Despite a flashback riddled, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) centric episode, there are still some kernels of greatness to be found on this week’s The Originals.
Let’s bitch it out…
Well, we all know how much I love the flashbacks on this show… not. So I spent half of this episode yawning over Marcel leading men in to war. And I have a few thoughts about this – I’m sorry, but he’s a vampire trying to live among humans and he goes to war. At some point, he should’ve been smart enough to realize that he can’t just get SHOT without even pretending he’s hurt. Over and over and over. And he certainly can’t act surprised when these random dudes in his “brotherhood” realize he’s something else. Sorry bro, but you didn’t even try to pretend you’re human. I guess after hearing that, I shouldn’t have been surprised that he changed his ENTIRE group in to vampires. Really? I’m thinking we could’ve understood his leadership skills without two dozen new vampires killing Germans at the end of the episode. I would’ve bought it if he had just changed the one observant fellow Joe (Yohance Myles) but the entire group of them? I’m out.
It seems like the secret of baby Hope isn’t going to be a secret much longer. With how I’m feeling right now towards him, it better not be Marcel that gives it up. That would be so like him. Finn (Yusuf Gatewood) is far too close to the secret and has kidnapped Marcel and his team of vampires to learn the secret, and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is dangerously close to telling Jackson (Nathan Parsons) – who has recently been renamed as just “Jack” these days of course – in some werewolf ceremony involving smoking a truth serum plant with the grandma from Everwood – in this case I guess she’s Jack’s grandma (Brenda Strong). Regardless, grandma werewolf is going to get all the secrets of the Originals out of Hayley. Man, after a thousand years, I should’ve known its going to be annoying Hayley that could bring down the original family and put everyone in danger. What else is new?! This girl is too much. Too bad Klaus (Joseph Morgan) doesn’t have me around – I could’ve told him long ago that girl is nothing but trouble.
I also have a strange sense of foreshadowing from the werewolves all giving up their rings ten days before the wedding. Couldn’t they just hold on to them and put them in a collection plate or something as they’re entering the wedding venue? Because there are a LOT of trials that have yet to happen before these two will make it to the alter. I don’t care how enthusiastic Jack is, Hayley is equally – if not more- difficult in return. Plus who knows what grandma has up her sleeve. I would say that giving up those rings will be a decision they come to regret.
- Why didn’t Finn bring Rebekah (an unseen Claire Holt) to the magic hunting lodge type place as well? Right off the bat I figured it was because no one knows where she is so he couldn’t reach her or some such magical thing, but then I realized that he also didn’t know where Elijah (Daniel Gillies) was, but still managed to bring him to the gathering. Therefore, there was no excuse other than that the writers don’t want her to be released from the psycho witches insane asylum just yet and if she showed up at the hunting lodge, she would be able to tell them where she is. Plus, who would show up when she got there? The original Rebekah (Claire Holt) or the one who’s body she is now residing in (Maisie Richardson-Sellers)? Too many questions! I guess this is why we didn’t see her tonight. Also, what animal do you think they would pick to represent Rebekah?
- I was barely paying attention during the war scenes. If there’s anything I dislike more than these fake flashbacks, it’s when the flashbacks are centred around Marcel.
- I’m glad we got the one shot of Cami (Leah Pipes) holding baby Hope. Lest we forget she is actually there to take care of the baby as well as do some psychotherapy on Elijah’s issues. The scenes between Cami and Elijah are the ones I have enjoyed the most over the past two weeks so I hope he still needs more work even though he’s confessed his greatest sin to Klaus and been forgiven. Are they foreshadowing Cami and Elijah turning in to a thing? I hope not because I’m a ride or die Cami and Klaus fan til the end.
What did you think of tonight’s episode? Did you enjoy the war flashbacks more than I did? Do you think Marcel will give up the existence of baby Hope? What do you think of all these werewolf alpha ceremonial trials? Sound off below!
The Originals airs on Monday nights at 8pm EST on the CW.