Even though he loved me, he gave me the one thing that represented hope for me and his brother. I knew how much it hurt him. But he did it. It was the most selfless he’d ever been. And in that moment, I loved him. I didn’t want to. It terrified me.
I just loved the contrast of Damon this episode. How light he was compared to all the darkness he has been through. All the darkness he has been in. I loved how frustrated he is that they are the only two people there. And I just find that kind of ironic considering he pushed people away for most of his life. And I thought it was just absolutely beautiful how connected he still is to Elena. He was missing her. And at the same time that Elena was remembering that moment on her birthday… so was he. He walks up to Stefan’s room, looks over at the spot that she was standing that night and remembers how he gave her that necklace. So, he looks for it. He looks at it. He holds it in his hand and at the same time…Elena feels for it on her chest. And through it, he remembers her while Elena forgets. He misses her. And it hurts him but he’s strong. He’s been through anguish. He’s been here before. And unlike, Elena he can endure it. And he will for both of them.
Parallel inspired by this post : (x) After he admitted his love for the first time, & bringing her back the necklace, he erased her memory. And after she admitted what was the real moment she knew she loved him, she asked to be compelled to forget.