True Blood's Janina Gavankar has been cast into a potentially recurring role on season 5 of The Vampire Diaries. Now that the shapeshifting beauty has officially bit the dust on True Blood, Gavankar will hit Mystic Falls as Tessa. Tessa is described as an exotic beauty who is self assured and in search of rekindling a long lost flame. She will first appear in episode 3 of season 5, which is also be our first flashback friendly hour of season 5.
Could Tessa be the new/old love from Stefan's past? You tell me -- hit the comments below with your speculation and theories!!!