- Does Elena actually die in Season 7?
- Who kills Elena?
- Does Elena die in season 7 when Damon burned her?
- Does Elena die fully?
- What season does Elena leave?
- Does Elena ever come back in Season 8?
- Does Elena end up with Stefan in the books?
- Why is Elena Gilbert not in season 7?
- Why did they put Elena to sleep in Vampire Diaries?
Damon distracted and tried fighting Rayna but almost gets staked just as Stefan came to rescue. In this process Stefan gets marked by the sword once more forcing him to run from her. Enzo informs Damon that Elena is alive and well protected by his men and that he was hallucinating her death.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for The Undoing Season 1, Episode 6, “The Bloody Truth,” which aired on HBO November 29, 2020. At the start, HBO’s miniseries The Undoing seemed like a classic whodunit in which the overarching question, “Who killed Elena Alves?,” had an obvious answer: Jonathan Fraser.
Damon was horrified at what he had done though and this showed Elena’s coffin burning to ashes, although it was fake. In This Woman’s Work, Tyler reassures Damon that Elena is still alive, slumbering, and safe inside her coffin. Damon later breaks the good news to Stefan on the phone.
So did Elena really die at the end of The Vampire Diaries? She did, but it didn’t happen right after they said their goodbyes to Stefan. As Elena notes in her diary entry, she ended up living a long and happy life with Damon before they both died.
Elena Gilbert was played by Nina Dobrev, whose storyline wrapped up in season 6. Dobrev’s departure from the series has been a long-debated topic. Why exactly did Dobrev want to leave The Vampire Diaries? An Instagram post highlighting her experience on the series explains a lot.
On January 26, 2017, it was announced that Nina Dobrev would return as Elena Gilbert in the series finale. At the end of the episode, “It’s Been a Hell of a Ride” on February 24, 2017, it was revealed that Dobrev would reprise her role of Katherine Pierce as well.
Although, Elena has a strong connection with Damon, she will always love Stefan much more due to the Soulmate Principle shared between her and Stefan. In The Hunters: Destiny Rising, Elena finally chooses Stefan (her true soulmate) over Damon as her eternal life partner and mate.
Therefore, it was particularly shocking when she decided not to return for season seven. She explained: “I always knew I wanted Elena’s story to be a six-season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime.
Kai put Elena in a sleeping coma spell and linked her life to Bonnie’s, so that Elena would only wake up once Bonnie died. Therefore, Elena was put in a coffin to wait several decades until Bonnie died from old age, and then she and Damon would be reunited.