Elena is having enough trouble these days with the fact that the guy she loves is a vampire. That would be enough to permanently damage any relationship.
But on Thursday's new episode, she meets a new obstacle: Lexi.
As Stefan explains to Elena in a clip from "162 Candles," Lexi is an ancient blood sucker and nothing more than a close friend. But it's only natural for Elena to grow jealous of someone that has known Stefan for over a century.
Get a look at Arielle Kebbel in this role below, along with other photos from this week's episode: