Okay a few more thoughts now that I've watched it again. I was rather distracted by phone calls when it was on so I had to keep pausing it and I was trying to get to the Idol results too.
They crack me up at how they continue to think any dance is actually going to go down without someone dying. And WTF Caroline telling Elena she's basically team Stefan. Sure let's just skip right past all the nasty he's done this season. He's clearly back to same old boring good guy Stefan and this episode solidifies that. Blech. So while we were all saying "there's no way they can redeem him after ripper Stefan", we just got faced because Julie Plec said "redeem schmeem... we're just gonna have him do a half ass apology to one or two people and then make him boring again and you'll accept it without question!" Seriously? Ugh.
Tyler I heart you so much. He basically told Caroline his death is worth her being safe from Klaus. Umm... I know the love on this show comes and goes with neck breaking speeds (see Bonnie totally over Jeremy already even though she was just crying at 1000 dead witches that she loved him and to bring him back to life), but Tyler would die for his love of Caroline. How she could give Klaus a second glance is beyond me. They need to stop that stupidity in its tracks right now. Tyler/Caroline for the win. I don't care about anyone else's love story.
And last but definitely not least......
RIP Alaric. As much as I'm going to love OriginalAlaric because Matt Davis just owns the bad guy role so much, I'll miss Damon and Alaric's friendship. I'll miss things like this face when Alaric was going back to the tomb after seeing his own funeral, basically.
As I said earlier in the thread, maybe he can stay and eventually get back to being a good guy, or at least moreso like Damon. I don't think anyone could ever call Damon a good guy but he definitely has his moments. I know! Maybe ghost Jenna could come and knock some sense into him later after we have fun with him this way! They did bring her name up this episode.
So we have 2 episodes left in the season, right? I'm going to be super pissed if they wrap up OriginalAlaric in 2 episodes. I worry that he's going to be killed off for good to set up season 4. We have to eventually move on from the originals right? I mean if I don't even get Elijah for more than a second then let's end this. Speaking of.... WTF Klaus, let's make sure we keep undaggering little sis but leave Elijah to rot. Hate him so much.
Okay I'll shut up now.