What a heart breaking episode!
Nadia’s death was horrible. She didn’t deserve to die like that and she didn’t deserve the gang’s original plan to bury her in the woods. I have Matt to thank for doing the right thing, acknowledging the situations. I thought that being the good guys, as they call themselves, is about forgiving and compassion and things like that. And after all, Nadia did nothing to them. She was just a girl who spent her whole life looking for her mother. When she did find her, she stood by her no matter what. It’s funny how none of the others can relate to her, none can think about how they would have done the same thing. Everybody should take a moment and think about that, about how hard it was for Nadia and how much she suffered.
Katherine dying was the last drop. I know she didn’t pass yet, but I don’t think there’s much hope left for her. She always tried to survive, it’s what anyone would do, but somehow they never understood her. I remember episode two of the fifth season (I guess) when she told Matt that she was only looking out for herself, trying to survive as everyone hunted her, but he replied with “How many people did you kill using that excuse?” Is it an excuse? Really? The survival instinct exists in every being on earth and that’s exactly what anyone would do in her position, and while most of humans wouldn’t kill, we are talking about a girl of seventeen who gave birth, her baby was taken away, she was banished to England, she met Klaus who wanted to sacrifice her, she ran away, she killed herself, became a vampire and even then, Klaus’ wrath had her on the run for 500 years.
Sad thing for Katherine to watch Nadia die. I know her heart broke because she felt most guilty about two things:
1. Nadia was dying and she failed to help her daughter when her daughter needed her the most.
2. Nadia spent her whole life searching for her and Katherine feels guilty that maybe Nadia didn’t get to live the life she deserved to live.
This episode was really sad for me. I’m thinking about all the ways this could have gone. Katherine injecting herself with venom and jumping into another body, fooling the gang and taking Nadia away, maybe even making it to New Orleans in time to save her daughter. Or maybe it would have been better if Katherine would have listened to Nadia and they would have gone back to Prague.
On a happier note, I need to take a moment to applause Caroline for standing up for herself and giving up on feeling guilty about her choices. She accepts her choices and takes a first step to living a life where she doesn’t have to meet everyone’s expectations. Thank you!