'The Vampire Diaries': A new bump in the road for Damon and Elena?

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Thursday (Oct. 17) night's "The Vampire Diaries" presented Damon and Elena with a new obstacle to overcome in their relationship: according to Qetsiyah -- a.k.a. Tessa -- the universe has created many versions of Stefan and Elena's doppelgängers over the centuries with the sole purpose of finding each other and falling in love (read our full recap here). Tessa has watched it happen over and over again from the Other Side, and while Damon loves Elena and Tessa loves Silas (the original version of Stefan), they are just the complication that makes the story interesting. They don't stand a chance, not when the universe has fated Stefan and Elena to fall in love.

Of course, Damon and Elena proved they didn't care what the universe had to say by professing their love for each other once more, and calling Tessa "crazy." They shared a powerful Delena moment that gave fans hope that despite what might be "fated" to happen, these two crazy kids could make it work against all odds.

And then Stefan lost his memory. 

This new bump in the road might actually have the strength to really rock the Delena boat, as it "reset" Stefan in a way. The promo The CW just released for next Thursday's episode, "For Whom the Bell Tolls," seems to suggest that seeing Stefan without all of his baggage will trigger dormant Stelena feelings for Elena. Could Tessa be right? Is this the universe working its magic to bring Stefan and Elena back together? 

And is there anything Damon can do about it? Looks like he'll be taking some drastic measures to make sure that doesn't happen.

Watch the promo for "For Whom the Bell Tolls" below:

"The Vampire Diaries" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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