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Sadly, I agree with this statement. I don't want an end to the show, I love it...but I want it reinvigorated or tied up nicely before it becomes absolute crap. It's happened with Supernatural, it's happening with TVD... I really thought things were getting good again when Elena was turned into a vampire but it went south again half-way through that season. And, I routed for Damon and Elena so much...and then they got together and... eh. I just wish they would stop coming up with weird ways to keep the show going, and sort of strip it back down to the original characters and their journeys....we don't need a "big bad" every season, do we?

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I am not so sure that Liv and Luke are "good". I mean, maybe better than the Travelers (and I agree with the reviewer..can we be done with THAT storyline please?)? I think they are neutral in a way. They care about stopping whatever those chanting, ugly step-sisters plan to do by bringing Marcos forth (can someone PLEASE explain that ending to me?? They all sacrificed themselves to the veil so he could come back to life? Is that a new rule I don't know about it...if that were the case, I can think of a few sacrifices to bring back Alaric, Grams, etc...)
I don't think Liv can be considered "good" as long as she is trying to stake Elena and/or Stefan. They are more...do what needs to be done characters, I think!
I loved the Steroline moments, but I agree with "Mrs. Alex O'Loughlin" that Stelena should be end game...as in series finale....kind of like the doppelgangers end up together forever, no more dopplegangers exist, weird traveler doppleganger curse that started with Silas and Amara broken. But I digress.. In the meantime, give him some happiness, I say!
I also found it very sweet how Damon let Elena go with a kiss on the forehead. They do bring out the worst in each other... I used to be very pro Delena but now...eh.
The humor was great in this episode! I loved all the Damon lines and how Ian delivered them. Fantastic!
Finally, can we just take a moment to appreciate that, as much as the dopplegangers MUST GO AWAY, Nina and Paul really do a great job of making you believe that each "version" is a different person.

Allison-berry-barbieri

Right?!?! Why is there nothing in this review about the awesomeness that is Stefoline these days? And can someone PLEASE explain Marcos to me?! I did not understand that end scene at all...and why is it not covered at all in this review?

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I may have rewound that a few times myself ;-)

Allison-berry-barbieri

What the crap?! This is ridiculous! She is one of the ORIGINALS! That's like taking Stefan, Damon or Elena off of TVD.. There must be a reason... "creative differences" or issues with the producers. The show is so successful; no way an actress would want out of a show that has been renewed. I am so disappointed, and think this is terrible direction for the show to take.

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Also:

1. What led the twins to turn on Kali?
2. Where does this leave Stiles and Lydia? Is there a future for them?
3. Peter has to kill Scott now to be an Alpha again....crap. I KNEW he was up to no good.
4. Derek Hale/Tyler Hoechlin better be back!

Allison-berry-barbieri

I guess I misunderstood the whole plan Dr. Deaton had for our fearless threesome to make contact with their parents' spirits and and to find the Nemeton, as I thought they were to go under for a short while and if they didn't come back their "person" on this side would bring them back. Instead, 16 hours later everyone was kind of dozing just letting whatever happened, well, happen.

This confused me as well! I thought they were dying IN PLACE of their parents or something...and then being brought back by their "emotional tether"...

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And NOW...what is this Stefan is Silas's doppleganger crap?!?! When did Silas "create Stefan"...was Stefan BORN Silas's doppleganger and then, twist of fate, also became a vampire? What if he didn't become a vampire and then Stefan just had a normal life and died? Would another doppleganger appear somewhere down the line just IN CASE someone awoke Silas? And who says it would have been at the right time?
I AM SO CONFUSED.

Allison-berry-barbieri

You know what wasn't amazing? How incredibly confusing and disjointed this season has been. The first several episodes of Season 4 were so good, I though I had the TVD of Seasons 1 and 2 back! Then...weirdness. Sire bond, expression triangles, weird guy that was the first immortal (which sort of makes the term "The Originals" a moot point, no? The obviously weren't the first), never really explaining that Silas WAS a vampire or whatever he is, Bonnie dropping some supernatural veil and the writers failing to explain if putting it back up means no more ghosts (since I thought she was SUPPOSED to destroy it)....a spell to bring Jeremy (who was BURNED in a fire) back to life...

Allison-berry-barbieri

The scene between Klaus and Caroline was amazing.

The scene in which Elena chooses Damon (and Damon/Ian's face when she says I love you) was amazing.

The scenes between Matt and Rebekah were amazing.

That said....