After raising Hell witin Alaric's body recently, we get some Klaus and Elijah backstory before we finally get the meet the real Klaus. Everything we thought we knew, we didn't. Talk about a twist!
Nice parrells between the sets of brothers - Elijah and Klaus plus Damon and Stefan.
Damon trying to stay in control.
Jenna! Was I the only one saying "YAY!"
Fantastic Klaus, Elijah and Katherine backstory.
The truth about Klaus.
The teasing and hinting about The Originals. (Anyone else think that is Season 3?)
No Caroline - we left that at such a critical juncture.
This entire episode took place over a couple of hours. It was full on, flat strap story and character development w very little "vampirism." This episode truly rocketed along, not staying on any one arc too long. It successfully built up the tension and the speed at which things are coming to resolution as we approach the end of the season. Talk about a game changer!