Aww, this is my 2nd all-time favorite Damon scene, and my fave from season one. I love it SO MUCH! When Stefan starts on his martyr act, upset about all of the people that have been hurt by Damon and it’s all Stefan’s fault because he’s the one who made Damon turn, Damon’s response is pure gold. How incredibly awesome is this? It’s so rare that Damon is truly open and serious with Stefan about his feelings about everything other than Elena. He just doesn’t feel comfortable opening up to Stefan any more (not that I blame him, Stefan always manages to use it against him, intentionally or not), and yet, here he did. And what he says just blows me away. It reveals so much about Damon as a character, who he is, what he is, and how aware he is of those very things. And including in that was the realization that Damon does feel guilt, but he’s chosen not to because he’s just not ready to deal with that guilt and the ramifications. It’s fantastic writing, and the delivery by Ian Somerhalder — the bite, the bitterness, the hint of vulnerability — is just brilliant.