'The Vampire Diaries' recap: (Near) Death at a Funeral

The goal of storytelling is to do something surprising, but yet, when the audience thinks about a twist later, they realize it made total sense -- of course it had to happen that way. I can't take credit for that wisdom. It's a notion Justified's Timothy Olyphant shared with me in a recent interview. But it's the first thought I had after I stopped cursing at Klaus for making me like him as he told Caroline about the great cities, music, art, and genuine beauty that await her if she'd chose to live another thousand birthdays and not let Tyler's bite kill her. Did I ever picture Klaus and Caroline sharing a moment? No. I could blame my willingness to see chemistry between them on the swelling music, or the tears in his eyes when he told her he'd thought about ending his life before, but this wasn't a cheap trick: Klaus had just agreed to send away his hybrids and was no closer to getting back his siblings and de-daggering Rebekah. He's truly alone, which we know is his greatest fear. And there was Caroline, a beautiful young woman who needed not only his blood to survive, but also a fellow vampire to tell her how to envision her future. Stefan is obviously not offering his mentoring services at the moment and Damon is preoccupied with Elena. It makes sense that Klaus would want to cradle someone's head as she drank from him, just to feel close. What choice did Caroline have if she wanted to live? (Would Tyler's blood have worked, or does it have to be the Original hybrid? Maybe Caroline refused to see Tyler, so he had to call Klaus in regardless.) Read More...



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