05/10/2012 08:20 pm ET

'Vampire Diaries' Finale: Nina Dobrev Teases Elena's Flashback And Taking A Break From Vampires

In the Season 3 finale of "The Vampire Diaries" (Thurs., May 10, 8 p.m. ET on The CW), Elena finally makes a choice -- but it might not be what you expect.

For the past three seasons, Stelena and Delena fans have been anxiously awaiting Elena's decision -- will she be with Stefan (Paul Wesley) or his brother Damon (Ian Somerhalder). We've been teased countless time with steamy motel make outs and swoon-worthy slow dances, but what if Elena were to choose herself?

"If it was me, I would think that I would want to take a break from the whole vampire thing altogether," star Nina Dobrev told HuffPost TV at the unveiling of her new Got Milk? ad campaign in New York City. "That's what the whole finale episode is about. It's about showing Elena's progression, and showing her life now versus what it used to be and how normal she was. Her life is crazy now, and she really just wants to go back to her core. She wants to make things simple and stop running from vampires who try to save her life every five seconds."

However, Elena's choice may come with a very big cost. In true "Vampire Diaries" form, she might still need a bit of that saving in tonight's finale.

"She's going to fight to save her own life and try to save other people's lives, but in the end, people are constantly trying to save hers."

And while Dobrev says that she's excited for fans to see Aunt Jenna's (Sara Canning) return, she was personally thrilled to see Elijah (Daniel Gillies) return to Mystic Falls.

"He's back in a big way, and he's awesome," says Dobrev. "I love him."

"The Vampire Diaries" Season 3 finale airs Thursday, May 10 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.