When Nina Dobrev decided to depart The Vampire Diaries, we were heartbroken. Elena was the emotional core of the show, and Dobrev was the perfect actress to bring the complex character, and her various doppelgangers, to life.
But there was a light at the end of the tunnel: the actress agreed to return for the show’s final episode, and with the last season fast approaching, we’re more eager than ever to final out what happens with Elena. Luckily The CW released a sneak peek of Dobrev’s appearance, and though it’s short and sweet, we’ll take anything we can get!
Catch Elena’s return in The Vampire Diaries on February 17.