Credit: Quantrell D. Colbert/The CW ©2010 The CW Network Photo: Elena in Episode 2.8, "Rose"

You know what they say about the L-word: It changes things. That’s why some might think Damon did himself in by telling Elena he loved her and then erasing her memory. If he hadn’t compelled her to forget she’d know about his amazing sacrifice and then, maybe — just maybe — he’d stand a true chance. But we’re not convinced that Elena won’t remember everything he said. Do you think Damon’s compel worked?