The Vampire Diaries Season 8: How Short Will It Be?

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The Vampire Diaries is coming to an end. 

That much was confirmed at the San Diego Comic Con panel for the CW drama. 

After 8 seasons on the air, the series will conclude early next year. 

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We're now hearing that The Vampire Diaries Season 8 will consist of 16 episodes. 

That will be the shortest order ever for the series, but it could be a really good way to send the series off the air. 

The Vampire Diaries Season 7 struggled to keep the full 22 episodes engaging, so trimming the order will help to keep the action flowing. 

There shouldn't be too much filler. 

It also means you'll get to see Elena sooner if Julie Plec manages to get her back. 

Sister series, The Originals only has 13 episodes, but that was to be expected considering the mid-season launch. 

It will be hard saying goodbye to The Vampire Diaries, but it's great knowing that there will be a conclusion. 

A lot of shows don't have the luxury of knowing when to start wrapping things up. 

The final season is expected to pick up with Damon and Enzo working with the root of all evil. 

Her name is Sybil and she will be played by UnReal's Nathalie Kelley. 

It should be intriguing to find out if she can actually mimic Nina Dobrev's Elena, or if that was some sort of mind trick she played on Damon on The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 22

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The Vampire Diaries Season 8 premieres on October 21!

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.