EW has a first look at Bonnie's mother, Abby Bennett~recurring guest role by Persia White, slated to appear in the January 19th episode of The Vampire Diaires, "The Ties That Bind". EP/Co-creator Julie Plec and Kat Graham reveal some of the witchy deets for Abby and Bonnie's character arc.
”There’s going to be some unanswered questions that Bonnie’s gonna have: Why did you leave me, or why did you disappear? What made you disappear? Where did you go? Why were you not in my life?” Graham says. “A lot of those questions will get answered and you will find out where her mom’s heart is and why she has to come back into Bonnie’s life. And that whole thing will surprise you, too, because it’s not what people think." EP Julie Plec goes on to spoil, "There’s gonna be a lot of really uncomfortable but ultimately rich mother-daughter stuff. With our witches, we’re always telling the story of how being a witch comes with its own set of life complications. You’re always getting yourself caught in the middle of the other supernaturals’ business. Bonnie’s mom Abby is a walking example of that." Graham elaborates by revealing, "So, too, is Bonnie, it would seem. In tonight’s return, “Bonnie has to decide whether to work with Stefan."