I just needed to come up with some conjecture that would enable them to keep Klaus around -- as I think they want to -- without making him the only possible Parental!Original. That way it can be Rebekah. Which I just really, really, really want ... and think would be AWESOME! For as I said in that review ... I think that Rebekah would be the funniest and most unpredictable one simply because, man, just imagine it? If they want to live they need to keep this petulant, spoiled brat with a propensity for threats and torture around who would have no reason to not kill Elena if Klaus is gone. Whoo, boy!
Really, it would just be AWESOME! (Plus, it would give us another female in the main cast since I do think Tyler is Dead!Hybrid!Walking, and they'll fill that tenth slot as the show appears to like the ten cast member number.)