I have to say, i’m pleasantly surprised at how TVD has handled Bamon this season.
Sure there are still flaws. It is TVD. But so far it has played out so much better than I thought it would. They even had Damon flat out say to Elena that he was trying to rescue Bonnie for BONNIE and because she deserves to be saved. The idea of Damon only doing things for Bonnie because of Elena has been an argument that Bamon haters have been using for years, so it’s nice to see it finally and canonically destroyed. And how crushed Damon was when the plan to get Bonnie back failed…he was really upset. He genuinely thinks of her as his friend now.