"The Little Gilbert" Damon Salvatore played by Ian Somerhalder once said in the Vampire Diaries episode to Jeremy Gilbert played by the wonderful Steven R. McQueen who has come a long way from this kid into drugs and being drunk often while dealing with the tragic death of his parents. I have to say he has truly grown up to a wonderful young man. Probably better than his so called ancestors that have hated vampires. Well Jeremy did hate vampires for a period of time while he was a hunter that hunts vampires. Yet he had to do a lot of stuff that he didn't want to do and wasn't the only person that didn't want to take orders from anyone. No matter how the show goes on, Elena Gilbert played by Nina Dobrev will probably visit her brother Jeremy when she can.
Even since the show Vampire Diaries had launched the show in 2009, Steven R. McQueen has played Jeremy as Elena little brother who turned out to be truly her cousin after Elena learns that Uncle John Gilbert is Elena father. Jeremy will not be killed off the show because Julie Plec, the CW show's creator did say, "I wouldn't dare kill Jeremy. I think that would be all forms of cruelty," Plec clarified. "But I do think that he's a man now, he's not a little kid anymore and he's got to live his life. It's time for him to get started doing that." She also added that, "We got him a cake and dressed as superheroes and gave him a big party!"
In the past six seasons alone, Jeremy has gone from this young kid high on drugs, drunk by alcohol, medium (some say ghost whisper), one of the five hunters and was an everyday original boy into drawing stuff.
On February 12, 2015, "The Vampire Diaries" Season 6, episode 14 titled "Stay." is where we say goodbye to Jeremy Gilbert as a main character in the series. Jeremy will be going off to to art school as he leaves Mystic Falls life behind as he moves on to a happier life. Does this also mean that he will give up on Bonnie return? I wouldn't blame him for the bad luck of having girlfriends he had in all of the series. At least he is getting his degree for school.
Jeremy love interest Bonnie Bennett played by Kat Graham is still trapped in the prison world where she and Damon ended up in 1994 in the first place. Even through Damon was able to go back home because of Bonnie had forced him to go without her. I really hope someone brings her back home.
Just because Steven isn't going to be a main character regular anymore, doesn't mean that we won't see him again. Julie Plec did say that we will be definitely be seeing Jeremy again because he could show up at weddings, funerals and series finales for sure but his life journey is taking him to another path. I wonder who are you guys betting on who will get married on Vampire Diaries.?
Thank you Steven R. McQueen for being our favorite Jeremy Gilbert.