There is no shortage of strong, scorned women on The Originals. So how does it play out when these scorned women are pushed to the edge?
Let’s bitch it out..
Hell hath no fury like a mother scorned. Especially a werewolf mother who’s throat was slit immediately after giving birth to her miracle baby, only to wake up to find witches trying to sacrifice said miracle baby at the request of the baby’s long dead witch grandmother. Oh ya, and the mother must drink the baby’s blood to survive and then send the baby away while pretending she died. Who could blame her for being a little pissed? Actually, this is the first time I have fully supported Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and actually liked her. If you’ve been following my reviews, you know how much it burns for me to say I like Hayley, but man. Pissed is a good look for her. And I actually gasped out loud when she died at the beginning. It would just like the writers to kill her off so unceremoniously like that. But clearly, this is a show where supernatural beings come back from the dead on the regular, so I’m sure no one was surprised when she came back.
Except maybe Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies). I mean, break my heart in two seeing not one, but both my main men mourning this girl. Elijah’s heartbreak was moving to say the least. If I hadn’t already been crying, that would’ve gotten me started for sure!
While this was a season finale with a (semi) cliffhanger, it seems more like it is tying up loose ends before starting fresh on a lot next season. We killed off a bunch of vampires, took care of the baby, Hayley is reunited with the Mikaelsons and on the attack, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) and Klaus have mended fences… Seems like all is right in the world. Ok, so maybe there’s still a war brewing with the werewolves but that’s no big deal. I say ‘no big deal’ based solely on the look on Oliver’s (Chase Coleman) face when Marcel brought him the stillborn baby and informed him that the vampires are all back together again.
Also, Cami (Leah Pipes) sure let the cat out of the bag in terms of her uncle’s panic room of weapons against the supernatural. One night Cami. You couldn’t keep it secret for ONE night?! These tools will be at the disposal of my original brothers now that they have all reconciled with Marcel. See, life is much happier for my boys when they aren’t fighting their own kind, but able to coexist together. And all it took was an apology from Marcel for being a dbag a century before, and him saving the baby from being sacrificed by some little brat witches.
I know we are supposed to be frightened by the original parents coming back to settle the score with their children, but I can’t quite get there. I’m just so meh about that whole story. Perhaps its because over in Mystic Falls, my favourite characters are being killed and sent to the other side and are told that there’s no way to bring them back. Nothing will work and they are really dead. I’m fully invested on The Vampire Diaries that this is it, and no witches can fix it. But over here in New Orleans, we’ve got a scorned teenager who successfully brings back Mikael (Sebastian Roche) on her first try? With no mention whatsoever of the issues every other witch is having trying to bring people back. So which one is it? These are the same writers, and we even saw a link between the two shows and the other side storyline recently, but now all of a sudden its not a big deal anymore because they need a cliffhanger for Klaus and co. in the Big Easy? Please. Don’t get me invested in something on one show but then make it a cake walk for Davina (Danielle Campbell) the emotional teenage witch on the spinoff.
- I basically cried the entire episode. Which is a surprise for me because I haven’t been this invested in an episode of this show in a long time. Maybe it was tears of joy because the baby has FINALLY arrived, I’m not sure. But whatever it was, I cried the whole show. I so needed that. I needed this show to make me feel again. But I was sobbing most when Klaus met his sister (Claire Holt) by the side of the road and handed over the baby. It was so perfect. All Rebekah has ever wanted is a family and a home, and now she gets that while doing something to protect her brother. Love.
- When those little witches were trying to kill that baby, I was actually yelling. I have not been so satisfied by a death on this show as I was when Monique (Yasmine Al-Bustami) finally bit the bullet. Sacrificed teenage witches who come back from the dead sure do carry a big chip on their shoulder. Later Monique. I will definitely not miss you.
- Finally. I am rewarded with a brief moment between Klaus and Cami. And it was beautiful. Him crying over his supposedly dead baby, her blaming herself. They want to comfort each other. It was beautiful. You know, until you stop to think that she had sex with his sometimes friend-sometimes mortal enemy a few short nights ago. That kind of ruins the moment so I prefer to forget about it, thank you very much.
So what did you think of the first season finale of The Originals? Are you amped up about the original parents returning? Where do you think the war between the factions goes from here? Sound off below!
The Originals will return in the fall for its second season.