Ok, I’m sure a lot of you picked up on this, but I’m going to point it out anyway.
Damon was obviously making amends with people before he died. “Letting go” of them so to speak. Or making it easier for them to let him go. For Elena, it was apologizing for forcing his blood on her.
But did you see how he tried to do it with Ric? When Alaric showed up, Damon immediately began telling him how it was his fault Jenna died, his fault Isobel died, basically listing all the reasons Alaric should hate his guts. He WANTED him to hate him. Damon probably figured it would be easier for both of them to let go if he did.
But Alaric DIDN’T. He REFUSED to. He sat there with Damon, basically forgave him for fucking everything, protected him when Liz showed up, gave him alcohol…
I know all of us are excited about Damon and Elena right now, and how Elena will forgive Damon for everything, but THIS. DID YOU SEE THIS? DAMON INTENTIONALLY TRIED TO MAKE ALARIC HATE HIM AND ALARIC WON’T.
And that is why Damon/Alaric is the fucking OTP of the show right now.