Are the sins of the father worth all the pain if they save the child in the end?
Let’s bitch it out…
I don’t know why everyone is surprised. Klaus (Joseph Morgan) has spent a thousand years being paranoid, insecure and acting out because he thinks he’s the only person he can trust. And in this case, his siblings didn’t believe him, and daggered him, forcing him to act alone in a scheme to kill Dahlia (Claudia Black). He was trying to save his little girl and he acted rashly to make the plan believable. It is certainly not the first time this has happened, and it certainly won’t be the last.
I’ve been very clear that I love both Klaus and Elijah (Daniel Gillies), but never more than when they are working together against a common enemy. On the flip side, I hate when they’re fighting… mostly because I’m never sure which side to pick. I mean, rationally, I know that generally Klaus is always wrong, so that would mean that I should be all in with Elijah. However, the heart wants what the heart wants and I can never pick a side. There’s something about Klaus that just makes me feel sorry for him. Or as Cami (Leah Pipes) put it, maybe I just have complicated feelings for a monster that makes it hard to leave <swoon>. I understand that Elijah only came back because of a promise made to Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and a love for the baby, but I have hope he will end up forgiving Klaus. If history has taught me anything, its that’s Elijah always sticks with Klaus, no matter how hard he tries to rage against it.
I’ve often written about the Cami/Klaus relationship and the sparks I see there. I know there are many different opinions about this relationship but I see such promise there. I loved how frank Cami was when speaking to Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) because she understands there is a problem with how she’s feeling but she can’t seem to deny her feelings anymore. Having said all that… COME ON. The writers couldn’t give us fans one tiny kiss to hold us off until next season? I mean, it was such a perfect scene. In fact, by holding out on the obvious kiss, the writers actually ruined the scene for me. I get this whole sexual tension thing, and I can put up with they “will they or won’t they?” game that has to be played in these shows, but at a certain point I lose my patience. And I arrived there this evening. I can’t remember a time where Cami or Klaus were ever quite so honest about their feelings about each other, and it almost seems like the writers are taking this too far now. There has to be something there to begin with in order for the audience to be invested in their relationship. And we’ve been given very little more than sexual tension and flirting for two seasons now. At some point that’s not going to be enough to sustain my interest in their relationship.
Remember when I said repeatedly that this body jumping was getting old? Well none of that has changed. It doesn’t matter that we’re only jumping one character these days, its a story that has gotten tired. I’m assuming that this episode was Claire Holt’s goodbye to her character Rebekah, as she passed the torch to Maisie Richardson-Sellers in a touching moment where Rebekah was finally given the choice to live how she wanted. Given the choice between the vampire body she’s had for a thousand years, which has denied her the opportunity for a family she has always wanted, and the human witch body that gives her the chance to have children and keep her promise to Kol (an unseen Daniel Sharman), Rebekah chose to be a witch for awhile. I’m sad to see Holt go, but Richardson-Sellers has really been holding her own as Rebekah so I just hope she sticks with this body for awhile.
- Freya (Riley Voelkel) learned from the all powerful witch. How hard is it for her to whip together a spell to turn the werewolves back in to humans? Can’t be that difficult right? Its won’t even be the first time its been done this year?! No sweat. I’m not too worried about them for next season.
- Well poor Davina (Danielle Campbell) can’t catch a break. Every time she turns around, someone is tricking her or using her in some way. She finally got the power to bring Kol back, and got tricked. I’m assuming she’s going to be a force to be reckoned with next season. I’m hoping that means Vincent will be sticking around to teach her, because I don’t think the nine covens are going to sit around idly for too long while their regent just uses their power to carry out a vendetta.
- I was wondering how they would deal with the Kol character being brought back. But Davina answered my question when she said how weird it would be to see Kol in his original body. Daniel Sharman is filming a new pilot so I’m guessing that if Kol is brought back next season (and I have no doubt that he will be), it will be the original Kol, Nathaniel Buzolic, that would return instead of the latest iteration.
- I like seeing the softer side of Klaus. So the bedtime story to his adorable baby at the end was a nice way to end the season after we’ve seen him go on a murderous rampage in an effort to get revenge and kill his enemy.
What did you think of the finale? Did you like the season as a whole? What do you think season three will bring for the original siblings? Sound off below!
The Originals will return in the fall on the CW.