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The Originals: Sanctuary (2×12)

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The Mikealson brothers are hot and all…. but there’s just not enough girl power in the family. That’s all changed with the introduction of Freya– the eldest and quite possibly the most powerful witch in the family.

Rebekah’s Adventures

Rebekah’s time in the insane asylum isn’t going too well. She’s a free spirit… and one that doesn’t take orders from anyone. This is obviously troublesome in an institution that thrives on controlling people. You do the math. She wakes up after having shoved sleeping pills in her mouth and sees a new girl in the house and shows her kindess and compassion the whole time, without even finding out what he r name is! She’s probably too busy planning her escape, hoping to channel Cassie’s magic to break out.Her plan goes awry however, when Cassie betrays her and rallies the witches to attack her. Thankfully, standing up for the new girl came with some perks– she’s actually the powerful witch from the upstairs tomb… and she had been testing Rebekah this whole time to get to know her sisters character. Yes, the powerful witch is actually Freya, the first born. As for Cassie the traitor, well she finally died a painful death. I knew I hated the girl since she was channeling Esther.

Freya breaks them out of the asylum without even lifting a finger, telling Rebekah, she’ll be coming to meet her brothers very soon and Rebekah needs to make sure they’re on their”best behavior.” Talk about family reunion. Freya’s introduction is really exciting but it raises some questions as to Esther’s story about Dahlia. We know Dahlia was super powerful and she took Freya after making a pact with her sister to have each newborn in the family. So how did Freya escape? What’s her story? And does this mean there’s actually hope for Hope? I wonder why she was able to finally wake up now.

Rebekah makes it back home to Klaus and seriously, her bubbly and sarcastic personality was dearly missed! She’s definitely an ally they’ll need to defeat Finn! All hands on deck!

Klaus’s Mission

The big bad hybrid is not happy after finding out that Hayley is participating in some pre-wedding rituals which include telling all of her secrets to Jackson. He goes on a mission to locate his baby momma to talk some sense into her. Obviously, Hayley isn’t having an easy time deciding if she should tell Jackson about Hope, but after a convo with Klaus, she’s certain that this wedding could be the one thing to help save their daughter. With the wolves channeling hybrid power, they would have an additional army protecting their precious baby girl. This is especially important with Finn intent on destroying them all. Klaus isn’t convinced mainly because he has a hard time trusting anyone. He realizes Hayley is stubborn and won’t take any orders from him, so he snaps her neck and decides the best thing to do is kill Jackson.

While his intentions are in the right place, Klaus goes about things the wrong way. I don’t necessarily thing having an army of vampires and hybrids will definitely protect Hope because there’s still the threat of Dahlia. But, the baby girl isn’t safer being cloaked with Cami and Elijah. Another problem with Klaus’s idea is that he’s doing it for the wrong reasons. He doesn’t just want Hayley to keep the secret, he’s scared that Jackson is using her good intentions for his own power grab, which Jackson advises is definitely not true.


Before having her neck snapped, Hayley and Jackson had moment of truth, where Jackson revealed his deepest secret–that his grandfather actually killed her parents. That took a lot of nerve, considering finding out what happened to her family has been very important to her. This convinced Hayley that Jackson was indeed a good guy who would do anything to protect her secret. Her secrets are his secret”. As Klaus tortured and almost killed Jackson, Hayley came to his rescue. If he wanted Jackson dead, he had to go through her. Finally, Klaus gave up on his stubborn wolf and allowed her to have the wedding and save her wolves. But that didn’t come without a threat. He warned, if she betrayed their daughter, he wouldn’t hesitate to kill her. As for his plan…. there’s always time to kill Jackson after the wedding, right?

In the end, Hayley takes a deep breath, sits down and begins, “I want to tell you a story about a beautiful baby girl and the parents that swore they would protect her.” The look on Jackson’s face was pure surprise. When you talk about secrets, you don’t expect to have a “my baby is actually alive” bomb dropped on you.

Finn’s Nonsense

I said this once and I’ll say it again… Finn needs to go. He needs to let it go, move on, find a hobby, whatever. He’s continuing his obsession with Klaus and his secret, holding Marcel hostage. If anyone is to known what Klaus is hiding, it’s the guy who considers him like a “son.” But, unfortunately Marcel proves to be useless. Finn failed to realize that Klaus trusts no one, no matter how close he is to someone. Even Marcel knows that secrets are a weakness and Klaus wouldn’t trust him with anything that could be used against him.

Kol interrupts Finn’s session with Marcel as a distraction, while Davina and Aiden broke into the back room to save Josh and the other vampires being held captive. He gave a good speech about how he was using Davina to create a weapon that can be used to kill Klaus. Finn is on the fence about whether he should trust his brother, but ultimately ends up seeing through the facade. Fed up with Kol’s bull, he decided to give him what he deserves–death. Now Kol has a good 48 hours to say goodbye before he dies  “meaningless and lonely death.” Did I mention how much I hate Finn? Despite Kol’s questionable intentions, he’s a nice addition to the gang. And Davina can’t handle anymore death.

Another bad thing… Kol’s presence helped Finn figure out the big secret. He realized Elijah has been laying low and going through great lengths to stay hidden. That must mean, he has something to hide… or he’s protecting something very important. He asks Marcel to tell him about the death of Klaus’s baby to which he has no reply. Why? Because he was compelled to forget, which means Hope is still alive and Finn is intent on finding her, using Marcel and his vampires. Yeah, I hate him even more now! Leave the poor baby girl alone! What kind of person are you to try to hurt a little child? No wonder his whole family hates him.

 

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Joseph Morgan Reveals If He’d Ever Reprise His Character Klaus Mikealson for ‘Legacies’

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If you’ve been waiting for the day where Klaus Mikealson strolls back into Mystic Falls to pay his daughter, Hope Mikealson, and the Salvatore School — which he helped fund — a visit, well, don’t get your hopes up. 

The first two seasons of Legacies have given us some grade-A guest stars from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals including Aunt Freya (Riley Voekel), Kai Parker (Chris Wood), and Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig).  We even briefly saw Lizzie and Josie Saltzman’s birth mother Josette (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe). 

But as for baddie Klaus Mikealson, the man who brought him to life, Joseph Morgan, doesn’t think he’ll ever reprise his role again.

And turns out, he has a really good reason!

TV Guide caught up with the actor to talk about his Peacock show, Brave New World, and when asked about guest starring on The CW teen drama, he bluntly and rapidly shut down the possibility.

“No never, never. You’re never going to see it.” Morgan said. “You can hold your breath as long as you want. You know why? I have The Originals box set on my shelf, and it’s a beautiful thing because it’s five DVD sets that are a complete story from beginning to end of this guy, Klaus Mikaelson — well, starting back in The Vampire Diaries Season 2. So I just feel like to come back as a ghost or a flashback or something, for me, that journey, that story has ended. That’s the complete story, and it just doesn’t feel right to me to do that.”

As much as we’d like to see Klaus in the flesh again, you have to admit that’s a satisfactory answer. It shows that Morgan cares enough about the character not to reprise him without a purpose or taint his legacy. 

Klaus Mikealson’s story came to a fitting end in the series finale of The Originals when he redeemed himself for the greater good and sacrificed himself alongside his brother Elijah to save his daughter. Since then, Hope has carried on his legacy; his memory lives on as she mentions him pretty often and channels what he taught her to protect her friends and fight off a plethora of demons and monsters. 

Morgan added that he felt like series creator Julie Plec understood where he was coming from. 

“I think Julie [Plec] feels the same. It just feels like it would be strange, like a little forced,” Morgan continued. “Like I’m coming back just so we can see something else of him, but when we see it we go, ‘Ugh, that was it?’ And I don’t want his legacy to be, ‘Ugh.’ I don’t know what the scene could be that it would be exciting enough and epic enough after the journey that he’s had.” 

Morgan may get a pass, but Candace Accola surely doesn’t.  We’d love to see her reprise her role of Caroline Forbes considering she’s raising two daughters with Alaric but has yet to pay them a visit or help out with the school! Don’t let us down, Caroline! 

The fact that she is still alive in the supernatural world and has such close ties to Mystic Falls but yet never comes to visit doesn’t paint her in a great light! 


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The Originals’ Claire Holt Welcomes First Child With Husband Andrew

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Claire Holt Gives Birth

Welcome, James Holt Joblon!

Claire Holt and husband Andrew Joblon welcomed their first child together.

The Originals actress shared a picture of her little man on Instagram writing, “Everything they say is true. There is no love like it.”

In the photo, James is wrapped in a hospital blanket and peacefully sleeping in his momma’s arms.

Pregnancy has been a difficult journey for Holt who suffered a miscarriage and underwent a consequent dilation and curettage procedure just seven months before she became pregnant with James.

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As I inch closer to my due date, I often find myself reflecting on the incredible capacity of the female body. I cannot believe that I’ve created, nourished and housed a little human! It hasn’t been an easy process – I’ve cried many tears and cursed my aching body countless times. However, I have never loved or respected myself more than I do now. This #internationalwomensday is a particularly meaningful one for me. I am truly in awe of all those who have taken the journey of motherhood before me, and I feel so excited to be joining their ranks. I’m also reminded of the incredible strength that women possess, which extends far beyond having children. Every day I see examples of kind women, passionate women, intelligent women, driven women. I am endlessly inspired by ladies I know and love as well as by those I’ve never even met. Thank you to all the women in my life – and to women everywhere – for never ceasing to amaze me.

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In October, she announced her pregnancy writing:

“My heart is bursting. I’m so happy to share with you that we are having a baby! It still doesn’t feel real. These past few months have been filled with excitement, anxiety, tears, joy, uncertainty but most of all gratitude,” she wrote alongside the pregnancy announcement.

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My heart is bursting. I’m so happy to share with you that we are having a baby! It still doesn’t feel real. These past few months have been filled with excitement, anxiety, tears, joy, uncertainty but most of all gratitude. You never forget the deep pain of loss. It dims with time but it informs many of your experiences. Our loss earlier this year was the darkest moment of my life. Yet, it made me infinitely more thankful for the precious baby growing inside me today. I want to take a moment to acknowledge all those struggling with miscarriage, infertility or any of the difficulties that come with bringing new life into the world. I know that these announcements can hurt. I’ve felt it all. My heart is with you and I pray that our story gives you hope. Thank you all so much for your love and support – I can’t wait to share this journey with you.

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She also reflected on the miscarriage writing, “You never forget the deep pain of loss. It dims with time but it informs many of your experiences.”

We’re so happy for Claire and Andrew!

Sending congrats and love to the family!


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Legacies – Mombie Dearest (1×06)

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Legacies Mombie Dearest

Alaric has faced dragons, gargoyles and dryads, but the most threatening and terrifying monster was his late bride.

No, not because Jo herself was scary but because whatever resurrected her was hoping to use human emotion to pry the knife from Ric.

Of course, Ric is a vampire hunter with years of experience under his belt so, despite the jarring visual of his late fiancee standing in front of him in her still-bloody wedding dress, he didn’t fall for it immediately.

I’m proud to say he initially pointed a crossbow at “that thing” before slowly warming up to the idea that maybe it was really Jo.

However, at no point did Ric let his guard down because he knew that eventually, the true monster would come to light.

And boy, the zombie did.

The zombie knew that there was no way it could fool Ric so it latched onto Josie, the twin most interested in connecting with her birth mother on her 16th birthday.

Josie, who is named after Jo, was drawn to her birth mother because as she mentioned, she’s never found much of herself in Caroline.

That isn’t to say that she doesn’t love her mom, but Lizzie has always been more like Caroline, which us OG TVD fans can attest to.

Thankfully, we also know that Caroline grew out of the insecure, mean-girl shenanigans so there’s hope for Lizzie. More on that later.

Sadly, Jo’s bonding time with her mother ended with her getting buried alive. Not ideal by any means, but at least her friends Penelope, Hope and M.J all came to the rescue.

They fought through what looked like an episode of The Walking Dead before M.J could hear Josie’s screams and dig her up.

Thankfully, she was wearing Hope’s necklace, one that makes quiet things loud.

It’s poetic actually to see how many people want to help Josie free herself from Lizzie’s shadow.

Despite Penelope’s toxic attitude, she really does have Josie’s best interests at heart and seeing how she almost lost her, the two reconnected romantically.

What does that mean for Rafael?

As for Lizzie, she needs a major attitude adjustment.

Yes, seeing your birth mother in the flesh may come as a surprise but her hostility was not necessary.

Admittedly, she was being protective in order not to get hurt, but there’s nothing to blame or hate your “bio mom” for. It’s not like she wanted to die and never be a part of your life!

Secondly, everyone is right — she’s a terrible sister.

Lizzie takes Josie for granted which was more noticeable on this episode than ever before.

Her only priority is herself; she wanted to get the guy, she wanted to be happy, and Josie was only deserving of the “consolation prize.”

She didn’t even notice Josie was missing from the party until Rafael hurt her by telling her that he wasn’t interested in a relationship with her despite their hook-up from the previous night.

And only after she felt hurt did she even notice her sister never showed up to the party!

With the Gemini Curse creeping up on them on their 22 birthday, these two really have to find some common ground otherwise Josie doesn’t stand a chance next to the dominant twin.

I know Penelope wanted to prove to MJ that Lizzie was a terrible person but until Rafael showed up, it seems like she was really going to give MJ a chance.

Unfortunately, it’s because of girls like her that the good guys never win. MJ was so smitten with her, he knew everything about her down to her favorite song yet she still chose the “good looks” over the guy who went above and beyond to treat her like a princess.

Now that Rafael was honest with her, she’ll likely pursue MJ, but I sincerely hope he treats her the same way she’s been treating him.

Thank u, next!

I’m glad Rafael had a heart-to-heart with Hope and admitted that he wasn’t completely over his girlfriend’s death.

It was a bit concerning that he just fell for Josie instead of mourning his girlfriend. However, his hook-up with Lizzie and his desire to “be there” for her now makes more sense.

He’s trying to ease his guilt.

Their friendship is surprising but when Landon’s personal life comes into play, specifically his connection to the knife, Rafael will be a good contact for Hope.

You could probably tell from my reviews that I haven’t really been too keen on Legacies. I just couldn’t get into it because it was lacking the magic that both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals had.

They say it usually takes about four full episodes to really fall in love with a show. Mombie Dearest was the one that changed things for me.

It’s the most fun I’ve had watching an episode which I think mainly stems from the fact that it evoked so many of the emotions I’ve felt while watching the Vampire Diaries.

I was crying the same way I used to back in season one.

It could be because there were so many references to the sister shows — Jo, Caroline, the curse, Stefan Salvatore, the debutant ball, Hope’s aunt — but this episode just had the Mystic Falls vibe. The friendships are falling into place, the characters are being fleshed out and the main story-arc is promising.

I knew it was impossible for Jo to stay especially because she’s a witch who believes in the natural order of things, but I so hoped they’d find a way to keep her around.

It would have added so much to the show.

It was also hard to say goodbye to her again. I can’t imagine having to do that shortly after meeting your biological mom, but at least Josie and Lizzie got the opportunity.

As for Ric, it was definitely heartbreaking to see him lose Jo again, but the moment provided the closure he never had. After sixteen years, he was able to let her go knowing she was in a better place.

And I’m obviously still holding out for Caroline’s return. She’s bound to make a few visits considering, as we predicted, she’s traveling the world in hopes of finding the cure to break the Gemini Curse.

I wonder when they’ll tell the twins about that.

And if the knife possibly has something to do with it!

What are your thought on “Mombie Dearest?” Are you Team Josie or Team Lizzie?


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