After a two-month winter hiatus, Vampire Diaries returns tonight with Bloodlines, an episode full of surprises and guest stars. The episode synopsis from the CW’s site…
“Damon takes a trip to Georgia, where he surprises an old flame, Bree and enlists her help to figure out how to open the tomb. In the process, Damon comes face to face with someone who is determined to make him pay for past wrongs. Stefan opens up to Grams in his effort to help Bonnie overcome her fears and accept her powers. While researching his history paper in the public library, Jeremy meets a cute-but-geeky girl named Anna who has her own theories on the folklore of Mystic Falls. When Damon returns from Georgia, Stefan is waiting with news that will change their world.“
Damon’s old flame Bree is played by Gina Torres. She is certainly not a stranger to the world of the paranormal. She most recently has been seen in Gossip Girl, but her past roles include Firefly and Angel. In the tradition of other Vampire Diaries cast and guest stars, Gina is multi-talented. She is a mezzo soprano trained in opera and jazz.
As the synopsis says, viewers will get their first peek at Malese Jow as Anna tonight. She has made a name for herself with Disney and Nickelodeon shows such as Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place and Unfabulous. Again, this cast is incredibly talented. Like Candice Accola, who also has ties to Hannah Montana, Malese established herself as a signer/songwriter in her teens. One can only imagine the jam sessions that could be had on set.
The “someone” coming to make Damon pay for his past wrongs will be Lee, the old ex-boyfriend of Lexi, played by Brandon Quinn. The latest trailer for tonight’s episode gives a sneak peek of Lee going after Damon. While it is unclear exactly how it plays into the episode and it isn’t mentioned in the synopsis, tonight will also be the first appearance of Dillon Casey’s character Noah. And of course, flashbacks will introduce viewers to Isobel, the late wife of Alaric, played by Mia Kirshner.
Vampire Diaries is coming back with a star-studded bang. Tune in tonight to CW at 8/7C. If you’re behind, the pilot and episodes 8, 9 and 10 are currently available to view on the CW site.
What are you looking forward to the most tonight? Can’t wait to hear in the comments.