AND HAVE A HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!!!
TVD killed Carol for Christmas. Who would they have killed for New Year’s Eve? And how?
I say Matt. Not even Liz (too soon after Carol, and why put Caroline through that pain?) or April (she’s the only one who gives the Pastor Young mystery heart, or whatever) or Shane (he’s leading them to the cure). They already foreshadowed it with Elena almost killing him. So imagine Matt’s being a good guy human and trying to help Jeremy, and one night Jeremy is having a nightmare and is thrashing in the bed.
Matt hears the noise and goes up to Jeremy’s bedroom. He gets inside and starts trying to wake him. He forgot that Jeremy fashions stakes in his sleep now. So he gets to Jeremy and is shaking him to wake him and calling out his name, and Jeremy suddenly jerks from his sleep, mistakes Matt for Damon, and drives a normal-sized stake straight through his neck.
Jeremy panics and calls Matt’s name. He dials Elena. She answers but she’s too far away. Nevertheless, she starts making her way home, with Damon tagging along behind her. Elena calls Stefan who answers the call at Caroline’s house.
Stefan and Caroline get to the Gilbert house before Elena and Damon, but by the time they get there, Matt has choked on his own blood.
Well. This got pretty graphic. It’s a TVD New Year’s Eve!
And when April finds out about Matt’s death, her fear and suspicion of the group will turn into red-hot hatred. First they lied to her about her dad, manipulated her and suppressed her memories, staked Rebekah and kept her body in a box, and now Matt is dead because of them. They.need.to be.stopped.