Elijah clearly has feelings for the doppelganger (Rebekah called him “pathetic” for it.) Too bad Elena lied to Elijah and helped his mother find a way to kill him. “Next week definitely is very much rooted in the foundation of this compassion that Elena has for Elijah and her concern that in maybe in signing his death sentence she’s made a mistake,” Plec teases of the pairing.
—  Julie Plec, E Online Interview