Word on the street is that Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) is leaving behind the quaint setting of New Orleans on The Originals and returning to Mystic Falls with someone in tow. This has certainly piqued our interest — especially considering we were worried the Klaus appearance would happen in flashback form (aka a cop out). But who should make the jump to The Vampire Diaries? Here are our top choices, and why!

 


Elijah Mikaelson

Here’s the thing: we’re kinda, sorta worried that Klaus will make his reappearance for Katherine’s imminent demise (worried because this means Katherine probably will demise and this isn’t some sort of elaborate fake-out to be saved by some insane plot twist). If this is the reason for the trip, it’s not illogical to assume that Elijah will want to come with him. After all, he was kind of in love with Katherine not so long ago — well, they had a spark. One that Elijah was easily able to let go of as soon as he learned of Katherine’s morally-devoid behavior (i.e. that time she killed Jeremy). Still, Elijah is a softie. If Katherine’s dying, he’s probably going to want to say goodbye.

Rebekah Mikaelson

Rebekah seems to be somewhat invested in her relationship with Marcel, but as their love affair is currently on the rocks, we wouldn’t be surprised if Rebekah wanted to make a quick trip to Mystic Falls to visit her favorite blue-eyed busboy, i.e. Matt Donovan. It was just this past summer that these gallivanted around Europe together having three-somes. Does Rebekah miss Matt already (we would)? Conversely, does she find out the quarterback is in danger — possibly from Traveler Nadia — and come back to save his butt? Someone should pay more attention to Mystic Falls’ seemingly last remaining human...

Davina Claire

The spoiler for Klaus & Friend’s imminent appearance in Mystic Falls details that someone else “will be curious about the events that are taking place in Mystic Falls.” This implies that, whomever makes the trip with Klaus, he or she doesn’t necessarily have an emotional connection with the town and its inhabitants a la our first two suggestions. Frankly, we’re not really sure where Davina the Teenaged Witch’s storyline is going, but she seems eager to learn more about her powers and how to control them. Bonnie could be a good resource in this department — plus, it would give the underutilized character something interesting to do. Bonnie and Davina becoming pen pals would be kind of weird, but kind of awesome.

Tyler Lockwood

We’re not sure if Tyler Lockwood should be considered an Originaler, but he is still in New Orleans. (We think.) If so, we wouldn’t be surprised if he wanted to head back to Mystic Falls after his dismal failure at revenging. It would be kind of weird if he traveled back with Klaus, but also pretty amazing — can you imagine the road trip banter? We doubt Klaus will actually kill Tyler because a) Caroline would probably never forgive him and b) he thinks death is too good for the hybrid. Basically, Klaus would be an annoying, but relatively safe carpool companion for the young Lockwood.

Who do you think should travel to Mystic Falls with Klaus? Share your suggestions in the comments below!

The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m. on The CW while The Originals returns Tuesday, January 14 at 8 p.m.

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