A funeral and a reunion with the dead take centre stage on this episode of The Originals. Is Mikael (Sebastian Roche) still able to torment his children from the other side?
Let’s bitch it out…
I appreciate links between shows. And so I appreciate that the writers were smart enough to use a popular tactic from The Vampire Diaries and apply it here. On a show about supernatural forces, where no one is safe and our favourite characters can be killed at any moment, it fills my heart with joy when I get to see these characters again. I am a huge supporter of this tactic and have said so repeatedly when reviewing The Vampire Diaries. And if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. So when Klaus (Joseph Morgan) tells the others he has made a phone call to Mystic Falls and gotten the lo down on what is happening to the other side, it warms my heart. Its like reuniting a big, dysfunctional, murderous family.
While these supernatural reunions may be heartfelt back in Mystic Falls (RIP Alaric!), they do not give the same warm and fuzzy reaction to the folks of New Orleans. In Mystic Falls, a reunion with the other side brings us troubled sisters, helpful grandmothers and beloved best friends. In New Orleans, we get Mikael, a demeaning and murderous father who has emotionally and physically scarred his children for a thousand years. Doesn’t seem that long ago that Klaus killed him back in Mystic Falls, circa season three of The Vampire Diaries. Now, he’s stuck on the other side and still trying his best to ruin Klaus’ life. He makes a valiant effort at killing Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and the long overdue baby, but also of poisoning her mind against Klaus. Little does he know, however, that all he succeeds in doing is creating sympathy for Klaus and maybe even some understanding in Hayley. That’s not all he wants though, and I’m fairly certain Davina (Danielle Campbell) is young and dumb enough to bring him back from the dead to play out a twisted sense of revenge for Klaus wronging her. So when this baby mercifully graces this earth with her presence, we will have the witches trying to kill her, Mikael trying to kill her (and trying to kill everyone else too I’m sure)… anyone else? I can’t keep straight who wants to kill the baby anymore. This pregnancy has gone on so long now that everyone has switched sides and back again and the baby STILL isn’t born. But I digress.
For once in my life, I agree with Hayley: throwing a big party after someone has died would make me pissed too. The somber funeral from the first scene is what’s expected of a funeral, but I guess life is always a party in the French Quarter.
I’m not totally sure how I feel about Cami in this episode, as she abandons her grieving to jump headfirst in to a war between the supernatural factions. She holds her own against Francesca (Peta Sergeant), which aligns her with Hayley, and then with Marcel as they search for the secret that Kieran (Todd Stashwick) kept hidden. Last week Marcel had the key stolen without so much as a word to Cami, and I figured that there would be a much bigger fight before he told her the truth. But nope, he just gave it up halfway through the episode. And what’s even more incredible is that she just forgives him immediately for the deception, finds the hiding spot without even trying, and decides to keep the secret from Marcel, all because of a secret family code. This is an eventful few days for our dear Cami. And since she now has the information that everyone else seeks, I am assuming that she will do battle with Francesca again for Kieran’s seat at the table. You know, because its only normal to go from wanting nothing to do with the supernatural to jumping in headfirst.
- In a moment of passion that we have all been anticipating for months now, Hayley and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) finally lock lips. And just like that, he disappears. Sorry girl, but that’s never a good sign. I know, I know. In this case its more about not wanting to betray Klaus, but I prefer to think that its because Elijah wanted to get away from her ASAP.
- I am mildly surprised at how well Hayley can still kick ass even though she’s a thousand months pregnant.
- No sign of the werewolves, which I’m not too upset about. Its a real struggle trying to pretend Nathan Parsons (Jackson) is doing a good job hiding his Australian accent. Phoebe Tonkin is actually quite good at it, and can only hear it sometimes now that I know. But with Nathan Parsons, its the opposite. Every word is painful to listen to.
- I still can’t get past the creepy-ness of Klaus being like a father to Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). It’s believable when he is still a boy that Klaus has rescued from an abusive household, but when he grows up to be a man, its just weird.
So, when do you think this baby will finally grace us with her presence? What will become of Genevieve (Elyse Levesque) when she tries to kill the baby? Do you think Davina will bring Mikael back to life? Sound off below!
The Originals airs on Tuesday nights at 8pm EST on the CW.