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The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries Season 5: Casting Caroline’s Perfect Rebound Guy

Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) is totally ready for a rebound on The Vampire Diaries. In the past few months, she’s lost her high school sweetheart to his quest for revenge, lost her new crush to a stake to the heart, and shared an allegedly one-time hookup with a super villain. Time for a light-hearted romance that doesn’t end badly. Here are our top picks for casting Caroline’s perfect rebound.

Blair Redford

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We’ve been missing this Georgian heartthrob from our screens since ABC Family’s The Lying Game was canceled (he also played Ty on Switched at Birth). We think he would make a perfect rebound for our girl Caroline. He’s a total hunk with lots of romancing experience, who also happens to have been cast in a new pilot for USA, which means he won’t take it too harshly when this rebound reaches its imminent end.

Brett Dier

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Speaking of canceled ABC Family shows, we’re still kind of sad about the loss of Pretty Little Liars’ spin-off Ravenswood from our screens. On the other hand, that frees up the adorable cast for other projects. Might we suggest blue-eyed hottie Brett Dier for this one? He kind of has a Matt Donovan thing going on, which we know Caroline goes for, and we could see him playing a wide-eyed Whitmore College freshman with ease. Throw in his practice dealing with supernatural shenanigans, and he’s a perfect fit!

Dillon Casey

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Keeping it in the CW family, we’ve always had a soft spot for Dillon Casey. From his turn as Navy seal Sean on Nikita, we already know this actor has experience longing after woman who could kick his ass and looks great with his shirt off. What more could we ask for in Caroline’s rebound? Oh yeah, he also has experience getting killed off, which, let’s be honest, is always a risk on this show.

Chace Crawford

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We’re going old school with our final pick for Caroline’s rebound, and, by old school, we mean Gossip Girl (which, at this point, kind of feels like CW legacy). We miss Chace Crawford’s face (among other things), and want it back on our screens. Caroline could use a nice guy, and Chace was pretty awesome at playing one as hopelessly naive Nate on Gossip Girl. His ability to play oblivious will also come in handy while Caroline is trying to keep her vampirism from her rebound hottie.

Who do you think should play Caroline’s rebound? Share your picks in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, February 27 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!