Even though I was obsessed with the show and stayed with it until the end if I’m just being honest with myself it was really just a poorly written show. It was incredible in the early seasons as evidenced by awards etc. But it was a shit show about halfway through and onward. All the messages from early on in the show got skewed and blown to hell. TB never really decided on what vampires were supposed to be or represent. The show became a joke. Let’s all admit it.