Things may be dire in the Season 5 finale of The Vampire Diaries, but we hope newly-deceased Stefan (Paul Wesley) takes some time to enjoy the Other Side and all of the ghosts it has to offer — if not for his own sake, than for ours. There are lots of characters who have passed over to the supernatural purgatory, and we miss them! Which ghosts might Stefan meet while wandering the Other Side in Season 5, Episode 22(“Home”)? Here is a list of likely (and hopeful) possibilities.

Alaric. Alaric! Who wouldn’t want the badass vampire hunter/history teacher on his side when trying to save yourself, your loved ones, and the supernatural purgatory you suddenly find yourself in? Alaric’s knowledge of the occult may come in useful for Stefan as he tries to solve both the problem of his death and to stop of the Travelers from destroying Mystic Falls. Stefan can also trust Alaric implicitly, something more important that any knowledge Ric might hold.

Lexi. Speaking of trustworthy allies, where’s Lexi at? We’ve seen this character pop back up a few times after her death in Season 1, and we think there’s a definite possibility she could be back for the Season 5 finale. After all, she’s Stefan’s best friend. If he is in need and she can be there for him, then she will. Bring on the Lexi!

Grams. Stefan didn’t have much of a relationship with Stefan before she died — mostly, she was wary of the Salvatore vamp and his interest in Elena, but that doesn’t mean these two can’t hang out. We actually think they have a lot in common: a calm, steadfast wisdom and the habit of putting those they love before themselves. As both Grams and Stefan are invested in the fate of the Other Side and its affect on their loved ones in Mystic Falls, we think these two could (or at least should) team up in the Season 5 finale.

Kol. Kol and Stefan aren’t exactly friends, but Kol has a vested interest in stopping the collapse of the Other Side. Plus, we’ve already seen him once in recent episodes: when Matt was temporarily dead and saw first hand just how bad the Other Side was getting in Season 5, Episode 18. Might Kol make another appearance in the Season 5 finale? We think it’s a distinct possibility.

Which ghosts do you think Stefan will run into on the Other Side? Which ghosts do you want him to run into? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the Season 5 finale of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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