Elijah will return on the season finale of The Vampire Diaries. That seems to be the consensus among TV Fanatic readers, at least, as the first entry in our Fan Fiction Contest outlined how he'll actually save the day in a hypothetical concluding scene.
Now, reader Katie Rivito has offered her take on how this season will wrap up. She predicts a different character will come to Elena's rescue...
Klaus will get into the Salvatore house. When he arrives, Elena will be there waiting for Stefan. She goes down to the basement to see Elijah, just to make sure he's still there and that Jonas hadn't had done something to him. Just as she's about to turn around, there's Klaus. *Commercial*
Elena is dumbfounded. Klaus goes on this speech about killing the doppleganger and is just about to when Damon shows up behind him, stopping him. He walks to Elijah and looks at the knife. "Don't do it, Damon." Elena warns him. Damon hesitates, then grabs the knife and kills Klaus, only to be killed by Elijah, who is now alive.
Elena screams and dives towards Damon. "Elijah...there has to be a way to -" Elena starts. Elijah interrupts her: "Oh there's a way...you'll just have to figure it out, won't you?"... End of season 2.
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