They’ve tackled hybrids, doppelgangers, werewolves, and ghosts — but on Season 4 of The Vampire Diaries a whole new problem comes to Mystic Falls: Daddy issues.

But more specifically, Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) daddy issues. According to Spoiler TV, a new character named Rudy Owens is hitting the scene and he sounds suspiciously old enough to have fathered an 18-year-old witch daughter. Other telltale signs? The late 30s African American character has been described as a “protective parent.”

Okay, so... late 30s and ready to step up to the fatherhood plate. Yup, that sounds like it could be a paternity match!

From past seasons, we know that Bonnie’s parents divorced years ago, and because her father was “normal,” he had no interest in learning about her witchy ways. But if he fathered Bonnie, he might have something supernatural up his sleeve. (But what?! The suspense is killing us!)

All we can say is this: We’re glad someone is finally coming to help our gal Bonnie — as she just loves getting those witch-sisters of hers on her bad side.

Source: Spoiler TV

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