Don’t get me wrong, Stefan. I don’t mind being the bad guy. I’ll make all the life and death decisions while you’re busy worrying about collateral damage. I’ll even let her hate me for it. But at the end of the day, I’m the one keeping her alive.

Ian: I think that Damon is sort of going through the human emotion of feeling what it’s like to forge relationships and raise the stakes in your life, and actually care about something - it’s throwing him, it’s pissing him off in many ways. 

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