For some reason unknown to me Jeremy and the Originals haven't been using their full powers this season and a bit of last season.
Rebekah, Kol, AND Klaus (especially while trapped in the front room, does it stop his ability to create social mayhem by compulsion?) have all been using their cumpusion far less. This makes absolutely no sense as all of them would use it in a heartbeat if it truly got them ahead just a bit or gave them a much better life--in some cases only a mildy better life...
Kol was killed and the entire time he was fighting Elena he could've just compelled her to stop in-fighting AND to tell him everything that was going on including a certain stake and plot. Klaus has so many opputunities it's ridiculous, Caroline and anyone standing before Klaus can also be felled by the same thing.
Then there is Jeremy who can see ghosts of anyone and never uses it. It is the ultimate information tool and it allows him to specify who he will talk to, to verify stories (like Shane's wife or the witch if possible).
It seems to me that some of the storyline has been compromised, logically. I hope they fix it as I'm getting bored of characters that don't use what they've got!
What are your views on this?