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The Originals- The Battle of New Orleans (1×21)



Well, that was bloody brutal. The war for the French Quarter took an unexpected turn this week. The result was pretty messy! And truthfully, Klaus is completely to blame for not seeing any of it coming.

klaus-with-a-blood-mouthKlaus has been deep on his “make moon-light rings for the wolf faction” kick and Marcel was totally onto him. As it turns out, Marcel was the one who initiated the bombing on the bayou, with Francesca’s help. He wanted to declare war on the wolves. When he found out that the wolves were bringing in special rocks to make the rings, he took them as his bait, knowing they would grab the attention of both Michealson brother’s who needed to save them as part of their loyalty to Hayley.

Klaus needed to find where Marcel was hiding out. Word on the street was that Davina’s  been helping Marcel with a cloaking spell. Obviously, Klaus isn’t Davina’s favorite person and the only way to get her to talk is by threatening to most important person to her; Josh. Poor Josh, always getting caught up in some hostage bologna! In order to save Josh from his newly acquired werewolf bite, Davina had to tell Klaus where Marcel was hiding out. When Klaus finally arrived at the destination to save Jackson, the place was filled with bombs and grenades. Thankfully, Elijah was able to save Jackson and no one was hurt. The rocks on the other hand. They were completely gone!

elijah-and-klaus-121Never fear, Klaus always has a plan B! Francesca (who represents the human faction) had a spare of that precise rock and was willing to deliver, as long as she could make alliances with the winning team. She let Klaus know that Marcel was planning his big attack on them. Vampires vs. vampires. Seems pretty silly to me, fighting your own people and all.  Hayley, whose always been pretty skeptical of Francesca, was appalled that Klaus would actually trust her… and she was right to do so. Didn’t it seem odd to anyone that she just had this special stone lying around? Or that as a human she’s so involved and so not afraid of anyone? Those seem like huge red flags to me!

Of course, Klaus was too busy and too self absorbed to see the red flags. He was trying to sweet talk Genevieve into making the moonlight rings not only for Hayley, but for all of his werewolf brothers. In return he promised her freedom and that she would never fear anyone or anything again. In all honesty, it’s kind of sad to watch Klaus walk around like he’s all big and mighty when all these people are conspiring against him, with their own agendas and he’s too blind to see it. What does Genevieve need protection from? She’s suppose to sacrifice herself anyways for the Harvest girls. And she needs to kill the baby in order to get the magic for her clan. She’s got no interest in anything Klaus has to offer. But she politely obliges, keeping her game under wraps.


Hayley thanks Elijah for saving Jackson and as always, noble Elijah tells her it was no big deal. But to Hayley it is because this whole time, Elijah is saving Hayley’s bethrothed. She explains that per her parent’s wishes, she and Jackson were to get married. Elijah takes the news in stride, which pisses Hayley off. “Can you not be so noble all the time,” she shouts getting upset that instead of fighting for her, Elijah just accepts the fate. He kisses her passionately (and I almost die of excitement) and tells her that she always has the freedom to be with whoever she wants to be. And obviously, he means him! This is probably the only adorable moment throughout this whole episode. At least the lovers had one passionate moment before everything went to the dogs… quite literally.

Marcel begins to rile up his vampire army. Tonight is the night their going to attack the Michealson household and stop Klaus from making the moonlight rings. It seems strange that the vampires would care so much about wolves getting a ring that stops them from turning. Well, with Klaus’s ideas there’s always a catch. This ring doesn’t just stop them from turning. It also is lethal to vampires. One bite from these wolves and a vampire has no chance of surviving. Therefore, if Klaus’s rings come to be, all the vampires are totally screwed and Klaus has the power over the city once again. The vampires march down to Klaus’s place, and a fight ensues. Klaus and Marcel go head-to-head, while Elijah is left battling all the other hundred or so vampires. Talk about an un-fair fight. Meanwhile, Hayley and Francesca are babysitting Genevieve as she tries to complete the spell for the rings with instructions from Klaus’s mothers grimaur.


Klaus takes all his anger out on Marcel and eventually bites him with his lethal hybrid-wolf bite. In his opinion that’s the only way to stop Marcel’s madness. But than something strange happens! Genevieve completes the spell and Klaus begins bleeding from his palms where the witch drew his blood for her spell. He begins getting dizzy and weak. Why? Well, as it turns out Genevieve was never playing for team Klaus, she was playing for team Francesca. And if we all had a hunch that there was something weird about her, well, we were right. She might represent the human faction, but she is no human. She’s actually a guerrera werewolf. Apparently, their not so extinct as everyone thought! She slashes her bodyguards throat, activating her curse and than turns to Hayley and says, “Don’t look so surprised Hayley. I’m just like you.” And just like that she’s off to take back control of her city. Hayley tries to stop Genevieve but is knocked unconscious to the ground with some more voo-doo magic.

In her defense, Cami tried to warn everyone about who Francesca really was, but she was too late. She cracked Kieran’s code and went to the address, where she found a hidden library in a closet. Inside a folder titled ‘For Cami’, she saw Kierans information. He had been tracking Francesca through the decades and realized she’d been alive this whole time because she was one of the wolves. When Cami finally arrived at the quarter, it was a bloody mess. Even the water fountain was spewing blood. All the vampires had been attacked by the wolves lethal bite. Marcel and Elijah were both also bit and weakening, while Klaus was weakened because the wolves were draining his powers and using them to become stronger. All the powerful vampires in the city were now a pawn in evil Francesca’s game!

After wrecking havoc, Francesca goes to the bayou to give Oliver his stone. “A deal is a deal,” she states. He’s pretty upset with her about the bombings in the bayou. He didn’t want anyone dead, he just wanted to rile his people up. Francesca tells him he got what he wanted. They’ve inspired loyalty and now his people are looking towards him as the leader of the pack, not Hayley. “Every revolution requires sacrifice,” she says slyly referring to Hayley’s demise. Oliver hesitantly takes the stone from her.


Meanwhile, Davina is locked up in her room trying to save Josh. Klaus never came to her with the cure as promised and she’s obviously freaking out as Josh is dying. Unfortunately, she’s been in her room all day that she’s totally unaware of what’s happening outside. Klaus didn’t betray her trust, he’s dying along with all the other vampires. In her panicked attempt to save her gay bff, she makes a deal with Michael. If she brings him back from the dead, he will get her Klaus’s blood to save her friend, and he will get the revenge he’s wanted on his son. After all, who in New Orleans doesn’t want Klaus dead. Ah, silly silly Davina. What have you done?!


But the worst was yet to come. Genevieve kidnaps Hayley deeming it time to finally complete the harvest ritual. After all, all the people who would want to save her, were dying. They drag her to St. Anne’s church, where Hayleys doubling over in pain. She’s in labor, caused by Genevieves early spell which caused a placental abruption. They tie her up and explain that her baby is going to be a sacrifice. This scene was truly so hard to watch because Hayley has gone through so much bullshit trying to protect this baby that everyone wants to get their hands on. And now that she’s about to give birth to it, the witches want to kill it and no one is able to help her. The episode ends with Hayley screaming in sheer panic and Klaus hearing his baby momma’s screams for help. Unable to help, he falls to the ground screaming in pure anger. It’s a brutal day in New Orleans for everyone.

What did you think of the episode? Are you excited for the season finale? Thoughts? Let us know!

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



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



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)



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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