Dead people coming back? Surprisingly, that’s not a new thing in the Vampire Diaries universe. But with all this talk of a greater evil and potential resurrections, which dead person is actually going to come back?

Here’s how we see it:

Option One: Silas
Professor Shane (David Alpay) seems to be pretty determined to resurrect this Silas fellow, so perhaps Mystic Falls will have one more powerful witch to deal with sometime soon (particularly if he holds the answer to the cure).

Option Two: Shane’s wife and son
They’ve only been mentioned once, but we wouldn’t be surprised if they end up being Shane’s motivation.

Option Three: Hayley’s parents
Shane told Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) that just because her parents were dead that it didn’t mean she couldn’t see them again. What exactly that means, we’re not sure, but we have a feeling we could be meeting them at some point.

Option Four: Anyone and everyone
The way Shane told Hayley that she could see her dead parents again, it made it sound like that was a universal statement to all dead folk. Could anyone (or everyone) end up returning? As long as Alaric (Matt Davis) is included in that list, it’s fine by us.

Which dead person do you think is most likely to return?

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