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Following months of tense speculation, Nina Dobrev is finally getting ready to shimmy on back into the world of Mystic Falls in the new season of The Vampire Diaries. And as expected, we can hardly contain our excitement.

Over the summer, vamp show-runner and creator Julie Plec teased us with suggestions that Nina was very interested in jumping back on board and last Friday, she all but confirmed the actress's appearance in the Season 8 finale. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, she revealed:

"I feel very good about it. She and I have spoken and I know that she 100 percent wants to be there and I, of course, 100 percent want her to be there, and so it just comes down to stupid things like scheduling. Honestly, let’s put it this way: I would be devastated if it weren’t to work out, so I have a feeling the cards will be in all our favor."

The cast of 'The Vampire Diaries'
The cast of 'The Vampire Diaries'

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And as for who she'll be returning as, Julie certainly appears to be favoring Nina's comeback as Elena. Talking about her "vision" for the character, Plec added:

"We get little hints and teases of her face all through the [final] season. Damon’s [a.k.a. Ian Somerhalder’s] memories of her play a big part of the season, and I was just looking at a scene yesterday and being able to see her face brought back so much emotion and nostalgia and sweetness. It’s lovely to have her in the narrative in the way that she is."

We can't wait to see what Nina Dobrev has in store for us in The Vampire Diaries finale, but one thing's for certain – there will definitely be a lot of tears as the final credits roll:

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(Source: Entertainment Tonight)