Through some flashbacks, we learn more about the enemy coming for baby Hope. But can the Mikaelson’s long lost sister be trusted to help them save the baby?
Let’s bitch it out…
If there’s one thing we can count on with Klaus (Joseph Morgan), its that he will never trust easily, especially when it comes to his own blood. I suppose it can all be traced back to his mother and her betrayal that caused him to be an outcast in the family, and to become not only one of the original vampires, but also the first hybrid the world has ever seen. All that from one woman’s wandering eye is pretty heavy. So I can understand his hesitation. Throughout the time we’ve known Klaus, we’ve learned that he has spent a thousand years alternating stabbing his siblings with a dagger and keeping them locked in coffins. So we’ve seen that some of his harshest punishments are geared towards those that are closest to him.
So imagine his struggle when he finds out that his long lost sister Freya (Riley Voelkel) is actually alive after a thousand years, and has come back looking to be allies against another long lost relative, Dahlia (Claudia Black) that will be coming to steal Klaus’ baby. I’d say his hesitation meter is ringing off the charts right about now. I really enjoyed seeing the juxtaposition of Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Rebekah (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) falling all over themselves to trust Freya, while Klaus is having none of it.
In an unexpected aside, the funniest scenes tend to be when Klaus does something ridiculous to prove to his siblings that someone shouldn’t be trusted. This episode is no different, with Klaus snapping Freya’s neck while she’s in the middle of bonding with Elijah. I always find myself surprised when I laugh out loud at Klaus during a really emotional scene because its so unexpected from a show of this nature. But Klaus never fails to entertain me and make me laugh, which only makes my internal battle of picking my favourite brother even more difficult. <Sigh> The struggle is real.
Well, I’m happy to report that the dark horse of the season, Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) is still kicking. If you remember from last week, I was worried that he would be out of the show now that Finn had been removed from Vincent’s body but it is a pleasant surprise that Vincent has a storyline that goes beyond simply being a vessel for Finn to wreak havoc. I’m loving this actor so I will keep him around as long as possible – which might work towards me forgiving him for killing off my other favourite brother, Kol (an unseen Daniel Sharman).
Honestly, I thought the big reveal was going to be that Eva Sinclair (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), the host body for Rebekah, was Vincent’s sister. Maybe because its a show about siblings so I had siblings on the brain, but I wasn’t expecting wife. This should be interesting! And keep Vincent around for a little while. Clearly Eva had lost some of her marbles in order to be committed in to the witch purgatory jail that we found her in, so the story should sustain us through to the end of the season with any luck. Though I’ve already planned Vincent’s back up plan should that not work to keep him around – Cami (Leah Pipes) needs a love interest and a storyline to keep her relevant on the show. Vincent would provide both those things. Considering Cami hasn’t really had a storyline since her uncle died last season, this might breathe some life back in to her character. I like Cami but its like they can never figure out how to use her if its not in relation to Klaus somehow. Writers, hear me roar – if you won’t give Cami to Klaus, at least give her a life! Please! For the sake of our sanity.
- Well that was unexpected. Didn’t expect that Davina (Danielle Campbell) would become one of the stolen children who loses her magic to the crazy witch lady Eva. Maybe that will actually prompt someone to start looking for these children and try and stop this nutso woman. She’s blacking out for hours, and waking up in random places she’s never been before, but instead of actually looking around and checking out the situation, she just hits the road back to the compound to deal with her own problems. Nice.
- Ah there was some BS about the wolves again this week and their struggle for the alpha. Blah blah blah boring boring boring. The only interesting part was when Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) told Jack (Nathan Parsons) that she can handle Klaus. And that was only interesting because it was funny when Hayley gets her ass handed to her after trying to confront Klaus and show her power. Umm, gimme a break sister. Who are you trying to kid?
- I’m sorry. We know this all powerful, immortal witch is coming to steal the baby and yet they just leave her alone, unguarded, next to an open window?! They can guard against enemies but they can’t guard against their own stupidity I suppose.
So what did you think of tonight’s episode? What do you think happened between Vincent and Eva? Do you think Freya is trust worthy? And most importantly, will they be able to bring Kol back?! Sound off below!
The Originals airs on Mondays at 8pm EST on the CW.