With the Originals struggling to keep one step ahead, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) plays her role to perfection again this week – her role as a useless trouble magnet, that is. And yet, the Originals continue to fight the good fight trying to save her.
Let’s bitch it out…
Okay. For someone who came to Mystic Falls in The Vampire Diaries as a fierce warrior of the werewolves, and someone who was teaching others to stand up and fight, Hayley sure has taken a different role upon her arrival in New Orleans. Despite one lack-luster threat to Sophie (Daniella Pineda), Hayley is really thriving in her new role as precious cargo that needs to be protected. The Original siblings constantly find themselves chasing after her, or someone who has hurt her or kidnapped her… on and on the list goes. You would never know that she is actually a dangerous animal in her own right, because she never actually demonstrates it anymore.
If I’m watching this show for some strong, independent, fierce women, I am definitely surprised at where I found it in ‘Fruit of the Poisoned Tree’. Who would’ve thought that Cami (Leah Pipes) would be the only woman to bring the power? (Definitely not me) Of all the ladies, she is the only one to stand up for herself and give Klaus (Joseph Morgan) such a verbal beating that he disappears to lick his wounds. I’m proud of you, Cami! I felt my grinch heart grow three sizes towards her in that one bright and shining moment.
My money would’ve been on Rebekah (Claire Holt) to bring the independence and strength, but instead, she runs away again because she’s hurt that her two brothers are bonding again while leaving her out. And that’s not even the worst part! She falls right back in to her routine desperation to be loved, running right back to Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). Post coitus (who’s judging), she breaks the cardinal rule and gets clingy. They haven’t been an item for about three hundred years, but now all of a sudden, because they sleep together, he’s going to leave his empire behind to travel the world with her? Sorry honey, but I don’t think you’re that good. I know we’ve seen it before in Mystic Falls, but I still feel a little betrayed that Rebekah is so quick to latch onto Marcel again.
- Really? An apple? Just by smelling the apple, he knew where to find their home? I’m not buying it. I’m sure the apples have changed in the centuries since he was a slave there. And the worst part about it is that she doesn’t even need to eat! That’s all I can think the whole time they are having their exchange about the apple. The writers could’ve at least tried to make it a little more believable…in a show about vampires, werewolves and witches…
- These are the Original vampires and have been around for a thousand years. They are hiding in a town antagonizing the self-proclaimed king, and they don’t put the lease in the name of a human?! Marcel could never have crossed the threshold if that was the case, so I hope the writers address this next week. If I can think of this, the writers should’ve been able to offer an explanation for it.
- I knew there was a reason that I love Elijah (Daniel Gillies) so much! He is a commanding presence when leading the charge to save Hayley, balancing his honourable side with the ability to exert power when needed. Now, if we could just cut out this ridiculous sexual tension the writers are trying to create between him and Hayley, all would be right in the world. It’s too much. I will never buy it. The honourable one is now going to fall in love with the werewolf his brother got pregnant during a one night stand?
- The Shakespeare and Lord of the Rings quotes are a nice touch while Marcel realizes the cracks in his kingdom.
- I’m surprised that Elijah tricks Davina (Danielle Campbell) into breaking the spell. She doesn’t want Sophie to find her and complete the ritual, so I thought that he would play off her hate for Sophie and get her to help them. But he does the smart thing (that I didn’t even think of) and gets her to figure out a puzzle instead. This way she has no idea the power she holds when she completes the puzzle. Considering he’s relying on an emotional teenage witch, I can’t say I blame him.
So what did you think of tonight’s episode? What do you think Marcel has done with Hayley? Do you think Rebekah will stay in town to help her brothers? Sound off below!
The Originals airs Tuesdays at 8pm EST on The CW