Even with all the nonsense, this one had feels. Feels with tears.
I do have sympathy for Damon. For the entire run, he's really been pretty pathetic. He's been the martyr eschewing his role as martyr- in Damon's mind, he's the only one that can get things done. He's the only one that can do the dirty work. He's the only one that should suffer the consequences. He's the bad guy that will do the bad guy stuff that needs doing so that everyone else can remain alive, free, whole, clean, Etc. I'm glad that the character might get to experience the freedom and relief of accepting that he's not in, will never be in control. He didn't have control over becoming what he is. But now, he can act in a way that isn't because he's supposed to be the monster. Cool.
Caroline needed to throw that ring farther. Gah.
The sirens should have smoldered to death 5 episodes ago.
Someday, when I'm feeling nostalgic, I'm gonna reverently watch the letter scene again. Lovely.
I also liked seeing Damon choose to unequivocally apologize to Matt for Vickie. And Matt give a somewhat realistic response- more feels.
What else happened? Oh yeah, the bell and the Donovan family bell making relevance are stupid. I'll promptly forget about them again. I will, though, be happy to watch more father-son bonding with Joel Gretsch.
Jasmine Guy's presence in the credits spoiled me- it was so nice to see Grams. Glad she didn't torture anyone.