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The Vampire Diaries and The Originals gave birth to Legacies and that little immortal baby is thriving. This week, The CW renewed Legacies for Season 3. The Originals lasted for five seasons and The Vampire Diaries went on for eight seasons, so there's hope this legacy can continue for a long time. Legacies Season 2 isn't even halfway through airing its episodes at this point, but fans already have ideas for what -- and who -- they want to see in Legacies Season 3.

Legacies' winter 2020 premiere, Season 2, Episode 9, airs Thursday, January 16 on The CW. So it's possible a lot of the things fans are pushing for will actually happen in the second half of Season 2. But just in case it wasn't clear, fans replied to Legacies' renewal announcement with some requests for Season 3:

There are soooo many tweets asking for Penelope Park to return. Granted, social media responses do not represent everyone in the fandom. But there are tweets like that to the official account and the Legacies Writers account, filled with photos or GIFs of actress Lulu Antariksa as Penelope Park. Penelope had a tearful goodbye with her beloved Josie Saltzman in Legacies Season 1. Fans were hoping to see Penelope back in Season 2 but as of now she is still off in Europe.

Caroline Forbes is also in Europe, for that matter, and Vampire Diaries fans have been waiting to see actress Candice King return to the role. We've been waiting so long that a lot of fans have (finally?) stopped asking so much about her. We've just gotten used to hearing about Caroline and pretending she's on the other end of the phone when Alaric Saltzman or the twins call her.

But, yes, if Caroline doesn't show up at the Salvatore School herself in Legacies Season 2's second half, it would be great to see her in Season 3. Caroline is the standard Would Love To See character, since she is tied to so many characters from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Klaroline fans thought Caroline and Klaus Mikaelson were going to end up together on The Originals, but since his daughter Hope Mikaelson is now an orphan at Caroline's school, it would be good to see Caroline and Hope at least talk about Klaus.

Speaking of Vampire Diaries and The Originals, not all early requests out there for Legacies Season 3 surround past characters, but a few names are popping up.

Chris Wood waves as Kai Parker Vampire Diaries GIF The CW

We know Josie and Lizzie Saltzman's evil Uncle Kai Parker will be wreaking havoc in Legacies Season 2 but we don't know how many episodes he'll be in. We know he'll first appear in Season 2, Episode 12, airing in February, but is that it? Since there is so much meat on those story bones, fans are hoping Chris Wood can come back full-time in Season 3. He is deeply connected to the twins and the Gemini Coven and The Merge. It seems like way too much for one or even two episodes.

I hope Kai doesn't just make a one-off appearance, like Hope Mikaelson's Aunt Freya Mikaelson, who just visited for one episode earlier in Legacies Season 2. It would be great to see Riley Voelkel's Freya again, and fans also mentioned wanting to see other members of Hope's extended family from The Originals -- including Rebekah Mikaelson, Marcel, Vincent, Keelin, and Freya and Keelin's son Nik, who was named after Hope's father Niklaus Mikaelson.

Oh, and what about Jeremy Gilbert, for that matter? Steven R. McQueen returned from The Vampire Diaries for one episode in Legacies Season 1, but it would be great to see Elena's brother again. Zach Roerig played Sheriff Matt Donovan for a couple of episodes in Season 1, and Legacies Season 2 revealed he is now Mayor of Mystic Falls, his dream from the end of Vampire Diaries. Will we see him running the town?

I don't know about Legacies Season 3, but I'm hoping Legacies lasts long enough to do a time jump ala The Originals, showing an older Baby Nik and also Damon Salvatore and Elena Gilbert Salvatore's daughter Stefanie, who has been a source of speculation since her name was dropped in Legacies Season 1. She was named after the late Stefan Salvatore and represents the ultimate legacy.

Maybe the kids can show up in Legacies Season 4 or 5? I'd even go for a time jump at the end of Legacies Season 2 or Season 3, since we also have The Merge to deal with, and that happens when the now 16-year-old twins turn 22. How old would Stefanie Salvatore be at that point? High school age?

Legacies Season 2 Sebastian and Lizzie

Other Legacies Season 3 requests I've seen out there involve wanting Thomas Doherty's new vampire Sebastian as a series regular. Sebastian and Lizzie definitely seem to be getting close. And I'm not sure why Damon Salvatore gave the twins his beloved car from The Vampire Diaries, but I'm pretty sure he did not have THAT in mind for it.

Some Legacies fans just want more screen time for the existing main characters, including Peyton Alex Smith as Rafael Waithe and Quincy Fouse as Milton "MG" Greasley. For all we know, they may have standout episodes and arcs later in Legacies Season 2, it's just a matter of being patient for what's already been or being filmed.

Of course, not everyone agrees on what they want to happen in Legacies Season 2, never mind Season 3. Some fans want Josie and Hope to be more than friends and others are loving the Hope and Landon Kirby love story, etc. There are enough 'ships for everyone, but that means not everyone will be happy with whatever endgames are ahead. Yep, sounds like a Vampire Diaries Universe show all right!

Legacies Season 2 returns Thursday, January 16 at 9 p.m. on The CW. There's still a long wait for Season 3, which will presumably have another October premiere to match the first two seasons. Keep up with everything still premiering in early 2020 with our handy TV schedule.