Why do you hate Deremy? It's not like Stefan has any kind of relationship with Jeremy. Jeremy likes & respects Damon. They have great, geniue bond - Jer seeks him - he needs father figure in his life. It's something special. And this scene where Jeremy left family house in 5x17 - it broke my heart - it was like he said goodbye to his parents & became adult. Damon had even teary eyes. Those 3 are like real family - it speaks volumes. DE endgame.