I’ve seen people complaining about Klaus and how he’s not taking on his role as the big bad wolf seriously anymore all because of his “obsession” with Caroline and how it’s ruining his character. But I’ve actually found it to be one of the best things to have happened to him.
I mean of course I love feisty Klaus (who doesn’t?), but I’d much rather have the new side of him that we’re getting to see. Before, episodes were always ending with him either killing someone or completely alone. Of course that’s still happening, but something’s changed. Ever since his first exchange with Caroline, we’ve gotten to see a softer side to him that we never could have believed existed. I mean let’s face it people, Klaus is ass-backwards crushing on the girl. He’s been manipulated by her (several times), and he just brushes it off every time like it’s nothing and continues in his attempts at wooing her. He has never been known to let go of things easily, so Klaus sacrificing his evil unforgiving streak for her is a pretty big deal.
And let’s not forget he was willing to sacrifice one of his HYBRIDS for Caroline in the last episode. You know, the whole reason he’s still in Mystic Falls in the first place? Yeah, well now he’s willing to give that up all for a date with said girl. And we all know that’s saying a lot considering how much he’s’ gone through for his precious hybrids.
He’s also been nicer to her than he has his own sister (who’s been nothing but faithful to him). That, my friends, is the biggest deal of them all. As many times as he’s killed and repeatedly stabbed his family, we all know that at the end of the day they are the only people in his life that he actually cares about anymore. So that fact that he’s putting them aside for a girl is huge. I mean who else has he put above his family before? No one.
So sorry not sorry, but him showing his vulnerable side is not boring to me, it’s showing us just how sincere he is about his feelings for her and it adds depth to his character outside of the villain box he’s been cast in. It even parallels to Delena in a way. For the longest time Elena saw Damon as an evil monster, and Damon only let his vulnerable side out with her. Of course we all know how that story’s developing,
so here’s to wishful thinking & hoping for a double date some time in the future? :)