After weeks of The Vampire Diaries episodes in which Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) pined after one another without being able to touch, they finally knocked boots in last night’s episode (Season 5, Episode 8: “Dead Man on Campus”). And Steven’s back-lit biceps never looked better. But, a humorous Twitter exchange between Steven and executive producer Julie Plec has us wondering: Did Steven get naked for the filming of the ep?

“So you can't show the naked stuff we shot?” Steven tweeted at Julie following the airing of last night’s ep. “I will never be able to look you in the eye again,” Julie tweeted back. “Haha ; ),” Steven tweeted back in response.

Yeah, we adore this cast and crew (almost as much as they seem to adore one another). We’re pretty positive that Steven and Julie were just joking, but we love that they just carried it on. This executive producer and star in particular seem to enjoy one another’s company. In October, they went out for fondue along with executive producer Caroline Dries. Julie shared the photo of the indulgent evening, and Caroline sent out this description of the evening: “At a fondue place with @julieplec and @McQueeninchains and it's the hardest thing I've ever done,” she said. The fondue must be how Steven prepares for all of those shirtless scenes…

What did you think of the Jeremy/Bonnie love scene? Sound off in the comments below!

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.