A war is coming to New Orleans. Which team are you putting your money on?
Let’s bitch it out…
Well, I have to say that I saw that coming. No, not specifically that Oliver (Chase Coleman) would bomb his own people and kill his friend Eve (Tasha Ames) in order to keep his secret. But I knew that this peace treaty meant nothing to him. He hated everything about playing by the rules and only had one thought on his mind – revenge. Well, now he’s got his army, geared up for revenge, but at what cost? That’s pretty damn low to send in a suicide bomber, and then have a second attack that killed families and friends. Man, that’s cold.
The revelation that Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) knew Hayley’s (Phoebe Tonkin) parents and saved her as a baby seems anti climactic. It just feels rushed and like it was tossed in the middle of the episode. Here we are dealing with werewolf suicide bombers, Hayley trying to kill Marcel, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and co. trying to stop Cami (Leah Pipes) and her electroshock therapy… there was a lot going on in this episode. We have been waiting a few seasons for Hayley’s origin story so to have it thrown in the middle of a busy episode seems like a cop out. I know we will revisit it, but I expected more after all this hype.
My favourite episodes are ones where Klaus gets to be a good guy and shows compassion. I loved it on The Vampire Diaries with Caroline (Candice Accola) and now Klaus has just traded up blondes. Some of his most touching scenes are with Cami and tonight’s episode is certainly no exception. She needed someone and Klaus goes over and above the call of duty, especially considering her betrayal. Yet, after saving her life, trying to save her uncle (Todd Stashwick) and caring for her after Kieran’s death, Cami still calls Marcel’s name in the middle of the night. I am not impressed. This was Klaus’ time to shine and he killed it. Too bad Cami betrays him yet again and doesn’t even offer up a thank you. I like Cami, I do, but I’m starting to wonder if she’s worthy of my man Klaus.
My other favourite episodes are ones where Klaus and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) band together with an “us against the world” mentality. The sibling connection is the backbone of the show. I can’t be the only one who was surprised at the open of the episode when they are just calmly chatting like this monumental conversation didn’t end the last episode. I saw that conversation as a parting of ways or an end to the relationship. I was surprised, but yet pleased because it meant that the divide wasn’t as great as I once thought, and it could be easily crossed, as we can see from the final scene. The boys are back, ladies and gentleman. I would hate to be on the opposing side of the war.
- Let’s all say it together now: at home electroshock therapy is never a good idea! I get it. Cami is a desperate woman trying to save the only family she has left. But whenever someone decides to try electroshock therapy on a loved one, and actually hold the charge to the heads themselves… well that’s just crazy.
- When Marcel tries to tell Hayley the suicide bomber owed debts to the humans, my first thought was “huh? The humans have next to nothing to do with this show. This must be some mistake”. And yes, I was right. But who knows. Maybe the writers have decided to have the humans up their game and actually get involved. They do have a representative on the peace treaty after all. Time will tell I suppose.
- When will people learn? You do NOT, under any circumstances, leave a new vampire in transition alone with a human. Apparently it doesn’t matter if the new vampire is a priest, because anything can happen. Klaus just strolls away at Cami’s request and no one even dreams that Kieran would re-consider feeding to complete the transition. They just used electroshock therapy on the guy!!! He bit off his own thumb!!! To just assume that he’s fine and calm and won’t try to kill her is insane. The least he could’ve done was stand outside the door or something. After a thousand years, he didn’t have an inkling that this could go south? That maybe he should stick around, just in case?
So what did you think of tonight’s episode? Did you see it coming that Oliver arranged the suicide bomber? Do you trust Marcel? Who do you think Cami should be with? WILL THIS BABY EVER BE BORN?! Sound off below!
The Originals airs Tuesdays at 8pm EST on the CW.