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It's Official! Nina Dobrev Will Return for 'The Vampire Diaries' Series Finale

Holy smokes! Will Elena and Damon finally get their happily ever after?

It's Official! Nina Dobrev Will Return for 'The Vampire Diaries' Series Finale
The CW

As if the The Vampire Diaries would ever end without Elena!

After leaving the show that propelled her to stardom, Nina Dobrev is returning to The Vampire Diaries for a proper send off. She'll reprise the role of Elena for the series finale, although we aren't sure how Elena will arise from her magic-induced slumber. And does this mean that Elena and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) will finally get their happy ending?!

Dobrev made the big announcement on Thursday by posting a photo of the episode's script on Instagram.

I know it's Thursday, but this is not a TBT. #BackOnSet #TVDForever

A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on

The Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec was over the moon about the announcement. “I’m thrilled to bring this show to an end the way we always intended — with Nina back to help us say goodbye,” Plec said in a statement.

Fellow executive producer Kevin Williamson also shared his excitement: “I’m so excited to have Nina back to ensure our farewell episode is truly epic!”

Fans have been able to see Dobrev throughout Season 8 thanks to a hefty dose of flashbacks, but that's clearly not the same as having her back for real! Dobrev left the show after wrapping Season 5 in 2015.

Are you excited about Elena's return? How do you want The Vampire Diaries to return? Hit the comments to dish and discuss.

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