We're about to kick off the beginning of the end on The Vampire Diaries.
And maybe for Damon Salvatore as well?
In the first official trailer for The Vampire Diaries Season 8, Damon is still possessed by whatever the heck was in that vault to close out Season 7.
He's telling Stefan that it's the beginning of the end for him, which a bit meta, of course, since October 21 will also mark the beginning of the end for The Vampire Diaries itself.
That is, the drama will say farewell about its upcoming 16 episodes.
What can we expect from those installments?
Based on the following footage, Bonnie will be all "in" when it comes to saving Enzo and Damon from whatever darkness has engulfed their souls.
Stefan, meanwhile, is trying to get to the bottom of what was in that vault...
... while also finding time to get it on with Caroline.
There's also a whole lot of blood, chaos and violence teased in the following video.
What else would you expect from the final season of The Vampire Diaries?
The main questions fans are asking, of course, is whether or not Nina Dobrev will return for the series finale as Elena Gilbert.
Creator Julie Plec has made it very clear that this is a strong possibility.
As for what else we can expect from The Vampire Diaries Season 8 Episode 1 and beyond?
It's too early to say for certain right now.
Do you want to see the show go out on a happy note? A sad note?
Do you want to see all loose ends tied up? Or do you prefer when shows leave a lot of mystery at the end?
And are you sad to see The Vampire Diaries go?
Or do you think it's finally time?
Chime in as you watch the first pieces of footage below!