The Vampire Diaries Revives Aunt Jenna - But There's a Twist!

Aunt Jenna will celebrate her one-year deathiversary with a surprise return to The Vampire Diaries, when, in the Season 3 finale (airing May 10), Sara Canning reprises the fan fave role.

But how will they bring Mystic Falls’ dearly departed denizen back to life?

As first reported by our friends at Zap2it, Jenna won’t be revived via the CW saga’s signature witchery or otherworldly means, but rather through a series of flashbacks that examine Elena’s life before her parents’ untimely death.

Since her Vampire Diaries departure last year, Canning has enjoyed a sexy turn on Supernatural and starred in the Lifetime original movie The Hunt for the I-5 Killer.