Nina Dobrev will Appear in ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Series Finale

Nina Dobrev
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Nina Dobrev

It is official—Elena will be back! The final chapter of The CW drama The Vampire Diaries will feature original star Nina Dobrev reuniting with her TVD co-stars, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. Dobrev announced her return via Instagram on Thursday, releasing a pic of her personalized copy of the script, along with the caption “I know it’s Thursday, but this is not a TBT. #BackOnSet #TVDForever.” Dobrev also used to social media site to announce her departure from the romantic supernatural drama in 2015.

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This announcement comes as welcome news to fans of the popular series, who mourned when her character was put into a deep sleep at the end of Season 5, and have begged for Elena’s return.

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In another bit of foreshadowing, one of the last things Elena said on the series was to Stefan, telling him, “I love you so much. Which is why I can’t wait to find out what new life you’ve chosen for yourself in 60 years or 70 years or whenever I see you again.” Thankfully, we haven’t had to wait 60 years or 70 years to see Elena, Stefan and Damon reunited.

The sixteenth and final episode of the show’s eight-season run will air on March 10 and is titled, “I was Feeling Epic.” After Dobrev’s announcement, we’re feeling pretty epic, too.

The Vampire Diaries, Fridays, 8/7c, The CW