On tonight's episode of The Vampire Diaries, David Anders debuts as Elena's uncle, John.
But we've got even more exciting news regarding Elena's family: she'll soon be reunited with her birth mom, Alaric's wife Isobel.
While the circumstances surrounding this meeting are unclear for now, the appearance (which takes place on episode 21) of Isobel as a recurring character shouldn't come as a shock. The show hired Mia Kirshner, a well-known actress, for the role.
Ahead on The Vampire Diaries: a mother and daughter reunion!