The second season started out strong and, in my opinion, there wasn't a single weak episode in the first half of the season. The second half of the season started out strong as well, but then it fell off and turned into a complete mess. There were still some good moments in the back half of this season, but for the most part it didn't live up to first one a half season. The regression of both Klaus and Hayley's characters didn't help and, much as I like Nathan Parsons, I could really do without Jackson, one of the worst cases of a Marty Stu I've ever seen. However, the twin girls they cast as Hope are adorable, I love how happy and good natured they are and how excited they got anytime they saw their onscreen parents.