“I sure as hell hope [Ripper Stefan will return],” he said. “I think it would be foolish of them not to bring the Ripper back… I think the work that I did was much more profound in terms of affecting the audience than the other stuff. The other stuff was great too, but I just selfishly enjoyed the hell out of it.”
He added that he would love Stefan to “go off the wagon” in season four, also suggesting that he would like more flashbacks in the future.
“I loved Stefan in the prohibition era, the 1920s,” he said. “I thought it was phenomenal. So I selfishly – I’m speaking from a very selfish perspective – want to do more of that sort of stuff.”