Elena is in limbo: not quite dead, not quite alive. Not yet vampire, but not really human. The Salvatores, naturally, are there when she wakes.
The Vampire Diaries
10/12/2012 - 11:00am
05/11/2012 - 4:54am
Elena wakes up in the hospital. When Jeremy discovered her passed out, he rushed her in. Both Stefan and Damon are unhappy to hear this - she is a sitting duck in the hospital. The boys essentially flip a coin: Stefan goes back to Mystic Falls to look after Elena, while Damon continues on with Klaus's corpse.
05/04/2012 - 4:33am
Alaric is hanging out in his (old) classroom. Without a daylight ring, he doesn't have a lot of options. Rebekah and Caroline are there to clean up for the dance. Partially out of boredom, Alaric attacks Rebekah.
04/27/2012 - 10:36am
"Rebekah" brings Klaus the last white oak stake, which he burns without a second thought, then tells her to prepare to leave town. After some begging, he agrees to stick around long enough for the Decades Dance.
04/20/2012 - 5:48am
First off, Esther is back in town to make amends with Rebekah. She was being kept alive by the Bennet bloodline. With Abby now a vampire, there is not enough magic, and she is dying.
03/30/2012 - 5:31am
Damon and Stefan convene a meeting in the woods with Elena, Caroline, and Matt. They reveal that they have a dozen stakes carved from the remaining white oak. Everyone takes a stake so that if they see an Original, they can kill an Original.
03/23/2012 - 5:21am
Bonnie, who has been staying with Abby to help her transition, agrees to come back to Mystic Falls to perform a spell that should reverse the side effects of Alaric's ring.
03/16/2012 - 5:36am
Alaric isn't dead - he is in jail. Meredith healed him with some vampire blood, but he is still a suspect in what I have dubbed the Founders Murders. Matt and Elena break into Meredith's apartment, looking for evidence that would exonerate Alaric. They find a letter from the coroner, updating the medical examiner's time of death, which is a time that Alaric has an iron-clad alibi for
02/17/2012 - 5:21am
Tonight is the full moon. Esther plans on doing her ritual tonight, when the magic will be most potent. She needs Bonnie and Abby there to draw upon their power, which taps into the Bennett bloodline.
02/10/2012 - 5:19am
The Originals are hosting a formal ball, and everyone is invited. Esther, the matriarch of the clan, invites Elena, which makes the Salvatores nervous. Elena, of course, goes. Esther will only meet her if she comes alone, so Elena enlists in Stefan's help to keep Damon distracted. Since Stefan "doesn't care" anymore, he won't get in the way