In case you’re not caught up, she’s been “sleeping” in a coffin for about three years now, under a spell that tied her life to Bonnie’s (Kat Graham).
So she isn’t supposed to be awake unless Bonnie is dead.
But since Kai (Chris Wood) is back in Mystic Falls – and he’s the one who created the spell – who knows what will happen.
“The nostalgia is insane,” Nina told EW, who has the first look at her return. “I keep getting triggered by moments: a piece of wardrobe, a person’s voice, a crew member’s laugh. It’s like a trip down memory lane, and I have so many beautiful memories of the six years that I spent here. I’m really glad that I got to be a part of it.”
Check out the first look at Nina below! Be sure to watch the first promo for the finale too!
The Vampire Diaries series finale airs Friday, March 10 on The CW.
Also pictured below: Nina stops to pick up some food on Wednesday afternoon (February 15) in West Hollywood, Calif.
There are a lot of characters expected to return to the series, including Nina Dobrev as Elena.
“I did work with her in one scene. It was great having her back,” Zach told TV Guide. “We remained friends over the years. It was just really nice to have everyone back together to say the final farewell. It was interesting to look around the group thinking about how much we’ve all grown, physically and spiritually. It was very fitting, I think, to have her back.”
As for his character Matt’s role in the finale, Zach said, “Mystic Falls lives to see another day, so don’t rule out a spin-off. Matt’s still the sheriff. And everyone lives happily ever after.”
Vin has nothing but love and respect for Nina, as he recently shared on Instagram.
“@ninadobrev has traveled the world promoting xXx The Return of Xander,” he captioned the photo below. “She is so good in the movie, she killed it on this Global Domination tour… but the best thing about her is her loving spirit.”
“You can’t help but love her,” he added. “Thank you Nina for being a Baller on and off screen. Looking forward to the next one. #xXxThursdays.”