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In late 2016, when it was announced that the eighth season would be the final season, Dobrev was in talks about returning to the television series to reprise her role in the final episode. Dobrev's return was confirmed on January 26, 2017, via an Instagram post.Dobrev appeared in the final episode of the show as both Elena and her evil doppelgänger Katherine Pierce.In the season 8 finale, she is revealed to be happily married to Damon.Executive producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson agreed that in the book series, Elena was turned into a vampire too early, which was around page 200 of The Awakening.Rebekah Mikaelson kills Elena on Wickery Bridge, unaware of the vampire blood in her system. The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Plec, and described her transition as "monumental changes" which would have Elena in for a "wild ride".Plec said Elena becoming a vampire is "an awakening of a person who is about to go through a lot of changes", and "she is going to evolve as a person and her relationships are going to evolve accordingly".
It is revealed that Elena is a Petrova Doppelgänger, which is thus responsible for her being identical to her ancestor, Katherine Pierce (née Katerina Petrova).
Dobrev went back home to Canada, yet, still wanting the part, she submitted a videotape audition, which saw her cast as Elena Gilbert.
Additionally, she said "I think I have one of the coolest characters on the show — I get to play two completely different people on opposite sides of the spectrum and I just have so much fun doing it". However, in the television series, she is Bulgarian, as is Dobrev, who can speak the language fluently .
At the end of season 6, the two plan to become human, get married, and have children together, but their dream is abruptly compromised by Kai, who puts Elena into a magical coma.
Damon remains entirely devoted to Elena throughout the remaining two seasons as Elena sleeps peacefully.This also has the implication of making her a supernatural creature.