crossover — was a real-life person, so I could give it a hug and thank it for being the best-written, best-acted and all-around finest hour of Season 7 thus far.
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Obviously, we need to start by discussing Klaus and Caroline: If any of you accidentally follow me on Twitter, you might know I’ve never really understood their connection. In terms of that ‘ship, I’d always seen Klaus as an obsessed lunatic forcing himself into the life of a girl who wanted nothing to do with him. But this episode, penned by Klaroline Dries and Brett Matthews, took me to church and showed me the light.
My first revelation came when Stefan told Klaus that Caroline wouldn’t hesitate to let Alaric and the twins move away from Mystic Falls. Without taking even a moment to process that ludicrous statement, Klaus laid down the truth about how Caroline could never separate herself from her babies, proving he really does know the inner workings of her heart better than anyone; the sheepish look on Stefan’s face was a conceit of that.
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Then came that phone call. My God, that phone call! From the moment Caroline breathlessly uttered Klaus’ name, I knew we were in for a tearjerker. His offer of condolences on the loss of her mother, his insistence that it’s “not a crime to love what you cannot explain,” his clutch baby advice — it was a
to handle. (In other news, the sleeping twin that caused Klaus to cut his phone call short just became the most hated infant in the fandom.)
But the greatest display of Klaus’ affection came through his forgiveness of Stefan’s transgressions. When he realized Stefan had brought vampire-hunter Rayna to
vampire-infested town, he gave Stefan the business — kudos to Joseph Morgan for that powerhouse performance, by the way — and I expected that to be the end of their time together. Rescuing Stefan from the huntress in spite of what he’d done was proof that Klaus values Caroline’s feelings above his own. After all of that, his advice to Stefan (“Let her go or spend an eternity sacrificing everything good you have with her for your brother”) packed an even more potent punch.
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I’ll end with a quick note to the Stefan/Caroline supporters who feel I’ve abandoned the cause in its hour of need: As the great philosopher Selena Gomez once said, the heart wants what it wants. I believe that Caroline has genuine — and genuinely confusing — feelings for both Stefan and Klaus. I also believe this is the perfect time for the two ‘ships to unite against the Caroline/Alaric situation developing before my very skeptic eyes. Alaric’s a great guy, and any Delta Nu alumna would be lucky to end up with him, but he’s no Stefan or Klaus. At the risk of being too presumptuous, I think she’s mixing up her feelings for the babies with her feelings for their father.
‘IT ALL ENDS TOMORROW’ | Back at home, Enzo introduced Bonnie and Damon to the Armory, a secret organization desperate to recapture Rayna, even if it means using Stefan as hero-haired bait. As usual, things got messy — Damon woke up in a cell with “Tween Wolf” Tyler Lockwood during a full moon, and Bonnie got knocked unconscious after chopping off Enzo’s hand with an ax — but at least we were rewarded with a lovely conversation between Damon and (a comatose) Bonnie at the end of the ordeal. (Seriously, is anyone else feeling the love between those two?) I’m also thankful that we’ve seen Damon in the flash-forwards, so we don’t need to worry about him going all suicide-y on us, as he alluded to in his speech.
THE VAMP-HEIR DIARIES | After reuniting Enzo with his severed hand, Armory leader Alex dropped a big fat bombshell on him — several, actually. Not only is she one of his descendants, but his father was the one who founded the Armory, which means the whole freakin’ organization in his “birthright.” That’s all well and good, but honestly, I’m still trying to imagine how Bonnie goes from maiming Enzo to loving him in the flash-forwards; Michael Malarkey is doing a hell of a good job at making me hate his character right now.
Nation, your thoughts on this week’s episode? Do you feel that Caroline and Klaus’ relationship was given proper closure (assuming it’s all in the past, as they claim)? Drop a comment with your full review of the crossover below.
I ove Steroline. Can’t wait for their reunion, it’s going to be lit
KLAORLINE!! Klaus was and is and will always be Caroline’s #1. He knows her!
Also KLEFAN! Anytime we can get Paul and Joseph in a scene I’m all for it. Bamon had me in tears, ahhhhh. I. LOVE. IT. ALL!!!
LMAO! Andy, how was this closure?? This was far from closure my friend! Maybe you need to go back and watch TVD again.
Agree about Bamon, omg those two killed it this episode…especially Damon’s speech to Bonnie. Enzo still irrelevant to me and I’m wondering how JP’s going to make him relevant. I know in another interview JP said we won’t see Bonnie/Enzo together for a few more episodes and then we’ll see how they fall in love and how he’s the best bf anyone could want!?!?
Caroline doesn’t have feelings for Klaus, she just saw good in him, and was attracted by him, but she was never in love with him, that’s the important thing there. They already had closure. Now can’t wait for Steroline to rise in the flashforwards, I’m sure they’ll find theit way back together
I’m quite neutral because I don’t really care for both Steroline & Klaroline!
What I saw in tonight’s crossover was a confused Caroline…On one hand she loves Stefan, and on another she has a bond with Ric & the babies. Never underestimate the bond a woman has with the father of her ‘children’.
Caroline & Ric are def going to bond because of the babies.
Now for Klaroline I’m not sure what show Andy was watching…it was all very open ended…it’s like the show writers are trying not to rock the boat too much with all three fandoms (Steroline, Klaroline & Klamille).
In the end Klaus tells Stefan that he’s got too many complicated women as it is…meaning what exactly? Like I said this was such a bait crossover…giving crumbs of hope but not any actual substance.
That phone call brought out Klaus’ humanity which was a lovely touch, he only ever shows that side of him when he’s with Cami. No doubt Klaus & Caroline are very fond of each other as to whether this can ever develop into anything more given their complicated lives…I don’t know
Finally Andy said “Klaus laid down the truth about how Caroline could never separate herself from her babies, proving he really does know the inner workings of her heart better than anyone” —
Umm No it does not! It could simply mean that Klaus has first hand knowledge of the bond between a mother & child, he knows first hand how a mother or parent rather, will do anything to be with their child, given his own former custody battle with Hayley.
Andy, I don’t always agree with you but you were spot on with all of this, especially the call to arms against the ugliness that is Caroline and Alaric. I never shipped Klaroline, by the way, but they got me this episode. Klaus’ devotion to her was devastatingly beautiful and haunting, especially because of how subtle it was. I loved this episode from start to finish and for the first time ever, I don’t think I’d mind a little more Klaroline in the future.
You skipped the most important revelation! No one has seen Klaus in 3 years? How is that possible? How will these timelines affect The Originals?
That was no closure. That was opening the Klaroline door WIDE OPENNNNN
I love Klaroline ! and this crossover …WOW !! so many Klaroline feels ! I dont watch tvd and I think they ruined the best freinship on the show (aka stefan and caroline, because they are GREAT as friends) .
I honestly think that Klaroline could save both shows or at leat one of the shows! (cancelling its a card on the table right now)
Long live Klaroline! I mean seriously the door was just kicked wide open….definitely no closer. Klaus so not over Caroline and boy does he know her well. Loved him telling Stefan to let her go. He knows that Stefan will never be enough for Caroline, that she deserves more.
I loved the crossover and it showed exactly why Steroline would never work and why Caroline should be with Klaus. Klaus understands Caroline and loves her and will ALWAYS put her first. He’d do anything for her and he showed that again when he helped Stefan for her despite the risk it put him and his family and his town at.
He understood and helped her when she was having a breakdown over the phone and even Caroline knows that not even Stefan could have helped or understood her the way Klaus did and from her face it’s obvious that when he was saying bye that she wanted to continue talking to him. And his face looked haunted and his eyes and his face quivered as he said bye. He was smiling and then his smile fell when he realised that he’d have to say bye to her.
Klaroline are meant for each other and Stefan would never be able to understand or love her the way Klaus does. They have an eternal connection that is unbreakable and Klaus saying “it isn’t a crime to love what you can’t explain” relates back to 5×11 too and when she admitted she had feelings for him but pushed him away but maybe one day she’ll realise that he’s right and when she’s ready will go to him.
But in the mean time it’s obvious she trusts him so much and he surprises her and overwhelms her and she enjoys his company.
I am hoping for more Klaroline. And to those nay sayers, Caroline does have feelings for Klaus, she admitted that to him herself. Only reason she did not act on them was because of what he did to her friends but she still was able to see the good in him and couldn’t ignore it. If she didn’t trust him, she would not have traveled down to NOLA in the future. Once again, Klaus shows that he understands Caroline much better than Stefan and puts her and her happiness first whereas, Damon will always be first for Stefan.
it’s not in the past- she goes to him in the future! there’s still hope for klaroline, they wouldn’t bring them back after “closure” on 5×11 just for kicks,i can feel that there’s more coming! i hope i’m right i miss them to death,they’ll forever be my ultimate OTP-however long it takes.
Yes Andy YES, I hate Enzo with a thousand suns, like how dare he mess with Bamon. Oh and hell yes I see the love between Bonnie and Damon. Like what are they waiting for, get these to together already.
I also feel you on the Klaus and Caroline situation. It didn’t seem like closure to me. It was pretty much open ended and if I was a hardcore Klaroline fan I would be pretty happy with that episode.
Can we please talk about how badass Bonnie (at that Human Bonnie) was this episode. She wacked that hand off like it was nothing. Good Episode and a great send off since dries will not write for TVD anymore.
I’ll admit I only watched TVD once: it’s series premiere and I only managed to watch fifteen minutes of it before switching it off. Plus I’m an “Originals” girl through and through. Crazy, right? Anyway, I actually liked the episode. I can see where people would ship Bamon, pretty good chemistry there. That phone call between Klaus and Caroline was great. Both did a wonderful job. And I can see why people ship Klaroline, considering I don’t do ships myself but still: I kind of get it. What about that shocker about Klaus having done a disappearing act three years from now? I’m getting the feeling they are going to do the time jump for TO as well as for TVD next season. Please let them renew TO! *knock on wood* The second part was just as good! I’m still cheering over Aurora’s and Aya’s fate-YAAAASSS! Oh, by the way Andy-I loved the Legally Blonde reference.
CLOSESURE? Are you insane? I have waited years for these two to reunite!!! The look on his face, the moment Caroline name was even mentioned! The change of heart Klaus had just the sound of her voice! KLAUS IS A KING AND HE CANT RULE WITHOUT A QUEEN!!!! THIS IS NO CLOSESURE!!!
Bamon love is feeled yes. I ship them so hard. Hope they get together soon.
Klaroline will rise again, as seen in the beginning of this episode.
This season may be my favorite yet. Not having Elena has certainly not hurt The Vampire Diaries. I particularly love the flash forwards. It certainly gives an intriguing structure to the plotlines. And I think all the emotional interplays are well done. Kudos to the writers, actors, and directors. Job well done.
This crossover was by far the best episodes!..Klaus and Caroline are epic loves. When these two are on the screen the chemistry is undeniable. When Klaus refused to help Stefan and Caroline called his feelings for her outweighed his previous decision. I love Stefan but his chemistry with Caroline is not intense as Klaus. Like Klaus said he intends to be Caroline last love, however long it takes. Always and forever! #klaroline
ha! THE BEST! JUST LOVE TO REWIND & REWIND THE WHOLE EPISODE!!! KLAROLINE FOREVER!!!
TOTALLY LOVE THE WHOLE EPISODE!!! there’s lot going on… there’s bamon, enzo, matt, tyler, stefan & of course klaus and… klaroline!!!
It’s like two sinking ships coming together to hold each other above water! Sad
The feels in this episode! I’ll admit that I gave up on Klaroline a long time ago but after this week’s episode I’m back on the boat.
“I’d always seen Klaus as an obsessed lunatic forcing himself into the life of a girl who wanted nothing to do with him. ” I would agree with you on that because I always thought the same as for the rest of the review I would have to disagree.
I saw the phone call as a confused/hurt/tired/scared Caroline because she has so much in her plate with the babies & Stefan. Not even once I saw a bit of love or feelings during that phone call. It’s obvious that Klaus cares about Caroline (i won’t deny it) but Caroline has a way to make all the guys in TVD care for her because of her sweet personality. In my opinion Enzo cares about Caroline the same way Klaus does expect like you said Klaus was obsessed or had feeling for her “as an obsessed lunatic forcing himself into the life of a girl who wanted nothing to do with him”
He cares about Caroline and sure does know her but does that mean they are meant to be? It only applies if both feelings were mutual. I have never seen in any episode of TVD not even once an episode were Caroline even show that she had feelings for him or could possibly be in love with Klaus. Yes she slept with him but that was all and she had a lot of remorse about it.
What I gather from the episode is that they kept making a reference of his feelings in the past tense “he had a thing for her”, “you were in love with her”, “i have too many complicated women in my life” and even thank Stefan for doing right by her. So yes it was a nice closure for a thing that was not really open for some TVD fan. Just because Klaus loved her meaning Caroline did. You never had a boy that you really like but didn’t share the same feelings back? It happens to a lot of people, it’s sad but you suck it up and move on.
I feel really sad that some TVD fan keep hanging on a ship that didn’t really show any potential expect for a sex scene (which Julie explained was more like a fan-service) and a sentence that Klaus said that made most of the shipper crazy and made them hang on to them ” He was your first but I intend to be your last”. I learnt the hard way to never trust what people say in TVD. Elena did say to Stefan once “it’s always going to be you Stefan” but now she is madly in love with Damon and it’s obvious that it was always him so as an ex Stelena fan should I still have hope because of what Elena said to Stefan? NO!!! because I am mature enough to know that Stelena can’t/won’t be together or that Caroline is a better fit for him. I am not delusional about it.
So yes I liked the episode but I never once felt after watching it that Klaroline were meant to be or will be or whatever people will say. Cheers
This definitely was the finest hour for TVD season 7 and TO season 3- wish the shows get merged!
I don’t know about you – but it felt like a certain magical shift happened on both shows-like everything got shook up and things could/should go into a new direction.
And so on that note OMG-Klaroline! How the love is there in their hearts, in their voices, and how they get eachother! And if the writers thought that with that goodbye the brought closure-they are mistaken-they actually said HELLO to Klaroline!!
Bamon-OMG-there is also the love right there- they are everything!
You know, Elena should just be left to rest in peace. And sever the mad bond Damon has to her, as he needs to be free to love someone real, and that’s Bonnie.
I am loving Rayna. A compelling character. And I so wish she stays on and she becomes part of the scooby gang- and Stefan and her hook up.
Enzo -well, he has always been sitting in the fence. The whole Bonnie-Enzo thing should be shut down.
Feels like TVD is ressurected again. at least to me as I was ready for it be buried….;)
This was the episode I have been waiting for! Honestly, for the first time in a few seasons I actually felt excited and interested in where it was all going. I mean, every season there is something supernatural that TVD is dealing with. I was bored by the season with The Cure, season 6 was ok, and this season, up until tonight, was just kind of ehh. And Klaroline… Yes, I have always wanted to see them as endgame. I can’t help it. There is something about Klaus. And seeing her with either Stefan or Alaric is a bit incestuous for me lol. But, for all us fans of the Originals Cami was suspiciously absent tonight. Stefan and Klaus. Honestly, this episode could possibly have breathed some life into the show that may be on the brink of cancellation.
Episodes were EPIC! The writers still have stories to tell#
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