Vampire Diaries EP: Elena Finally Faces Her 'Feelings' for Damon in Fall Finale

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Though a #DelenaMistletoeKiss cannot be confirmed at this time, Elena will definitely spend Thursday’s Vampire Diaries midseason finale (The CW, 8/7c) reflecting on what — and who — matters most to her.

“Elena will go through something that reminds her about how important our minutes are on earth, how we spend our time,” executive producer Caroline Dries tells TVLine. “She kind of has this revelation about not wasting any time; even if you’re immortal, you still need to be grateful for your time here. She really takes that to heart and decides it’s time to deal with these feelings she can’t seem to shake.”

Another couple showing signs of improvement in the face of constant danger is the fledgling ‘ship #LivTyler. Make no mistake, Kai is still planning to use the former hybrid like a slave puppet, but Tyler’s hardly throwing in the towel.

“They have a lot of stress in their lives now that the Liv-Luke merge has become this reality they’ve admitted they have to do as part of their destiny,” Dries acknowledges. “Tyler’s facing a ticking clock; how can he prevent this merge from happening when it means there’s a chance he’s going to lose his girlfriend? There are still little tender moments between them, though. The fact that he’s doing all this for her is kind of telling of how strongly he feels for her.”

What are your holiday hopes for Damon and Elena? For Liv and Tyler? For… Kai? Drop ’em all in the comments section below.