The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 11: Showing Its Age

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How disappointing was The Vampire Diaries Season 5 Episode 11, the heavily-hyped 100th installment of this CW hit?

Not even Caroline Forbes having scandalous sex in the forest could save it.

The special episode featured a number of unexpected returns, from Aunt Jenna to Uncle John to our all-time favorite, Alaric. All three main cast members on The Originals also stopped by, although this was a tad less expected.

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All we could think was: Isn't Marcel running amok in New Orleans without the Mikaelsons around?!?

Of course, Klaus was glad he made the journey back to Mystic Falls because he totally ended up nailing Caroline in the forest. Was it hot? Yes. Was it totally and completely random? Most definitely.

The series was clearly going for a shocking moment considering it's Episode 100 and all, while a returning Tyler will mean Caroline's life is about to get far more complicated.

But Klaus' woody in the woods came completely out of left field. It was a gasp-worthy moment just for the sake of a gasp-worthy moment.

The other major development involved Katherine and - shocker! - she didn't die. She survived by following Nadia's Traveler tricks and taking over Elena's body.

Yes, TVD went there AGAIN. For the umpteenth time, a character is now impersonating another character and will set about fooling other characters on the show.

It's a tiresome storyline that, sadly, proves just how far The Vampire Diaries has fallen. It's understandable after four-plus seasons and 100 episodes, but that doesn't make it any easier to see happen.

Watch The Vampire Diaries online now and see if you agree: Has the drama run out of ideas?

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