We are going to meet Elena’s parents! Well, more specifically, her adoptive parents (and Jeremy’s birth parents): Grayson and Miranda Gilbert. And we can only assume it is for a flashback. As you may recall, Elena’s real father, John (David Anders), took his girlfriend Isobel to brother Grayson (a doctor) to help her deliver a baby, which was Elena, and whom Miranda and Grayson promptly adopted. So far we’ve only seen them in photos but TVD is currently casting actors who are willing to take scuba lessons for an underwater scene. Now, you remember what ghastly thing happened underwater to Elena and her parents, right? And how Stefan saved Elena’s life? Sure sounds like the genesis of some kind of Stefan and Elena rekindling if you ask us! Or, you know, they’re going to flash back to the Gilbert family practicing their synchronized-swim act, which would be even more awesome. We shall see. (x)
Lindsey R. Garrett is coming to Mystic Falls. The old days of Mystic Falls, that is.
TV Guide reports that the actress - a relative newcomer who had a bit role on the series premiere Revenge - will appear on an episode of The Vampire Diaries next month as Samantha Gilbert, a relative of Elena’s who we only see in a flashback to 1912.
Samantha is reportedly “a bit of a gossip” and will play a role within the founding families. She’ll also interact with both Stefan and Damon. Hmmm…
The Vampire Diaries is off this week, but returns on February 2 with “Bringing Out the Dead.” Needless to say, WE CAN’T WAIT.