Whenever The Vampire Diaries is on a hiatus, life seems bleak, empty, and fang-free. Sigh. Luckily for all you Mystic Falls lovers out there, I chatted with the all-knowing TVD showrunner Julie Plec to help curb your bloodlust until the drama returns Jan. 17. Even though we saw the rage/devastation when Stefan learned of Elena and Damon’s recent under-the-sheets activities, Plec reveals that Elena’s love triangle between the two Salvatore brothers is far from over. “Elena’s mindset is basically a combination of feeling a sense of loss of not being able to be around Damon and also this profound sense of guilt for how much she’s hurt Stefan.” Don’t forget about the third man in her life, though: her brother, Jeremy. “Equal to that, a protectiveness of Jeremy,” Plec adds. “She’s feeling very unsettled that she’s not there where he is in helping him go through the motions to uncover the rest of his hunter marks. So she’s got a lot that she’s concerned about.” Our heroine will never lead a normal high school senior life, but then again, she is a vampire.
But about that Damon situation: Is Elena ever going to question the sire bond, or is she dead set that her love for Damon is the real deal? Plec answers, “In the midst of all of it, she’s still wondering, are these [true] feelings she’s feeling? They feel so real. What is going on with me?” Looks like we’re going to have to wait a few weeks to find out, but head on down to the comments with your speculations! Is it just the sire bond messing with her head, or does Elena truly love Damon?