With a plan to stop Esther (Sonja Sohn), Rebekah (Claire Holt) sacrifices herself for the greater good of the Mikaelsons. But it wouldn’t be the Mikaelsons without a shocking twist and a betrayal.
Let’s bitch it out..
I have to admit that while watching this season, I’ve often wondered what I would do in the Mikaelsons’ positions. Well, not Klaus (Joseph Morgan) because obviously that’s one dude that would never survive being mortal again. He loves the power too much. But I could see it for Elijah (Daniel Gillies), a man who is forever tortured by the monster he was, and desperate to be an honourable gentleman to make up for it. Or Rebekah, who desperately wants a human life and a family of her own, complete with the white picket fence lifestyle. For them I can see the allure of Esther’s offer. But at the same time, they would be giving up the life and family they’ve known for a thousand years. I wasn’t surprised when Rebekah oh so selflessly offered herself up to appease their mother with a win.
Sometimes I wonder if they throw these flashbacks in to the episodes just to fill in some random backstory and have a laugh with the wigs and costumes (as I generally do). However, the twist at the close of this episode with Rebekah ending up in the body of the girl Klaus locked in the house a hundred years ago was genius. My jaw hit the floor when I realized where she was. It. Was. Awesome. Kaleb (Daniel Sharman) is just getting better and better every week because that was a stroke of genius.
When Rebekah left last season to run away with baby Hope and I read that Claire Holt was leaving the show, I wasn’t sure if it was permanent and how they would work it if it was. How can they have a show based on the original siblings without three of the five siblings having any part of it. So this body switching business just gave them the perfect opportunity to bring the Rebekah character back, without forcing Claire Holt to stay on the show (though why she’d want to leave is beyond me). It also opened up the opportunity to just bring everyone in the family and beyond back, but that’s another story. (Much like The Vampire Diaries and everyone’s return from the great beyond last season, this body switching stuff may have gone a little too far).
The question that remains is what the heck are they going to do with baby Hope now that Rebekah won’t be back to take care of her. Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) can’t stay with her because she’s got an alpha werewolf wedding and subsequent kingdom of wolves to prepare for. Klaus has to run New Orleans with his iron fist so he’s out. Maybe Elijah can stay and that would solve his problems with flashbacks that are making him fly in to murderous rages. Hmm… actually, now that I’ve said that out loud, its probably not a great idea to leave the baby with the guy that can’t seem to figure out why he’s randomly slaughtering innocent people.
Ok. We all know I’m a Klaus fan. It’s no secret. But what he did to his mother was genius. Pure genius. And that is what karma feels like Esther. I am SO tired of that woman with her weird way of speaking and thinking she’s better than everyone. Klaus putting her in her place and giving her the choice to die or change just brought me such joy. My only hope is that Esther takes the easy way out and kills herself so we don’t have to deal with her in the second half of the season. While that might sound harsh, be honest with yourself – you can’t handle the way she talks either. Good riddance lady.
- This was a moment to be proud of for Kaleb as he outfoxed all his siblings and everything rolled along according to his plan. He was feeling so good about things he pulled a super lame line on Davina (Danielle Campbell) in order to kiss her. But you know what? With that face and that accent, he can get away with anything so it works for me. And it sure as heck was working for Davina as evidenced by how quickly she jumped on him.
- Well, I didn’t quite expect that to be Elijah’s reaction to Hayley’s marriage news. Who knew that telling him she’s marrying someone else would result in them giving in to their on again off again sexual chemistry. (It was very much on again chemistry as they were throwing each other around the room getting it on…)
- We hadn’t seen Mikael (Sebastian Roche) in a few episodes, so I was surprised they brought him back for only one scene. I guess he will be more prominent in the second half of the season now that Klaus has sidelined Esther.
What did you think of the fall finale? Were you surprised by all the twists? Did you like Kaleb’s backstab? What do you think Esther will do? Do you think Elijah and Hayley will actually be able to stay away from each other when she gets married? Sound off below!
The Originals will return in January on the CW.