Credit: Bob Mahoney/The CW ©2011 The CW Network, LLC Photo: Alaric and Damon Drink Their Problems Away in Season 2, Episode 20: "The Last Day"

Oh, sure, we ship a lot of couples on The Vampire Diaries, but we really tune in for the bromances. Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R. McQueen) and Matt  (Zach Roerig). Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Stefan (Paul Wesley). Alaric (Matt Davis) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder). But hark! There’s trouble in Dalaric land! We were told these two would have some rocky times, but we didn’t expect Salvatore the elder to kill the history teacher. Not cool, bro.

When Alaric awoke from his resurrecting slumber, Damon was waiting with a hangover cure (hair of the dog). But Alaric wasn’t in the mood to bond with his buddy. Instead, he headed to a powwow with the sheriff and the mayor, where he requested a seat on the council. Alaric finally decided someone needed to look out for the town’s humans. Is this the end of a beautiful friendship?