By the looks of the new poster for The Vampire Diaries it appears the bell will soon be tolling for Elena Gilbert. In the poster, Elena, played by Nina Dobrev, is floating in water amidst a tangle of water lilies and weeds beside the caption “BORN TO DIE.”
Fans of the books by L.J. Smith will recall that at the end of the second book in the series, Elena drives her car off a bridge which then crashes into a river. It was there that she drowns only to awaken hours later as a bloodthirsty vampire. However Elena may not die in this manner as numerous elements of the books have been changed to correspond with the ever-changing tastes of a younger viewing audience. She might just as easily slip on a rock and take a nasty tumble into the water. No matter how Elena’s “death” will go down, one thing is for certain, this girl will be a floater.
The Vampire Diaries, the CW’s vampire equivalent of TWILIGHT, airs on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. and the series finale is set for May 12, 2011.