Fans React: “The Vampire Diaries” Ending With Season 8

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By Shari Weiss

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“The Vampire Diaries” will end with season 8, it was announced at Comic-Con on Saturday. Now fans are reacting to the news.

“The Vampire Diaries,” which stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, was renewed for its eighth season earlier this year, with the new episodes set to air in the fall. It was speculated that the season might be The CW show’s last, particularly given Nina Dobrev’s departure and the success of “The Originals” spinoff. Now the series is officially coming to an end, and fans have mixed feelings about it.

@tracy_in_uk tweeted, “I’m sad about the @cwtvd news. #TVDForever.” That hashtag was used by many fans, including, @LipstickAndWifi, who wrote, “I’m a f*cking mess. This show had its ups and downs but it mean so much to me. #TVDForever.” @becrandolph said, “Today is a sad day. I can’t believe season 8 will be the last

“While I know TVD is ending ….. I will NEVER be ready to say goodbye to Damon Salvatore,” posted @MysticGrBathrm,” referring to Somerhalder’s character. Referencing “Teen Wolf” and “Pretty Little Liars, @kingzefrons commented, “TVD, TW, and PLL all ending at the same time feels like a message from God that I have to grow up now and I reject that.” It was clear that many others were feeling bittersweet, too.

@Klarotastic, for instance, expressed, “I am so happy it’s ending but I am so emotional. I knew this would happen.” A few people felt the show had run its course, such as @klairedelune13, who said, “Don’t get me wrong, #TVD was my first love, but it’s for that reason I’m happy it’s ending. The last 3 seasons have done nothing but ruin the magic of the first four seasons.” @ItsMeMarwine similarly commented, “I am happy this is the end of TVD but a (big?) part of me is sad. No matter how shitty the show has become, I LOVED that show.”

And @stefanieRibarra pointed out, “I mean it’s kind of sad 2c @cwtvd end but its definitely time 2 do that, + we still have another great vamp show w/ @cworiginals.” See the lengthy video released in anticipation of “The Vampire Diaries” final season below.

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