The Vampire Diaries Season 8: Goodbye, The Final Bad!

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The Vampire Diaries is ending after eight seasons. 

That much was revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con panel for the show. 

The CW lifted the lid on a beautiful video that had the cast saying their goodbyes to the fans that have stuck with the show through it all. 

We also got word that Kevin Williamson has been back in the writers room. He made it clear that the show will always be dear to him.  

“I’ve never been too far away. … As Julie and I sat down to write the first episode of Season 8 together, I was freaking out. … Julie was like, ‘You write all the Damon stuff.’ It came back pretty quickly, and I think we’ve got a great Season 8 planned out. It’s really nice to live in this world again.”

Williamson was responsible for the show when it was on top creatively. The last few seasons have suffered a downturn in quality. 

Julie Plec shared very few details about the final big bad of the series. 

“The villain has a finger so far. … It’s a new take on villains for us. It’s rooted back all the way to ancient times.”

Williamson chimed in with his take on this new villain, noting that it's a “cool way to infuse Mystic Falls with this ultimate evil. It’s like a cherry on top of the entire mythology of Mystic Falls.”

It all sounds very apocalyptic and we can't wait to see how this new villains comes together. 

Will she be able to match the greatness of both Klaus and Kai?

Ian Somerhalder let us in on the news that Damon and Enzo would be "doing some gnarly s–t,” adding that “the mind control thing is actually quite interesting. … In their minds, they’re still them. That conflict and that struggle is what we always look for.”

Kat Graham also revealed that Bonnie will be struggling in the aftermath of losing her magic. Will that be the main conflict for Bonnie of the final season?

We don't know for sure. 

Her boyfriend, Enzo is off with Damon doing some pretty crazy stuff. 

Finally, we got word that Caroline Forbes will be very busy trying to keep a connection to Alaric while raising the twins. She'll also join forces with Stefan and Bonnie to locate Damon and Enzo. 

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.


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.