Damon’s a character who’s been driven by feeling like he’s not worthy of love. Now that he’s on the receiving end of that love, what will that mean for him? And where will he have to make changes in him, in his behavior? Or will he still be, “I am who I am. You love me for who I am. I’m not going to change for you”? It’ll be a fun dynamic to see him either trying to exercise restraint or not being able to exercise restraint in the name of love of this girl, especially as he’s got a new houseguest. He’s [living] with Jeremy Gilbert as Elena goes off to college.
“Speaking of, why Damon? What were you hoping to get to explore in Elena choosing Damon?”(x)
So every time I watch the DE love scene in 4x23 I always have to stop it before Stefan’s reaction because I get so fucking sad for him and emotional omfg what is wrong with me and it doesn’t help that the lyrics of the song shifts when Stefan’s face appears on screen