But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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SPOILER ALERT!!! DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE LATEST AND MOST SHOCKING EPISODE OF THE VAMPIRE DIARIES!!
Did anyone see this coming??!
We're used to dramatic shows killing off characters from time to time, but killing off one of the main characters?!
No one could have predicted this!
…Paul Wesley's character, Stefan, was KILLED!
Yup, Stefan, Elena's first love and Damon's brother, is no more!
You see, he had his heart ripped out by Julien, who was in Tyler's body. And there was Caroline, who watched the whole thing, sobbing her eyes out.
And who can blame her, she was his next love interest! Now who's she going to get her romance on with?
Paul even tweeted confirmation of the death in case fans thought it was all a dream:
Stefan is done-zo. Sorry guys.
— Paul Wesley (@paulwesley) May 9, 2014
…remember when Bonnie (Kat Graham) died??
And she came back!
So let's all face it, there's still hope until we hear that Paul is completely off the show for good never to return.
Which we hope never ever happens. Please.
P.S. CLICK HERE for our EXCLUSIVE interview with The Vampire Diaries cast!