11 Ways The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Will Be Better Without Elena GilbertMiranda Wicker at . Updated at .
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.)