Not everyone thinks Damon (Ian Somerhalder) made the right choice when he told Elena (Nina Dobrev) to switch off her emotions in The Vampire Diaries Season 4, Episode 15, “Stand by Me,” but Ian Somerhalder is psyched nonetheless.

Speaking to E! Online, Ian said, "Now she's a badass and she can crack jokes. Every time she walks out of the house we're not biting our nails thinking someone is going to come kill her. She can fight for herself."

Fight — and hunt. Elena is hungry for some warm blood, and that means she’s feeding on live humans. Damon and Stefan (Paul Wesley) might not have to worry about the new vampire getting chased by all things supernatural, but Elena’s lack of emotion brings a whole new set of challenges. What if the lack of remorse makes her more like Katherine (Nina Dobrev) than we ever dreamed possible?

Her deadpan delivery is amusing, though (such as when she’s walking around naked in front of the Salvatores and says it’s nothing they haven’t seen before). We’re excited to see a more biting Elena, we’re just not sure if she’ll ride the train all the way to Ripper town.

After all, though Damon helped turn her emotions off, it isn’t clear whether he’ll be able to help her turn them back on again.

Source: E! Online

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