'The Vampire Diaries' Shipper-cap: Can Katherine Save Her Dying Daughter?
In death, as in life, Katherine Pierce is as selfish as she was over the last five centuries.
Just after her daughter, Nadia, dies of a were-bite, Katherine finally can't outrun her enemies. Stefan plunges the Traveler's knife into Elena's body, expelling Katherine's spirit. But as she prepares to go to the Other Side, she reveals a nasty secret to Bonnie — that she injected Elena's body with a modified, lethal dose of the Maxfield's Ripper virus.
As she tells Bonnie, "If I can't have Stefan, then no one can."
So, this is the end of Katherine, the ultimate survivor? Seems like it. And not only that, karma kicks her in a harsh way, as she doesn't even get to go to the Other Side with Nadia. Instead, she's pulled away by some other force — perhaps hell?
Here's a rundown of all the relationship drama on this week's "Vampire Diaries":
Katherine and Nadia
Status: Bonding and dying as mother and daughter
We can retire the name "Kelena," since everybody now knows that Katherine has taken over Elena's body. Katherine enlists Dr. Maxfield's help in curing her daughter, who's hallucinating about her centuries-long search for Mommy Dearest. Nadia wants Katherine to leave her behind, but for once, this mother isn't abandoning her daughter. Unfortunately, Stefan kidnaps Nadia back to the mansion, giving Katherine a choice — run, or say goodbye to her daughter (and die herself). Katherine shows up and comforts Nadia in her final moments. After Nadia goes to the other side, Katherine tries to run but finds Damon in her way.
Katherine and Stefan
Status: Unrequited love
Cornered, Katherine doles out snarky goodbyes to everyone — telling Damon and Caroline that she made their lives better. But she saves the best for last, confessing her love to Stefan. They share one last kiss, before Stefan stabs the Traveler's knife into her stomach. Katherine collapses next to her daughter's corpse. Later, she shows up at the church where Bonnie is, and reveals that Maxfield added werewolf venom to his Ripper virus — and that she injected Elena's body with the lethal stuff!