Heads up, Vampire Diaries fans— it looks like we could be seeing another Gilbert return before the series comes to a close!
According to TV Line, there’s a chance that we might be seeing none other than Elena’s biological father, John Gilbert, pop up in Mystic Falls before the big finale.
Rumors of John Gilbert getting woven into the plot of the series started swirling after actor David Anders revealed via Twitter on Monday (Jan. 30) that he was gearing up to travel to Atlanta.
“I’m headed to ATL on the morrow. Do the math,” teased Anders on Twitter.
As fans of The Vampire Dairies are well aware, the cast and crew of the vampire drama has long-since called Atlanta its home base. Given the second part of Anders’ tweet, it definitely sounds as though he could be traveling south to partake in one of the final episodes of the show.
While John Gilbert was killed after he sacrificed himself to save Elena early on in the series, we have seen him pop up through the course of the show. Most recently, Elena’s father appeared as a hallucination of Katherine’s in Season 5 just before Elena’s infamous doppleganger perished.
While Anders’ involvement in The Vampire Diaries has yet to be confirmed by The CW, I’d be incredibly interesting to see how Julie Plec and the rest of the writers might incorporate him into the final piece of the story.
Have any theories as to how John Gilbert could perhaps play a role in the final few episode of The Vampire Diaries? Hit us with your best theories in the comments below!
The Vampire Diaries airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on The CW.
[H/T: TV Line]