'The Vampire Diaries': Damon's demons surface; Can Elena forgive Stefan's dark past?


In the most recent episodes of "The Vampire Diaries," Damon (Ian Somerhalder) seems to be indulging in a whole lot of wine, women, and blood. Mix that up with some pesky unwanted human emotion and Mystic Falls' favorite bad boy has himself quite the lethal cocktail.Zap2it caught up with executive producer Julie Plec to discuss Damon's apparent downward spiral. She reminded us of something Stefan said to Damon in the Season 2 premiere. "At the beginning of the season, Stefan said to Damon, 'Katherine ruined you once. Don't let it happen again,'" she says.Katherine's absence in Damon's life over the last 145 years left room for what Plec calls "the parts of Damon that are so self-destructive and so violent and so aggressive." Damon has lived in that dark place for so long that it's become his nature. Of course, there's something to be said for nurture - and Damon has changed."He keeps himself in...



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