“The Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder revealed in a new interview that when Damon Salvatore returns to the world after being desiccated for three years, he is going to have to patch up his friendship with the witch Bonnie Bennett.
“Coming back into the fray, she is not having it,” he explained. “She is not happy with him at all. Why should she be? He abandoned her. There’s no two ways about it. So he’s really going to have to build that back up as the season continues.”
“The Vampire Diaries” star added that part of the reason why Bonnie is so mad is because she has done so much for her friend and he has always been trouble for her.
“Like Stefan, she goes through great lengths to try to help him, and she constantly gets the short end of the stick,” Somerhalder said. “She tries so hard to give him the benefit of the doubt because they’re bonded. There’s a bond there, and he does love her. She is his best friend. She and Ric are really his best friends, other than his brother.”
Somerhalder noted that Damon is going to have to contend with his selfish actions and how his mistakes have ruined Stefans’s life by the end of the seventh season.
“Damon is the biggest burden on the planet,” he noted. “He’s Stefan’s biggest liability, and I say that with love. Damon is desiccating and it was a super cowardly act. He left everyone high and dry, but because he is such a vulnerable character, the audience forgives him. At the end of the day, this guy does terrible things and gets away with it.”
“This one was really about telling the story of this whole group of individuals and how they are all intersecting,” Somerhalder explained. “We lost some very wonderful, very beautiful characters in this episode.”