Nina Dobrev Leaves ‘Vampire Diaries’: Finale Spoilers for Elena & Tyler

Elena & Tyler - 'Vampire Diaries'

UPDATE: Just Jared Jr. reported a brief description of Elena's farewell, reporting: So it turns out, Kai actually linked Elena’s life to Bonnie’s (Kat Graham), so she will live in a casket until Bonnie dies! And Damon (Ian Somerhalder) had the chance to let his BFF Bonnie die, but he chose not to, knowing that he could live happily ever after with Elena in about 60 or 70 years. We got a goodbye scene between Elena and every character – including a returning Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) – and it was nothing short of heartbreaking. ...

On tonight's season 6 finale episode of The Vampire Diaries, we say goodbye to Nina Dobrev who plays Elena and Michael Trevino, who plays Tyler. Show runner Julie Plec dished to E! News about Tyler's departure, saying that: In the finale, there's a decision that Tyler's going to have to make, and it's probably one of the biggest decisions he's ever made in his life. It affects other people, and it's a very, very emotional scene and I was very happy they wrote it in there. It's pretty crazy. He'll make this decision that may be fatal for some people or even himself. We pick up in the finale exactly where last week's episode leaves off. This send-off is the way it has to be in order to tie in with everything else. As for Elena, we've all known that Nina Dobrev was leaving the show for a while now, but how will she go? Will she be killed off the show? Another character who doesn't have a good future on the show is Jo as Plec reveals: It’s pretty bleak. I would save my prayer candles for others who might have more of a chance of survival. The finale episode is titled "I'm Thinking Of You All The While" and the official synopsis reads: In the aftermath of Alaric (Matt Davis) and Jo's (guest star Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) powerful nuptials, things take a dramatic turn when an uninvited guest shows up, leaving Elena (Nina Dobrev) in terrible jeopardy. Despite Matt's (Zach Roerig) advice to leave town to protect herself, a defiant Bonnie (Kat Graham) takes matters into her own hands after finding herself on the receiving end of a twisted plan. As Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola) reach an emotional crossroad in their relationship, a reunion with Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) leaves Tyler (Michael Trevino) faced with a decision that could change his life forever. Meanwhile, Lily's (guest star Annie Wersching) reckless actions cause Stefan to realize the lengths to which his mother will go to reunite with her "family". Finally, after a devastating chain of events, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is forced to make the most difficult decision of his life.

Whatever happens, it's going to be a truly memorable episode. Click through our gallery to check out the best photos from tonight's finale, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. on The CW. (Photo: Annette Brown/The CW © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.)