Rumor has it that everyone's favorite sketchy bad boy, Noel Kahn (Brant Daugherty), might be back for the Pretty Little Liars Season 4 winter season. We have our fingers crossed that this rumor will become reality, because we could definitely use a big dose of Noel in our lives.

Sure, Noel has never been the biggest character, but that doesn't mean we don't appreciate a few, ahem, assets that he brings to the table. Why are we so desperate to get him back? Here are just three of the biggest reasons.

He's connected to so many people. Noel dated Mona and Jenna. His cabin played a part in Maya's convoluted pre-death adventures. He once romanced Aria and earned Ezra's (or should we say EzrA?) ire. His brother was once friends with members of the N.A.T. club, and was romantically linked to Cece. That's a lot of suspicious characters, and we can't help but think it's more than a coincidence that Noel is connected to all of them.

He's the fun kind of bad. Like Mona, Jenna, and Melissa, Noel wears his mysterious, cryptic, and somewhat hostile attitude on his sleeve. It's always a delight to see him sneer, snark, and threaten his way through a scene. Whether he's a Big Bad or just a cocky high schooler with a penitent for chilling vibes, he's just plain fun to watch.

Um, have you seen Brant Daugherty? On a shallow note, Brant makes us swoon on a weekly basis on Dancing With the Stars. He's been swirling around the ballroom with no shirt and just the right amount of scruff, and it's brought his hotness factor to a whole new level. We don't ever want to suffer through another week without him on our TV screens.

Do you want Noel to return? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Halloween special on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

Rebecca Martin is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and genre TV expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!


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