Died: Season 2, Episode 8, "Rose"; Season 2, Episode 9, "Katerina" Method of death: Decapitated with a flick of his hand by Elijah (Daniel Gillies); Compelled by Elijah to kill himself. Both causalties of Elijah, Trevor and Slater left their mark. The former was killed in shocking fashion. "I'm sure that was Kevin's idea. Kevin [Williamson, co-creator] always comes up with the cool deaths. ... If we weren't sure whether or not Elijah was scary, we knew at that moment just how scary he could be and just how seriously he took the idea of honor as an Original. He felt that Trevor had been dishonorable and needed to be punished." The latter "is one of those characters that really in the moment in the episode was just a plot device, but the way that he was written and the actor who portrayed him made it so vivid that it was a shame to kill him because what a great character. … I would have loved to have spun off Slater into his own series after seeing that episode put together. He was great. And it's too bad because the character only existed to die in that episode. I would love to just write 'The Slater Show.' I think that would be awesome."
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