Everything centres around baby Hope this week as the secret is spilled to more than one person who can use it against the original family.
Let’s bitch it out…
Week after week, Finn (Yusuf Gatewood) solidifies his spot as my favourite villain on this show. When we started this season with Finn and the matriarch of the Mikaelson family having jumped bodies, I wasn’t sure what to expect – alright, perhaps I was sarcastic about how lame a storyline it was – but right now I am all in on the new and improved Finn. I’m bowled over every week at what a great actor this guy is and just how believable he is. When he is yelling at Kol (Daniel Sharman), I can feel the anger and the frustration of the big brother who just can’t understand Kol’s decisions and how they’ve forced Finn to take matters in to his own hands. Granted, taking matters in to his own hands means using their parents as supernatural “battery packs” (as Kol put it), turning hungry vampires on to a group of tourists and now planning to use a baby as leverage to kill his brother… but hey. What kind of villain would he really be if he didn’t do those things?
I’m a little confused at what exactly happened when Finn cursed Kol. I get it that he can’t jump bodies anymore so he’s destined now to die as a human in this body, but what was all the mumbo jumbo about a few days? Does he just mean that after a few days of letting it all sink in, Kol will freak out that he won’t be immortal anymore? Or does he mean that Kol will actually die in this body in a few days? If its the latter… well, I’m gonna be pissed. This kid brings a light hearted humour to a dark show and drops jokes flawlessly. Plus he’s not hard to look at it. But that’s beside the point.
I’m fearful for my boy Kol. Now he’s cursed, with no one that will be able to save him. Yes, he has a fancy new sister that is definitely stronger than Finn, but Freya (Riley Voelkel) isn’t likely to help him after he screwed over Rebekah (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) that way. And Davina (Danielle Campbell)… well geez, that’s just a joke to think she would be strong enough to do anything. I know they toss around the fact that she was a Harvest Girl like it means something, but Davina is like the Bonnie Bennett of this show – she gets a lot of respect for being a witch, but all she ever does is screw everything up. So if these are Kol’s options, well I’m afraid he is doomed.
There’s a lot to unpack in this episode with regards to Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) trust issues. Not only does it drive the storyline about Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Jackson’s (Nathan Parsons) wedding to save the wolf people, but also the interactions between Finn and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis).
After a battle to the near death (for Jack), and some below the belt comments about the second father Klaus was forced to kill, Jack finally convinces Klaus that he is trustworthy and actually wants to save the wolves. As I said last week – the number of people that know about this baby is certainly racking up. Plus, Hayley barely waited for grandma Mary (Debra Mooney) to get back in the house before she started spilling the beans. This is a secret Hayley, that means you don’t say it where other people could hear you! We shall see if Jack is worthy of our trust I suppose. I guess anyone who wears denim with denim on the regular must be an honest type of guy, right?
Adding to the list of people that know about the baby are Finn and Marcel, as Finn miraculously puts it together after damning his brother Kol to death in a hunky body. I’m thinking that was a sloppy mistake on Klaus’ part when he generally doesn’t make sloppy mistakes. He compelled Marcel that the baby had died, but didn’t think anyone would ever ask how it died? Really? Klaus was that clumsy when it came to keeping his daughter safe after he just almost killed Hayley’s fiance for the same reason? So I’m a little suspect of this aha moment that Finn had. But there’s no two ways around it. He’s convinced now that the baby is alive.
- I was ready to say the asylum storyline was halfway decent this week, but thankfully we have left that nuthouse behind. It was just too weird and creepy for my tastes, thank you very much. Plus, how is that Cassie (Natalie Dreyfuss) chick keeping her oh so stylish short haircut in a place where you can’t even have an apple?
- No bonding scenes between Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Cami (Leah Pipes) makes me one sad reviewer. Those have been my favourite scenes lately and this episode, they were mysteriously absent. Waste if you ask me.
What did you think of this episode? Are you getting used to Rebekah being in a different body? Do you think Freya is good or bad? Do you think Finn will be able to find baby Hope? What do you think will happen to Kol?Sound off below!
The Originals airs on Mondays at 8pm EST on the CW.