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.
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