Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino) has been M.I.A. since he traveled from The Vampire Diaries to New Orleans on The Originals for some revenging and Rebekah knocked him out -- but he can’t be gone forever, right? Judging by Steven R. McQueen’s (Jeremy Gilbert) recent tweet, Tyler may be back in Mystic Falls soon!

Credit: Steven R. McQueen on Twitter Photo: Michael Trevino Reading on the Vampire Diaries Set

“Getting some reading in @Michael_Trevino,” Steven tweeted yesterday, along with a snapshot of Michael Trevino looking handsome on set, book in hand. Does this mean Tyler will be making his way back to Mystic Falls in the recent future? It definitely seems so! Even though he hasn’t been getting much play as of late, he is an integral part of the TVD gang — not to mention there seems to be some things left unsaid between Ty and former love Caroline (Candice Accola). We want to see their reunion scene post-break up. It is going to be so gloriously awkward.

And does this mean Tyler might be the character coming back with Klaus to Mystic Falls? Word on the street is that Klaus won’t be alone when he makes his Season 5 TVD appearance. We’ve speculated before that Tyler might be the character in question, but now it seems even more possible — even if these two are mortal enemies. We’d love to see that awkward carpool!

Whether Tyler catches a ride back to Mystic Falls with Klaus or not, it certainly seems like he’s coming home. Does this mean he’s abandoned his mission of revenge? And where does this leave things with Caroline? We know she has a new love prospect in her future — how will Tyler feel about this development? And was Caroline serious about things being over between she and Tyler if he walked out of her dorm room? We can’t wait to find out!

Are you excited to see Michael back on the TVD set? Just awkward do you think the Forwood reunion will be? Sound off in the comments below!

The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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