‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 5 spoilers: The next step for Ian Somerhalder’s Damon

Damon -During the winter finale of “The Vampire Diaries” season 5 on Thursday, we saw Damon Salvatore make what is without a question a very big move when it comes to his future. However, it also at the same time happens to be a move that could make his life very difficult in that he’ll have to figure out how to go about living without the woman that he loves at his side.

Basically as a response to his fighting with Enzo and also his own insecurities about the sort of person that he is, he pulled the whole “I release you” stunt on his girlfriend during “50 Shades of Grayson.” Was she thrilled about that? Hardly, and Damon seemed just as upset to be letting her go.

Luckily, we know already that the story for Ian Somerhalder’s character at the moment is very far from over. As executive producer Caroline Dries told TVLine after the episode, Damon is going to do a little bit of soul-searching during the upcoming 100th episode airing on January 23, and it could be his brother Stefan of all people who starts to push him in the right direction again:

“His character journey and Elena’s character journey thus far … they’ve been a really good couple, but Elena is in college. Her point of view is being influenced a bit by dating the bad boy. Damon’s fear is, ‘What if I end up changing her? What if I make her bad?’ Stefan is good. Stefan’s knee-jerk reaction is to do the heroic thing. He can take care of Elena and influence her in the right ways. Elena is a strong female character, so she has a mind of her and her own moral compass. [Enzo is] starting to get into his head. So he’s starting to think, “What if I change her?” That’s why he made his decision. Going forward, the 100th episode will revisit this fight that they had, this break-up, and he’s going to get some good brotherly advice that will push him in the right direction.”

It’s interesting in the first place that Damon is really thinking so greatly in terms of a moral compass, in particular when he knows already that Elena is hardly a saint. She has done a number of pretty terrible things herself, and some of them were independent of anything that he told her to do.

Do you think that “Delena” will get back together soon, or will they continues to be at odds for quite a long while? Share what you think below, and click here in case you missed the first promo for the 100th episode last night.

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