The Vampire Diaries is truly milking Nina Dobrev's return to the series for all it's worth. (To be fair, it's worth quite a lot to this incredibly patient-ish fandom.) First, TVD dropped a 10-second teaser from the series finale featuring Dobrev's Elena Gilbert, awake and more confused than ever, asking an unknown someone, "What happened? Why am I here right now?"
Now, The CW has dropped yet another 10-second teaser for the March 10 series finale, and this one at least answers the mystery of who Elena was talking to: none other than Stefan Salvatore. And that's not all! Stefan appears to be dressed in a suit — say, for a June wedding? Or perhaps he's dressed for a (gasp) funeral. This brief sneak peek is also peppered with some of the same nostalgic images from the first teaser, including Elena gazing at a photo from her Mystic Falls High cheerleading days with Caroline and Bonnie. Ah, youth.
This is seriously the most excruciating marketing roll-out in modern history. WE NEED MORE THAN 10 SECONDS, JULIE PLEC. (Sorry, our emotions are just at an all-time high right now. We hate goodbyes.)