It can be recalled that Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) was locked inside the vault where he heard the familiar voice that sounded like Elena Gilbert.
Moreover, Kat Graham has announced that she, too, will be departing from Mystic Falls regardless if the series gets renewed for Season 9 or not.
The actress who plays Bonnie Bennett is integral to the show’s story arc and her exit might give way to Dobrev’s re-entry to the popular vampire series.
Fans would remember that Elena was put into deep sleep and her fate is directly tied to Bonnie’s mortality.
Nine Dobrev is coming back as Elena Gilbert in the series finale of “The Vampire Diaries.” A source claims that the 27-year-old actress has signed up to help close the eight-year saga of the Salvatore Brothers.
Hollywood Life confirmed that Dobrev is 10,000 percent coming back to the show that launched her television career.
The site’s anonymous source that is familiar to the show, however, refused to divulge any information about the actress’ return and what her role might be in the last season of the The CW hit series “The Vampire Diaries,” but assured fans that “[w]hen the show ends, Nina will be part of it some way, shape or form.”One of the leading men of the show, Ian Somerhalder a.k.a Damon Salvatore, announced that “The Vampire Diaries” will end after next season.The show was renewed by its network for Season 8 back in March, and the show has consistently returned good ratings despite losing Dobrev a year ago.“We have decided to do one last season to really do the story justice,” the actor explained.This means that if the showrunners decide to kill off the character, this gives Dobrev a chance to come back to the show as Elena Gilbert since the sleeping curse cast on her will be ineffective after Bonnie dies. Countless fans were left stunned when "The Vampire Diaries" Season 7 closed with a major shocker!Now, recent "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8 spoilers are claiming that the departure of Ian Somerhalder is a hint that Paul Wesley's Stefan Salvatore will end up marrying Nina Dobrev's Elena Gilbert.Stefan Salvatore, Elena Gilbert to marry in 'The Vampire Diaries' Season 8 Rumor mill is spreading that Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) and Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) will finally have their happy ever after in "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8.