Actress Nina Dobrev took to her instagram account yesterday to announce to her 4.7 million followers that she was indeed leaving the long-running supernatural show in an overly long post, but here are the juicy parts:
“I always knew I wanted Elena’s story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime.
I want to share this goodbye with you. You, the wonderful fandom who gave more love, support and passion than anyone could have ever imagined seven years ago, when a young Degrassi girl from Canada showed up in LA to audition for ‘that Twilight TV show’ 😉 I love you all. Fasten your seatbelts, if you think you know what’s coming, you don’t.
We see what you did there Nina, touché. Whether it was actually her decision or whether the writers felt like they needed a fresh way to ‘revamp’ the show, so to speak, is entirely unknown, but while ratings have declined and the character of Elena hasn’t been a favourite fan figure of the show in the past couple of seasons, this seems like a logical move.
Many people are debating whether the show should have a stake driven through it or continue in spite of losing its main and central cast member (after all, aren’t these HER diaries?) but fear not, it is getting a seventh season.
Perhaps they should just cast doppelganger Victoria Justice to replace Dobrev? I’m sure no one will notice or will Elena, after years of torture, kidnap, being dead and undead as well as constant whiplash from going back and forth between the Salvatore bro’s, finally get a happy ending?
You will just have to find out for yourself when the final five episode begin airing in the US on April 16.