"The Vampire Diaries" Season 8 already aired six episodes but Nina Dobrev's return remains to be uncertain. With no clear confirmation whether or not her character will make a comeback, fans are starting to get impatient.
However, new reports surfaced online claiming that Dobrev already finished filming "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8 Episode 12. It was speculated to be the part where she will make her grand entrance on the show.
Despite reports that Dobrev already refused and lost interest to reprise her role, rumors of her major comeback is rampant. In fact, rumor has it that Dobrev will be coming back as Katherine Pierce in the hit human-vampire TV series, "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8.
There were reports suggesting that Dobrev's character as Katherine is set to return to finally give closure to her story. Apparently, the actress preferred Katherine than Elena, just so she can evade having any scenes with her former flame Ian Somerhalder.
This rumor was even fuelled more when "The Vampire Diaries" executive producer Julie Plec revealed in an interview that having Katherine back in the show is highly possible. The producer has been very vocal in her interest to get Dobrev back for Season 8 - whether it's Katherine or Elena.
If Dobrev does return as Katherine in "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8, what would be the fate of Stefan and Caroline's relationship? Considering the fact the Katherine and Stefan were the first to fall in love in the season 1, there's a possibility that they might, at one point rekindle their short-lived romance.
However, it was reported that Plec confirmed the progress of Stefan and Caroline and that the two will be moving forward with their relationship in "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8. It is speculated that Katherine's return is most likely just to give closure to all the loose ends she has with Stefan.
Catch "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8 Episode 7 on December 9, 2016.