As much as we love all the time we get to spend with Elena (Nina Dobrev), Damon (Ian Somerhalder), and Stefan (Paul Wesley), there are some other characters we’d love to see a little more of in the Vampire Diaries universe. When we need a break from the love triangle, these are the people we turn to. And we’d like to turn to them more often. Please?

Caroline (Candice Accola): You might think that Caroline gets a lot of screen time, but in reality, there are quite a few episodes where she’s lacking. And if the Miss Mystic Falls Pageant episode proved anything this year, it’s that the more Caroline, the better.

Professor Shane (David Alpay): We know that he’s probably bad, and that maybe we won’t like him three months from now, but right now, he’s hot, he’s intriguing, and he’s fun. Give us more Shane!

Rebekah (Claire Holt): No matter what mood she’s in, Rebekah always adds a little something extra to any scene she’s in. We wouldn’t be upset if she became a bigger part of our Thursday nights.

Elijah (Daniel Gillies): Speaking of Originals, we can never (and will never be able to) get enough Elijah. A world without Elijah is one that we don’t want to live in. Between his facial expressions, his sheer charm and the way he calls Elena “E-lena,” the man is everything. Everything. Chant with us: E-li-jah! E-li-jah!

Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic): Quite frankly, we don’t know enough about this Original brother, but Klaus (Joseph Morgan) likes him (and Rebekah doesn’t), so we’d like to know more.

Tyler (Michael Trevino): Sure, we get to see Tyler with his hybrids, but that’s not enough for us. We are in desperate need of more Forwood scenes.

Which character are you dying to see more of?

Samantha Highfill is a contributing writer to Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter at @samhighfill.