Fans are going to expect a lot from the upcoming The Vampire Diaries Season 8, which is rumored to be the show’s last. According to The Vampire Diaries spoilers, Nina Dobrev’s Elena Gilbert is reportedly making a comeback, and that opens up a lot of possibilities for what will happen in Mystic Falls.

The Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec previously confirmed that Dobrev will re-join the show in its final episodes. “I’m sticking with my side of the plan, which is to bring her back at the very end,” Plec tells the Hollywood Life. Dobrev had a mini reunion with the cast and crew when she did a recording of her voice for the season 7 finale.

As to how Elena will return to Mystic Falls, it is speculated that Bonnie will sacrifice her life to save Damon and Enzo from being eternally possessed by the creature they encountered in the vault. Fans may recall that if Bonnie dies, Elena will be revived as a result. It is also worthy to note that actress Kat Graham has announced that The Vampire Diaries Season 8 will be her last ride as Bonnie.

While fans have been protesting for Nina Dobrev’s return, her comeback might not be a good thing for the other characters. The Vampire Diaries spoilers suggest that Elena might cause Stefan and Caroline to ultimately part ways.

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“I think Stefan and Caroline will have a great shot at having a good, healthy relationship, but then that’s not very interesting television to watch, Candice King, who plays Caroline, tells IGN. “So, I’m sure there’s gonna be a lot of curve balls thrown their way, and I hope that they make it through.” Those “curve balls” is presumed to include Elena, who was romantically involved with Stefan before Damon.

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The Vampire Diaries spoilers reveal that much of the upcoming eighth season will revolve around the characters trying to save Damon and Enzo from succumbing to the evil entity in the vault. It said the duo will go on a killing spree under the influence of that entity, and it will be Stefan, Caroline, Bonnie and Alaric’s job to find them, wake them up, and bring them “back from the dark side.”

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The Vampire Diaries Season 8 release date has been scheduled for fall. Watch full episodes of The Vampire Diaries online on The CW.