I liked the episode, though it was a huge information dump on the original family. We found out pretty much everything. I wished some more things had happend in Mystic Falls though.
Looks like Mikael wants revenge/justice for his dead wife. The actor, Sebastian Roche has played a shapeshifter, an angel and a vampire. What else will he play next?
I really like the Rebekah actress, hoping she sticks around for a long time.