The general sentiment among the viewers of The Vampire Diaries is that the series has lost its charm in the eighth season. Some viewers believe that ever since Nina Dobrev left the show, The Vampire Diaries seems to have failed to appeal much to the fans.
Nina Dobrev left the show at the end of The Vampire Diaries Season 6. The seventh season did create a lot of interest among the fans, but couldn’t quite connect with the audience.
There was some speculation that the showrunners are going to bring Nina Dobrev back into The Vampire Diaries Season 8. The seventh season of The Vampire Diaries saw Damon (Ian Somerhalder) hear Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) voice in the finale.
According to TV Line, The Vampire Diaries Season 8 is going to bring in the character of Sybil. Sybil will feature as a recurring role in the series from Season 8 of The Vampire Diaries, and there is a rumor that the character will try and seduce Damon.
Sybil is immortal, and she is capable of controlling people given that she has enough hold on them. It looks Sybil is going to try and get an appearance like Elena’s so that she can reach Damon.
Some fans of the series are of the opinion that The Vampire Diaries Season 8 is going to bring in Nina Dobrev to appease the fans. There has been a general sentiment where fans didn’t approve of Elena’s character being killed off, and they have tried to find out loopholes in the plot that might validate her coming back. Given that The Vampire Diaries Season 8 is expected to be the last season, there are rumors that Elena might be brought in.
According to Design N Trend, The Vampire Diaries Season 8 will see Bonnie Bennett (Kat Graham) die. Bonnie was seen to have lost all her powers in the finale of Season 7, and this already gave an idea to the fans about the inevitable.
It is reported that it was Kat Graham’s decision to leave the show that caused her character to be killed off. Julie Plec, the executive producer, wanted to give Bonnie a powerful end that was befitting her role.
Julie Plec informed Nerdist that since Kat Graham was ready to say goodbye to her character of Bonnie, it was now the writers challenge to make sure that the ending befits the character and the popularity that she enjoys. Plec said that since they have a year to work on The Vampire Diaries Season 8, she is sure that the team will be able to come up with something interesting for Bonnie.
While some fans are disappointed with the departure of Bonnie, a majority of the fans are shocked to know that there is a chance that Damon Salvatore might die at the end of Season 8 of The Vampire Diaries.
Ian Somerhalder has himself confirmed that he would not be coming back for any more seasons of The Vampire Diaries and Julie Plec is working hard to give him a happy ending as well.
Reports state that Elena might come back to call Damon back from the death, while there are some who believe that their story might get a happy ending, where Elena will come back to Mystic Falls only to realize that Damon is no longer there. None of these rumors have been either denied or confirmed by the showrunners and actors, and hence the viewers will have to wait to find out more.