In a sneak peek for the next episode (Season 5, Episode 3: “Original Sin”), Elena awakes from yet another dream about Stefan. […] These two obviously still have some sort of lasting and intense connection.
Last week, Elena broke down when thinking about Stefan’s suffering, about how much she needed to find him and rescue him. Sure, she was pretty emotional as she had been compelled by Silas to kill Damon, but that doesn’t mean those emotions weren’t genuine. We were hesitant to believe that a show structured around a love triangle had really changed its ways, and now we have the proof: Elena is still in love with Stefan.