TV Fanatic had a chance to talk with Ian Somerhalder. Here Ian speaks of how Damon is handling losing Alaric.
“Losing Alaric signifies something bigger, it raises much bigger questions in Damon’s world,” the actor explains. “He wonders: ‘Why are you dead? What did I do to contribute to it?’”
And it sets Damon off on a dark, lonely path.
“He’s missing his best bro, but he’s also telling those around him: ‘I tried so hard to make you guys see my point of view. And now what’s happened? Alaric is dead. Elena is dead.’ Damon was right. And now he’s saying: ‘This is who I am. I tried to play nice and know what? It didn’t work.’”