The Vampire Diaries announced last year that season eight would be its last, and the series finale is now quickly approaching.
Over the past few weeks we’ve been gifted with a few spoilers about the finale, including the return of various characters such as Elena and Jeremy, and the possibility of a Steroline wedding based on some behind-the-scenes photos.
Now we also know there will be a major character death in the season finale and it begs the question, who could it be? We already lost Tyler and Enzo this season so will TVD be following a similar finale set-up as HBO’s vampire drama, True Blood?
In True Blood, major character Bill dies with a flash-forward showing Sookie happily pregnant with a human husband. Could it be that Damon will die to save his brother or Elena and do some good for once? If this is the case, hopefully he will be reunited with Elena for even a short period of time, instead of the two missing each other as one dies and the other awakes. Perhaps if this is the case, maybe Elena will end up with forever human Matt Donovan?!
The other much more obvious possibility is Bonnie, since her life is linked to Elena’s. But with Kai, the one who created the spell, returning in the previous episode and offering to bring Elena back in exchange for the Salvatore brother’s help, it may not be her. Another reason we hope it’s not Bonnie is because she’s had a shocking life, we can’t even remember how many times she’s died and when she finally became happy with Enzo, that was ripped away from her.
With Stefan now human, maybe it will be his character that passes? We still might get that Steroline wedding, but he could die shortly after or in a flash-forward 70 years from now where Damon and Caroline watch as he goes into the ground forever.
If this is the case, Elena would have to become a vampire again as Entertainment Weekly states that Elena is surrounded by her loved ones as she watches another person she loves buried in the Mystic Falls cemetery. We’re leaning towards Damon dying as why wouldn’t he be the one to greet Elena as she wakes up instead of Stefan, as shown in the sneak peek below? Hmm…
So who could it be? Let us know who you think might die in the comments below!
The series finale airs March 10 on The CW.