'The Vampire Diaries' season 8 spoilers: No crossover with 'The Originals'; Ian Somerhalder says fans should not root for Delena reunion


Fans may be disheartened to find out that The CW’s supernatural series “The Vampire Diaries” will not have another crossover with its spin-off, “The Originals,” when its eighth and final season hits the small screen.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the two worlds of the vampires, werewolves, witches and hybrids will only tie-in when New Orleans somehow makes an appearance. Executive producer Julie Plec told the news outlet that since Bonnie Bennett (Kat Graham) lost her powers in season 7, they are using magic to resolve the situation in season 8. In order to do so, the narrative will feature a mythical element acquired from the said place.

“We’re on episode 8 and I think the biggest thing we’ve had to do magically was borrow a dark object from the armory out of the city of New Orleans… So we’ve hit the 50 percent mark and a dark object is the only thing keeping us from a perfect record,” she teased.

Plec also explained that the timeline of the sister shows no longer match up the parent series is three years ahead while the Mikaelson siblings have two more years to go in their enchanted sleep.

Meanwhile, despite many viewers rooting for a romantic reunion between Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder), the latter said that they should not be hopeful it would happen.

In an interview with TV Line, the actor expressed his opinion regarding the couple and said that he does not believe Elena should end up with his character, “This poor young girl from this tiny town… she lost everyone she’s ever loved.”

It can be recalled that Elena lost her parents, friends and even his brother had to have his memory wiped in order to be protected. Somerhalder mused that Damon and Stefan (Paul Wesley) are to blame for it.

“These guys ruined her life, yet everybody wants her to end up with one of them,” he added.

There is no official announcement yet from the producers if Dobrev has agreed to come back to the show.

“The Vampire Diaries” season 8 is slated to premiere on Friday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. ET.