If you thought the car crash at the end of the fall finale of The Vampire Diaries would not have a huge impact on the rest of the season, you're completely and utterly wrong. According to actress Nina Dobrev, who plays Elena, "You don't know what's going to happen, so we're going to pick up right from there and you're gong to see what happened and what happened after that."
So what sort of things will be happening after that? We already know that Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena have consumated their relationship, but that doesn't mean that they're going to be all sunshine and roses for the rest of the season. It's quite the opposite, in fact.
"And, let's just say Elena and Damon are gonna hang out a little bit," Dobrev told MTV.
Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Stefan's evil vampire brother, has previously shown that he thinks Elena is attractive, but he's also shown a bit of disdain for her. That's going to change in the aftermath of the incident, apparently. But while Elena and Damon are spending so much time together, what's going to become of Stefan?
Elena recently broke up with Stefan when she found a photo of Stefan with her lookalike, Katherine, which led to her being in the car accident. Does this mean that Stefan will now follow through on his promise to leave because he's too dangerous? The only reason he didn't was because of Elena's pleas, but now that she has decided to leave him, he might indeed hit the road, leaving the field open for Damon to swoop in.
The Vampire Diaries will return to the CW in January, where it will run through twelve more episodes, finishing the first season of the series, which will comprise of twenty-two episodes. The next new episode will air on January 21, 2010.