After a lack-luster episode last week, The Originals comes back strong by doing what our immortal Original vampires do best: go to war and attend really cool parties.
Let’s bitch it out..
Doesn’t it always come back to the love of a woman? As Klaus (Joseph Morgan) plans a war against Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), both are distracted by the blonde bartender Camille (Leah Pipes). Be still my beating heart – has Klaus forgotten about my fave Barbie vampire, Caroline (Candice Accola) already? It seems so, as he almost kisses Camille after the dust has settles, but he regains his composure and remembers his purpose: the war against Marcel. I’m surprised that the bartender is garnering so much attention from our two main male vampires though it’s nearly as surprising how quickly (and readily) she is to switch between them. Camille clearly has an abusive relationship in her dating history, so she should know better than to jump ship from one handsome stranger to another so quickly (especially one who tells you outright they’re the devil in disguise!) This girl needs a clue if she wants to survive in this town.
Speaking of this town, it turns out that changing cities has given Klaus the upper hand in battle. Back in Mystic Falls, our fearless gang of vampire heroes always seemed to foil Klaus’ plans (which is good…otherwise the show would have been moot because he would’ve killed all the main characters). In New Orleans, however, our Original siblings are the good guys, fighting against a tyrant to regain the throne (and deliver a hybrid demon baby that could possibly unite everyone or cause the apocalypse. Not sure which).
I love how The Originals highlights that Klaus has a plan and shows us the set-up, but we don’t know what’s going to happen until things are already in play. The pieces all seem to fall together in ‘Tangled Up In Blue’, restoring Klaus back on top and proving that war is what he does best. Rebekah (Claire Holt) even joins in the fun, bringing along Camille to the fundraising party, and finding out that witch Katie (Alexandra Metz) betrayed Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) in last week’s episode. While Rebekah claims to be playing along solely to recover Elijah (Daniel Gillies), deep down we all know that the girl loves the fun of it all, especially being in the middle of the action. The enjoyment she and Klaus get out of these games makes it fun for the audience to watch, as well.
- Ummm… why is Hayley so nonchalant when she tells Klaus they are having a girl? (Side Note: Isn’t his smile in response just the best thing ever?) Hayley likely shouldn’t be so calm about the whole thing considering Sabine (Shannon Kane) got possessed by the devil or something while trying a simple old wives trick to find out the sex of the baby. Hayley just brushes that oddity off, does a little Google translating, and shares the news with her baby daddy, whereas a regular person would be freaking out about what happened. Just when I was starting to think this character could be tolerable!
- So,Davina’s (Danielle Campbell) ability to find out when someone is doing magic is comprised of mental flashes and sketching? This is how the teenage witch is controlling the whole French Quarter? The only semi-interesting thing about this storyline is that the other witches appear to know who she is, and how she is strong enough to control Rebekah’s mind, but not strong enough to know how to kill an Original. Seeing as Davina is an adolescent, we might be in for a long wait before she figures out a way to kill Originals. That means it may be a while before we get Elijah back.
- As I said above; doesn’t it always come back to the love of a woman? The only surprising part of the Romeo and Juliet storyline between Katie and Thierry (Callard Harris) in a forbidden love affair is that Marcel is already aware of it but has let it go on regardless. I had a moment of panic for Klaus when Marcel confesses he already knows, but I should’ve had more faith. Obviously Klaus has a plan for that, too. I’m glad this only takes one episode to play out, though, because I can see how this love affair would’ve gotten old fast.
I do love a good plan, as well as a good party (bonus points for seeing my man Klaus in a nice suit), so I am much happier with this week’s installment of The Originals. What did you think? Who do you think Davina really is? Is it just me, or are all the witches going to be dead before this hybrid baby is actually born? Do you think we will get Elijah back anytime before Christmas? Sound off below!
The Originals airs Tuesdays at 8pm EST on The CW