With the news that “The Vampire Diaries” Season 8 will be the last, we can’t help but wonder what the final season of vampire adventures will bring.
After all, the inhabitants of Mystic Falls have a lot of mysteries to solve, romances to pay off and not-so-dead girls to wake up — and not a lot of time to do it in. While we’re sure “The Vampire Diaries” will deliver a spellbinding season as always, we’re officially putting in our order for things we’d like to see in the final season.
There are a lot of old faces who need to make reappearances and ancient history that needs to be put to rest. These people and plots deserve their time in the sun before our time in Mystic Falls comes to an end.
A happy ending for Alaric
Poor Alaric (Matt Davis) has had so many wonderful women come into his life only to be yanked away at the last minute. More than anything, we just want to see Alaric find someone to settle down into a normal human life with. He deserves at least that much after all he’s been through.
A visit from Matt’s father
This one might sound odd, but we’ve always been curious about when Matty-blue-eyes would get to explore his own family history — not being part of a founding family and all — and every year we expect Matt’s (Zach Roerig) long lost dad to pop into the picture. Maybe it’s a pipe-dream, but we’ll always be curious about whatever happened to Matt’s parents.
Bonnie’s mom, Abbie Bennett
Speaking of long-lost parents, where has Abbie Bennett (Persia White) been lately? Now that Bonnie (Kat Graham) has completely lost her magic and the two men she cares about most, we think a maternal shoulder to cry on is in order. After all, there was a time when Abbie too lost her magic, so maybe she can help Bon-Bon out?
Jeremy the vampire hunter
We’ve missed Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R. McQueen) since he left to go to “art school,” but we imagine he’s been out in the world honing his hunter skills. With an all-powerful new she-monster coming to town, how cool would it be if Jeremy showed up at the last minute to take her down with one swing of his stake, like the champ he is?
A full episode of Elena
Call us greedy, but we’re not sure we’d be content with a final “wake up” scene for Elena (Nina Dobrev). It just seems like too small of a nod to give to the girl who started it all. If Dobrev can work her schedule around it, we’d die to get our hands on a series finale chock full of Elena Gilbert and (obviously) Delena.
One last hurrah for Klaroline
As much as we love the idea of an adorable #SterolineJuneWedding, we’ve always thought Caroline (Candice King) was destined for bigger and badder things than getting married and spending her life in the small town of Mystic Falls. Maybe that’s why we’re pulling for one final Klaroline scene before it’s over. Unfortunately, this might be a tall order, since Klaus (Joseph Morgan) will be out of commission until mid-season.
A major character death
Before you start in with the pitchforks, let us explain. Something we’ve always loved about “The Vampire Diaries” is the way it deals with grief and loss and death. Call us masochists, but a “and they all lived happily ever after” ending just doesn’t satisfy our dark vampire genre needs. We won’t speculate about who should die, only that it should be someone from the main cast who will make us ugly cry.
A Defan endgame
This last one goes without saying, but the Salvatore brothers are really the only ones we want to see “end up together.” For all the shipping and hookups and breakups and makeups, “The Vampire Diaries” has always been about these two brothers figuring out how to rebuild their bond, so when the curtain finally closes, we hope it’s with these two sharing a bourbon and a laugh.
“The Vampire Diaries” returns October 21st at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.