But going into a final season, it also leaves The Vampire Diaries as a mythology show with no actual mythology to wrap up. Meanwhile, Ian Somerhalder has no problem with Nina Dobrev's refusal to return to "TVD" Season 8. Thus, it is better to leave Elena on her own and have the Salvatore brothers together in "The Vampire Diaries" finale.
Said to be its final run, season 8 will reportedly serve as the beginning of the end of the series and given the magnanimity of the situation, the show will be rolling out some of the most interesting developments.
As of this date, Nina Dobrev is yet to confirm if she is going to sign up for the season finale of the show or not. Nina Dobrev is said to be coming back this season to finish her character Elena's back story but Ian Somerhalder is said to be objecting out of respect to his wife, "Twilight" star Nikki Reed. Do you blame Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder's personal issues for the lack of Delena storyline in "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8? Somerhalder stated, "This poor young girl from this tiny town lost everything". Last year, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals aired back to back on the network, but now Friday night is approaching, and there's no new Originals to be seen. While inspecting a secret passage in the Armory vault, she told him he had hot brains - I might be paraphrasing - and was really disappointed to learn that he's "closed for business". And because each episode of the final season is titled with a line of dialogue from season 1, I want to start each recap with a brief trip down memory lane as an explainer to said title. I think it was quite a bit though. Julie teased that Damon and Elena, one of the most admired pairings in The Vampire Diaries, might just get the happy ending fans have been longing for. Nina's voice did a guest turn in the season 7 finale Gods and Monsters and we have to hope that was a sign of things to come. What works about her so far is that for most of the episode, she's just an evil presence in a tank who happens to have complete control over Damon and Enzo's mind, forcing them to feed her people who had stains on their souls.
What does the end look like for The Vampire Diaries?
Though initially, CW president Mark Pedowitz denied rumours of the 8th season being the final in the supernatural drama series, on July 23, 2016, it was announced that the upcoming season of The Vampire Diaries will be the final season of the show.
"The Vampire Diaries" Season 8 will be released on 21 October, on CW.