The question addresses an event in the third season of the TV show The Vampire Diaries.

In "The New Deal", Damon cannot enter the witch house because the dead witches use magic to stop his ring from working there and sunlight peaking through the house burns his skin.

Damon: I hate witches. So fickle... Passive aggressive...

They enter the house

Elena: Stefan?

Damon: Come on, Stef. (his skin starts to burn, he hurries in a shadowy corner) Really??!! Still??!!

Elena: What?

Damon: Witchy spirits aren't a big fan. And they use their juju to screw with my daylight ring!

One episode later, in "Our Town", Damon is seen in the basement of the witch house hitting a coffin with a shovel with sunlight coming in from the windows.

Damon exposed to sunlight in the witch house in "Our Town"

What happened? Did the witches lift the curse on Damon's ring in the house? Why?


The best I can figure out, the witches change their mind and let Damon enter the house unharmed after Stefan lets Damon in on his plans. The witches trust Stefan at this time so they are trusting who he decides to trust. As long as Damon wants what the witches want, he will not be harmed in the witch house.

Stefan: I´m in this alone, Damon.

Damon: You´re go after Klaus you have to be cutthroat and devious. I´m so much better at that than you. Come on, brother. What do you say? If you're gonna keep saving my life, at least make it for a good reason.

Stefan: You want in?

Damon: Yeah.

Stefan: Okay. But it´s just me and you. Elena stays out of it.

Damon: Deal!

Stefan: Follow me.

Damon: Wait. I´m not so...welcome in there.

Stefan: Don´t you worry Damon. We all want the same thing.

(They enter the witch house)

Stefan: Have a look.

Aside from Damon's previous comment that the witches are "fickle", there is precedence for the witches changing their minds. As seen in the episode "The Ties that Bind":

Klaus: What took you so long? Hiding behind your witchy friends. And in squalor no less.

(He breaks down, he's in pain.)

Damon: Insulting a bunch of dead witches... not smart. I made the exact same mistake first time I came in here.

Klaus: Well, you know, the funny thing about witches is, that living or death, they care about their own. A hundred dead witches have a thousand living descendants... And I have no problem, killing every last one of them, if I don't get my coffins back. As we speak, my hybrid friend is prepared to end the Bennett line.

(The candles die down, Klaus isn't in pain anymore.)

Klaus: Now... please... show me the coffins.

(Now he can see the coffins.)

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