With some flashbacks that answer some season long questions, ‘Le Grand Guignol’ explores the Mikaelson family and what the future holds. Can the siblings come together again after these betrayals?
Let’s bitch it out…
Even after watching The Vampire Diaries, knowing the situation the original siblings had with their father and how it ends, this episode is a shock to me. I knew that Mikael (Sebastien Roche) hated Klaus (Joseph Morgan) because he is an illegitimate child and the result of an affair, but wow. Daddy is NOT happy. Okay, listen. We all know that I have a soft spot when it comes to Klaus, but I promise you that none of this sympathy is coming from that! Anyone with a heart would feel bad for the guy, even just after seeing that scene between Klaus and Mikael at the opera. Nobody should have to be abused like that.
So as a result, I understand Klaus’ anger towards Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). And again, for the record, my anger towards these two lovebirds is more about the despicable thing they did rather than the fact that I can’t stand them together. Just so we are clear. But let’s be honest – they did a dirty deed by calling Mikael to New Orleans. Its bad enough that they conspired to kill him just so that they could be together, but on top of that, they gave him up to the one person who absolutely terrifies him to his core. So instead of just being killed, he can be tormented and chased just when he has started to feel safe and feel like he can make a home for himself. These two losers just get worse and worse as the weeks go on. Rebekah can run around on her high horse about how Klaus daggers her at will, all the while knowing that she did the dirtiest deed of all and was keeping it a secret. So can you blame Klaus for wanting to murder his own sister? And his bff that Klaus spent a century thinking died because of him? Nah. Cut the guy some slack. He has a right to be angry and lash out because these two betrayed his deepest secret and used it against him. There isn’t much worse than that. They deserve what they get. Not that I’m taking sides or anything!
I am completely delighted with the Klaus and Cami (Leah Pipes) interactions in this episode. I had almost forgotten how well they play together on screen, but am quickly reminded in the first few minutes tonight. I absolutely adore how she doesn’t take any of his crap and just throws it right back at him. She isn’t afraid of what she says to him and isn’t afraid to tell him when he’s being ridiculous. She tries to bring him back from the edge – as opposed to me, who apparently would be egging him on after such a deep betrayal! Good thing Cami is there and not me. Otherwise Rebekah and Marcel would have no hope. As it stands, there’s the potential that Cami’s words about losing her own brother may penetrate Klaus’ mind, though I have a feeling it will be Elijah (Daniel Gillies) that eventually gets through to him. Like usual.
In a nice callback, we finally get to see why all the siblings thought Marcel had been dead for the past century and were surprised to find him running New Orleans instead. I like answers, so I appreciate this added bit of information.
In a boring storyline that let me check my Instagram during the show, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) keeps Celeste (Shannon Kane) prisoner and demands the spell on her werewolf people be reversed. Later in the show, Celeste outsmarts Elijah and then traps all the original siblings in the cemetery. Let’s recap here: a werewolf girl (that has been pregnant for about two years now) is able to kidnap and restrain an all powerful witch who came back from the dead, yet an all powerful original vampire who has been around for a thousand years is unable to do the same thing? Geez this annoying werewolf girl must have some powers of persuasion!! Please. Let’s keep it moving here. If I stop to think of this for too long, my high opinion of the episode will drop.
- Can someone please explain to me how Davina (Danielle Campbell) was able to come back from the dead at the end? Davina was the fourth girl killed, therefore shouldn’t she only come back to life as the fourth witch is killed? And Genevieve (Elyse Levesque) is still alive, therefore Davina should still be dead, am I right? Between the body jumping and the girls dying but coming back as the witches are dying… one can understand that I’m a bit confused.
All in all, I thought this was a great episode. I cannot wait until next week to see how things go in the cemetery! What do you think will happen next week? Do you agree with me about Rebekah and Marcel, or do you think I’m being just as harsh as Klaus? Do you think Klaus has a right to be mad at Elijah as well? Sound off below!
The Originals airs on Tuesday nights at 8pm EST on the CW.