Last week was a sad time for fans as we all said farewell to a popular character and actor. The other characters didn’t seem too put out though. Why, you ask? Elijah was too busy trying to create alliances and Klaus suggested he throw a party. Why deal with your pain when you can just drink it away?
There are mixed feelings about Hayley. Though she is continually growing into a grating character, she made some valid points about the war between the factions, and looked good doing it. She’s very fashionable for a woman who must be near to giving birth.
Klaus was unsettling. He is normally the loudest, most aggressive character who fights for power. The absence of these traits makes it clear that he’s scheming and manipulating his brother, Elijah. His quiet manner and the way he seems to have ceased caring while doing his own thing, namely having sex, are so far from his usual, quick to anger character, that it feels like the calm before the storm.
Davina is helped through her struggles by Josh in a scene which has to be one of the most touching in the series, as she hands him over a rose that symbolises hope, life and a platonic love. In her mind, he is the only real friend she has and it’s a beautiful and natural relationship that never asks for anything.
The show could again be improved by creating more storylines that don’t revolve around betrayal. Now that the werewolves are human, Klaus immediately makes a deal with one of them who then decides to stab Klaus in the back at the first opportunity after receiving his reward. Now, instead of just the witches, vampires and humans at war, the werewolves have been added to the equation, ironically after they all sign a peace treaty.