It’s never easy to say goodbye to friends. It’s even more challenging to bid someone fare-thee-well when they’ve gone to the big Witch-Con in the sky, courtesy of their borderline-insane attempts to bring their ex-boyfriend back from the grave. That’s right, we’re talking about Bonnie (Kat Graham) on The Vampire Diaries. (Or our cousin Rivka, strangely enough.)

When we left the witch, she was sauntering off into the deep bowels of one of Mystic Falls’ many cave systems. It left us wondering, does this mean Kat Graham is leaving the show for good?

Happily, executive producer Julie Plec has made it clear that they’ve got no plans to send Kat packing. She cites the popular show Being Human as a point of reference, saying, “They have a ghost character that operates pretty successfully on that show. This is not the last we've seen of Bonnie. If anything, she will be right there in the middle of story next season, just with a few new complications."

Given her friends’ tendencies to get sucked into their own drama, how much do you want to bet it takes them all a couple of weeks to even notice that Bonnie is a ghost? We can see Caroline (Candice Accola) saying, “Oh my God, did Bonnie just walk through a wall? We need to get better walls.” Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) will just shake his head, because no one listens to him.

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