Klaroline Alert: "However long it takes" may not be that long at all! According to "The Vampire Diaries" will appear in "The Originals" Season 5 premiere. Those were the only details the site shared, but fans can probably fill in some of the blanks themselves.

We figured something like this was coming when the "Vampire Diaries" series finale ended with that note from Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) to Caroline, saying he was looking forward to thanking her in person someday, "however long it takes..."

Sounds like "The Originals" Season 5 might be the continuation of "another story."

TVLine had previously reported the time jump coming to "The Originals," bringing an older version of Hope Mikaelson. She's now attending Caroline and Alaric's school for gifted children in Mystic Falls, so it makes sense that Caroline will be part of Season 5 in some capacity. Does that mean she'll hook up with Klaus? Maybe, maybe not, but TVD showrunner Julie Plec is returning as boss of "The Originals" for Season 5, and she's the one who left TVD with that Klaroline tease, so it stands to reason that's her plan going forward.

"The Originals" Season 5 has no official premiere date at this point, but it's expected in 2018.

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