On par with a standard soap opera. If it were on par with a telenovela it would at least have some over the top drama. I fast forward most of the episode, Enzo parts more than anything. Stefan- Caroline scenes were the highlight of the episode. This is from someone who doesn't care about shipping. Overall episode to episode the show has become random but predictable. At episode 14 the show will throw one last major death. Sara will be the last major death of the season. The twist will be that she will be killed by Caroline or Bonnie.