It was a relief to watch Elena (Nina Dobrev) feel emotions again in The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 21, “She’s Come Undone.” The Salvatores especially seemed like a huge, bitchy weight had been lifted off their shoulders.
In a sneak peek clip for Season 4, Episode 22, “The Walking Dead,” however, it doesn’t seem like the baby vamp is quite back to her old self. First, she’s mopey about the big high school milestone that’s just around the corner. She and Caroline (Candice Accola) are addressing graduation announcements. Naturally, Elena is only sending one out: to Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) temporary foster family in Denver. Even this small amount of busy work can’t distract her from her new cause: kill Katherine (Nina Dobrev).
“Once you get through this hating Katherine phase —” Caroline begins before Elena cuts her off. “Wait, do you know where Katherine is?” asks the neophyte bloodsucker. Then she grabs her friend’s arm and insists, “If you know where Katherine is, you have to tell me.” The blond vamp wrenches her hand back and tells Elena to “chill.”
Why is Elena acting so strangely? Does it just take a while to adjust to having her emotions back or is something else going on?