Yeah, they really screwed up the potential in the hunter storyline. Not only do they not decide to have all five hunters appear on the island, in order to truly make the whole Hunters vs Silas thing more prominent (they act like only one of them is actually needed? Then why say there are five? To increase the chances of them finding the island?), but they don't go all the way with the powers of the hunters. They start to use the potential, first with Connor (though he's killed way too quickly) and then with Jeremy becoming all Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Elena for all of two episodes. Suddenly, to wipe the problem of Jeremy wanting to kill Elena (really, just Elena. No other vampires), they have Professor Creepy use some brainwashing technique and Jeremy's cured? Lame. At least they didn't send him to Offscreen Land for that character development, like they've done with him once before and Tyler and Bonnie many times. And yeah, they can't have him killing the main characters, since most of them are vampires anyway.
Jeremy should have been just as strong as Damon, or at least be able to take him on for more than two seconds. I liked the beginning of the arc, where Jeremy suddenly became intelligent and used weapons to try and kill his sister (and being able to widdle wood in his sleep...) and then suddenly, Damon's the mentor to train Jeremy to fight and kill vampires. Wouldn't a vampire be the worst choice to be training the vampire hunter who just got under control? I really wish that Jeremy had killed Damon, or attempted to kill him, during training, to show that the Five are dangerous and not regular vampire hunters. They're supposed to be supernatural creatures too, which I really don't get. So Jeremy went from human to medium to a supernatural hunter? And is he now back to human because Silas is dead? Did the urges to kill vampires go away once the tattoo disappeared/Silas died? Why hasn't his training carried over after Silas' death? Why can Jeremy now be kidnappable again? And if he died during Enzo's suffocation, would he have come back if he had the ring on or would he have died because he's still supernatural?
Show needs to stop dropping important plot points like this. They give half assed explanations that make no sense.
Edited by jessied112, Apr 2, 2014 @ 4:36 PM.