I tried, Vampire Diaries fans.
I poked and prodded and hinted and tried to get Daniel Gillies to spill some details on whether or not his newly revived Original would soon be reunited with all three brothers and his sister - but he just laughed and kept making the same point when the topic arose:
"It's the season of the Originals, like Julie Plec said awhile back. I'm just gonna hide behind that."
Still, we can all read between those exciting lines, can't we?
For awhile now, Gillies said he was "pretty confident" he'd return to Mystic Falls, expressing shock and gratitude for the fans' reaction to Elijah.
"The character just grew in popularity, more so than I ever expected him to," said the actor. "I've died four times and been resurrected four times. It's great."
So now that Elijah is back in the suspense-filled picture, what can we expect from him? How does he view the brother who recently placed him, once again, in "the big sleep," as Gillies referred to his dormant state?