Turn back if you haven’t seen The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 15, “Stand by Me.”

Holy wow! We cried for days after that episode, but we still can’t believe Damon (Ian Somerhalder) told Elena (Nina Dobrev) to switch off her humanity. Granted, the girl was having a nervous breakdown after Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) death, but it was still a drastic measure. 

She burnt down the house with everything — including Jeremy’s body — in it. Though Stefan (Paul Wesley) warned her she might want to go back home someday, she dropped the match and walked away.

Based on the promo for Season 4, Episode 16, “Bring It On,” Damon’s plan worked. Elena is even more chipper than before her parents died. 

Of course, she’s also biting cheerleaders. 

Do you think Damon made the right call, or is this just asking for trouble?