I disagree. If they wanted her to come back or become a ghost then the other side is perfect. According to that article that explained what they did it's pretty sure they wanted some lame ass reason just to get rid of her because I don't know, they were bored with her? Or just wanted a new start. It's very likely that now with Katherine, Originals and soon doppelgänger/travellers arc are completed they will start season 6 with a new beginning that isn't focused on the history, might be wise choice to see if there's a future for this show after season 6.
They even mentioned it wasn't a hell or heaven, just a "dark void". I suppose it's similar to that dark dimension that is mentioned in the books but hopefully they will give some context to what it is, I find the idea that they will just lock the box of what it is poor writing.
I speculated above that Katherine was "spirited away" by the dark spirits (or at the least something similar to them), but I wonder if something else could explain what happened as well--but I doubt this, as I expect the new doppelganger of Stefan's if killed to get sucked into that very same "dark void" as Katherine. As I said, it may very well be the beginning stages of The Travellers getting prepared to cast a massive expression ritual spell via expired/killed doppelgangers. Which means eventually they will try to kill Stefan and Elena to get their ritual "in place". I further imagine that they will successfully kill one of the main cast members in the process, leading to something huge in the future.
The "other explanation" that I mentioned above for Katherine's disappearance is this: what if Bonnie actually has some kind of control over The Anchor and is able to manifest it in someway--something she is literally unaware of right now. I found the whole conversation between Luke and Liv to be extrememly interesting, because Luke saw Bonnie as an extreme threat (if she knew of "their plan", which we still have yet to learn all of yet; for example we don't know if Luke and Liv are part of a small Traveller group that are after the doppelgangers or the whole "scooby-gang" OR if it's also Sloan's group as well--we don't know if they are a united front). Why would Luke see Bonnie as a threat when she has absolutely no access to magic? Is it that The Anchor is somehow blocking it, but since she is technically "alive" if she could break the barrier that is disallowing the use of magic, could she use it again? If so, just imagine the power Bonnie would weild as The Anchor, someone who could use expression magic without the possibility of using so much that they die!
Anyway, on the other hand, what if they are scared that Bonnie, if pushed will somehow learn to use the "dark spirits" and be able to go after masses of witches, as she now controls a type of "gateway" for magic and for death and life. I really want to know why Luke thought Bonnie was still such a threat...? Any guesses or expansions and changes to what I wrote and proposed?
She's not. I suspect she's wherever passengers go.
I hate the fact that Katherine died, but if she had to go I'm glad she took TVD ratings with her.
Me too. Looking back now her attempt to destroy Elena's life was completely unnecessary. All it gave Elena was one day more of annoyance but they still found a cure stupidly fast. If Katherine had to go the ideal way would have been for her to take down someone with her but not Elena because she wanted Elena to suffer so obviously a close friend to her.
I don't understand why the writers even made Elena get the ripper virus, if it would only take one episode to find the cure. Katherine was by far better than Elena, when obstacles came her way she dealt with it instead of waiting for someone to save her.
Deal with the fact that your comment wasn't needed nor wanted.
Yeah, I stopped watching when she died. I think it pissed off a lot of people. Adding yet another doppelganger? Pointless. There were far too many. I liked it when Katherine/Elena were the only ones. But when there were 5 in existence at once it's understandable Nature wanted them to be killed. I think Elena should have died- some say she's the 'reason TVD exists' may be. But. Katherine made everything better and worth watching. She was the dictator of the show. At least she was up front about the evils she committed. And called Elena out on turning off her emotions.
To be fair, Katherine didn't handle her issues any better. Trying to cope with what she has gone through and take it all in? No wonder she never let her guard down and always saw people as means to her ends. I agree though, she was the spark of the show. She was the reason Damon and Stefan was alive to this day and the Originals arriving.
What do you think?