Family. They’re supposed to stay by your side no matter what, but for Klaus (Joseph Morgan), things play out a little differently when he takes credit for a dark deed he didn’t commit.
Let’s bitch it out…
Sometimes a guy just can’t catch a break. When you spend a thousand years being the most feared vampire turned hybrid in the world, sometimes you get a bad rap even when you don’t deserve it. In Klaus’ case, he made a calculated move to fake the admission of killing Aiden (Colin Woodell) and all it got him was a surprise dagger to the heart which will now have him out of commission for awhile (probably until the season finale or May sweeps, whichever comes first).
Honestly now, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) professes to be Klaus’ biggest supporter and claims to always stand by him. So why is Cami (Leah Pipes) the only one to realize that he didn’t commit this murder? Klaus has a family of siblings that have been around him for a thousand years, give or take, but its this one girl that he’s known a year that’s the one that figures out that he double crossed them and is actually innocent? Way to be supportive there Elijah. As we all know, I am a huge Elijah supporter. But that scene with Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) at the end where she begs him to let them get away to the Bayou? That was such emotional BS. She played on Elijah’s heart strings and his feelings for her and the baby and he just walked right in to it. Lame. I thought better of you, Elijah.
I love the Klaus/Cami relationship so tonight’s episode is a huge win for me on that front. OMG that moment at the compound where she’s asking him to tell her that he didn’t actually kill Aiden? Wowza, talk about pulling on my heart strings! I’ve written recently about how Cami has been missing from the show and that seemed like a void for me. Well she is back with a vengeance in this episode and their sexual chemistry is back as well. The only thing that could have made that scene better was if he had followed through and kissed her. But then again, that would’ve been fake. He’s rushing around, trying to save his daughter and pretend he killed a guy but yet still has time to kiss Cami? Not believable. That cheek touch was just the perfect amount of sexual tension and guarded romance. <Swoon>.
If you’ll notice, I’m trying desperately to avoid writing in depth about the Klaus dagger incident. I know he’ll only be out of commission for a few episodes, but still. I’m disturbed and dismayed. I thought better of Elijah. I thought better of Rebekah (Maisie Richardson-Sellers). And I wanted to throw a potted plant at Freya’s (Riley Voelkel) smug bitch face when she walked in to the room as he was being daggered. She has no right to be there. I could’ve slapped the smug look off her face for him. (I actually yelled at the TV “umm.. what the eff is she doing there? Get outta there!” I’m not sure why that moment prompted such a reaction in me!). I’m just dismayed at what’s to come in the next few episodes without Klaus around to take care of everyone. He makes the show. I love Elijah, but he can’t carry the show on his own and once Cami tells Elijah that Klaus admitted he didn’t commit Aiden’s murder, the Elijah will predictably be overcome with grief over his betrayal, and Hayley and the baby will be in trouble (big surprise) with no one to save them. I’m begging the writers to prove me wrong on this one, but I’m thinking I just laid out the blueprint for the next episode. You heard it here first folks.
- I’m sorry but the foreshadowing of Aiden’s death was unreal. The moment he asked Josh (Steven Krueger) to run away and be his family, it was unbelievably obvious where this was going. Sometimes the writers surprise me with a plot twist completely out of left field, and other times I feel like I could write the show myself and be more surprised.
- Interesting plot point with the male on female violence tonight in the fight over Aiden’s death. I know Hayley is a hybrid and strong in her own right (though has she actually proved that at any point or are we just going by what we’re told?), but still. Seeing Klaus throw her around and then her attack Elijah… it felt weird to me. Am I reading too much in to it?
- I’m not sure why Hayley feels like Jackson (Nathan Parsons) can protect them from an ever powerful witch that found them in that bar in less than a day. Jackson has never proven his strength and Dahlia (Claudia Black) made no trouble of disposing of their hybrid guards when she came to their hiding spot, so I’m not sure why everyone thinks they can fight her. They can only run for so long in the Bayou, so someone has to kill Dahlia while they’re running. It would seem to me that they just daggered the one person who could actually do that.
- Okay- this must be said. Sometimes it drives me crazy how entitled Hayley acts towards the baby. Hope is Klaus’ daughter too but you’d never know it with the way Hayley acts like she’s the only one who could possibly care for her child. In all this Dahlia debacle, Klaus has never even suggested Hope being without her mother, but its like Hayley doesn’t even want Klaus to see the baby, let alone let him run with them or make any decisions about it. She claims she’s not his prisoner, but it seems to me that she just does whatever she wants without consulting him anyway and acts like she’s the only parent. She needs to learn to co-parent. Geez even some of those girls from Teen Mom do a better job co-parenting than Hayley does.
So what do you think the future holds for Klaus? Do you think my predictions about the next episode are correct? Do you think it was a mistake for Hayley to run off to the Bayou with the baby? Sound off below!
The Originals airs on Mondays at 8pm EST on the CW.