‘The Vampire Diaries’ Elena’s Many Brushes With Death
Season 3, Episode 6
"Smells Like Teen Spirit"
The very next episode, Elena is trapped in a burning vehicle by spirit Vicki and saved by Alaric. The two of them then save Stefan who was lying unconscious in the back of the vehicle. Vicki was trying to kill Elena in order to keep Klaus’ hybrids from surviving so that she could come back to the world of the living. Obviously, her plan failed.