wow, I'm surprised at all the hatey responses. I love this show, and yeah, they do just throw something from left field when they need a new plot line, but, how else would they survive if they Didn't do that? I never really cared for Bonnie however, and i do think its silly that all these kids dont have parents until it matters BUT its TV, and give it a break, its 45 min of awesome yum and fun and I love it. I think last season towards the end really rocked, there were some emotional and strong episodes there. I love all of this show. And you know these "glimpses" of ideas are not the big wows. They will be throwing stuff at us we wouldnt guess, so Im not concerned. these are just the basic paths that they will ride, but not the actual story. Side note, i like caroline and klaus.