By Michael Ausiello
Updated July 13, 2010 at 05:54 PM EDT

Image Credit: Patrick Wymore/The CW; Patrick Ecclesine/The CW; MAP/Splash NewsTake a good look at the photo to your left. One of the three studmuffins—okay, two studmuffins and one very handsome young man—will come tumbling out of the closet on 90210 this fall.

And this isn’t some sort of angst-fueled, bi-curious sweeps arc à la Adrianna’s season 2 flirtation with Rumer Willis. We will learn that the straight-acting character in question—let the record show that we’re referring to Matt Lanter’s recovering rebel Liam, Michael Steger’s smart and tenderhearted Navid, or Trevor Donovan’s tennis pro Teddy—is actually gay.

How can I be so sure? Well, for starters, one of the show’s producers is confirming it. “We want to address the issue in a real and relatable way,” says co-EP Jennie Urman, who says the coming-out plot is but one of several “great story lines” fans can look forward to in season 3.

But let’s face it: The gay plot’s the one everyone will be talking about. Feel free to get a jump on the discussion—and weigh in on the $90,210 question (is it Liam, Navid, or Teddy?)—in the comments section below!

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