Things got absolutely out of hand on The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 15 ("Stand by Me"), especially for poor Elena (Nina Dobrev).
Turns out, little brother Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) really is a goner, and while Bonnie (Kat Graham) might be able to save him by opening up the supernatural floodgates to the "other side," is it really worth all that trouble? After all, there are some pretty ticked off dead vampires and such just waiting for the chance to exact a little vengeance. Not to mention, Mystic Falls is already pretty crowded with non-humans these days, right?
These are the questions Elena has to deal with during the episode - if she can ever get past the stage of complete denial, that is.
Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Stefan (Paul Wesley), Caroline (Candice Accola) and Matt (Zach Roerig) are all on hand for the show to aid in dealing with Elena's loss, while Rebekah (Claire Holt) continues to search the island for that blimey cure and Vaughn (Charlie Bewley) stays elusive and Irish as ever.