We have already said goodbye to Nina Dobrev once on The Vampire Diaries when her character Elena fell into an enchanted slumber, but we have to wave the beloved CW star off once more now she has played out her very last scene as the titular diary writer.
Although Nina's final moments on screen as Elena (or Katherine if you want to go the wild card route!) haven't aired yet, the scenes have now been filmed and this means Dobrev left the set for the final time yesterday.
Naturally, Nina feels a huge gratitude to the show that started her career and her last day on set was truly emotional. She wrote:
Dearest TVD family, It feels like it was just yesterday that I was saying goodbye. And yet two years have passed and here we are again. This is my true final goodbye, as today I shot my last scene of the Vampire Diaries forever. Coming back for the series finale has been a whirlwind of emotion, nostalgia, love, tears of joy and bittersweet endings. It feels like the beautiful closure we all needed, myself included, and I couldn't have been happier to come home to be with my TVD set family and friends.
As well as reminiscing about her time on the show, Nina also took some time to reassure fans that, in her opinion, #TheVampireDiaries has been gifted the fitting ending that it truly deserves:
I feel the fans family will also be happy with the show's conclusion when they tune in to watch the last episode air in a few short weeks. From the bottom of my heart, I send you my biggest thanks for the countless years of implicit dedication, passion, support, and undying love from all the fans that have stuck with us on this truly amazing and beautiful journey. As this last chapter ends, we welcome and look forward to going on to the next adventure and hope that you continue to follow us as our new journeys begin
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Dobrev then went on to thank the show runners for all the opportunities they gave her to grow and develop as an actress during her time portraying not one, but four, characters in Mystic Falls:
I grew up on this show and am eternally grateful for all the opportunities it has given me, and so thankful for each and every person who worked on The Vampire Diaries over the last 8 years. We are all pieces of a big puzzle and without every truly amazing cast and crew member, this magical puzzle would not be complete. Thank you for all your hard work, friendship and love. You have touched my heart in ways you will never know.
Sending looch smooches,
Katherine, Amara, Tatia, and of course, Elena Gilbert.
As well as penning the letter from the heart as fangs (sorry) for her time on the show, #NinaDobrev also gifted the Vampire Diaries crew with the "forever keys" in the image below. Awwwww.
I think almost all Vampire Diaries fans think it's fair to say that now is the right time for the show to end, but it's still totally emotional to say goodbye to our favorite series and cast members for good. We'll miss you, Mystic Falls.
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