"Anna said that vampires don’t have to feel pain…that they can turn it off. They shut out their humanity […] Is that what you did?”
'So I turned off my emotions.
I left my friend to die. After that everything was fine.’
Can we just talk about how hauntingly perfect this line was delivered.
I just can’t express how much sadness and tragedy was put into how Damon said that. The truth of it just packed so much punch - along with knowing what they now know about the humanity switch - what Elena went through due to it, how Damon along his journey discovered in hindsight how useless it is to turn it off….but still that did not change the fact that in the moment “everything was fine” - when it really, really wasn’t.
And the other thing that is so sad about it is that line pretty much IS Damon Salvatore. Damon pretends that everything is fine, even with his humanity on. He’ll roll with the punches, crack a few jokes, pretend he doesn’t care - everything is fine. He knows its not.
ANd just the potency of him having to say it twice. As if now, its harder to even convince himself of that statement.
Bravo writers and Ian’s delivery. Bravo.
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