Yet another Salvatore ex is making her way to Mystic Falls in The Vampire Diaries Season 5. According to TV Line, True Blood’s Janina Gavankar has been cast as Tessa, a bloodsucker who shows up in town in Season 5, Episode 3.
If you don’t recognize Janina Gavankar from True Blood, you may have seen her on Arrow, The League, or The Gates.
As TV Guide reporter earlier, the ancient vamp has searched for decades for her ex Stefan (Paul Wesley) and his brother, Damon (Ian Somerhalder). We’re not sure if the younger Salvatore is still in his watery grave when his old girlfriend arrives, but Tessa definitely runs into Damon — and snatches away his daylight ring. It sounds like she’s not a fan of these handsome vampires!
Season 5, Episode 3 is another flashback episode. According to what executive producer Caroline Dries tells TVLine, we’ll travel to “a decade we haven’t seen before. It’s going to be very good.” Since Tessa is supposedly a “nobleman's daughter,” it’s possible we’ll see her back when she and Stefan were all hot and heavy.