Vampire Diaries spin-off Legacies has finally revealed what happened to Sheriff Matt Donovan.
First introduced as Elena Gilbert’s ex-boyfriend in the original series, Matt (Zach Roerig) later became the Sheriff of Mystic Falls, and he made a guest appearance in the first season of Legacies.
He only appeared in two episodes though, and come season two the town had appointed a new boss in the form of Sheriff Mac, whose name is a nod to Sheriff Forbes actor Marguerite MacIntyre.
Viewers were never really told why Matt stepped down from the position – or where he went, in fact – but now the show has confirmed in the most subtle way possible that Matt actually went on to fulfil his dream of becoming Mystic Falls Mayor.
His new job title was made clear in the supernatural show’s most recent episode, ‘That’s Nothing I had to Remember’, when Alaric Saltzman (Matt Davis) flashed Matt’s new business card to Sheriff Mac during questioning.
Later, Mac told Alaric that “Mayor Donovan” had corroborated his alibi.
TFW you know the mayor. Stream now: https://t.co/fCp2T1NqrL #Legacies pic.twitter.com/PJzivsq6cS
— Legacies (@cwlegacies) November 24, 2019