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The Originals- The Big Uneasy (1×18)

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“One never knows when a powerful witch might come in handy.”

Welcome back to New Orleans. A town that signed a peace treaty, with all parties fully aware that peace in the French Quarter was impossible. I whole heartedly missed the blood shed, the brotherly-rivalry, the secrets and lies and the fawning over a certain pregnant wolf queen!

The Big Uneasy We started off the episode in the best way any Originals episode can start after a hiatus– Klaus painting shirtless as a nude Genevieve laid sprawled on his bed. The two have been getting very close lately, or as Elijah stated, “nauseatingly intimate.” Couldn’t have said it better myself. Their time together was more of a “pact-sealer”; Klaus would provide the witches protection in return for their allegiance. By allegiance he means he needs Genevieve’s help healing a possessed Kieran because he’s totally into Cami but doesn’t want to admit it. Genevieve agreed but hoped that their new leader, Elijah, would allow her to host the annual Feast of the Blessings celebration for the witches- a tradition that was banned under Marcel’s rule. Elijah agreed hesitantly. All hail King Elijah and his godly v-neck.

Klaus continued on with his day, plotting behind his brothers back. Lets not forget he made a deal with the wolves and promised to make them some moonlight rings. He needed Oliver to find him Cary, a descendant from his were-wolf line to explain the type of stone used in the rings his clan possessed. He was also fully contempt with keeping Hayley at the bayou until the birth of his child admitting that she was safer there given she was basically werewolf royalty. “No child of mine will be born in a swamp,” is literally the best Klaus line of the season. Who knew that poor old Hayley would become the next chosen one? Back at the bayou, lines of werewolves were flocking to see Hayley and her baby bump. It was all really odd but I couldn’t help but feel like she was totally digging the attention.

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The witches were busy doing something that resembled yoga…. bad, bad yoga which helped Monique channel the ancestors. They made it perfectly clear that in order to complete the reaping and give the witches ultimate power, Genevieve had to sacrifice herself to return the final harvest girl. While Genevieve didn’t dismiss the idea of a sacrifice she insisted she had to live a little longer to deal with some unfinished business.  No, it wasn’t more funky time with Klaus. Right after their lovely morning, their friendship came to an end when Genevieve asked to see his mothers grimaur and Klaus stated he wouldn’t be played by a witch. Genevieve’s new plan? To steal the spell book and help her coven become so powerful, they’d be forever untouchable by the vampires.  Sleeping with the enemy for the greater good I see? What a sacrifice.

Elijah focused on rounding up the herd for the night’s events. Franscesca agreed to come on behalf of the humans and in place of father Kieran. Diego was thoroughly upset about having to play nice with the enemy, but agreed to attend. When Elijah made his way out to the bayou to invite the wolves, Oliver and Jackson were too eager to play nice and attend. Before leaving, Elijah secretly told Hayley not to trust her new “family members.” Instead of playing it cool, Hayley let the pregnancy hormones get the best of her and demanded to know what was going on. While Oliver was hesitant at telling Haley because of someone “tall, immortal and wearing a pocket scarf”, Jackson felt that it was time they let Hayley in on their deal with Klaus.

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Meanwhile, Marcel continued to get evidence against Klaus and hoped to round up an army and declare was on the originals. With only Thierry in his corner, he tried to convince Diego to join to movement. Even though Diego called Elijah a dick, he admitted he chose the winning side and wouldn’t join Marcel’s fight. Womp, womp. Must suck being outnumbered huh?

The Feast of Blessings was an event to honor the Harvest girls and I guess a good way to attract tourists to the city. Who doesn’t love a little magic right? People of New Orleans brought the witches gifts in exchange for blessings. But after the grand display of earth, wind and fireworks, Genevieve decided not to play nice and teach un-grateful Davina a lesson. What is with these witches being such bullies? You know, Monique mentioned she sacrificed a lot to become a full-fledged witch, but seriously, Davina hasn’t had it easy either. Sure, she sided with the vampires once or twice, or multiple times, but still. Homegirl doesn’t deserve it. While the other two girls were lavished with presents from the werewolves, vampires and humans, Davnia got nothing. Zero. Nada. Zilch! That is until Klaus appeared and totally blew up Genevieve’s plan. He handed Davina a little present, which she politely declined despite the “no blessing will go unanswered” rule, but Klaus was persistant. He pardoned Josh (who he has been trying to kill since like episode one) and handed Davina the package, which contained the spell to create a daylight ring! Yep, brownie points to Klaus for that one. That’s one way to win over the teenage witch after killing her boyfriend.

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Genevieve might be a old and powerful witch, but she’s naive and gullible and it wasn’t hard for Klaus to royally eff-up all of her plans, especially the one to steal the grimaure.   Genevieve sent one of her men to fetch the spell book while Klaus was at the party, but instead, Klaus delivered her a present himself; the severed hands of her messenger. Would Klaus be really so careless as to leave the most powerful book lying around knowing a witch was trying to get her hands on it? I don’t think so missy! This face-off ruined Cami’s chances at saving her uncles life. She made a bold move by approaching Klaus’s lover during the party and gracing her with a present in hopes that she’d remember that her life was also taken to early. She agreed to help Cami, but not after her altercation with Klaus. Kieran would die a painful death and there was nothing anyone could do about it. I have to give it to Klaus for having the balls (excuse my language) to go to Cami and break the news to her. Unfortunately, he didn’t do it because he actually felt bad for ruining any chances of saving her uncle. He went because out of spite, Genevieve told him that Cami had been sleeping with Marcel. And obviously, Klaus got super jealous and super upset and went to make Cami feel like crap for sleeping with someone, while they weren’t together and he was sleeping with someone as well. Typical guy move!!

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But the biggest moment of the night was when Marcel tried to make a point and ended up being the biggest party pooper in the world. He declared war on the originals and unleashed hell on earth by sending a mariachi band of humans to slit their wrists enticing the vampires to feed when the lights went off. It was all very dramatic and Klaus-like. Once the lights came back on, “There will be no peace” was written across the wall. How do you feel about that Elijah??? Well, the fact that in all the commotion a very-pregnant Hayley was knocked over and the fact that someone was challenging his idea of peace really ticked the elder original off. He fled the scene and to Marcel’s to show him who was boss. Poor Thierry was a victim of Elijah’s wrath. Elijah ripped out Thierry’s heart as Marcel watched his best friend die and than utterred, “You live and you die according to my will.” It was cold. It was menacing. It was bad-ass. You go Elijah! Marcel threw a funeral for Thierry, which Josh attended. Apparently, Josh had been working for Marcel the whole time and only attended the party to save Davina and the Harvest girls before everything went down. And to Marcel’s surprise, Diego and the vampires showed up to honor Thierry. Marcel’s dramatic party foul convinced them that they too should be standing up to the originals and trying to get their city back. Theirry’s death was not in vain my friends!

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There was still unfinished business though. Hayley agreed to the pact that Jackson and Oliver made with Klaus but demanded that they never trust Klaus again. Funny coming from the mother of his child right? She also told Elijah of Klaus’s deal with the wolves, which pist him off even more. Klaus tried to use the excuse that the wolves were also his family but Elijah wasn’t hearing any of it. He basically bitched Klaus out for not appreciating the family that’s stood by his side for 1,000 years. Than Klaus tried to bring Hayley into it but Elijah was really fed up at this point. He’d given up hope that him and Hayley could ever be because he’d always put family first. This was one of Elijah’s faults I guess given that his family was Klaus– a man who could never be redeemed. Elijah made his way to the bayou to check up on Hayley, but it was not necessary as the mother-to-be was surrounded by her wolf-family. She was radiating and she even let Jackson touch her belly as the baby kicked. This scene was so heart-breaking because the situation is so messed up. Hayley is having Klaus’s baby, his brother is in love with her and she has feelings for him as well but than there’s Jackson a man that was supposed to be betrothed to her before her parents died. It’s as if they were soulmates. There’s no fighting that is there? When he touched her tummy a part of me died. It seemed like a declaration that she had chosen to raise her baby with the help of Jackson and the wolves and I object! Elijah told Eve not to mention he’d been there and that he just wanted to see Hayley happy. Awww.

But the night was still not over. This town never sleeps remember? The witches were convinced that it was time for Genevieve to sacrifice herself, but suddenly Monique channeled the ancestors again. They were allowing Genevieve to live but only because they had a new agenda. They wanted the witches to kill Hayley and Klaus’s baby. Ok, I totally saw that coming, but I’m still completely intrigued by the potential of this story as I know the writers will make it mind-blowing. While Hayley’s been pregnant for the whole first season, we barely touched upon what a hybrid-vampire-werewolf baby really meant. Especially a baby that was being made from an original vampire and a royal wolf? Will it be evil? Why do the witches want the baby dead? Why are people flocking to see this miracle? I can’t wait to delve into more baby details!!! Ugh, with Rebekah gone, whose going to throw Hayley a shower??

What did you think of this weeks episode? Which team are you on? The wolves, witches, vampires or humans? There’s only five-episodes left before the mind-blowing season finale!

 


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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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