The 'good' ship Calaric (that's what I'm calling it) has set sail, as the two of them take a road trip to their new home with the twins in tow.
This whole thread is largely untouched by mystical hijinks, which is kind of nice, and just allows the two of them to bond and get used to co-parenting.
There are tons of great things that could be tackled in a crossover episode (or 2-hour event, as this was) and, thankfully, chose to focus on Stefan and Klaus' long-standing relationship instead.
It's restricted to this I'm sure because of scheduling concerns more than anything else but, for all the behind the scenes shenanigans that probably plague any mere thought of combining the two series, it works.
Klaus and Stefan have an incredibly intense relationship that's wonderfully entertaining whenever the writers remember it exists, and it's just a thrill to see them interact again whatever the context.
He's essentially been going through the same beats since he became a regular cast member too many seasons ago, but now we finally seem to be getting somewhere.
He's looking for family, a place to belong, and now The Armory are offering him the chance to find out who his real parents were.
The exact thing he said was that he wants Damon to look at him the way he looks at Bonnie, but we all knew that. The fact that Tyler's still around after the show pinky-sweared that he'd been written out still irks me, but at least he's being used sparingly.
And it led to some great action, with Damon locked in a room with a soon-to-transition Tyler and Bonnie forced to chop off Enzo's hand in order to get him out. That he's working with The Armory, of course, doesn't surprise me.
But for all the pre-episode hype, the conversations between Stefan and Klaus in New Orleans are really just one small part of a pretty great episode.
Most notably it introduced The Armory, this season's big bad (even if it is episode 14!