Quote XPac: I think she can argue Elena came off as a somewhat different person this episode. She was definately a bit more ruthless and bad @$$ than she atypically is.
And she genuinely seemed seemed upset that Stefan sort of went against her plan by showming some humanity towards Rebecca. That's somewhat of a role reversal from how things usually go... and maybe that's somewhat of Elena's vamp side coming through a bit.
But it was kind of fun seeing her this way. Team Gilbert took down an Original. Respect.
I really enjoyed Elena, she held her own.