A strong series of events that never coalesces into a strong whole. But changing viewing practices may render the issue of episode construction moot.
Episode reveals complex characterization and subtle storytelling.
Exposition-heavy episode explores the history of Katherine, Klaus, and The Originals.
Complex episode gets pieces in place for the season finale.
Plot-churning episode is enjoyable provided the viewer doesn’t ponder it too much.
Out with the old, in with the new.
Candice Accola shines as new vampire Caroline runs amok at school carnival.
Episode advances long-term story arcs with simple, direct action and plot developments.
Revolutionary series begins with plot and exposition-heavy episode.
Episode is moving enough to earn a positive rating despite ludicrous elements. Barely.