The Salvatore's are trying to force Elena to turn her humanity back on and have resorted to extreme measures to pull some emotion from the newbie vamp. In next week's episode of The Vampire Diaries, "She's Come Undone", Damon will take their plan to the next level by putting one of Elena's friends in extreme life-or-death danger.
Damon will put one of Elena's friends in extreme (aka life-or-death) danger in order to get some emotion — maybe even tears! —out of her. But who's the pawn in Damon's plan? Hint: He's a dying breed on the series.
Elena's not going to get free from the Salvatore dungeon any time soon. Stefan and Damon team up with Caroline, Bonnie, and Matt in an effort to torture Elena's humanity out of her by stealing her ring and exposing her to sunlight. But there's a problem. They're trying to use fear to inspire emotion, but Elena's not afraid, because she knows that while everyone else might have reached their breaking point with her, Damon still won't ever let anything truly bad happen to her. He can't help but save her.