The highly anticipated gay storyline on the CW's teenage drama 90210 has begun.

Which show regular would play gay in season 3 was supposed to remain a secret until the drama unfolded in the fall, but inquisitive bloggers quickly solved the mystery, prompting Trevor Donovan, who plays all-American jock Teddy Montgomery, to openly discuss the upcoming storyline.

“It was cool when they came to me with it, I was honored, flattered that hey thought I could take on something like this and handle it in the way it's being written and what we shot so far is done very, very smart, very intelligent,” he told celebrity website Just Jared.

On Monday's episode, Teddy spends much of the day avoiding Ian, played by Canadian pop star Kyle Riabko.

When Ian does catch up with Teddy, the jock has a warning for him: “Stay away from me. Alright, I mean it.”

“Look, I just want to tell you it's cool,” Ian responds. “You don't have to worry, okay. I'm not going to tell anybody that we hooked up.”

Producers of the show have described the storyline as a “dramatic, at times painful, but hopefully ultimately cathartic journey for” Teddy.