The CW has released a sneak peek at the season finale of its beloved series The Vampire Diaries, which features a first look at the return of Nina Dobrev’s Elena Gilbert. The brief teaser shows a just-awakened and confused Elena in what perhaps may be the halls of her former high school in Mystic Falls. “What happened? “Why am I here right now?”
If you recall at the end of season six, Dobrev’s Elena was put to sleep after the murderous vampire Kai cast a spell that linked her body to best-friend Bonnie’s body, leaving Elena unconscious as long as Bonnie lives.
After long speculated, Dobrev’s return was confirmed last month when the actress posted a photo of the final script on her Instagram account with the caption “I know it’s Thursday, but this is not a TBT. #BackOnSet #TVDForever.”
“I’m thrilled to bring this show to an end the way we always intended – with Nina back to help us say goodbye,” EP/co-creator Julie Plec said. Fellow EP/co-creator Kevin Williamson added, “I’m so excited to have Nina back to ensure our farewell episode is truly epic!” Plec and Williamson co-wrote the last episode, which Plec also directed.
The Vampire Diaries season finale airs March 10 on the CW.