I work night currently and have to play catch up on shows.
The whole spinning the wheels thing continues. Esther's dead but not dead. More body possessions and period high school dances. More casual underage drinking. More Klaus threatening to kill people _____ cares about.
I wondered about the white oak stakes before. Just give Klaus fakes, what is he a goddamned wood expert? Doubt it.
Since the holding spells work on Klaus why haven't they trapped that asshole somewhere?
The good vs. evil struggle on the show is less about Klaus being clever than it is about the "good guys" screwing up constantly.