The underlying theme of The Originals is brought to the forefront once more as all paths lead back to family in tonight’s episode: those who have a family, those who want a family, and the lengths to which some will go when they’re pushed to protect family.
Let’s bitch it out…
Having Elijah (Daniel Gillies) back just makes everything better, don’t you think? I know I can’t be the only one who gets a little teary eyed at Elijah’s reunion with his beloved sister Rebekah (Claire Holt), and it’s no surprise that he is also the only person, other than Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), to earn Davina’s (Danielle Campbell) trust. I guess it helps when your nickname throughout the centuries is “the honourable one”. Regardless, I always find conversations with Elijah so endearing. We’ve seen this before on The Vampire Diaries when he speaks with Elena (Nina Dobrev). Elijah just has a way of earning people’s trust, imparting information while also learning what he needs to know, and getting to the heart of the matter.
It makes sense that he calls a summit meeting with his siblings upon his return. After all, he’s gathered the missing links to Davina’s story: she is the secret to all the power, and the Originals were called back to New Orleans under false pretenses to get her away from Marcel. Sophie Deveraux (Daniella Pineda) isn’t trying to fight Marcel for power; she wants to right the wrong that got her niece killed. Sophie didn’t believe in all of the BS about the Harvest and her niece is still dead only because Marcel intervened before the ritual could be completed.
Gotta say, I’m on Davina’s side. The witches lied by saying the girls would only fall in to a sleep of sorts until they could be brought back at the Reaping (umm…could the names be any creepier?). Instead of a minor cut on the palm, however, the sixteen year olds get their throats slit. Just because each of their powers were transferred to Davina does not mean the Harvest was actually working (as Sophie now believes). If there is so much secrecy and brutality in this ritual, who’s to say that the result would be what they’ve promised? It seems to me that Sophie was right to be skeptical of the whole thing, and the only reason now that she’s trying to finish it all is in the hopes that it will bring her niece back. Anyone else remember the sun and the moon sacrifice on The Vampire Diaries that resulted in the death of beloved Aunt Jenna (Sara Canning), a werewolf, and Elena?? Sacrifices are generally called that for a reason – people are sacrificed for a cause. Just because Sophie blames herself for the death of her niece and the subsequent death of her sister, killing Davina seems like it will just be blindly adding to the bloodshed and jumping on an already sinking ship…. or am I the only one that thinks that?
Ah yes, Davina…the teenage witch who will ruin an entire race just so she can be normal and kiss her crush. Can’t forget that. Davina was betrayed by her family when her mother refused to save her from the sacrifice, and as a result, Davina wants to punish every witch by taking away their power so she can have friends and be with the boy she likes. Seems just about right for a teenage rebellion against family and authority. Except in this case it could wipe out a race of people cause she’s pissed she was lied to (I do agree with her don’t forget, but I’ve also been told I’m a bit dramatic from time to time as well…)
This is definitely the prime time for Elijah to have returned. He has a calming force on people, especially the ladies, so let’s hope he can rein this one in a little.
- There’s no Cami (Leah Pipes) in ‘Sinners and Saints’, but we do get some answers on her behalf. Klaus (Joseph Morgan) now has a lead in the mystery surrounding the death (…or mass murder and suicide – whichever you prefer) of Cami’s twin brother. Seems like a coincidence that the person responsible is the same woman who had a vision (or started a rumour) about Klaus’ unborn child that caused the witches to attack his baby mama Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) last week. I have a feeling that Sabine (Shannon Kane) will get her comeuppance in the near future.
- Marcel does another great job showcasing his power in this episode. I was getting a little bit worried that his “I am King” speech was a one-off, but it seems that narcissistic boasting is when Michael Davis is at his best. We get another taste of that magic tonight, proving that he remains a worthy adversary.
- I feel a little bad for always referring to Hayley as Klaus’ baby mama…but the more I think about it, the more I realize it’s actually true. She has zero purpose on this show other than serving as the incubator in which Klaus’ potential demon child is carried to term. All Hayley does is get herself in to trouble, cause problems for others, and whine about how she has no family except for the unseen animal that appears to be protecting her. The obvious answer to all her problems is to embrace the family that is protecting her instead of fighting them. Two birds, one stone. She would have a family, and she would stop getting herself in to trouble. I’m running out of patience for this girl. (It doesn’t help when she slaps Elijah. Way to alienate people… and turn a certain reviewer even more against you)
How did you feel about this episode? Does Hayley annoy anyone else as much as she annoys me? Are you as happy as I am to have Elijah back? And what do you think is going to happen to Davina? Sacrifice or no sacrifice? Sound off below!
The Originals airs Tuesdays at 8pm EST on The CW