The Vampire Diaries without Bonnie Bennett?
At some point, that's exactly what's going to happen.
Bonnie has been dead, trapped in a prison world and so much more... but Kat Graham will be taking her a lot farther after The Vampire Diaries Season 8 - because she won't be returning for The Vampire Diaries Season 9 (if there is one).
Graham told US Weekly:
"Season 8 will be my last season. I just hope that whatever I do after, the crew can come with me. If the crew can come with me, then we'll be good. The crew is going to be the hardest thing to let go, because we are a family."
She fully intends to "blow it out" while she sticks around for the rest of The Vampire Diaries Season 7 and The Vampire Diaries Season 8, however.
Bonnie wasn't in the last episode at all, which had us a little worried, seeing as how Enzo appeared a little antsy when he learned the witch pills he had been squirreling away were fatal.
Had he been feeding them to Bonnie in an attempt to cloak her? We don't need to worry about that now, right?
Graham did say there was some big stuff coming up for Bonnie and to keep an eye out for Episodes 20 and 21, "It's pretty major for the character — huge turns, a lot of stunts and cool s--t!"
Oh, we'll be there alright!
So what do you think? Are you excited for what lies ahead or sad she'll be gone after one more full season?
Don't forget to watch The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 17, "I Went into the Woods" this Friday, and be here for a full review afterwards!
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