Advertisement — A baby is born. Advertisement Little Stefan Salvatore comes into the world. Advertisement — A vampire is born. Advertisement — A doppelganger is born. Advertisement May — Stefan saves Elena. Advertisement May to September — Stefan researches Elena. Advertisement This time, Elena is conscious. Does this make them an official couple?
What more does she need to know? Advertisement Elena tries to convince Bonnie Kat Graham that Stefan is decent by having them both to dinner. Stefan gives her a vervain-filled necklace, the vampire-equivalent of a promise ring. Advertisement While Elena is ready to forgive and forget but not in a mind-erase-y way , Stefan wants the killing to stop and decides to leave town, alone.
Advertisement Elena tells Stefan she loves him. He decides to stay, and they decided to lose their clothes. Post-coitus, Elena finds a photo of Katherine, and realizes Stefan really does have a type.
They are in love. Advertisement Stefan has been drinking human blood on the down low, something that makes him unstable. Advertisement Katherine shows up and kisses Damon while pretending to be Elena. Advertisement Katherine is still in love with Stefan, and she threatens to kill Elena unless he breaks things off with the human doppelganger. He and Elena proceed to make out.
Advertisement Damon force feeds Elena his blood in an attempt to save her life. She and Stefan take a hike to the Falls, where she says she never wants to become a vampire. Advertisement Elena kisses a nearly dead Damon and tells him she likes him. Advertisement While Stefan was away ripping, Elena spent the summer hoping to save him from Klaus. When he calls her and says nothing, she tells him to hold on.
Advertisement Elena travels to Tennessee on a Stefan rescue mission. Advertisement Stefan returns to Mystic Falls, with Klaus in tow. Advertisement Stefan helps Klaus and gets his humanity back in exchange. Advertisement This is a low point. Advertisement Elena tells Stefan that she kissed Damon. Advertisement Elena tells Stefan she has feelings for both him and Damon.
Advertisement Stefan sends Elena and Damon on a road trip, so she can figure out who she should be with. Advertisement Stefan and Damon make a pact: Advertisement And the winner is She goes over a bridge and dies before she can tell him, though.