we\'d give to offer you a chance to be a normal teen guy without the weight of the world on his broad shoulders.
We know you understand. That this is the circle of life. But it\'s hard to accept.
Look at you -- filling Alaric\'\'s life with family and purpose again.
Aww. You were easily pleased. Hanging out with Matt in the back of his pickup truck was always a grand time.
It saddens us to know how Bonnie will go on after this tragic news.
Or how she\'ll be able to make it through a day without one of your infamous pick-me-ups.
You were always such a man of great literature. Look at you broadening your horizens!
But then we remember what truly happened and want to destroy everything in sight!
We\'re still in denial. That\'s the only way we can remain sane.
The two of you made a good team -- Big Brother mentor and his Lil\' Jer Bear.
We\'ll always look fondly upon the way you strutted around town like a boss.
And how your mere presence made everyone feel at ease.
You were so laid back and friendly. No wonder you had more pals than foes.
Seriously, you\'re bad ass. Remember the time you chopped off a hybrid\'s head with a meat cleaver? And you didn\'t even wipe the blood splatters from your face right away.
True, you tried to kill your sister. But it\'s alright because that was beyond your control. Plus, you killed one of Klaus\' hybrids in order to stop the Hunter\'s Curse from making her go cray cray.
Need help with that tie? We\'re here to assist you in any way possible.
Matt will be there to cheer you on and bolster morale.
Is this nightmare over? Please just wake up and go back to training.
Don\'t go yet. Let\'s play some XBox, okay?
Oh. We are going to REALLY miss your shirtless cave scenes.
And how you made friends so quickly. Who\'s going to watch out for April now? We can already sense the tears welling up in her eyes.
RIP those muscles in those white tank tops.
LOL. Death isn\'t funny but your horrified expression at Damon\'s idea of fun is. (Poor Uncle Mason. Poor you.)
The last time you left you packed up a few belongings. This time, you didn\'t pack any. You\'re gone for good.
Your passing has placed even Klaus in the doldrums.
Matt\'s alone in his truck crying his heart out. Can he (and we) ever survive the torture your death has cast upon everyone?
You talked to ghosts. Will you come back as one? We can at least drama.
Or at least give your amazing sister a chance to say a proper goodbye.
Your sister is past the point of grieving, past the point of no return. That\'s how much you meant to her.
She\'s turning it all off. Her love for you was -- and IS -- that powerful and immense.
You were her saving grace...all she had in this cruel world.
If only we can turn of this gut-wrenching anguish as well....
But guess what? We won\'t forget you. Not even for an instant.
But then you came back to life (thanks to Bonnie) and got stuck with Katherine Pierce babysitting duty.
But the highlight of your return? Letting Bonnie strip you naked.
Because that Beremy sex scene was beyond well-deserved!
Cheers to you, mate, for giving us an amazing six years. Farewell!
The fact that Steven R. McQueen aka Jeremy Gilbert won’t be considered a main character were use to seeing in basically every single episode in every single season is fine cuz he needs to better himself and heal by spending his time away from Mystic Falls. But when Bonnie comes back he sire as hell become a main character again.
No way, he can’t leave. Everyone in the show fits, one without the other just won’t be the same. I am hoping this isn’t true. Loved Jeremy with Bon Bon, Jeremy is just important as anyone else. Plus he’s grown up now .
Yeah I am sad that my sexy husband Steven R. McQueen is leaving The Vampire Diaries for a while I been watching him since the beginning of the show I been liking him since he was in Everwood and whatever he does next I will be watching him because he is one of my favorite actors and he can do anything he put his mind to do but I am definitely going to miss seeing one of my favorite eye candy Jeremy Gilbert around Mystic Falls. Good luck babe hope to see you soon in anything you do but hopefully comes back to TVD one day
Nooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only reason why I stuck around is because he is my celebrity crush since everwood… Don’t go! I love Steven R. McQueen so much. <3<3<3<3 I love him so much.
Yeah I am sad that my sexy husband Steven R. McQueen is leaving The Vampire Diaries for a while I been watching him since the beginning of the show I been liking him since he was in Everwood and whatever he does next I will be watching him because he is one of my favorite actors he is good at what he does and he can do anything he put his mind to do but I am definitely going to miss seeing one of my favorite eye candy Jeremy Gilbert around Mystic Falls. Good luck babe hope to see you soon in anything you do but I hope to see him come back to TVD one day
I hate to play devils advocate but honestly who cares? I mean seriously at best he’s been a filler character. It could be just me but out of the whole cast he’s the least interesting in this story. It just seems to me if he disappeared entirely nothing at all would change with exception of 1 lame whiny scene every episode with him feeling sorry for himself and drinking himself to death. I say good riddance.
I ❤️ Jeremy!!!! Please no !!!!!! I’m gonna die !
OMG, WTH!! This is crazy but it does makes sense lol
This whole show has been downhill for a long time.
Does it really matter anymore who leaves and who stays?
lol good news! another season and the worse character won’t be around much awesome! i never liked his role or tyler god they need to get rid of him too
Well this mean that soon Caroline would be making decisions. I know she have this thing for stick to her friends and all, but even with all her up to sky idea she’s very realistic in someways. She have grow so much since season too, so we may be seeing her leaving too?
I’m sorry to her this about Jeremy, but I’m glad too.
If Jeremy is going that’s baisically saying there’s going to be no more beremy and I live bonnie and her together so ????
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