The Vampire Diaries Zach Roerig recently spoiled to MTV about how fans will really get to see the growing bond between Elena and his character, Matt. Roerig also reveals that Elena will be escorted to this year's Ms. Mystic Falls Pageant by Matt in episode 7.
“The thing about Matt and Elena's friendship is that it's kind of never been really seen on screen except for last year with the flashbacks. It's always been understood that they shared this childhood experience together. But now, the fact that Elena gave up her life for Matt — and then Matt allowing Elena to feed from him — it's just a like a sacrifice on both ends on an extreme level that brings them really close together."