Family and betrayal go hand in hand in the newest episode of The Originals and the audience finally gets a little insight in to the back story of our big bad witch.
Let’s bitch it out…
Well, once again, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and I agree: neither of us is very fond of Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin). While mine is relatively unfounded, I can see why Klaus would not be her biggest fan. While I can see her point about wanting to save baby Hope from a thousand years of Klaus’ enemies, I also don’t think its right to just rip a baby from one side of a family that loves her and blame all the problems on them. Its not the Mikaelson’s fault that Dahlia (Claudia Black) is a lunatic that wants to steal the baby. I just think that Hayley pulled a real cop out by phoning in her goodbye to Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and saying that Hope is no longer a Mikaelson. Remember last week when I said that Hayley doesn’t seem to be co-parenting very well? Well I think unilaterally making a decision about keeping your child from its father and running away with the baby probably qualifies.
Please tell me I’m not the only one that started to feel a little bad for Dahlia during her ghost of Christmas past walk down memory lane for Klaus? Yes, she is a manipulator, a killer, and a kidnapper of small children, but at the same time, her sister committed this terrible betrayal, and married her captor (Stockholm Syndrome anyone?). I’m torn. I know she’s bad. Especially when she finally lays out the catch to her perfect deal but still. Her little tale of woe worked on me in some small way so that I don’t think she’s entirely bad.
The thing I appreciated most about Dahlia’s story for Klaus is her honesty. She was up front about the fact that what she gets out of this deal is the power that was promised to her. Can’t fault her for telling the truth about what she wants and how she intends to get it.
Which leads me to the (expected) final moments of the show where Klaus joined forces with Dahlia. We all know I love Klaus. We all know I’m not Hayley’s biggest fan. Call me crazy, but I can see a problem with this plan moving forward. If ever Klaus had a chance of convincing people that he wasn’t all bad and that he deserves a chance to take care of his baby, well I’m thinking that approving the murder of your baby mama so you can raise the baby with the looney toon witch that everyone fears probably isn’t going to help your case. Klaus is in for a world of hurt because his family, as well as all the wolves, are going to rebel something fierce if he even tries anything. I guess I can see how we are going to end out the season.
- So Freya (Riley Voelkel) is a nutcase with too much power and too many emotions? We all got the same thing out of that story right? I’m thinking that Klaus was right all along to be suspicious of her.
- Obviously when Elijah starts thinking like Klaus he gets the genius idea to use Freya as the bait for Dahlia. If its not going to harm the baby, obviously she can do it herself right? I loved that play where he turned things around on her. The look on her face indicated to me that perhaps her plan wasn’t so harmless to baby Hope as she claimed.
- There is potential for Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) to replace Josephine (Meg Foster) as the leader of the witch covens? Ummm.. yes please! That would give us a perfect excuse to keep Vincent in the show. As of now, the writers are just trying to find random reasons to keep him hanging around. As he says, he’s done with magic. However, he always seems to come around again to help out. So my hope is that he takes the witches’ offer and leads the covens. Because we all know that Davina (Danielle Campbell) isn’t quite ready to lead nine covens of witches. However, if she had Vincent guiding her, maybe everyone could be happy (but mostly me).
- After a few weeks of Cami (Leah Pipes) being MIA on the show for an inexplicable reason, she is back with a vengeance. Last week she had a few great moments with Klaus, and this week she is even getting coffee for our resident witches to keep her relevant in the stories. I’m thinking Cami is going to be important somehow in the final episode of the season and in Klaus’ decision to join forces with Dahlia.
- Nice play by Elijah calling Cami out on her feelings for Klaus. We need this to be more out in the open! Cami is more likely to accept her feelings if more people know about them. Plus I like the thought somehow that Elijah spent their therapy sessions also reading in to her.
What did you think of this episode? Do you agree with Hayley’s decision to take the baby away from the original family? Do you think Klaus is making the right decision by joining forces with Dahlia? Do you think Freya can be trusted? Sound off below!
The Originals airs on Mondays at 8pm EST on The CW.