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Bonnie Bennett. You have spent your entire life making sacrifices for me. Now it's my turn to do it for you.

The relationship between the cured vampire/human doppelgänger, Elena Gilbert and the witch, Bonnie Bennett.

They have known each other since childhood and became close friends. They are both best friends with Caroline. Bonnie turned her back on Elena after her grandmother died, blaming Damon and Stefan and not wanting Elena to choose between her and them. She later forgave her when she saw her crying. Elena supported Bonnie dating her brother, Jeremy. Their relationship turned sour when Elena turned her humanity off in Season Four and turned on Bonnie. Elena attacked Bonnie twice and nearly killed her twice. Bonnie was able to fend off both attacks from Elena and almost killed Elena until Stefan and Damon saved her. When Elena got her humanity back, Bonnie immediately forgave her, saying she knew what it's like to not be yourself. Elena and Bonnie continued to be close throughout the next few seasons. Elena lost Bonnie twice until Bonie came back from the journey from being a ghost, the Anchor to the Other Side, and being thrust into a Prison World. However, they remained close until Kai Parker linked their lives together. They are currently permanently separated until Bonnie dies a natural death, much to their dismay. Bonnie promises to write down the rest of her life in a journal for Elena to read when she awakens from her lifelong slumber.

Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series

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Bonnie and Elena spotting "the new boy".

In Pilot, on the first day of school, Bonnie drives Elena. Bonnie explains that she's psychic and predicts that Elena will once again be happy. In class, Bonnie texts Elena, telling her that Stefan's staring at her. Bonnie refuses to get in the middle of it when Elena and Matt break up. She supports Elena's feelings for Stefan.

In The Night of the Comet, Elena tells Bonnie that her and Stefan didn't even exchange numbers. Bonnie tells her not to give up. Stefan later asks Bonnie if she's seen Elena and she tells him she went home, but gives him Elena's number.

In Friday Night Bites, Bonnie begins discouraging Elena from dating Stefan, telling her to play the field. At cheerleading practice, Elena tells Bonnie that she's inviting both her and Stefan over for dinner so that they can get to know each other. She also tells Bonnie who Damon is. At dinner, Elena tells Bonnie to share her family past with Stefan and his response wins her over.

At the pep rally, Elena asked Bonnie what the weird feeling she got from Stefan was. Bonnie says he's won her over, but Elena's persistent, and Bonnie described the feeling like death. Bonnie tells Elena to make sure she really knows who Stefan is. After learning of Elena and Stefan's break up, Bonnie tells her she's a witch.


Bonnie, Caroline and Elena calling Emily.

In History Repeating, Elena witnesses Bonnie throw away Emily's crystal. To mend Bonnie and Caroline's friendship, she invited them over for a sleepover. Elena defended Bonnie when Caroline accused her of lying. Elena and Bonnie were both hesitant to summon Emily's spirit, but agreed to go along with Caroline's plan. Emily possessed Bonnie and Caroline thought she was lying, but Elena believed her and called Stefan for help. Elena later tells Bonnie about vampires.

Bonnie confessed on her date with Ben that she would die for Elena. Ben and Anna kidnapped both Bonnie and Elena, wanting Bonnie to open the tomb and using Elena to make her do it. They were saved by Stefan. Bonnie didn't want Damon to take Elena into the tomb, but she agreed to go. Elena comforts Bonnie when Grams dies, and Bonnie leaves town for a while.

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When Bonnie returned, Elena tried to convince her to talk to her, but she insisted on being distant. Bonnie then broke off her friendship with Elena, blaming Stefan and Damon for Grams' death and not wanting to make Elena choose. When Stefan lost control, Bonnie used her powers to subdue him to help Elena. Bonnie later saw Elena crying after meeting Isobel but walked off. Bonnie visited Elena, apologized, and comforted her. Bonnie told Elena that she had discovered the device Isobel was after killed vampires. Bonnie agreed to disable it before Isobel got it. Bonnie confessed to Caroline that she didn't really do it and that Elena was going to hate her.

Bonnie told Damon that everything she did was for Elena. Bonnie tried to stop Stefan from saving Damon, but when she realized Elena wanted to save him too, she helped them do it. Bonnie later told Stefan that she did it for Elena and couldn't let either of them die because of her love for him.


Damon offers to give Caroline his blood to heal her. Bonnie tells him to do it, despite Elena's protests, for Elena and knows about his feelings for her. Bonnie confesses her annoyance with Damon to Elena, only discovering when she touches her that she's actually Katherine. Bonnie later explains Elena's resemblance to Katherine to her. After discovering Caroline's a vampire, Bonnie tries to kill Damon, but Elena stops her and tells her that this can't be them.

When Bonnie and Jeremy begin dating, she keeps insisting that she needs to talk to Elena about it first. Bonnie and Elena later go to the Grill with Caroline and Jenna. Elena and Bonnie urge Caroline to be honest with Matt about how she feels. Elena tells Bonnie that Caroline and Matt are back together. Bonnie asks Elena if she would be okay with her dating Jeremy and Elena tells her that they deserve each other.

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Bonnie and Elena get ready to leave for school

Jeremy becomes furious when he discovers that to kill Klaus, Bonnie would have to die herself. She asks him not to tell Elena. Bonnie and Elena later head to school together. When Damon and Stefan tell Elena that they don't want her leaving, she makes the point that she has Bonnie to protect her. When Stefan tells Elena she can't go to the dance, she asks Bonnie who agrees to go.

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At lunch, Bonnie once again tells Jeremy not to tell Elena that she would have to die to kill Klaus. Elena arrives and Jeremy leaves. Dana arrives and tells Elena that a guy just told her to ask Elena if she was going to the dance. When she says his name was Klaus, Elena and Bonnie panic and Bonnie realized that Dana was compelled. Dana tells Elena that Klaus wants her to save the last dance for him.

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'Alaric' finds Bonnie and Elena

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Elena and Bonnie find Damon

At the dance, Elena and Stefan arrive with Bonnie and Jeremy. Jeremy tells Stefan that Bonnie's planning on sacrificing herself, and he tells Elena. Elena begs Bonnie not to do it but Bonnie points out that Elena would do it for her. Alaric finds them and tells them that Klaus has Jeremy. Elena discovers that Alaric is actually Klaus. He tells her that she's not on his hit list but Bonnie is. He also says that if Bonnie kills him, he'll just find another body to use instead. Bonnie and Elena run away and find Damon. They explain the situation and he sends Elena to find Stefan.

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Elena sees Bonnie

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Elena holds Bonnie's body

Elena and Stefan later find Damon who explains that Bonnie is doing what she has to do. Elena runs to find Bonnie who closes the doors on her. Elena watches as Bonnie dies, saving her last look for Elena. Klaus leaves and Elena runs in, discovering that Bonnie is dead. When Damon says he will deal with "the body," Elena yells at him and Stefan takes her away.

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A devastated Elena after Bonnie's 'death'

At the Salvatore house, Elena is blaming herself for Bonnie's death but Stefan says it was Klaus. Damon arrives and Elena yells at him because he knew Bonnie would die. Damon says he did, and she slaps him. Damon tells her that Bonnie had to die so that Klaus would stop and reveals that Bonnie wasn't really dead because of a spell she cast. Jeremy gets a recovered Bonnie to speak to Elena on video chat. Bonnie apologizes, but Elena says she just needed to see her face.

Bonnie cast a spell on John which meant he would die so that Elena could live.

Bonnie visits her father during the summer so doesn't spend much time with Elena. When Bonnie arrives home, they hug. Bonnie and Elena throw Caroline a birthday party. Bonnie also teases Elena after she kisses Damon.

Elena walks in on Jeremy kissing Anna and tells Caroline, telling her not to tell Bonnie as it would break her heart. Caroline told her anyway, resulting in Jeremy and Bonnie's break up with the realization that Jeremy was in love with Anna. Elena also counted on Bonnie to not send the ghosts back too early as Lexi was trying to help Stefan. However, after discovering Jeremy and Anna's kiss, she got rid of the ghosts, including Anna.

To save Jeremy's life, Elena got Damon to compel him to leave town. Bonnie became angry with Elena, telling her that she was controlling everyone's lives.


Bonnie trying to bring back Elena.

Bonnie searches for a way to return Elena back to her human state before her transition is complete. She attempts a spell to kill herself so that she can bring Elena back with her, but Grams' spirit arrives and doesn't allow Bonnie to dip into such dark magic.

They later head to college with Damon and attend a party. Bonnie sees Elena dancing with and feeding with Damon and is horrified. Seeing Bonnie makes Elena realize who she is so that she can stop.

Bonnie begins helping Jeremy control himself around Elena. At the lake house, Bonnie, Damon and Shane try to get Jeremy to restrain from killing Elena. They are eventually successful, and Elena, Bonnie and Jeremy have fun together again.

Elena trusts Damon to stay on the island to find Bonnie. Bonnie and Damon return to town and Bonnie promises she can bring Jeremy back by taking down the Other Side. Elena relies on Bonnie when Meredith arrives to take Jeremy's body away. Not seeing clearly, Elena wants Bonnie to do her plan, however soon discovers that Jeremy really is dead when April calls her.


Bonnie tries to kill Elena as Elena tried to kill her.

Elena and Bonnie meet again at prom. Bonnie was sympathetic but Elena was mad at Bonnie for lying to her about being able to bring Jeremy back. Elena insulted Bonnie, causing Bonnie to explain to Matt, "Elena's gone." When Bonnie was named Prom Queen, Elena attacked her, having wanted Rebekah to be Queen instead. Elena tells Rebekah her plan to kill Bonnie to get at Silas. Elena later tried to kill Bonnie again and was almost successful until Bonnie used expression to subdue Elena.  Bonnie's magic almost killed Elena until Stefan and Damon stopped her. Horrified by what Elena had become, Bonnie fled. Bonnie also called Elena the shell of her best friend.

Caroline tried to convince Bonnie to help Elena but she refused. Elena and Bonnie later made up when Bonnie told Elena she knew what it felt like to not be yourself. Bonnie became angry when Katherine threatened Elena. Bonnie was able to bring Jeremy back for Elena, at the cost of her own life. She told Jeremy not to tell Elena or Caroline about her death until summer was over.

In For Whom the Bell Tolls Elena is finally told about Bonnie's death, and is devastated by the news. While looking for funeral clothes she tells Damon that she should be use to it, but isn't and breaks down in his arms. She is seen putting white feathers on her memorial.

In Death and the Maiden Elena and Damon work with Qetsiyah to order to transfer the anchor from Amara to Bonnie in order to bring Bonnie back from the dead.

In Dead Man on Campus Elena and Caroline throws a welcome back party for Bonnie at Whitmore College.

In Home Bonnie tells Elena there is no saving Damon and she suggests to Elena that she says goodbye to him.

In I'll Remember, Caroline mentions that Elena was a wreck over Bonnie for months.

In Welcome to Paradise, Caroline finds Bonnie's sweater in Elena's drawer. Elena says that her secret is that she still mourns Bonnie at times.

In Fade Into You, Elena asks Damon to help her find a way to bring Bonnie back.


Elena is happy to hear Bonnie's voice.

In I Alone, Elena and Damon go to the Prison World to rescue Bonnie. In the Prison World, Elena hears Bonnie's voice for the firsst time in four months when Damon pages her. She tells them that they're coming to rescue her. At the end of the episode, Elena and Damon's plan fails and Elena is sad that Bonnie is still trapped.

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Bonnie reminiscing Christmas.

In Christmas Through Your Eyes, Bonnie reminisces about Christmas in Mystic Falls (taken place during Season One). She remembers happy memories with Elena and Caroline and is sad that she's all alone during Christmas this year.

In The Day I Tried To Live, Kai agrees to help Elena rescue Bonnie from the Prison World. Elena learns that Bonnie is planning to kill herself. With the help of Kai, Elena, Damon, and Jeremy travel to the Prison World to stop Bonnie from killing herself. However, they come back to the present world due to Kai being too weak. Elena agrees to let Kai send Jeremy to save Bonnie.


Bonnie and Elena reunite.

In The Downward Spiral, Elena and Bonnie reunite. They are work together to keep an eye on Caroline.

In I'm Thinking Of You All The While,


Bonnie: "So Grams is telling me I'm psychic. Our ancestors were from Salem, witches and all that, I know, crazy, but she's going on and on about it, and I'm like, put this woman in a home already! But then I started thinking, I predicted Obama and I predicted Heath Ledger, and I still think Florida will break off and turn into little resort islands...Elena! Back in the car."
Elena: "I did it again, didn't I? I--I'm sorry, Bonnie. You were telling me that..."
Bonnie: "That I'm psychic now."
Elena: "Right. Okay, then predict something. About me."
Bonnie: "I see..." [A crow hits their car.]
Bonnie: "What was that?! Oh, my god! Elena, are you okay?"
Elena: "It's okay. I'm fine."
Bonnie: "It was like a bird or something. It came out of nowhere."
Elena: "Really, I can't be freaked out by cars for the rest of my life."
Bonnie: " I predict this year is going to be kick ass. And I predict all the sad and dark times are over and you are going to be beyond happy."
Bonnie: "Major lack of male real estate. Look at the shower curtain on Kelly Beech. She looks like a hot — can I still say "tranny mess"?"
Elena: "No, that's over."
Bonnie: "Ahh, find a man, coin a phrase. It's a busy year."
Elena: "He hates me."
Bonnie: "That's not hate. That's "you dumped me, but I'm too cool to show it, but secretly I'm listening to Air Supply's greatest hits"."
Bonnie: "Hold up. Who's this?"
Elena: "All I see is back."
Bonnie: " It's a hot back."
Bonnie: "I'm sensing Seattle, and he plays the guitar."
Elena: "You're really going to run this whole psychic thing into the ground, huh?"
Bonnie: " Pretty much."
Bonnie: "Just admit it, Elena."
Elena: "Oh, okay, so he's a little pretty."
Bonnie: "He has that romance novel stare."
Bonnie: "So where is he?."
Elena: "I don't know. You tell me, you're the psychic one."
Bonnie: "Right, I forgot. Okay, so give me a sec. Grams says I have to concentrate."
Elena: "Wait, you need a crystal ball. What?"
Bonnie: "That was weird. When I touched you, I saw a crow."
Elena: "What?"
Bonnie: "A crow. There was fog, a man. I'm drunk. It's the drinking. There's nothing psychic about it. Yeah? Ok, I'm gonna get a refill."
Bonnie: "Hey. We're gonna go to Mainline Coffee, wait for news."
Elena: "I gotta take Jeremy home."
Bonnie: " Elena, there's no way I'm psychic. I know that. But whatever I saw, or I think I saw, I have this feeling..."
Elena: "Bonnie, what?"
Bonnie: "That it's just the beginning."
- Pilot

Bonnie: "He didn't call, huh?"
Elena: "Or text. But I realized we never even exchanged that stuff. We've never gotten to the texting part."
Bonnie: "That's an important milestone in any relationship."
Elena: "Isn't it? The timing is wrong, anyway."
Bonnie: "When is it ever right?"
Elena: "I'm not ready, Bonnie."
Bonnie: "Who is?"
Elena: "At least I put myself out there."
Bonnie: "Is that what you're calling it?"
Elena: "What do you mean?"
Bonnie: "All I'm hearing is reasons why you can't."
- The Night of the Comet

Bonnie: "I'm not saying don't date the guy. I'm just saying take it slow."
Elena: "You were the one who said to go for it."
Bonnie: "Now I'm saying take it slow."
Elena: "Why the about-face?"
Bonnie: "It's not an about-face. You're single for the first time in your entire high school career. It's the perfect time to play the field."
Elena: "Oh, because I'm so that girl. Seriously, what are you not saying?"
Bonnie: "It's stupid."
Elena: "Bonnie..."
Bonnie: "What?"
Elena: "Spit it out."
Bonnie: "I accidentally touched Stefan. And I got a really bad feeling."
Elena: "Is that it? Bonnie."
Bonnie: "It was bad bad!"
Elena: "Is this the whole witch mojo thing again?"
Bonnie: "You know what? I'm just concerned. This is me expressing concern about my best friend's new boyfriend."
Elena: "And I love you for it, I do. But I feel good. It's been a hard year, and I'm starting to kind of feel like things are getting back to normal again. And you know what? Stefan is a big part of that."
Bonnie: "Oh, my God! You're here!"
Elena: "Yep. I can't be sad girl forever. The only way to get things back to the way they were are to do things that were. Oh, and you're coming to dinner tonight."
Bonnie: "I am?"
Elena: "Mm-hmm. You, me and Stefan. You have to give him a chance."
Bonnie: "Tonight's no good. Have you seen Caroline? I texted her like a hundred times."
Elena: "Don't change the subject, Bonnie Bennett! You're going to be there."
Bonnie: "Fine. I'll go."
Elena: "Good."
Bonnie: "Seriously, where is Caroline?"
Elena: "I don't know. It's not like her."
Bonnie: "I'll try her again."
Elena: "Uh..."
Bonnie: "Oh, my God. That must be the mystery guy from the grill."
Elena: "That's not a mystery guy. That's Damon Salvatore."
Bonnie: "Salvatore, as in Stefan?!"
Bonnie: "You explain it. Last night, I'm watching Nine-o, a commercial breaks come on and I'm like, I bet it's that phone commercial. And sure enough, it's that guy and the girl with the bench, he flies to Paris and he flies back. They take a picture."
Elena: "Oh, come on. That commercial's on a constant loop."
Bonnie: "Fine. Well, how about this? Today I'm obsessed with numbers. 3 numbers. I keep seeing 8, 14, and 22. How weird is that?"
Elena: "Maybe we should play the lottery. Have you talked to your Grams?"
Bonnie: "She's just gonna say it's because I'm a witch. I don't want to be a witch. Do you want to be a witch?"
Elena: "I don't want to be a witch."
Bonnie: "And putting it in a nice bowl isn't fooling anybody."
Elena: "Ok, serving spoons. Where are the serving spoons?"
Bonnie: "Middle drawer on your left."
Elena: "Ok, so you've been in this kitchen like a thousand times."
Bonnie: "Yeah, that's it."
Elena: "Can I ask you a question and you give me a really serious no-joke response?"
Bonnie: "Of course. What is it?"
Elena: "The bad mojo. When you touched Stefan and you had that reaction..."
Bonnie: "You know what, forget I said that. Your little dinner party plot totally won me over."
Elena: "No, Bonnie, seriously. What was it? Did you see something, Or..."
Bonnie: "It wasn't clear like a picture. Like today, I keep seeing those same numbers I told you about...8, 14, 22."
Elena: "Yeah?"
Bonnie: "When I touched Stefan, it was a feeling. And it vibrated through me, and it was cold, and it..."
Elena: "And what?"
Bonnie: "It was death. It's what I imagine death to be like."
- Friday Night Bites

Bonnie: "Delicate flower vs. naughty vixen."
Elena: "Tough call. Can we mix them?"
Bonnie: "Look at you, getting all pretty for your date. You seem happy-ish."
Elena: "I am...ish. Tonight's going to be a good night. But don't let that stop you from telling me whatever it is you wanted to tell me as soon as you walked in the door."
Bonnie: "What if I tell you in the morning? I don't want to ruin the night."
Elena: "Bonnie, out with it."
Bonnie: "Okay, but it has to go in the vault, because Caroline will kill me if it gets back to Damon that she squealed. Apparently Stefan has a very interesting back story."
Elena: "Uh-huh."
Bonnie: "Do you know what happened with his ex-girlfriend Katherine?"
Elena: "I know that they both dated her and that's why they have issues."
Bonnie: "Yeah, they both dated her, only she chose Damon. And that drove Stefan mad, so he did horrible things to try and break them up. He manipulated Katherine. He filled her head with all these lies until finally it worked, and she turned against Damon."
Elena: "That sounds like one person's side of the story, meaning Damon's."
Bonnie: "I just wanted you to know."
Elena: "Anyway, his past relationships are none of my business."
Bonnie: "Unless he's a calculating, manipulative liar. That is your business."
Elena: "Stefan is none of those things."
Bonnie: "Yeah? How do you know?"
- Family Ties

Bonnie: "You up?"
Elena: "No. No, no!"
Bonnie: "Why haven't you called me back?"
Elena: "I'm sorry."
Bonnie: "Are you gonna stay in there forever?"
Elena: "Yep."
Bonnie: "Move over.(Bonnie lies next to Elena)I'm officially worried. What's going on?"
Elena: "I'm tired of thinking...of talking I..."
Bonnie: "Can I get a one-line version so I can at least pretend to be helpful?"
Elena: "Stefan and I broke up."
Bonnie: "I'm so sorry. Are you okay? Right stupid question. I know I've been kind of MIA when you need me the most. I suck."
Elena: "You wanna make it up to me. Get my mind off of it."
Bonnie: "Just remember you asked for it."(Bonnie closes the window and grabs one of Elena's pillows. She rips it and empties it of the feathers.)
Elena: "Hey!"
Bonnie: "Be patient."
Elena: "Okay."
Bonnie: "I need to swear you to secrecy."
Elena: "It's kind of a bad week for that kind of stuff."
Bonnie: "Swear, 'cause I'm not supposed to be showing you this."
Elena: "Okay, I swear."
Bonnie: "There's no windows open, right?"
Elena: "Right."
Bonnie: "There's no fan. No air conditioning."
Elena: "None. What are you doing?"
Bonnie: "Grams just showed me this. You're gonna love it. You ready?" (Bonnie levitates a feather in front of Elena as she looks on in shock)
Elena: "Bonnie what's going on?"
Bonnie: "It's true Elena. Everything my Grams told me. It's impossible and it's true. I'm a witch."
Elena: "I believe you."
Bonnie: "It's Weird huh? After all This times joking about being psychic. I really am a witch. You don't think I'm a freak now, do you?"
Elena: "No of course not. Bonnie I just...don't understand though. If your Grams asked you to keep all this a secret, why did you tell me?"
Bonnie: "You're my best friend. I can't keep secrets from you."
- 162 Candles

Bonnie: "And then, I ended up at the remains of the old Fell's church before I woke up back in the woods."
Elena: "And you always see your ancestor, Emily?"
Bonnie: "Mhm. Do you believe in ghosts?"
Elena: "Two weeks ago I'd say no, but now..."
Bonnie: "I think I'm being haunted."
Elena: "I don't get it. Why Emily?"
Bonnie: "Grams said she was a powerful witch back in the Civil War days, and that this medallion was hers. A witch's talisman."
Elena: "And it all started when you got the necklace?"
Bonnie: "I think she's using it to communicate with me."
Elena: "Okay, what does Grams say about it?"
Bonnie: "I can't call her. She's gonna tell me to embrace it. I don't want to embrace it, I want it to stop."
Bonnie: "He's bad news, Elena. He really scared me."
Elena: "You need to stay as far away from Damon as possible."
Bonnie: "I'm trying! He just keeps showing up."
Elena: "I don't want you to be alone. You're sleeping at my place tonight, we can make a whole night out of it. Whoa! Where are you going? Are you okay?"
Bonnie: "Now I am. All my problems were because of that thing. I can't believe I didn't do that sooner."
Elena: "What's your Grams gonna say?"
Bonnie: "Grams isn't the one being haunted by a hundred and fifty-year-old ghost, is she?"
Elena: "Okay, then."
Bonnie: "I don't understand, Elena, what happened to me? He attacked me, and his face was like..."
Elena: "How do you feel? Are you okay?"
Bonnie: "I'm fine. It's just this blood. I don't..."
- History Repeating

Elena: (about Matt and Caroline) "Did I miss something?"
Bonnie: "They’ve been hanging out."
Elena: "Kind of weird, don’t you think?"
Bonnie: "She needs someone nice like him, as opposed to a homicidal vampire like Damon."
Elena: "Yeah, how are you doing with all that?"
Bonnie: "I’m freaked out. Damon attacked me. I could be dead right now. But I'm also grateful."
Elena: "Hmm?"
Bonnie: "To Stefan. He saved my life and...Have you seen him?"
Elena: "Not since he told me he was leaving. For all I know, he’s already gone."
Bonnie: "He wouldn’t leave without saying goodbye."
Elena: "Yes, he would. He thinks he’s protecting me. Clean break and all that."
Bonnie: "So, what are you gonna do?"
Elena: "What am I supposed to do? I’ve already begged him not to go. If I ask again, I’m being selfish. It is what it is."
Bonnie: "Maybe it’s for the best."
Elena: "What? Why?"
Bonnie: "I mean, what kind of future could you have had with him, even if he stayed?"
Elena: "Did you just...?"
Bonnie: "No, I swear."
- The Turning Point

Bonnie: "I can't believe you're adopted. I never saw that coming."
Elena: "And it gets weirder. I looked at my birth certificate. It lists Miranda and Grayson Gilbert as my birthparents. None of it makes any sense."
Bonnie: "Which is why you should ask Jenna. First of all, the Elena I know would always want the real truth, good or bad."
Elena: "And second of all?"
Bonnie: "You just found out your boyfriend is a vampire, so unless your birthparents are aliens... How bad could it be?"
Elena: "Ah, ok, look, I have to go to the store. My outfit for the dance is severely lacking accessories."
- Unpleasantville

Elena: "Okay, I'm alone. Give me all the deets, Bonnie. I'm dying."
Bonnie: "It's going great. He's a perfect gentleman."
Elena: "Gentleman, huh?"
Bonnie: "I know! Boring, huh? I just want to grab him and lay one on him."
Elena: "So, why don't you?"
Bonnie: "'Cause I'm a chicken."
Elena: "You're a powerful witch goddess. Come on, seize the day, Broomhilda."
Bonnie: "Okay. I'm going to text you later with more details."
Elena: "You better."
- Children of the Damned

Elena: "Bonnie?"
Bonnie: "Elena?"
Elena: "Oh, you're okay!"
Bonnie: "My head..."
Elena: "Come here."
Bonnie: "Oh my god! Ben is a-!"
Elena: "Shhhh. They can hear."
Bonnie: "I'm so stupid!"
Elena: "No, he had all of us fooled!"
Bonnie: "What's going on? Why are we here?"
Elena: "It must have something to do with the tomb and Emily's spell book."
Bonnie: "Spell book?"
Elena: "Damon said it could be used to open the tomb."
Bonnie: "Why didn't I know about any of this?"
Elena: "I was trying to keep you out of it, hoping it would never come to this."
Bonnie: "Come to what?"
Elena: "They need a witch to break the spell and let the vampires out."
Bonnie: "No way!"
Elena: "I know."
Bonnie: "Here you go, Grams. Grams? Grams! Grams, wake up! Grams! Grams! [sobbing] Elena!Help! Wake up! She's not breathing! She's just not breathing! Please, wake up! I'm gonna fix it! It's okay, I can fix this!"
Elena: "Yes, I need an ambulance to Oak Street. It's an emergency, quick. Bonnie....Bonnie."
Bonnie: "No! No! I can fix it! Grams, I can fix this!"
Elena: "Bonnie! Bonnie! Bonnie."
- Fool Me Once

Elena: "Bonnie!"
Bonnie: "Hey."
Elena: "Hey, I tried to grab you after class but you already taken off. How are you? How's your family?"
Bonnie: "We're dealing, it's been hard."
Elena: "Everyone here really missed you."
Bonnie: "Yeah, I just had so much to deal with after Grams' funeral and, honestly after you told me the tomb spell failed I just didn't really want to come back."
Elena: "I hope that you understand why I called...I wanted you to know before you came home."
Bonnie: "I understand why. I just...shouldn't know."
Elena: "Bonnie, do you have a minute?"
Bonnie: "We only have 30 minutes for rehearsal."
Elena: "It'll only take a minute, please? Bonnie, you have to tell me what's wrong."
Bonnie: "It not worth talking about."
Elena: "What do you mean not worth it? You barely said ten words to me and you won't even look at Stefan. Is that what it is? Is it Stefan?"
Bonnie: "Listen, Elena, I can't just pretend that everything's okay. Everything my Grams did was to protect us from those vampires in the tomb. And now they're out which means she died for nothing."
Elena: "I'm so sorry Bonnie. What can I do to make it better?"
Bonnie: "That's just it, there's nothing you can do. I blame him, Elena, him and Damon and I'm not gonna put you in a situation where you have to choose sides. I'm just having a hard time with it, okay?"
Elena: "Bonnie, can we talk about this?"
Bonnie: "There's nothing to talk about."
Elena: "Bonnie, please!"
Bonnie: "I told you I wasn't gonna make you choose but I need to make the choice for myself. Please just leave me alone."
- Miss Mystic Falls

Elena: "Hi."
Bonnie: "Hey. I couldn't sleep last night. You were obviously upset about something and I just walked away. It's not me. That can't be us. You're my friend, Elena. If you need me I'm here for you and I'm sorry I couldn't show you that yesterday."
Elena: "I met my birth mother."
Bonnie: "Oh. Was it...Are you okay?"
Bonnie: "Hey! Thanks for meeting me. I wanted you to see this."
Elena: "Is that Emily's spell book?"
Bonnie: "I've been going through it since Grams died. Check this out."
Elena: "That's the vampire compass."
Bonnie: "Yeah, according to Emily, Jonathan Gilbert never actually succeeded in inventing anything. Emily secretly spelled them all with magic. Compass, rings and the mystery device you told me about."
Elena: "Yeah that's it. Well, a part of it. Damon only has the one piece."
Bonnie: "Emily pledged her loyalty to Katherine. But she couldn't stand by and watch innocent people get killed. This was the only way she could think of to help. To let Jonathan Gilbert believe that he'd actually invented these devices."
Elena: "Does it say what it does?"
Bonnie: "Are you sure this is what Isobel wants?"
Elena: "Yeah, I'm sure. Why?"
Bonnie: "This is a weapon. Against vampires."
- Isobel

Bonnie: "Elena, you can't go in there!"
Elena: "Bonnie, what are you doing?"
Bonnie: "I'm sorry I lied to you."
- Founder's Day

Elena: "Bonnie. How's Caroline?"
Bonnie: "She's weak. They don't know if she's going to make it."
Elena: "What? Is there something that you can do? Like a spell or something?"
Bonnie: "Elena? Where are you?"
Elena: "Bonnie, I know I'm late. I'm getting in the car now. I'll be there in five."
- The Return

Bonnie: "Katherine looked just like you, it was freakish."
Elena: "She is my ancestor. Hey, I moved the student booth into the cafeteria."
Bonnie: "Your vampire ancestor and she didn't just resemble you like a family member would. She was you."
Elena: "I don't know, I can't explain it. It's creepy, that's all I got."
Bonnie: "How do you know she's not still out there pretending to be you?"
Elena: "I don't but I could sit here and be tortured by the not-knowing or I could get these prizes to the ring toss."
Bonnie: "Have you talk to Damon since he killed Jeremy or tried to kill Jeremy?"
Elena: "No Bonnie, I haven't and I won't and I don't want to talk about Damon or anything else that's vampire related okay? I'm human. And I have to do human stuff. Otherwise, I'm going to go crazy."
Bonnie: "Okay, I'm sorry, I'll focus. We have to make Caroline proud or she will kill us. I don't know how she does all of this."
Elena: "Well because she's not human, obviously."
Bonnie: "The ring toss is out of Bart and Homer dolls and Team Jacob T's."
Elena: "Okay, I can grab some from the science club. Also we lost a speaker in the karaoke room."
Bonnie: "Hey, all good Elena, take a beat, look around. This is a huge success."
Elena: "You mean I can do more than just freak vampire havoc?"
Bonnie: "Go figure."
Elena: "Bonnie, it wasn't his fault."
Bonnie: "Everything that happens is his fault Elena."
Elena: "Bonnie, what are you doing? Bonnie stop it! Bonnie, Bonnie, stop it! You're going to kill him! Bonnie!"
Bonnie: "Why did you stop me?!"
Elena: "Because this isn't us. Bonnie, this can't be us."
- Brave New World

Elena: "You're here."
Bonnie: "I'm here."
Elena: "Caroline's not coming. I told you."
Bonnie: "Just making sure."
Elena: "You know, eventually, you're gonna have to talk to her."
Bonnie: "Could you make it a little less obvious you're on her side?"
Elena: "There are no sides, Bonnie."
Bonnie: "Come on! Since Caroline became a vampire, we barely see each other. Losing Caroline was bad enough; I didn't think I'd lose you too."
Elena: "Come with me."
Bonnie: "Where?"
Elena: "Not here. Some place quiet. We have to talk."
Bonnie: "I can't believe this."
Elena: "It's a lot, I know. Katherine's doing everything that she can to drive me and Stefan apart and Caroline just got trapped in the middle."
Bonnie: "It's not that you and Stefan are pretending to fight. It's that I didn't even know you guys were fighting at all."
Elena: " I'm sorry, I don't want to keep things from you but you've made it pretty clear where you stand with the whole vampire thing."
Bonnie: "So that makes me the odd man out."
Elena: "No - no, Bonnie, of course not."
Bonnie: "I know where I stand, Elena. And I know where you stand. But where do we stand?"
Elena: "You're my best friend, Bonnie. I didn't mean to let this craziness with Caroline get in the way of that. But, she needs you too."
Bonnie: "Not yet, I just...she's a vampire, I can't. I think we should get back."
- Plan B

Elena: "Okay, stop with the "we", are you guys crazy? You're gonna get yourselves killed."
Bonnie: "We know what we're doing, Elena."
Elena: "And how am I supposed to feel if one of you guys gets hurt because of me?"
Elena: "Bonnie, it hurts."
Bonnie: "I can't break the spell, Elena. I'm sorry but I can try to take some of the pain away. Okay? Okay?"
- Masquerade

Elena: "Now that you've got this back, what are you gonna do with it?"
Bonnie: "Right now, it's what is binding the Sun and the Moon Curse. If I can figure out a way to remove the spell from the stone, the stone becomes useless."
Elena: "And according to Katherine, Klaus becomes vengeful."
Bonnie: "Maybe. If he finds out."
Elena: "Bonnie, can't this wait? Stefan is stuck in the tomb with Katherine. We've got to get him out."
Bonnie: "Stefan wants me to focus on this."
Elena: "Don't listen to him. He thinks that he's protecting me, but he's wrong."
Bonnie: " I'm taking Stefan's side with this one. We're not gonna let you get used in some creepy sacrifice ritual."
Bonnie: "Where are you going?"
Elena: "Um, to see Stefan."
Bonnie: "You're lying."
Elena: "No, I'm not."
Bonnie: "Really? Tell your face."
Elena: "Are you serious?"
[[Jeremy Gilbert|]]: (to Bonnie about Elena) "She took the moonstone."
Elena: "How did you...?"
Bonnie: "We tested you, and you failed."
Elena: "Klaus killed Katherine's entire family just because she crossed him. I can't let that happen."
Elena: "What did you do?"
Bonnie: "It's for the best, Elena."
- By the Light of the Moon

Elena: "Do you believe that Jonas is being sincere?"
Bonnie: "I don't know what to believe. I think he's at a loss. He's not sure who to trust."
Elena: "Join the club."
Elena: "I...I wouldn't. Caroline and Matt are..."
Bonnie: "In the bathroom?!"
Elena: "If they're happy, I'm happy."
Bonnie: "Um, hey, speaking of happy, would it freak you out if I started dating your brother?"
Elena: "You're into my brother?"
Bonnie: "I know it's weird, but he's been so good and strong. He makes me happy and I really can't tell what you're thinking...Right now."
Elena: "I'm thinking that...My brother has had more pain in his life than a hundred people's worth of pain, and...He deserves to be with someone as amazing as you."
Bonnie: "Really?"
Elena: "Really."
- The House Guest

Bonnie: "So this place is all yours? They just gave it to you?"
Elena: " For now. As sole owner, I'm the only one who can invite a certain type of person in here, if you know what I mean."
Bonnie: "Your own personal safe house."
Elena: "That's the idea."
Bonnie: "Wouldn't want to clean it."
Elena: "How could you not tell me?"
Bonnie: "'Cause I knew how'd you react."
Elena: "No. No way, it's not an option."
Bonnie: "It's our only option."
Elena: "Then we'll find another way, okay? Bonnie, you're not dying to save my life."
Bonnie: "I have the power to save you! If I don't use it and something happens, that would kill me more."
Elena: "I can't let you."
Bonnie: "Just answer one question...if the situation was reversed, would you do it for me? So you know why I have to."
Elena: " No. No!"
Elena: "Bonnie!"
Bonnie: "Elena, Elena, I'm so sorry."
Elena: "It's okay, it's okay. I just needed to see you for myself."
Bonnie: "There wasn't enough time for me to tell you."
Elena: "It's okay, seriously. Damon explained it all."
- The Last Dance


  • Elena and Bonnie are best friends and make sacrifices for each other.
  • They are best friends with Caroline and Damon.
    • They are also the two women closest to Damon, as Elena is Damon's best friend, soulmates and the love of his life and Bonnie, like Elena said, is now Damon female best friend.
  • Bonnie previously dated Elena's younger brother, Jeremy.
  • Bonnie's mother Abby and Elena's mother Miranda Sommers-Gilbert were best friends too.
  • Bonnie and Elena's friendship is a repeat of history, seeing as the two bloodlines were/are connected through ever since the 1st century:
  • In all three cases, all three members of the Petrova Family eventually, at one point in their life betrayed their respective friends of the Bennett Family:
    • Amara betrayed Qetsiyah when she ran off with Silas on the day of his wedding to Qetsiyah. In addition to their betrayal, Silas and Amara stole the Immortality Elixir created by Qetsiyah.
    • Katherine betrayed Emily when she outed her as a witch to the town council which in turn got them to sentence Emily to death by burning her on the stake.
    • While Elena's humanity was off, she attempted to kill Bonnie twice at Prom but failed as Bonnie's use of Expression allowed her to not only heal herself but almost kill Elena as well. They reconciled after Elena regained her humanity.
  • Elena has threatened/attempted to kill Bonnie twice.
  • When Elena got her humanity back, Bonnie immediately forgave her, saying she knew what it's like to not be yourself.
  • In For Whom the Bell Tolls, Damon tells Elena about Bonnie's death. 
  • In Home , Elena gets upset at Bonnie for bringing her back to life without Damon.
  • In Home, Bonnie tells Elena that it was too late and that Damon can't pass through her now.
  • Elena is the first person that Bonnie reveals to that she's a witch. 
  • Elena cried for months because of Bonnie's death.
  • Elena and Bonnie reunite in The Downward Spiral.
  • Elena and Bonnie are now permanently separated being Kai Parker linked their lives together. Elena will be stuck in a magical slumber as long as Bonnie lives and dies naturally. No loophole can fix this or else they both die.


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