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The Vampire Diaries Season 8: Nina Dobrev’s Rumored Return To Finale Explained

Is it true that Nina Dobrev will reprise her role in The Vampire Diaries Season 8? When rumors earlier circulated that the Bulgarian actress may be coming back for another run, TVD fans went berserk. After all, can’t a reunion between Dobrev and ex-boyfriend and ex-costar Ian Somerhalder rekindle their friendship?

But while many fans believed Dobrev’s promise to make a return for the final season, the actress seems to have another thing in mind. Reportedly, she will have to break that promise to the show’s producer, Julie Plec, because she still doesn’t feel comfortable working with her ex-boyfriend.

Nina’s return on The Vampire Diaries Season 8 to signal Damon’s demise?

If Dobrev’s character, Elena, will return on The Vampire Diaries Season 8, it may mean the end of Damon’s existence. In an earlier interview with Somerhalder, the actor said he thinks the best thing for the fictional Mystic Falls would be for the guys, the vampires, and the witches to just go away. If he would be the one to write the show, Somerhalder wants Elena to wake up and not to have any idea about what happened in the past eight seasons.

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That applies to the whole town as well. The actor said it would be humane if the vampires would just go away and leave Mystic Falls the way they found it–quiet and peaceful.

So, does it mean that Somerhalder wants his character, Damon, to just “go away”? He said his character created so much pain and death in the series that it would only be fair if he and his brother Stefan would just “go bye-bye.”

If Somerhalder’s wish for their characters will be granted, this could mean Dobrev’s return to the show. Avid fans would surely be divided between Team Nina and Team Ian.

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Nina is too busy for The Vampire Diaries Season 8?

Of course, the fact that Dobrev will not go back to the show because of Somerhalder is just a speculation. The actress has been very busy with films such as XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage, where’s she’s starring with Vin Diesel.

She also earlier said that she wants to focus on making movies rather than TV shows. It is possible that this is the reason why she couldn’t reprise her role as Elena.

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