"The Vampire Diaries" is rooted in a love triangle premise, but it seems Damon gets left out in the cold a lot. Ian Somerhalder spoiled to TV Guide about Damon's personal growth, issues and his love for Elena, shedding some light on Damon's decisions.
"I just want to make out with her eventually," Somerhalder jokes.
Damon finally told Elena he loved her, but he soon compelled her to forget, making it not count, Somerhalder says.
"The love Damon has for Katherine and Elena has gotten him into exorbitant amounts of trouble and I think he's probably thinking ... 'I've kind of learned my lesson, I'm going to build a bit of a wall, '" Somerhalder tells TVGuide
Regardless, it's undeniable that Damon has made quite the transformation throughout the series, and has developed, shall we say, feelings. The softer side is Somerhalder's biggest challenge.
"It's tough because there has to be truth and there's a lot of real pain buried in that humor," he says. "The maniacal killer in him is starting to wane by virtue of the fact all the stakes have been raised because he cares about people now."