This episode at least answered the big question looming, but the main storyline is just bordering ridiculous. The four all powerful vampire elders just sitting around chilling in tea time attire. The prisoners surmount a rebellion only to be thwarted by this series' most useless villain.
Gotta love Sam ditching the devil horns for a hipster pair of specs, which he's never worn before. I can see wardrobe just being like "here - put these on - oh yes, very mysterious". The Axel/Vanessa grudge match was underwhelming.
I cant say I'm surprised, but maybe a bit disappointed that after a mediocre season 3, its back to much of the same starting up S4. This is largely in part because no storylines were wrapped up at the end of S3, but I digress.
The ending of season three is a culmination of a seasons worth of bad writing. Scarlett sacrifices herself for nothing, Axel just up and leaves, and the rising at the Denver camp results in nothing. Oh, and a long dead Lily just wakes up?
So I guess we're supposed to believe that Scarlett has been on that island for 23 days and Vanessa hasn't reached the dark one yet? And Scarlett didn't look for a lifeboat before? And Axel just happens to be driving by as she pops out of the woods? This episode was sloppy.
The storyline has thus ground to a screeching halt with two filler episodes in a row. There was no time to form an emotional connection to Axels past, so it made it hard to care about anyone in this episode.
This added not a single thing to the series, no story development, and (as hard as they tried) no character development. The Mohamad/Sam storyline needed to be killed off two seasons ago, its weak and unnecessary.
Why stop the momentum of the Vanessa/Elder storyline to focus on the almost forgotten Sam and the Johnson's? This subplot is limping along, and while the origin story was answered... was anyone really asking?
Decent season finale in terms of finishing a few main storylines and leaving a few plot holes to hopefully be filled later. I kind of wish the final battle scene had been more epic, bad guys just kind of went "meh" and gave up.
Another awesome underworld as Selene and David take on Lycan and vampire alike. The storyline was surprisingly well developed and had a few good twists I didn't see coming. The action scenes were well coordinated and the effects worked. Selene is as badass as always, making this a solid addition to the series.