11 Ways The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Will Be Better Without Elena Gilbert

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You guys, The Vampire Diaries Season 7 is almost here and fans everywhere have ONE question: What will this series look like without Elena Gilbert? 

(Okay, so we fans all have way more than just one question. More like eleventy-hundred. Like what was up with that apocalyptic Mystic Falls? Anyway...)

Julie Plec has said that the Salvatore-brother helmed series will get creative with its timelines now that Elena Gilbert is in a coma with her life tied to that of everyone's favorite plot device Bonnie Bennett. But what does that mean for Mystic Falls and its merry band of sort-of heroes?

Some TV Fanatic staff members believe the show's about to get better. Way better. Check out this gallery and then tell us what YOU think The Vampire Diaries Season 7 will look like. (And don't forget you can watch The Vampire Diaries online to be all caught up before the new season premieres on October 8.)


1. No Delena Drama

No Delena Drama
Without the Elena half of the Delena supercouple, we won't have much in the way of made up Delena drama which seems to manifest and drive the two apart just as they're getting together. But that also means we won't have any hot Delena sex, so, you know. You win some, you lose some.

2. More Salvatore Brothers Together

More Salvatore Brothers Together
For many fans, the Salvatore brothers' relationship has always been the heart and soul of the show. Now that Elena isn't getting between them, maybe we can see them working together to solve problems instead of against each other.

3. More Screen Time for Caroline!

More Screen Time for Caroline!
As one of the two remaining ladies in Mystic Falls, Caroline Forbes is about to get some screen time. We hope. A storyline for Caroline that doesn't involve using her mother's death as a way to throw Staroline together? We dig it.

4. No More Shipper Wars!

No More Shipper Wars!
Hooray! No more shipper wars! Now that Elena is in a coma, there can be no Delena OR Stelena! (Plus it's time for Staroline, you know?) Or maybe...

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.

He's your first love. I intend to be your last. However long it takes.

Klaus [to Caroline]