Ok, I am really geniunely love Rebekah and geniunely liking the fleshing out of her character the show is doing.
She is loyal to Klaus because he's the only family she's had and the only one who truly stays around even if she can't trust him worth a damn and she knows it. She was ready to get rid of him once the rest of her family came back because he lied to her for centuries, but I get backing off once everyone else left and she was alone again. The line about her admiring/envying the Salvatores brothers' bond in her own family which is constantly backstabbing and trying to kill each other for over a 1000 years, adds layers to her as someone who is really lonely and whose only constant companion is a brother who she can't truely trust because she won't blind herself to who Klaus really is.
Then there is the romantic that she doesn't want to be but is. The only characters she's truly disliked are Elena and Sage two people who actually have people who truly love them in return. Finn and Sage were still going strong after 900 years apart from Sage's perspective and Elena has Damon and Stefan who Rebekah truly thought she had a shot with but neither was over their doppleganger. Not to mention the Original Petrova who Klaus and Elijah fought over in the beginning start the first real riff among her siblings. It's a different perspective than what we usually get. The vampire who doesn't miss humanity in and of itself but the simple deep human connfections live with, such as a loving family and relationship.
As for her lashing out last episode, they have been remarkably consisent with this characterstic of hers she snaps when people give her that connection and then lie to her and take it away. Klaus when he lied to her about their mother's death, Elena lying about being her friend, and Damon lying about falling for her. She obviously knows better, but still hopes than this time it will be different, the look that she had on her face after Damon's "I want you" was extremely vunerable and honest. The rage that follows is her feeling stupid for knowing better and wanting to hurt those who geniunely hurt her. Also here we see her skill what was her plan, to slowly bleed Damon dry through torture and compel him to kill Stefan. Also I like that there isn't many of the over the top dramatics either basically not wanting the others to see you hurt, it's shown through utter viciousness of her actions willing to burn Elena alive and having Damon kill his last and closest relative. Yeah she's a brat, but underneath that exterior there's real hurt, lonliness, and rage.
So of course tonight, they kill her through possession. Because the only cool vampire girl allowed to live in Mystic Falls is Caroline. PS Katerina take Stefan and run maybe your service to Delena which you have always shipped will be enough to keep you alive. So Vicky dead, Anna dead, Rose dead,Jenna dead, Rebekah dead, and yet Matt still alive. I guess if your an older vampire who is more compatable with Damon you have to die so you don't get in the way of the EPIC DELENA well hopefully Rebekah can come back from the dead if she's a good little Delena shipper, absolute scarcasm. Still pissed they killed Rebekah, and it's been an hour.
Edited by dragonfirelance, Apr 19, 2012 @ 9:21 PM.