Tonight's 'Vampire Diaries' Brings More Problems For Stefan & Elena — But What About Damon?

Thu, September 29, 2011 10:41am EDT by 18 Comments

Plus, Executive Producer Julie Plec says we’re approaching the all-important question: What’s really going on with Damon & Elena?

Here’s my friendly warning to all you “Stelena” fans: You might want to take tomorrow off from work — or school, whatever — because tonight’s episode of The Vampire Diaries is going to leave you drained. In so many ways. HollywoodLife.com attended a special screening of the Sept. 29 episode, “The End of the Affair,” after which co-creator Julie Plec revealed that tonight’s hour is really “just the beginning” of some major bumps in the road for Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev.)

“This [episode] is a big deal for the Stefan and Elena relationship,” Plec said. “In her plucky little heart, Elena — while she’s very realistic and understands the realities of the world — is also this overly compassionate savior of her friends and loved ones.”

But on tonight’s episode, in which Elena and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) head to Chicago to track down Stefan, Elena quickly learns that saving her precious Ripper is easier said than done. In fact, it might not be possible at all.

“We’re going to see that theme continue a lot through this season,” Plec added. “[Elena] struggles with her desire to help rescue this hero in her life … but also the realities of learning the lesson that you can’t necessarily let yourself be consumed in your own life by saving someone else’s.”

I guess that leaves Elena flying solo for a while — unless, of course, there’s another vampire in her life who suddenly becomes interested in her. Have I forgotten about someone?

“As for where this leaves her with Damon, there’s yet to be an admission of that chemistry from her part,” Plec said. “In fact, [the Oct. 6] episode kind of illuminates that a little bit. A lot’s gone unsaid. There’s a big elephant in the room, as far as all these fun, stolen moments and romantic banter and their dynamic with each other. It hasn’t gone unnoticed with other people.”

Well that’s an understatement. Elena’s friends — and viewers at home — are well aware of the heat between those two. But what do you think? Should Elena continue to fight for Stefan, despite the difficulties, or should she just give up and be with the guy who’s actually there for her?

— Andy Swift, reporting by Russ Weakland

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Chantal Bainan

Posted at 3:39 AM on March 26, 2012  

I vote for ‘stefen and elena’
‘paul and nina’

they look better together…..:D
………….together forever…………..:D

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Chantal Bainan

Posted at 3:38 AM on March 26, 2012  

I vote for ‘stefen and elena’
‘paul and nina’

they look better together…..:D

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Paige

Posted at 11:42 AM on February 13, 2012  

Damon. She belongs with Damon!

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merine

Posted at 2:43 AM on October 2, 2011  

I for Damon, and Helen))) in the 3 Series 3 Season Stephen made ​​it clear that all this time he loved another.

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MaryG

Posted at 10:10 PM on September 29, 2011  

Damon is one of the best TV characters I’ve seen in recent times, is charming, sexy …. perfect. Version is much better television than the character in the book. DAMON TEAM XD

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xyz

Posted at 5:55 PM on September 29, 2011  

I am a huge fan of the delena relationship and so far this season is looking pretty good,so im pretty excited………
DELENA 4EVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Team Stefan

Posted at 2:56 PM on September 29, 2011  

I hope they don’t kill Stelena. I’d be so damn pissed.

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Andy Swift

Posted at 3:18 PM on September 29, 2011  

I don’t think they’ll ever officially kill Stelena. But they’ll definitely drag it out for a while… :)

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kristiii

Posted at 1:49 PM on September 29, 2011  

Delena 4 ever, she belongs with Damon.
there is nothing between her and Stefan…

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Maria

Posted at 12:24 PM on September 29, 2011  

I love Damon and Elena , Delena , Alaric , Jeremy and Foorwood is why I am watching this show

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Andy Swift

Posted at 3:18 PM on September 29, 2011  

No love for Bonnie? :(

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sarvina

Posted at 12:18 PM on September 29, 2011  

she should be with stefan she belongs to STEFAAANNN!

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kimberly

Posted at 5:23 PM on September 29, 2011  

i know!!its seems like since there’s more Damon fans their slowly fading out Stelena!!just like Dawsons creek between Joey,pacey and dawson….they went with who 80% of the audience wanted!STELENA!!

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yayme

Posted at 11:55 AM on September 29, 2011  

No NO NO NO NO she should be with stefan she belongs to STEFAAANNN!i really like Damon really really like him but i think elena belongs to STEFAN

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Em

Posted at 11:24 AM on September 29, 2011  

Can’t wait for some more DELENA scenes! I hope that damon and elena will end up together, but first of i want damon and elena just to have som sweet and funny moments

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Kimber

Posted at 11:22 AM on September 29, 2011  

STEFAN!!!!she shouldn’t give up!!!not on someone you love!!Damon and Elena have wicked chemistry but how can it not be Stefan????!!!!!!!!!!STELENA!!!!!!!!!!

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ellie

Posted at 10:56 AM on September 29, 2011  

CAN’T WAIT!! We have been slowly getting our DELENA since the beginning of the show. Now that Nina and Ian are dating each other WE ARE GETTING OUR DELENA FULL FORCE!!! YAYYAYAYAYAYAYAY You can tell when Nina and Paul are acting that she’s kinda like whatever doesn’t really try hard. Her chemistry with Paul is gone. But when she is with Ian she is showing us she wants to be with him on the show and tries harder with Ian. DELENAAAAAA

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CM

Posted at 7:59 AM on September 30, 2011  

Ellie, Nina was dating Ian all through season two and no one said anything then about the difference on screen, because before Paris they could keep it quiet. Then the madness started that they wanted to avoid.
They are professional actors, real life doesn’t come into it. It’s the fans that can’t separate the two.
People forget that this is about a love triangle of Damon/Elena/Stefan. It’s been Stefan for the first two seasons, this was gonna happen no matter how much the Stelena’s cry. People read the books it’s based on.

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