Will the on-screen love triangle that started the whole series return in Vampire Diaries season 8? According to some sources, that will most likely be the case but only with an alternate ending.
The hit vampire series first gained popularity, primarily because of the gripping love story between Elena Gilbert, a regular human girl played by Nina Dobrev and two strikingly handsome vampire brothers. Damon and Stefan Salvatore, played by Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder respectively, are polar opposites when it comes to their personalities. Damon is the good vamp, while Stefan is seductively evil. Despite their differences, the two vampires have one thing in common: they are both madly in love with the lucky (and not so lucky) Elena.
As the season progresses and the story line becomes more complicated, new characters come into play eventually disturbing the love triangle. Still, fans of either Elena-Damon or Elena-Stefan are still hopeful that their bet gets the girl.
At the end of season 6, however, Dobrev along with her character Elena leaves the series and is forever lost from the picture.
Dobrev leaving has caused the Vampire Diaries to drop ratings and get a dead time slot. The cast and production crew had to work extra good on the story in order to regain its fan-base again without Elena’s character.
Vampire Diaries season 8 is the last and final season of the series and will air on October 21. CW has recently released a trailer for the last season that created an internet craze.
Speculations started to pop out from all directions and some reports even conclude that Elena Gilbert will be back on the final season but only in an alternate ending.
Entertainment Weekly recently shared an article with a photo of Dobrev and other cast dancing in ball gowns from one of the previous seasons. According to the report, showrunner Julia Plec is intending to bring back some of the old in the last season– whether it be old characters or old themes.
One of the old returning is season 1 dialogues in the form of titles like one episode entitled Hello Brother which we remember Stefan tell Damon with his captivating teasing smile. Other Mystic Falls events like season 2’s carnival scene and Founder’s Day will also reappear during the last season.
Vampire Diaries Season 8 Alternate Ending:
Plec, unfortunately did not deny nor confirm if Dobrev’s Elena will make a comeback in the upcoming final season. I Tech Post, however, shares a report that Somerhalder proposed an alternate ending with Elena back. But the source shared that the actor was also uncertain if he can work well with his ex-girlfriend off screen.
He added that if they were to work together, Elena should not end up with either of the two brothers saying “This poor young girl from this tiny town, she lost everyone she has ever loved, she burned her house down, she is now in a box, these guys have ruined her life, yet everybody wants her to end up with one of them.”
Dobrev has remained silent about the rumors and CW has not released anything official yet about the actress’ return to the final season.
Vampire Diaries season 8 premieres October 21 at 8PM on CW.