“The Vampire Diaries” season 5 is going to be welcoming in some interesting people for its fifth season on the air, and that includes someone who already knows a thing or two about vampires: Janina Gavankar. The last time we saw her on “True Blood,” she was a shape-shifter named Luna who was with Sam Merlotte before suddenly getting killed off in the season 6 premiere.
So how is she resurfacing on the hit CW series? As we reported previously, she will be playing the part of Tessa, a somewhat-mysterious woman who comes back to Mystic Falls in order to rekindle a flame from her past. Who could that be? Given the characters on the show and their lifespans at this moment, we have to assume that it would be one of the Salvatore brothers. When you are over a century and a half years old, it may be pretty easy to forget to mention some people from your past.
So is this “old flame” Stefan? The new photo above (via TV Guide) from the October 3 premiere shows her with who looks on the surface to be Paul Wesley’s Stefan, but you have to imagine that it could actually be Silas instead. Regardless, executive producer Caroline Dries tells the website just why this is a character that does need to be watched out for:
“Tessa has a definite flair for fun, but she has a tendency to hold a grudge. You don’t want to cross her.”
It will be interesting to see how long Gavankar will stick around for, and whether or not she is actually able to stay alive here. This is the second CW show in the last year that has featured her, as she also recently had an arc on “Arrow” as a former flame of Oliver Queen’s who worked for the Starling City police. While she survived there, her character ended up moving to another part of the country.
Do you want to see how Elena is going to feel towards Stefan at the start of this coming season? Then be sure to visit the link here, and we will be back with more “Vampire Diaries” season 5 news as it becomes available.
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