There are so many Vampire Diaries characters who have left the show, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten them. But with a special milestone quickly approaching, we may have the chance to see some of them in Mystic Falls again! Rumor has it TVD’s 100th episode will bring back many a familiar face. Whether these returns take the form of flashback, hauntings, or road trips from New Orleans (hint hint), here are the five former TVDers we want to see return!

Alaric Saltzman

Alaric (Matt Davis) will always be at the top of this list for us — especially because of his bromance with Damon (Ian Somerhalder). Right now, though, we think the elder Salvatore could particularly use a buddy to talk to. Not only is he fresh off of his breakup with Elena (Nina Dobrev), but he has started serial killing again. Maybe Alaric can act as his sponsor, talking him down from any future murders he might have planned. In addition to the Damon factor, we’d also like to see good ol’ Ric again so Elena, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), and he can have another graveyard family picnic like the one that went down when Alaric came back as a ghost last season. That was adorable.

Carol Lockwood

Another TVDer who could use a visit from the Other Side is Tyler (Michael Trevino). The Lockwood heir has made some questionable decisions in recent months — namely, ditching Caroline (Candice Accola) to seek revenge on Klaus (Joseph Morgan). Right now, Tyler has a death wish he hoped Klaus would grant for him. We think he’s still hurting a lot from his mom’s untimely death. Her return might bring him some much-needed closure. Also, she and Sheriff Forbes can do lunch.

Aunt Jenna

This may be cheating as it’s already been confirmed that Aunt Jenna (Sara Canning) will make an appearance in the upcoming episode, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give her our vote of approval! Jenna’s death was always so sudden and open-ended. We’d like to see Jeremy and Elena be given a chance to properly say goodbye. A little canoodling with also-returned boyfriend Alaric also wouldn’t go amiss.

Vicki Donovan

One of the first main characters to be killed off of the show, Vicki (Kayla Ewell) has always fascinated us with her wild girl persona. More than that, though, we love the us-against-the-world sibling relationship she had with her busboy brother. At this point, Matt (Zach Roerig) has been on his own for so long. We always think he deserves a little pick-me-up from his dearly departed sister. Also, we think it’s funny when she calls him Matty. Ha!

Klaus Mikaelson

Klaus is the only character who hasn’t passed onto the Other Side to make our list. Though we may still be getting our weekly Klaus fix on The Originals, it’s just not the same as seeing him interact with our TVDers (especially a blond baby vamp, in particular). Besides, you can never have too much Klaus. With news that Caroline will be indulging in an indiscretion in the ep, we’re seriously hoping Klaus will be around to be indiscreet with.

Who do you most want to see return for the 100th episode? Share your picks in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW, followed by an all-new episode of Reign.

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