The Vampire Diaries Season 8 is set to bid farewell to their fans at the end of the season. This will be made bittersweet by the rumored return of star Nina Dobrev. But whether she will be back as Elena Gilbert or Katherine Pierce remains a mystery.
The Vampire Diaries Season 8 is wrapping up with a story arc that pays homage to several big moments from the show’s history. Aside from the renewed conflict between the Salvatore brothers, the spectre of Elena’s memory permeates the whole season. This has also placed added tension on Bonnie’s followers as the character’s fate is tied to her hibernating friend.
A Gamenguide report suggests that fans might finally get the closure they need, at least as far as Dobrev’s character goes. According to the site, the actress had been seen on set as she allegedly wrapped up scenes for The Vampire Diaries Season 8 Episode 12. There is no news yet on what will happen in that episode.
Dobrev’s departure from the show left fans reeling and raised questions on whether the series can survive without her. It did and even pushed the show in a different, creative direction. But showrunner Julie Plec promised fans that Dobrev will return one final time before the series ends.
Who Will Return in The Vampire Diaries Season 8?
There have been rumors that instead of Elena, fans might get Katherine instead. The possibility might be a disappointment for those hoping for a happy ending for Elena and Damon. But her return means Bonnie’s death, and that would really sour the memory of The Vampire Diaries for countless fans.
Katherine returning makes more sense. It will provide closure while letting fans see Dobrev one last time before the series ends. The seeds for the character’s return have been planted already as fans noted that Georgie’s death bears a striking resemblance to how Katherine died.
Of course Dobrev’s return is probably just a one-off thing, but that is something that fans will likely overlook. The CW is also gearing up for a big showdown between the Salvatores and a poignant goodbye to fans of The Vampire Diaries Season 8.
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