The Vampire Diaries, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder

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To say Vampire Diaries fans have been put through the emotional wringer this week is something of an understatement. Damon and Elena finally slept together—and to the shock of precisely no one, Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev have crazy-hot chemistry! But that was followed up only seconds later by the realization that Elena is most likely sired to Damon, which may or may not cause her to be something of a romantic sex-bot.

Now, anyone who has been blessed with the gift of sight probably feels an uncontrollable urge to be Somerhalder's sex-bot, so we're pretty convinced this has nothing to do with the whole sire thing, but hey, we aren't writing the show.

No matter who you're rooting for in the show's core love triangle (Stefan-Elena-Damon), you're probably hungry for info on whether Elena's feelings are in fact legit. Here's what executive producer Julie Plec is willing to spill…

Does Elena really love Damon? Or is it all that blasted sire stuff?
Damon and Elena are both going to be asking themselves these questions. Damon, used to rejection, is probably going to question it even more than Elena, who has a very strong opinion about how she feels.

When does Elena find out?
Next week.

Is there any real hope for Damon and Elena as a legit couple?
The sire bond issue will force them each to dig deep into their feelings towards each other as they try to define and defend them. This could either make them stronger than ever or tear them apart.

How does Stefan react to Elena being sired to Damon?
For Stefan, the shock turns to hope that this helps explain why he and Elena grew so far apart. But we'll also see a lot more of Stefan finding his own strength and redefining what he wants for himself.

The Vampire Diaries' next ep airs Thursday, and if the preview clip released by the CW is any indication, Stefan and Damon's bromance is gonna hit a definite rough patch. Not that it hasn't a gazillion times before…

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