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?
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