Sorry to keep bumping this season 1 thread but i came into the show late and i just finished watched the entire season.
I swear i was so angry and mad that they killed handsomely wow-ing Ian Somerhalder's character off, i definitely think they could have focused more on him and given him more depth. I love the show otherwise and i'm hoping that the fact that the director declined to comment on whether he is dead or alive will make him alive and he'll come in season 3 and more alive part of the core group again. amazing storylines. great actors. wow!