The Bonnie scene. *Sobbing.* The tiny tiny space that is the square that they allow her was filled with EMOTION. And that was good for me. Which translated to everything else being good.
Elena had some head-banging moments, some even nauseating, but what else is new. Could’ve been worse. She actually followed through with a plan!
Klaus was good. Rebekah was good, I was able to overcome my resentment in order to appreciate the Alaric/Caroline scene (ah, continuity and follow-through with nary a wait time), and on and on.
And the twists and stuff all worked. Although I raise my eyebrow at all vamps dying if the Originals are killed. It played out well, but damn is it late. And though someone pointed out that Esther wanting them to turn human first now makes sense, them being able to turn human again still doesn’t.
Like someone said, probably thousands of vampires just died (Sage turned a lot), some of them probably in crowded bars. Will the cities panic? Lol.