Remember that paper I talked about completing before Thanksgiving break? I’m taking a 2 minute break from writing it (it’s due tomorrow).
I’ve been thinking over the season and those things/hints that went nowhere/never developed into more. An obvious one that has been mentioned is the 20s flashback. There was no point in making Rebekah and Stefan have a romantic past. None. And…what was the point of Rebekah? I mean really. What did she do? What was her purpose? I feel like the romance was more to give Stefan some back history, never mind the fact that they didn’t go anywhere with it. Events would not have changed that much if she wasn’t in the season. And what was the point of her threatening to take Caroline’s life, including her boyfriend? That went nowhere. And since it was said in the first half of the season, it would make sense for something to happen in the first half of the season.
Why was Elena’s necklace a talisman? Why? Was that really the best they could do? They wanted to make it so the witch had a foothold in the mortal world, so they go and take an object we’ve grown used to, and make it magical. Why? And why won’t Elena put that necklace away afterward? She gave it to Rebekah but that was a decoy. You know that thing will be back around her neck. They couldn’t have found a random necklace? I would have preferred if it was an object we’d never seen before. The most the necklace did was help Bonnie send the ghosts back which, fine. But better question…why wasn’t it destroyed? I highly doubt they’re going to continue with the “The necklace is magic” thread. The music was so ominous when it came back, there was even a voice that said “Kill Klaus.” But the show didn’t so much as tell us if Bonnie heard the voice.
Klaus is still alive. What are the chances the Original witch/Esther will still be trying to kill him when we come back from hiatus? Lol.
The thing that bothers me the most (and what prompted this post) is the grimoires catching on fire. Am I really supposed to believe Vicky caused that? Why did she cause it? How did she have the ability to cause it? She needed a joint and gasoline to set the car on fire. I feel like the books caught on fire simply because the writers wanted to break up the scene, they wanted to have something happen, so they set the books on fire, and brilliantly thought of making Vicky the culprit. Why couldn’t it have just been the witch? Bonnie had the necklace with her. The books could’ve caught on fire, and then the necklace would float, and Bonnie would know witchcraft is afoot. But I guess that might’ve given her something to do, and that obviously wasn’t the point of the first half.
Why did Vicky break the window? Because she didn’t want Anna talking to Jeremy? Except she went on to not care about Anna talking to Jeremy? Anna kept saying Vicky had a darkness, but she didn’t do anything about it. She was off on the other side pushing to see Jeremy again while Bonnie took care of Vicky and Matt helped. I thought there might have been a confrontation between Anna and Vicky or something.
Why was Jeremy with Katherine when she found Mikael? He went on to mention the guy about zero times once he got back to Mystic Falls (and did he hike or call Elena for a ride? Because Damon rode with Katherine). He wasn’t even there when the guy died. Why did he need to be there? I saw a still that looked like Jeremy had blood on his collar, suggesting Mikael had bitten him. Thank God they didn’t go for that, because I know they wouldn’t have addressed on Jeremy’s end. He just would have gotten beat up one more time. And while I’m on Jeremy, why did Vicky ask for his help? Seriously, she should’ve just been appearing to Matt the whole time. But then the storyline might have ended quicker, and that wasn’t an option.
I’m fully prepared to roll my eyes big time if there is no more ice cream bonding between Jeremy and Matt now that the Vicky storyline is over.
Why were the caves located on Lockwood property? Tyler hasn’t said one word about them. Does he even know about them? What was the point? So Mason could lead Damon to them? So Taylor Kinney could have something to do since it was imperative to bring him back in an episode they were sure Michael Trevino would be missing?
I feel like asking about the point in Carol now knowing Tyler’s a werewolf, but I’ll abstain.
What was the point of making Klaus and Stefan friends? So Klaus could talk to Stefan like he knows him? I really think that’s the reason. Not only did their dynamic not change after Stefan remembered, but Klaus left town and we haven’t gotten one reference in the present in regards to private things they might know about each other, aside from Klaus knowing where Stefan’s apartment in Chicago is located.
Are there any scenes, actions, or interactions you thought would lead somewhere but are now realizing were pointless?