A very good finale, much better than many of the TVD finales. After stumbling a bit near the end, the show many to close it off pretty well in these last 3 weeks imo, Great storytelling, even if I had to endure the yucky Klaus moments of it all. Slightly disappointed that Kol did not return yet, but understand why it wasnt the right time, they needed to build the story for next season. As long as he does, eventually return, and definitely with Nathaniel Buzolic's body. I think majority of fans want OG Kol back and in this case I wouldn't really mind that fan service, God knows Julie Plec did it enough on TVD Im kind (a lot) over the body swapping thing anyways, its been terribly overused imo and should've died with the season.
Literally disagree with almost everything in this review. Quality-wise the episode is much better than a lot of the recent episodes and I agree that Dahlia should've been introduced earlier. Klaus has never been a favourite of mine on TVD and throughout this entire series that hasn't really changed and the constant back and forth with the character's development really isn't helping me warm up to him. They need to pick a mood for him to stick with for at least 5 episodes and stop making him a bipolar whiny bitch. You know it's bad when a viewer agrees with literally everything Mikael says. I felt more for Freya in the scene where her father was killed than I ever have for Klaus. I also dislike the fact that Elijah and Rebekah have basically been reduced to being all the Klaus fans in the world's proxy. This was never the case during their TVD run and it's grating to watch. I get there's a baby involved now, but at some point the blind faith/loyalty/romance needs to end. Please. Also, I never thought I could dislike a character more than Klaus, but Jackson proved me wrong. Never has a character been more annoyingly proud, macho and dumb. After all they've heard about Dahlia how the hell could they think that their plan would ever work? I couldnt believe the writers actually had Hayley go along with the idiocy. The baby was tracked with Rebekah long before she displayed any magic, what makes them think a 2nd time round would be any different? Finally, Kol shouldn't return if he ain't returning in his original body. I love Daniel Sharman, he's amazing, but he has not once captured Kol the way Nate Buzolic has. Im all for Daniel returning as long as it's as his pre-possessed self.
Every time I read these reviews, its seems like a Olitz-Jolivia debate. This reminds of all those awful Stelana-Delena debates back in in the 1st few seasons of TVD This was definitely the best episode so far, I was losing a bit of hope in the show. I dont yet know how I feel about mystery-less seasonal structure though.
I've never been a fan of Stephanie but I did feel really bad for Matthew. I still find Ross annoying, so I could care less about him. Meredith and Christina continue to be the best part of the show for me. Overall the episode was good but not great, wasn't an old character supposed to return? The dude who plsys Owen said do in a interview didn't he?
"There's a good guy in there somewhere". Sometimes I think you're way to quick to vilify Fitz. Or maybe you're just too much on the Jake/Olivia ship. However it lends s scent of bias in an otherwise very good review.
@Renee, those rumours were exactly that, rumours. It's long been debunked. @Karen, it was a scheduling conflict, yes.
So true, it's like I couldn't get full on happy for all the happy things going because of Finn's obvious absence. I actually liked all the different components of the episode. Sue, Rachel, Artie/Kitty, even Tina. The wedding SL is still a bit ridiculous though. Still can't help but feel like Ryan's preaching his agenda through Blaine. The proposal I found adorable though, can't blame Kurt for saying yes. Also, you mentioned Kitty doing a 180, but what about all the characters that were so against the Finchel wedding. I really don't think Kitty's stretch was that much of a leap. So overall I liked it. Just felt a bit disjointed.
The fact that we've known Artie was in to making movies all along doesn't make it any less out of the blue, we've known this about Mercedes as well, the only difference, she's just been featured less. Lastly, I really love how they showcased Mercedes and Mike in this episode, more so than the first time they came to help. We needed all those doses of their talent to survive the episodes we won't see them.
For once Miranda, I have to respectfully disagree. I'm usually in sync with your reviews, but I feel like this one was way way off. This one was one of my favorites of the entire season. This was also probably one of the best tribute episodes Glee has ever done, because it actually focused a lot more on story, although I have to agree, the premise of the tribute was forced. The thing I really don't get is, why give the episode 3 stars, if it only really seems that you dislike the premise of the tribute and the Mercedes' SL. I think it deserves at least 4 stars. Also, I may be a bit bias, because I love Mercedes, but I enjoyed her SL and it still touched me, although I get what you're saying about that part, but what bugs me about what you said here was that the SL was completely out of the blue and we're supposed to care, yet so are a lot of other SL's though, like Santana moving to NY, everything Quinn, even Artie's SL in this episode. The fact that we've known Artie was in to making movies all along doesn't make it any less out of the blue, we've known this about Mercedes as well, the only difference, she's just been featured less. Lastly, I really love how they showcased Mercedes and Mike in this episode, more so than the first time they came to help. We needed all those doses of their talent to survive the episodes we won't see them.
I guess I'm in the minority here, but I really don't think it was Santana's place to call Finn to confront Brody and it was even less appropriate for Finn to beat the crap out of somebody for being dishonest when Rachel has been just as dishonest. Finn was all kinds of awesomeness during this episode, but those last few minutes was pure childishness on his part and when he said that "future wife" bit, it went straight to creepy. Rachel should've been given the facts and allowed to make her own decisions. Instead Finn and Santana are making all of her life choices for her. Instead of spending countless hours insulting Brody and telling Rachel half-truths. She should have told Rachel the minute she found out. So yeah, I love Santana, but this was a huge gripe for me.
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