'Vampire Diaries' Season Finale First Look: Why Is Elena Crying?

Thu, April 26, 2012 7:32pm EDT by 43 Comments
Vampire Diaries Season 3 Finale

A weepy Elena gets comfort from Caroline in this brand-new still from the May 10 finale.

Everybody loves a good action scene, but sometimes the best moments on The Vampire Diaries are the quiet ones, like this one between Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Caroline (Candice Accola) on the May 10 season finale. But what’s behind Elena’s tears? Another rejection by Stefan (Paul Wesley)? Another ultimatum from Damon (Ian Somerhalder)? Or maybe, given the episode is titled “The Departed” and features flashbacks of the people Elena loved and lost, she’s just getting nostalgic.

Why do YOU think Elena is crying? Leave your best theories in the comments section below!

— Andy Swift