Julie Plec told TV Guide that she has no plans to kill Elena (Nina Dobrev) just yet but explained that it is something that may happen in the future.
"As long as there is still a human life left for Elena to live, taking that away from her might seem premature," she said.
"It's an option for the series because it's a very important part of the books. The big questions are, 'When do we go down that road? When is it too soon? When is it the right time?' I don't know actually if we have the answer to that, so it's something we talk about all the time."
The Vampire Diaries continues on Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW in the US and on Tuesdays at 9pm on ITV2 in the UK.