Kai Merged With Luke on 'The Vampire Diaries' & Killed Him, So Where Do We Go From Here?

Julie Plec warned us that a twin merging would definitely take place in the second half of this season. However, it never even occurred to me that the pairings could actually be switched up. (Silly me thought you had to be actual twins in order to merge.) But it turns out that totally wasn't the case at all. Apparently due to the fact that they share the same bloodline and are technically the same age, Kai merged with Luke in The Vampire Diaries episode "Prayer for the Dying," thereby allowing the two strongest witches could go up against each other. (Though I'm still not entirely sure how we know that Luke was definitely stronger than Liv. Have we even seen him do magic until today?)

Regardless, though, I knew right then and there how this was all going to play out. Kai is much too good of a villain to die like that, which pretty much spelled out poor Luke's death sentence. And there you have it. Kai won the merge by killing Luke and is now capable of sustaining unlimited magic. So I suppose the next big question is, where do we go from here? Kai finally got what he wanted, but will his reign of terror stop there? Luke and Liv's dad mentioned how when twins merge, their souls combine and make the victor inherit some of the other twin's characteristics. Does that mean we'll see a bit of Luke's personality in Kai? Will he start to act — dare I say — nice?

Is it wrong that I hope that's not the case here? Kai has proven to be an incredible captivating villain, putting the likes of Silas (ugh, remember that guy?) to shame. So to have him significantly change in any way would be an unwise decision, to say the least. If anything, I hope this makes him even more dangerous now that he's got all of that magic at his disposal. After all, this Mystic Falls crew always work best when there's a Big Bad for them to rally against. And I personally can't wait to see what new devilish deeds Kai has up his wicked sleeves, though I doubt any of them will feel quite so positive about the matter, especially since this merging situation wasn't even supposed to happen for another month. Don't think that won't have any repercussions.

Watch yourself, Damon. This death is on you. (RIP Luke.)

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