The Vampire Diaries final episode is around the corner and fans have been along for the ride all the way to the end. We have seen many deaths (as well as resurrections), epic love stories, complex family relationships, and crazy supernatural threats throughout the seasons and the series finale is sure to have more. Julie Plec, director of the series finale, along with co-creator Kevin Williamson told Entertainment Weekly, “We wanted to go big, emotionally, with the action, and with the spectacular of it.”
As Nina Dobrev filmed the final scenes reprising her role as Elena Gilbert, she stated to EW, “I keep getting triggered by moments: a piece of wardrobe, a person’s voice, a crew member’s laugh. It’s like a trip down memory lane, and I have so many beautiful memories of the six years that I spent here. I’m really glad that I got to be a part of it.” Even Paul Wesley who plays Stefan Salvatore teared up as he read the series finale script. In an interview with EW, he describes his thoughts on filming the last scene, “I did Stefan’s final scene with Elena. It was strangely emotional for me. You’re saying goodbye to this time and this moment. The two of us are never going to be playing these characters ever again, and these were really important characters in television for eight years. That’s emotional.”
Many of the cast members have been posting sentimental and appreciative messages as they looked back on their years with the show. Check out some Instagram posts and try not to tear up because they will definitely tug at your heartstrings!
Are you just as depressed as we are to see the show end?
Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore)
Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore)
Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert)
Kat Graham (Bonnie Bennett)
Candice King (Caroline Forbes)
Matthew Davis (Alaric Saltzman)
Michael Malarkey (Enzo St. John)
Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan)
Source: Entertainment Weekly