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I absolutely loved it! Rami is incredible. He nails the role and it's hard to think of him as anything other than Elliott. The f society reminds me of real life hacktivists Anonymous, and therefore I'm thoroughly intrigued by them. I loved that they didn't make a mockery of Elliott clearly having various mental disorders with the anxiety, depression, delusions and the like. They make him relatable. They make him sympathetic even empathetic. It's so refreshing. He's different but he isn't otherized in this. I mean 5 minutes in and I already loved his character. His relationship with his bff is a bit cliché but it didn't bother me. I didn't think she was unlikeable. I felt Angela's depiction was on the nose regarding his issues. She's aware that he has them, probably spent their entire lives sticking up for and catching flack for being friends with him which seems to be hinted at with the "triangle" between her, Elliott and her loser bf. She's almost too close to see Elliott as anything other than her quirky friend. She's well meaning but ignorant to him having legit issues, or she's in denial of them. That's pretty spot on to how loved ones treat those with mental disorders etc. So that didn't bug me. In her mind, as his bff, she has to just push him out of his comfort zone more. I also read her going off on him at work when he tried to defend her as the typical bs that happens when you work in a sexist environment or field. It's a male dominated field and even though she knows Elliott means well, and clearly he has a protective streak, she doesn't want his helping her to make her appear weak or incapable of holding her own or fending for herself. The fact that he's respected makes it all the worst. I think the only thing that could have made Angela unlikeable was the standard I don't want to date you because you're my best friend but I don't want to lose you to anyone else either bit. I found his relationship with his Dr to be the most interesting and unique. He connects with out necessarily letting others know that he's connected with him and how much he truly cares about her well being was sweet. I loved watching him keep up with her dating and then nailing that guy and rescuing the dog too. Yeah I'm going to like this show. A lot. Great review.

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I...don't know of we need Caroline and Stefan to be the relationship at the forefront of the show. At this point, the series has overused the whole relying too heavily on a romantic relationship at the expense of everything else. I'm OK with where Stefan and Caroline are. Romantic entanglements aren't that serious when they finally acknowledged and showed that the real story here is about the brothers. Enzo got bumped to series regular but has been poorly utilized. Please fix it or get rid of him. I like Michael Malarkey, he doesn't deserve this. It's like they don't know whether to make him officially part of the gang or an adversary to it. But they half ass his role either way. It's frustrating to watch. What even was his storyline with Sarah this season? What was the point. He needs something solid. I remember being really excited when Alaric came back and then really disappointed with his character when he did. He transformed into grumpy old guy and I won't even start on jo. He needs to be rebooted. I don't know if I want to watch him mourn for the millionth time when it pretty much looks like drowning in bourbon and being a curmudgeon. If it brings back the Damon and Alaric bromance then sure. Bonnie, it's amazing how she went from the character that frustrated me to fully fleshed out and holding her own. Bonnie deserved that. She also deserves to carry the female lead role, because she's always been deprived of storylines etc unlike Caroline. Ah the de sexualization of Bonnie Bennett. It's so common amongst black female characters that it's become a bit of a trope, and even the efforts made to rectify it these days in other shows are still met with the "but friendship " and "it doesn't have to be about romance" etc, and it's so ingrained that most of us don't realize we do it. Bonnie has never had really had a legit relationship. Whatever that was with Jeremy was so poorly constructed, frustrating, and ridiculous I can never count it. Compared to literally every other series character she's never been in a proper romantic relationship. Instead she's been hit on, violated, and used by random villains (kai, klaus, and kol) oh god the kkk trifecta, I just noticed that. Anyway, she needs storylines where she isn't having to sacrifice herself for her friends and still managed to be an afterthought to them. I'm at least grateful they show that they appreciate her more and the Bamon relationship has been the seasons highlight so more that. But she definitely deserves some true love and devotion too. She can have both, we've watched the other girls have both for years. Matt. I'm torn between agreeing that he deserves to have more time to shine and agreeing that old reliable, wholesome, human Matt Donovan is rather dull. Maybe with the city crumbling and him being the resident cop he may actually have a decent storyline. I just want to see the characters and things that may have been neglected a bit get more now that Elena is gone.

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That finale was incredible!!!! Seriously this was one of the best breakout hits of the season along with HTGAWM, Jane The Virgin, and Empire. The cast is incredible. Grant Gustin worked his adorkable ass off and I'm so proud of him. He has this quality that makes you feel like you know him personally and watching him succeed is like watching a friend succeed, hence the pride. Tom Cavanaugh and Jesse Martin have also been incredible this season. I was on an emotional roller coaster the entire time and they had a grip on me until the very last second. All the heart to hearts had me sobbing on the inside. Barry and Joe scenes are easily one of my favorite parts of the show. Barry and his father, that last speech damn near had me in the fetal position ugly crying (if I did that). Barry and eobard and their conversation was just as heart warming in a twisted way. He truly did care about Barry. Eobard clearly also cared about Cisco too but I laughed hysterically at that whole "Not sorry for killing you because I probably had a good reason " bit. Lol! Barry and Iris' heartfelt talk was just as moving. I love them. I love their relationship and friendship and I can imagine how difficult it was choosing between saving his mother and giving up the family and closeness that he has with Iris and Joe, because it wouldn't have been the same. Iris, I notice catches a lot of flack, and I don't think it's all that fair to be honest, but I love her relationship with Barry in any and all of its stages. I can feel that they are close when onscreen together so that rooftop scene was sweet and honest. If there is a way for Victor Garber to be in every episode from here on out I would kiss someone . I LOVE him as Stein. Ronnie has grown on me as well, even though the Ronnie and Caitlin wedding seemed misplaced like it didn't fit in with everything going on. Was it necessary? Couldn't it have been next season. That's the only thing that took me out of the finale. I'm not a comic book geek but I know about Cisco and vibe and I'm excited to see how they deal with that. I love Cisco. I also have to rewatch the episode to see the wormhole bit because I didn't catch much the first time around. I was probably still recovering from a uh allergy attack or dust or something from Barry calling Joe dad. Eddie. My darling eddie broke my heart. I wasn't ready to lose pretty Ricky. He's especially had the chance to show his range as an actor later on in the season. I'll miss him. The scenes with him and Iris were amazing. They too have a great chemistry. I'm so sad about Eddie. I truly did like him. The after effects of his death will be felt next season. I can already imagine it. Flawless finale for a fantastic show.