“Vampire Diaries” fans have been offered a glimpse of hope that Elena Gilbert will come back after it was teased in the season finale trailer for the show.

CW released a season finale promo for TVD finale episode, titled “Gods & Monsters,” and it offered a hint that Elena is inside a vault.

In the trailer, Damon was seen talking to someone on the phone when is he sees a shadow inside the vault. He can be heard uttering “Elena?” which gives fans hope that Damon’s love, Elena, will return, after all, Hollywood Life wrote.

“This thing in the vault, do we know what it is?” Stefan (Paul Wesley) asked in the trailer. “Bad,” Damon (Ian Somerhalder) responded.

In the previous episode, the Salvatores are reopening the vault after Bonnie (Kat Graham) sealed it. The two are looking to break the curse put on her that makes her a vampire hunter.  The promo also showed that Bonnie now has her eyes on Enzo (Michael Malarkey).

It can be recalled that Elena has been put in deep sleep in season six and the only way she could return to life is if Bonnie dies. However, if Damon and Stefan somehow break the curse and save Bonnie from the poison that Enzo’s been feeding her, maybe they can also break the link between Elena and Bonnie.

Will Elena really come back? If so, will she be the same or will she be an “evil Elena”?

The character of Elena Gilbert was played by Nina Dobrev from season one to season six of “Vampire Diaries.” There have been speculations that she will return in the show but Dobrev herself denied reports and said: “That chapter has closed, sadly – bittersweet.”

Graham had earlier confirmed that she is leaving the show after season seven.

The official synopsis for the finale episode, shared by Christian Today, reads:

“Despite their best efforts to help Bonnie through the harrowing predicament she now faces, Damon, Enzo and Caroline realise their options are running out and drastic measures need to be taken. With their only chance of saving their friend lying inside the Armory, Stefan breaks the news to Caroline that they may need help from an unlikely source – her and Alaric’s twin daughters. Elsewhere, Enzo keeps Bonnie preoccupied with bringing her back to their cabin but when his plan takes an unexpected turn, it’ll be up to Damon to make the ultimate sacrifice to save his closest friends.”

“Vampire Diaries” season 7 finale episode airs this Friday (May 13) on CW.