How did it feel to finally have "hot vampire sex," as Nina called it, with Elena in the November 29 episode?
Somerhalder: The fans — and I — have been begging for that for a long time. It's payoff for them, but there are a lot of people out there, who think Elena would be much better off if she were rid of both [Salvatore brothers].
Speaking of tough predicaments, Damon had agreed to help search for the vampire cure for Elena. Isn't he afraid that, if she reverts to being human, he will lose her?
Somerhalder: Yes. It raises a good question. Damon feels guilty that she's turned, but if she stays a vampire, then she stays in love with him. And that's all he's ever wanted. He finally got it, and the sire-bond thing blew up in his face.