‘Vampire Diaries’ Season 8, Series Finale Spoilers

'The Vampire Diaries' Series Finale Spoilers

Tonight is the series finale of 'The Vampire Diaries', and the last episode of the show is expected to be gut-wrenching, tear-jerking, and-- hopefully-- satisfying. The episode, titled "I Was Feeling Epic", will be the 171st and final of the CW series, and there's a lot to be excited about. First and foremost: Elena's return. That's right. In January, THR announced that actress Nina Dobrev would be returning for the series finale. Paul Wesley told the outlet, "It would be very strange to not have Nina come back for the finale. The whole story is about two brothers, essentially ... fighting over a girl. There’s a zillion other storylines, but I felt like it would have been a real shame for the fans and for the show to not wrap that up to a degree." What other faces can we expect to see tonight? Ewell will return, as well as Enzo and Tyler. Elena's little brother, Jeremy, and her birth father, John, are also expected to show up. Fans should also brace themselves for a death tonight. Wesley told THR that the death will involve a main character. "You have to pay it off," he said. "Someone needed to die. If someone had not died, I would have been disappointed." Tonight's season finale will air Friday, March 10, at 9pm ET/PT. Click through our gallery to check out more of this evening's spoilers. (CW)