Like many other shows with a principal villain, “The Vampire Diaries” has been forced to deal with a rather pressing internal conflict this season — how do you make a villain evil over the course of 22 episodes? Eventually, a little bit humanity has to get in there from time to time, and that can at times cause viewers to somehow think that the character has been “softened” or is somehow not the beast that they once were.
With the aforementioned hit, we have certainly seen that happen with Klaus over the past few weeks — mostly because he has been distracted at times whether it be with his mother Esther’s plans to eradicate the entire vampire race or his own attempt to take Caroline with him on some sort of bizarrely romantic trip around the world (and hope that somewhere along the way that she forgets about his plans to kill a good many of her friends).
Thankfully, we will be seeing a return to form for Joseph Morgan’s big bad soon, even if there is still an external problem to be dealt with away from Elena and the Salvatore brothers in Alaric. Speaking to E! News, executive producer Julie Plec offers up this tease:
“This is a second call of arms to Klaus, who may have gotten distracted by pretty blondes and paintings and horses. This is the reminder that this guy means business, and he’s not going to let his guard down again. It’s a nice reboot of the villain.”
In addition to Plec’s comments, we also have to remember that Klaus is still hoping to create an army of hybrids to protect himself from the rest of the world, and he is probably not going to let a little bit of rebellion courtesy of Tyler Lockwood get in the way of his plans at the end of the day.
Considering that there are only two more episodes to “TVD” this season, we better hope that Klaus gets evil again quickly … otherwise, who are we going to fear at the start of season 4?
Which Klaus do you prefer — the manipulative but also romantic creature, or the full-on villain out to destroy pretty much anyone who stands in his way?
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