As filming wrapped on the eighth and final season of The Vampire Diaries on Wednesday, the show's cast celebrated with bittersweet social media messages, and a pretty amazing cake.
Before filming his final scene on Wednesday, Ian Somerhalder shared a set video on Facebook, and followed up with a touching Instagram message to the TVD squad.
"That's an official wrap on the Vampire Diaries," the 38-year-old actor wrote on Thursday. "From the 1st day to the last night... I was the last to leave our stages early this morning, not a single crew member, not a sound. To the fans, thank you for it all we would have never been on this journey without you. To all who made this show possible- we did it. 8 years, wow. Thank you all. Love, Ian."
Somerhalder's on-screen brother, Paul Wesley, echoed the emotional sentiment, sharing a sweet snapshot on Instagram.
"One last pic of the brothers in front of the Camaro," Wesley wrote. "To the fans, thank you for being a part of this journey in our lives. We couldn't have done it without you."
Fellow TVD stars Kat Graham and Matthew Davis – as well as the show’s executive producer Julie Plec – also bid farewell to the vampire drama.
There were also a couple of sweet shots of the cake depicting Mystic Falls, Virginia, the fictional town where the show is based.
TVD may be coming to an end, but not without a special treat for fans. Last month, Nina Dobrev (aka Elena Gilbert) officially announced that she would be returning
for the series finale.
The final five episodes of The Vampire Diaries begin Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.