The Vampire Diaries' Bonnie Bennett is finally going home! And it couldn't happen at a better time.

Though Thursday's episode will largely focus on the death of Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) — Caroline (Candice Accola) sings a touching tribute at her mom's funeral — you'll want to pay attention to the end of the episode, when Bonnie (Kat Graham) officially makes her return."Her timing comes at a really good point ... for the other characters [as] she shows up right when they need a boost of friend energy," executive producer Caroline Dries says in the video above.

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Although executive producer Julie Plec calls the long-awaited reunion "beautiful," it's unfortunately also the beginning of more trying times. "Bonnie is going to come back having the scars of what she went through and the post-traumatic stress of having no one to talk to," Dries says. "She'll be dealing with the psychological ramifications, [which is] not something she'll be advertising."

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For Ian Somerhalder's thoughts on Bonnie and Damon's relationship watch the video below: