I have been seriously brainstorming who will end up taking the cure in the final episode and I have the strange feeling it will be Stefan .I know everyone points to Elena but we know that is way too predictable for this show
First of all on this wiki someone said (or heard) that Julie Plec said she'd delete her twitter account after this finale ,if this is any indication... the season finale is going to be a bombastic shocker
Another thing is rumours for this show though denied or rebuffed tend to come true ever since the denial on twitter that Hayley is pregnant which was completely true (though the writers chose to deny it), another rumour that said Stefan would die as an April fool's joke makes me wonder if again the spoiler is hinting at Stefan taking the cure.
Again somewhere on this wiki a supposed spoiler says that the cure will not be taken as a simple formality but in dire circumstances ,translation.. as a desperate attempt to perhaps save someone's life..look at this scenario Damon has the cure and he obviously wants to give it to Elena but we also find Stefan is fighting the hybrid ghosts and gets bitten so Damon is left with an impossible choice either give the cure to Elena or give it to Stefan coz it will turn him human and stop the werewolf bite from being lethal and save his life(maybe Klaus has gone to N.O by then).To me this seems entirely plausible since Adrian and Kimberley(the hybrid ghosts) will be in this episode
Ok now that was the ground work to my other reasons for thinking Stefan would take the cure and these hints are from the the show itself.
1.In the very first episode Elena writes in her diary full of pessimism and Stefan writes in his diary full of hope to give Elena the cure this is like foreshadowing coz to me when Jeremy turned a vampire hunter in a show about vampires it felt a foreshadowing of his demise
2.Stefan was the first to make finding the cure a personal quest for Elena
3.Stefan admits to Rebecca (before she revealed to him it was a single dose) that he wants the cure for Elena but also for himself or as he put it he would take the cure but it wouldn't be for her(Elena) but for him
4.He intimates to Damon that he is tired of repeating the same mistakes and once he gives Elena a new shot at being human he will be able to move on with his life.
Now on the last point the spoilers go that the Salvator-Elena triangle will be resolved in the final episode in other words she makes a choice.I dont think it will be like a straight forward choice but more like he may be close to death and she will realise that she'd rather stay vampire than see him die and so scarifice the cure for him and probably Damon would support her out of his own love for his brother.
All in all I have reason to beleive Stefan will be the 'shocking' recepient for the cure
What do you all think?(give reasons)
PS : In the book Damon turns human , but I think the show emulates the plot of the books a little but charts out its own direction and so will probably not follow the book moreover Damon explicitly does not want the cure