With more flashbacks to happier times, the Mikaelsons are reunited in the present to finally learn the original witch’s plan for her children. What does she have in store for them?
Let’s bitch it out…
Well, I wasn’t wrong. This body jumping BS is just getting more confusing as the weeks go on. We have flashbacks to centuries ago with the original Esther (Alice Evans), then we have Esther in the teenage girl body of Cassie (Natalie Dreyfuss), then she jumps to the body of Lenore, the random witch from across the river (Sonja Sohn). While this is completely obvious from the moment Vincent/Finn (Yusuf Gatewood) shows up in Lenore’s shop, it’s like they needed to give the audience a little clue as to who we are supposed to be watching now. So they are now providing us with a mark on the back of the hand of the body that Esther will be inhabiting. (I know, I can barely follow this stuff myself). Gone is the teenage girl witch and now we are watching a black woman this reviewer first watched on The Wire (welcome back Kima!).
The only thing that is more disturbing than Esther’s body jumping is the mention that Kol (an unseen Daniel Sharman) has been moved to another body. So it seems we must also say goodbye to the young, good looking guy with an accent. Who knows, Kol is probably now in Marcel’s (Charles Michael Davis) body now or something equally as difficult to follow.
So Esther hasn’t come back to kill her sons like we originally thought but instead wants to offer them to chance to live a normal life, minus the supernatural business. While I’m intrigued by her offer, I just wish I could remember who the heck is offering it since she jumps around so often. Regardless, she intends on bringing down her boys to the point that they will beg for her help because they’re in so much pain. Well, its an honourable thought I suppose, but she needs to realize that they’ve been living for a thousand years and that’s not for the faint of heart. None of the others, with the exception of maybe Rebekah (an unseen Claire Holt), have lived that long without coming back through supernatural means. These guys have been through the wars and still come out semi-victorious on the other side. While they’ve had set backs, they’re still coming out ahead. So I’m thinking they won’t be the easy prey that she’s planning on.
Speaking of Rebekah, I’m interested that Esther is not even addressing her other child. One would assume that Esther wants to “fix” Rebekah as well, considering she also included Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) in the deal. But no mention of finding Rebekah to offer her the same deal. Maybe this is a storyline of an upcoming episode?
By the way, I’m thinking Elijah, Klaus and Hayley need to get a clue. Its probably not a great idea to always be talking about how they faked the baby’s death in the house. Considering how easily everyone comes and goes in that compound, its a miracle that no one has overheard them so far. I mean, Vincent/Finn came in for dinner without Klaus or Elijah hearing him so I’m thinking these fools should stop talking about that baby before they accidentally give up their secret. Geez, get a clue.
- Well, every week I talk about how much I love seeing Elijah and Klaus come together to kick some ass. This week I discovered what I like even more than that: Seeing them come together to kick some ass while both wearing really nice suits. Yes, please.
- There’s an entire portion of the show that I couldn’t watch. What is it with magic and the supernatural where they feel the need to include snakes in every freakin spell?!! My biggest fear and I have to see it on the regular on this show!
- Where in the world has Cami (Leah Pipes) been the past few episodes? Since her life is now consumed with the supernatural, I doubt she’s just living her day to day life like a normal human. I’d like an explanation please!
So what did you think of this week’s episode? Were you surprised that Esther is not actually trying to kill them but apparently help save them from themselves? Do you think Hayley will take Esther up on her offer? Sound off below!
The Originals airs on Mondays at 8pm EST on the CW.