‘The Vampire Diaries’ Elena’s Many Brushes With Death
Season 2, Episode 21
"The Sun Also Rises"
In a particularly devastating episode, Elena died in order for Klaus to complete the ritual of the moonstone and achieve his hybrid status. The Original drained her blood while Stefan looked on writhing in pain. She came back to life through an old Bennett spell Bonnie performed linking her father John’s (David Anders) life to her own, keeping her spirit in tact and killing him.