And so it begins again. The hybrid controversy that was left behind in Mystic Falls has been transplanted to New Orleans with the return of Tyler (Michael Trevino) in the latest instalment of The Originals.
Let’s bitch it out…
Have you ever heard the phrase “he may be an idiot, but he’s our idiot”? Well that is how I’m feeling about Klaus (Joseph Morgan) these days.
I get it. Klaus is a murderer, he tends to think of no one but himself and commits unspeakable acts with no remorse. But he’s our selfish murderer and I, for one, wouldn’t have him any other way. Yes, I might shake my head when he bites Elijah (Daniel Gillies) or when he threatens Rebekah (Claire Holt), but its to be expected. Its how he acts out when he’s hurting. I only have a couple of seasons history with the guy and I can tell that. These two original siblings have one thousand years (give or take the time they’ve been daggered in a coffin of course) with their emotional brother and they can’t see it? These two really need to step back and accept the fact that he will not change. Sometimes I don’t understand what he does or the reason why, but I know that I wouldn’t have him any other way. And I still root for him to come out on top and I curse the people who are trying to bring him down.
Speaking of idiots, our long lost hybrid from Mystic Falls, Tyler (Michael Trevino) rides in to town this week, bent on revenge and to stop Klaus from making any more hybrids – whatever the cost. I remember fondly the days I used to actually like Tyler. Back before he was a hybrid who’s only focus is revenge, he was a likeable, conflicted kid, struggling with being a werewolf. Now, his character has just turned in to this nomad werewolf whisperer, with no home or family to speak of anymore. I have no clue why Tyler thinks things are going to be different now. He has tried countless times, and never been successful at bringing down Klaus. His attempts have gotten people killed, yet here he is, eager to try again.
While I feel a connection with Klaus and his bad decisions, I have no such connection with Tyler. Instead, I find him just annoying and a waste of space these days. I see that they’re trying to make that connection with the viewers by bringing over another beloved character from The Vampire Diaries (who had worn out his storyline in Mystic Falls), but this move just falls flat with me.
- Could they please spare me this ridiculous attempt at sexual tension between Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Elijah? Bitch, please. Its actually laughable how little sexual chemistry they have, and its painful to watch the longing glances. Elijah is way too good for her. Plus why is he letting himself fall for his brother’s seconds again?
- If it was at all possible, they managed to find a couple with even less sexual chemistry than Hayley and Elijah – Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) and Rebekah. We have spent weeks watching the writers try to spin us a believable tale about how these two are the loves of each other’s (very long) lives, but the chemistry is better between Rebekah and Klaus than it is between her and Marcel. She chose her brother over you a century ago, buddy, take a hint and spare us all having to watch these painful scenes.
- I’m reasonably interested in the story about Hayley’s parentage and what’s left of the werewolves in New Orleans. Why do they have the weird birthmarks? Why are they creepily running away from her? Is it one of them that’s following her shaped like a wolf all the time? If so, how is that possible? There are tons of questions to be answered here and I’m hoping they take this and run with it.
- I will always be supportive of the relationship between Elijah and Klaus. I adore their interactions, even when they are fighting. It is a delight to watch them, and if I get nothing else out of this show, at least I get that. Their scenes on screen together on The Vampire Diaries were few and far between, simply because there were too many other main characters that needed to be featured. Here, they are the main focus and that alone is what’s keeping me hooked at this point.
So what did you think of tonight’s episode? Are you annoyed to see Tyler too? What do you think will come out of the story about Hayley’s ancestry? Are you on the edge with this show as well? Sound off below!
The Originals airs on Tuesdays at 8pm EST on the CW.