What did you think of KC in 5x11? Not many people really talk about this scene/meta it. Would you please? I need some KC feels so a detailed response. Lol.
Hmmm, well it’s kind of hard to take an unbiased look at what happened between Klaus and Caroline given what happened afterwards, but generally I think that their reunion was the only remotely interesting thing to happen in season 5 besides the introduction of Enzo.
Personally I thought that the cat-and-mouse dialog scenes were much more interesting than the actual sex. I really love it when Klaus and Caroline really knock each other off balance, and their conversation in 5x11 was all about challenging each other. I loved how Klaus came into the situation with a plan which was to totally put Caroline on the spot (which totally worked). I think one of Caroline’s weaknesses as a person is that she only changes or evolves when she’s forced to confront something, and I love that Klaus understands that. But what makes that exchange even better is that while Klaus was really trying to throw her off in order to get the honesty he wanted, at no point did he actually expect Caroline’s response to be what it was. He expects her to brush him off and avoid the questions, but at no point does he actually expect her to admit that she has feelings for him (or have crazy hours-long outdoor sex with him, obviously). I mean, her reaction is so unexpected that 1000 year old diabolical hybrid king Klaus who went to MF just for the opportunity to chat with Caroline and prove how much she means to him just stands there like a deer in headlights for the first minute because he literally cannot believe what’s happening.
And although I felt like the Klarosex was a giant leap in their story line where a little hop was all that was needed, it was still smokin’ hot. I wish it had been longer and more detailed, but Klarosex is now canon and that’s good enough for me. And while I think it could have been better (of course in my mind an entire episode dedicated entirely to the details of their frickle frackle would have been appropriate, so my judgment may not be the greatest) I think it’s enormously telling that it was one of the two important things to happen on the 100th episode. I mean, 100th episodes are for epic events and the only truly game-changing things to happen on TVD100 was that Katherine bodyjacked Elena and Klaus and Caroline had sex. They devoted almost a 1/3rd of the episode to Klaus and Caroline. And the true cherry on top of a sex scene that was ultimately meant to be a throwaway was that it was the only part of the episode that got serious mainstream media attention. The only part. It’s easy to ignore fangirl insanity, but it’s not so easy to ignore legitimate journalists (which is why I’m still absolutely sure that KC will be revisited at some point despite what the writers are saying).
But for me what kind of makes all of the 5x11 shenanigans worthwhile is what it’s done for Caroline as a character. I think it’s a little ridiculous that Klaus has been mentioned literally every episode (although I’m not complaining, I love all the references but I don’t understand how they mesh with the “Klaroline is 2000% over” company line all the writers and TVD/TO staff keep telling us), but I like how it’s informed Caroline’s development over the last half of season 5. I cannot tell you what a relief it is to finally have Caroline unapologetically deal with the fallout of going after what she wants. I love actually seeing her transition from the girl who is immediately ashamed of doing something her friends wouldn’t approve of to basically accepting herself for who she is and not letting the opinions of others affect her. Her first instinct after she sleeps with Klaus is to flagellate herself in front of all of her friends and loved ones to prove that she knows what she did was wrong, but she ultimately decides to just own up to the fact that she did something that she wanted to do (which didn’t hurt anybody) and was literally willing to lose friendships because she finally prioritized herself over others. That is some seriously monumental character development that most Caroline fans have been waiting to see for years, and I love that it sprang from the fact that she finally experienced acceptance from someone that didn’t have any requirements or caveats (which I think is something we can all agree Caroline deserves, whether it comes from Klaus or not).
That is to me one of the biggest reasons why I think Caroline being the unmentionable persona non grata on TO is a real shame. Even though at this point I’m not particularly interested in Caroline crossing over I think it’s unfortunate that Klaus got absolutely none of the character development that Caroline did in the aftermath of their encounter (and I think that he really needs it much more than she does right now). I think just acknowledging Caroline’s existence as well as what happened between them really opens up a lot of doors for Klaus’ development, no crossovers necessary. To me it’s very OOC for Klaus to just let go of Caroline when she finally admitted her feelings to him in a gigantic way, I can’t imagine him leaving MF after that, but they could have at least dealt with it in a way that allowed Klaus to grow. I think it’s a disservice to his character to just pretend like it didn’t happen, they could at least use it as a means of demonstrating why Klaus is looking for his redemption. It’s obvious that the magical baby is what the TO writers are trying to use as a means of getting Klaus on the redemption track, but I think his experience with Caroline would have been the perfect catalyst for Klaus believing that his redemption is possible. Klaus has people in his life on TO who want him to change, but none of them really believe that he can change. Personally I really don’t like Klaus’ redemption story arc, but I find it exceptionally hard to believe that someone like Klaus would try to change when everyone around him is constantly against him. Had they just acknowledged his story lines and past experiences with Caroline I think they would have had a lot more development to potentially explore, and I think that the audience is really losing out on a lot of Klaus’ fabulous dimensions because of it.