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The Softer Side of Damon – Love it or Hate it?

All sorts of dramatic changes have been going down on The Vampire Diaries, including a very different Damon, who has gone from ruthless badass to puppy-dog eyed sweetie. In an interview, Lauren Cohan, who played the ill-fated Rose, chatted about Damon’s deep and dreary transformation this season and the romance they shared that helped bring along the change.

“I thought it was interesting that they did that,” she said. “I think that maybe Damon’s not really supposed to be in an engaged relationship, yet Rose kind of woke something in him.”

She added, “I don’t think it was love, but a new side of humanity, and that paves the way for a new kind of storyline for him, which is exciting. I really loved that scene at the end of [my final episode] where Damon stops on the highway and has this complete mental breakdown.”

Cohan may have loved all the changes and the big ol’ crazy breakdown, but what about you guys? Do you like the new sensitive Damon or do you prefer the colder brutal Damon?

Personally, I like both. Without any character growth at all Damon would have gotten real old real fast, there’s only so much merciless murder a viewer can take before they grow bored with a show. So, I feel the change was necessary. However, the uber sensitive, weak and whiny Damon gets on my nerves at times. While I love that he is more caring and that he’s taking a good hard look into himself, I hate how pitiful he has become. That whole bubble bath scene (while sexy) was annoying; hearing him blather on about being a better man was a little tiring. He loves Elena, we get it. What I want is a mix, a mix of tough Damon and sweet Damon. Is that too much to ask?

The Vampire Diaries airs on Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.

– Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).
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Moonlight • February 22, 2011


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  • Greg

    oh come on what is it with the tv shows pussy whiping the bad asses it was bad enough what they did to eric on true blood, it pisses me off when they do this first spike (buffy) then eric(true blood) now damon… first of all the whole ideia of a vamp falling in love with a human is hard for me to grasp and here is why, we all know of vegeterians right and a vamp that drinks animal instead of human would be there equivaliant to a vegeterian know tell me how many of those vegterians do you know of that end up having a relationship with a cow or pig??? any vamp that would want an intimate relationship with a human would be looked as a sexual deviant, and the idea of turning a human so they could be together would be like vampire incest seeing how the vamp would practicly become they’re lovers parents do see my point, someone left a big loophole in these stories