Good news for anyone who was worried we’d see neither hybrid nor hair of Tyler (Michael Trevino) in The Vampire Diaries Season 5: He’s back.

The CW had the cast of the show assemble over the weekend for a promo photoshoot. We teared up a bit at the site of Trevino back in the fold.

During Season 4, Tyler went off to parts unknown to escape the wrath of Klaus (Joseph Morgan). The Original gifted Caroline (Candice Accola) with her boyfriend’s freedom in the finale, but it may take Tyler a while to find his way back to Mystic Falls (after all, how is Caroline supposed to get the message to him that he’s safe if he’s ditched his cell phone?) — and he may be too late.

Jesse (Kendrick Sampson) is a very cute upperclassman at Whitmore College who has his eye on Caroline. Of course, the guy also has major attitude about vampires, so this may not be a match made in dorm room heaven after all. Still, Caroline’s definitely a hot commodity on campus!

While we’re excited to have Tyler back, we’re just a little nervous about what he’s coming back to. At the very least, he probably won’t be sending a baby shower gift when he learns his former pal Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) got knocked up by his nemesis Klaus. See what happens when you disappear for months, Tyler?


Credit: TV After Dark Photo: Vampire Diaries' Candice Accola on Caroline and Tyler at Comic-Con 2013