'The Vampire Diaries': Did Elena choose the right Salvatore brother? Vote!Add to Favorites | The Vampire Diaries
When faced with the choice of whether to say goodbye to Damon or to Stefan when their lives were on the line, Elena chose to turn back to Stefan -- weighing, of course, the fact that he was also with Caroline and Tyler, who could die. She admitted that had it been only Stefan or Damon, she would have chosen Stefan in the name of setting Damon free. "I care about you Damon," she said. "Which is why i've got to let you go."
It was based on some advice that her mother gave her years ago, when she was feeling distanced from Matt.
Of course, given the final moments of the finale -- which revealed Elena to be in transition to being a vampire -- it's a sure thing that we're going to see a very different side to her next season. And there's a good chance it's a side of her that wants a love that "consumes" her.
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