Hollywood.com spoke to executive producer Julie Plec, who said Elena is still caught between the Salvatores. “Elena's mindset is basically a combination of feeling a sense of loss of not being able to be around Damon and also this profound sense of guilt for how much she's hurt Stefan,” she explains. And it’s unlikely Stefan will make it easy on Elena: He’s seriously hurting.
As for Damon, he’s preoccupied helping Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) finish up that tattoo — another thing that’s weighing heavily on Elena’s mind. "She's feeling very unsettled that she's not there where he is in helping him go through the motions to uncover the rest of his hunter marks,” Julie says. “So she's got a lot that she's concerned about."
Not to mention SATs, college applications, and Senioritis, right, Elena? Haha, just kidding.