In an otherwise dark episode, some genuine sexual tension brings a smile to this reviewer. But did they follow through on that tension or leave us hanging once again?
Let’s bitch it out…
Well. I never thought I would see the day that Klaus (Joseph Morgan) would take a break from revenge seeking to slow dance in a bar. But I LOVE it. I have always loved Klaus and Cami (Leah Pipes) together. They might be the only two on the show with any real chemistry and boy do they have it. For that minute, I am dumbstruck just waiting to see if they’re going to kiss. Cami really has this way of making me believe that Klaus really does have some good in him. And boy am I happy that the writers have re-invested in the Klaus/Cami story instead of the Marcel (Charles Michael Davis)/Cami friends with benefits situation we had to sit through a few weeks ago. Thank goodness they seem to have course corrected and we are sailing happily in to romance-land on board the Klami (no?) express.
A showdown like this between Klaus and Mikael is exactly what this show needs. An epic battle, centuries in the making and one that crosses over from The Vampire Diaries for those of us that follow both shows. However, it seems a little anti-climatic as they fight for approximately 2 minutes and then its done. Well, not totally done because Mikael is just in a complete hell with the magic knife in his chest, but done for now. We’ve been waiting since the end of last season to see this showdown and I blinked and it was over. But yet, of course I shouldn’t be surprised Mikael can rip the magic knife out of his own chest. Why not.
Oh that’s a great idea. Let’s get a bunch of teenagers and tell them to kill people so they can become werewolves. What a great idea. < not >. This plan seems to even break through to Oliver (Chase Coleman), who is ever the asshole. Maybe he does have a little humanity in him after all. But that has yet to be seen of course.
Some day, Davina (Danielle Campbell) will get a clue. I get it she’s got mommy and daddy issues, but why on earth would she think that Mikael (Sebastian Roche) would be any different with her than with his own children? She’s the person who is holding him against his will, yet somehow thinks she can distract him and maybe even bond with him through learning how to fight? The guy is an abusive monster. Clearly he’s going to be the same with, if not worse with her.
And Mikael isn’t the only one teaching fighting around the Big Easy this episode. But its much more enjoyable watching Elijah (Daniel Gillies) teach Gia (Nishi Munshi) how to fight (though in my humble opinion, its much more enjoyable watching Elijah do just about anything… but that’s neither here nor there). I’m not a fan of this new Gia girl, especially now that she’s Elijah’s responsibility, but somehow he still manages to make fighting with her in to a sensual experience. I’m not sure how he does it, but I’m glad he does because that means Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) gets to walk in on a private moment between Elijah and another girl. That’s right Hayley, he doesn’t sit at home pining over you. Get over yourself.
- Elijah telling Hayley to tone down the sass was almost too good. He seems to be getting bolder with her these days, instead of just taking her abuse all the time.
- In all the chaos of this show, sometimes its nice for a little side story about two minor characters meeting online, only to realize one is a vampire and one is a werewolf leader. But their date is cute and brings some much needed levity to the show.
- Umm.. I’m a little concerned as to what mama Esther (Sonja Sohn) means when she says Elijah needs to be purified. I’m thinking that can’t be good. And if they make Elijah jump bodies like the rest of these fools, I’m done. Daniel Gillies IS Elijah and I won’t watch him in anyone else’s body. I just won’t. You heard it here first. There’s only so far they can take this body jumping garbage. I MUCH preferred the little pixie haired teenager we were dealing with up until last week than the new body Esther has claimed.
- What else is new. Hayley has let Elijah down once again. His little protege is concerned about him but Hayley just brushes Gia off and now Elijah is chained up by his mother, about to be purified. Clearly Hayley is useless and we need Klaus to get back to town ASAP to handle this.
So what did you think of this episode? Were you disappointed with the Klaus and Mikael fight? Do you think Elijah will be able to save himself from his mother? Do you think Davina is just as useless as I do? Sound off below!
The Originals airs Monday nights at 8pm EST on the CW.