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two short immediate thoughts! longer thoughts later.

Klaus: On your birthday? Do you really think that low of me?
Caroline: Um, duh? Yes.

Okay, if they had advertised Klaus as completely insane from the beginning, that would be one thing. If they had upped the hilarious, twisted wrongness of the scene, it would be another. But the lighting, music, and direction was like a romance?? I think this episode I stopped taking Klaus seriously? I have been growing increasingly underwhelmed since the season finale. I don't even think he's that terrifying any more because he keeps moping/cry-facing all over the place about his family, meanie Stefan killing his witches and hybrids and his doppleganger and delivering excellent points about what a shitty boyfriend Klaus was, etc. Now he seems to be seducing Caroline to get back at Tyler and to replace the holes Rebekah and Stefan left? Um, I! Are they making him horrible on purpose so Elijah will become the next big bad or something? Or Katherine reclaim the title? I don't know why Katherine shakes in her boots over him any more!

Elena: Stefan! Stefan, stop
After Elena's scenes: fighting with Alaric to vent her frustration, getting herself hammered, being force fed vampire blood again and everything Stefan did to her following that. Tonight her faces, I just :(.

She is my hero just for waking up every morning, for real. 

okay here's another one (no spoilers)
So what was the title referencing? Who's town is it? Everyone and how their life is going right now on the show? Bonnie, Tyler, Elena, Caroline, and Matt ("the kids"). Or specifically Elena and Matt? 

Date: 2012-01-14 05:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hamarakissa.livejournal.com
Klaus is just an ass - is he scary... no, not really and he really hasn't been. The whole Klaus/Caroline thing - I don't know, I think his lines were endearing, however he made it so that Tyler would bite Caroline so that he would have to save her and she would have to 'owe' him her life. Still pathetic in to many ways. He's lost everything - his family, Stefan and now he has no one so he has to do something to be a part of something.

Matt actually did something this episode with the whole Elena speech at the end - he helped her realize that she's better than what she thought of herself.

Katherine could definitely kick Klaus's ass and in that sentence... I wish Klaus would die, cause then we wouldn't have to see his mopy sad face everywhere. :x

Date: 2012-01-14 06:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] esoraxela.livejournal.com
I thought Alaric!Klaus was utterly terrifying! And Rose/Elijah/Katherine really built up this terrifying, powerful, ruthless, insatiable vampire - and I got this. :c Klaus/Caroline's scene could have been darkly dream-like and seductive: Klaus using Caroline's slowly deteriorating mind, broken heart over Tyler, and her need to be loved to have her choose him when she drank his blood. I found Stefan's scene realizing Klaus had been devotedly waiting for him, and preying on Stefan's isolation, to be completely all of that! But Klaus' monologue came across as some AU and plain weird? :( On my screen was a man child, and not even a properly psychopathic, unstable one, just - as you said! - pathetic "I just need love!". Candice really rocked the silent moment where she stares at the necklace he left her, however! I felt terror and wonder there, and could almost rewrite the scene in my mind to fit around it!

I forgave Matt for all the harshness he gave Caroline when they were dating and when they broke up, that is how much I loved him for giving Elena a much needed 'you are A+' speech! It was delivered in such a Matt way (ie a human way even Caroline is slowly removing herself from), too. He wasn't too cheerful, but he wasn't cynical either. He and Elena are on a similar wavelength, a somber balance of hopeful and jaded.

I don't understand why Katherine didn't outsmart HIM a long time ago into sinking to the bottom of the ocean! If and when he dies, we'll probably be subjected to flashbacks. :(

Date: 2012-01-14 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wigbee71583.livejournal.com
I think Klaus wants to make a good impression on the towns people. He needs them to think that he is reasonable and Stefan is the dangerous one. He played them perfectly. Carol feels indebted to him because he spared her son the pain of turning into a werewolf for the rest of his life. Now that he is a hybrid Tyler controls when he turns. I can't imagine Carol thinking being a hybrid is worse because she received a first hand seat to Tyler's turning, and the pain it causes him. Carol, the mayor, already feels like she owes Klaus for saving her son from that painful fate. Now that Tyler is sired to Klaus, Klaus got him to bite Caroline, the sheriffs daughter. He gets to come in and look like a reasonable fellow by saving her daughter. Now Liz will feel like she owes him for saving her daughters life. I think Caroline saw the boy/early vampire that Klaus was before he turned into a monster trying to break his curse. I could see that part of Klaus slipping through occasionally, and Caroline just got to see it. It wasn't planned. Or he did plan to act like that so he could turn Caroline against her friends.

Date: 2012-01-14 06:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] esoraxela.livejournal.com
I wish we could have seen Carol coming to those terms, rather than a random "oh yes I'm on his side now! both because of and even though he has my son bound to his will" exposition. :( It just seemed... too breezy? A lot of the town+Klaus stuff just seemed too breezy, and not in a horror struck way?

I mean, he's building a "fortress"? When will the government step in, when Klaus declares this land to be renamed? I know this is a supernatural show but now I'm starting to lose my ability to suspend belief, which never happens to me! My imagination and ability to swallow implausible plot lines is usually endless!

What you are saying makes a lot more sense than what I got from the episode itself.


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