Nina Dobrev is back! Elena Gilbert returns to The Vampire Diaries season 8 in time for its upcoming finale.
Dobrev’s return to TVD has been one of the biggest speculations since she left the series two years ago. Fans waited long for this day and now, their wait is over. The actress and the executive producers confirmed it using their official social media accounts.
This is not the actress’ first return since her exit. She has not filmed any new scenes until season 8. However, she lent her voice for season 7 when Sybil lured Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) in the Armory vault.
Executive producer Julie Plec reveals that Dobrev had a choice. TVD production could use her voice from old scenes or she can personally record it. “She chose to do it in person, which was great, because it was a nice little personal Nina visit,” Plec said.
Nina Dobrev Returns to The Vampire Diaries Season 8
According to TV Guide, executive producer Kevin Williamson also teased TVD fans with Dobrev’s comeback. Though there are still speculations that maybe this is just another recurring character disguising as Elena Gilbert, what is important for now is her return is no longer a dream.
The source also hinted that an image shared by Williamson featuring Dobrev and Paul Wesley seems to hint at a SteLena relationship. However, the site noted that it is hard to think about the things that might happen in TVD with this photo alone. There might still be an epic DeLena reunion.
On the other hand, TV Over Mind speculates that with Elena’s return and with what is currently going on in Mystic Falls, her appearance will surely make things more complicated. Her presence could create additional tension since conflicts arose ever since her character fell into the sleeping curse.
Moreover, it has been hinted before that Elena could return the Salvatores’ humanity. She is known to have the ability to wake up Stefan and Damon’s goodness over their demon selves.
Episode 11: You Made a Choice to Be Good Synopsis
“Cade returns to Mystic Falls and presents Damon and Stefan with additional assignments, each with unthinkable consequences. Meanwhile, Caroline and Matt do their best to protect the town’s residents from Cade’s appetite for their souls; and Bonnie and Enzo hit the road on a romantic trip, taking the bell with them in an effort to keep it safe.”
The Vampire Diaries season 8 returns this February 3. Not much details are available yet on any other episodes Dobrev could be in.
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