Vampire Diaries Season Finale Promo Says Goodbye (and R.I.P.?) to Elena

Nina Dobrev’s final episode of The Vampire Diaries is less than a week away, and The CW’s promo for the season finale (Thursday, 8/7c) has fans everywhere screaming the F-word: “fatality?!”

The minute-long video (below) feels more like a post-mortal tribute than a season finale preview, with key moments plucked out of Elena’s journey from Stefan to Damon and from human to vampire… and back again.

As I think back to those somber photos we posted earlier this week, I’m modifying my prediction: Now that she’s taken the cure, Elena will have to forget everyone and keep her distance to stay safe — just like Stefan told Damon he’d have to do during last night’s episode. Sad!

But enough rambling… Hit PLAY on the promo above, then watch a new trailer below — featuring actual finale footage — and drop a comment with your hopes and fears for Dobrev’s final episode.