One day, I swear that I will pack everything up and leave the mess of a CW show that is The Vampire Diaries (TVD). I will ship every character in a box (if I have to) on the TVD to the new show The Originals (TO) except Elena and Stefan. Stelena fans can have their show. Julie Plec, the rest of writers and crew already ruined the show for me.
Going into TVD season 5, I wasn’t expecting much, but I had some hope. If the current Damon and Elena couple is already showing signs of trouble this early, there’s not going to be good news in the near future. Perhaps the strongest reason what TVD lacks is ironically family.
The bond of family blesses us with an immeasurable power. But we also must accept what comes with it. It gives us a responsibility to love without condition, without apology. We can never waver from the power of that bond, even if it’s tested. The bond nourishes us, gives us strength. Without that power, we are nothing.” – Elijah Mikaelson (The Originals Season 1, Episode 1)
In the first episode:
Stefan, who is trapped inside of a box, dreams that Damon tells him to turn off his humanity and then dreams that Elena tells him the opposite. In Stefan’s mind, Damon is not a truly brotherly figure (I know Damon cares for his brother).
This is a sign that Stefan truly doesn’t like his brother Damon. (Sadly, it’s also a sign how the TVD crew hates and loves to torture Damon.) If your subconscious dreams of your ex-lover and brother and you choose to listen to the less obvious one over the other, it’s a sign that you don’t think highly of your brother.
I’m only sticking to the show a little while longer because I’m hoping that some characters, especially Caroline, move over to the new show, The Originals and I’d love to see Ripper Stefan in action. Probably after Ripper Stefan, TVD is over for me.
The Originals is promising because the Mikaelson is all about family and possibly the introduction of a little Mikaelson.
“Family is power, Niklaus. Love, loyalty – that’s power. This is what we swore to one another a thousand years ago, before life tore away what little humanity you had left, before ego, before anger, before paranoia created in this person before me someone I can barely even recognize as my own brother. This is us, the Original family, and we remain together, always and forever.” – Elijah Mikaelson (The Originals Season 1, Episode 1)
Even though Klaus “likes to” stab his siblings and coffin them for years, he cares for his family and listens to them. Rebekah and Elijah still and always and forever stick with Klaus because they love each other.