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The Originals- A Closer Walk With Thee (1×20)



“Our daughter should be raised by her parents in her family home.”

Can you believe that we only have three more episodes left until the season finale… AND so many unanswered questions? Plus, the producers are introducing a new storyline, which may or may not be setting up for a TVD/ Originals crossover episodes. After all, when the Other Side implodes, everyone is involved– from Mystic Falls to New Orleans.

The Other Side Crumbling/ Mikeal getting WAY to much screen time.

The other side imploding means the spirits of the dead are making their way back to finish some unfinished business before being sucked into the black hole of nothingness. We begin this episode with a rather disturbing nightmare. Klaus thinks he’s walking into the funeral for Kieran. When he opens the casket, he sees his newborn baby. But before he’s even able to pick the daughter up, his father appears and stakes him from behind. At first Klaus believes that this is just a nightmare revealing his inner turmoils of becoming just like his father and failing his soon-to-be born baby. An introspection of who he is as a person and how his father treated him to make him the way he is. It’s refreshing to see Klaus finally acknowledge that he will be a daddy. It’s even better that he’s totally freaking out about it! Klaus of all people! Father hood really can change some people I guess. When he mentions the dreams to Elijah, they quickly realize this isn’t Klaus’ subconscious. Elijah’s been seeing his father in very real-like dreams. Genevieve does some digging (who knew she could still be trusted), while Klaus calls his trusted Bennett witch in Mystic Falls to find out that their father is communicating with them from the dead in an attempt to ruin their lives before his final/permanent death. Mikeal really, REALLY, hates his sons. While I enjoy seeing Klaus totally afraid of someone bigger, stronger and more evil than he is, I’m really annoyed of Mikeal. His character is so pathetic to me and bringing him back seems so forced. We’ve been there and done the hating Klaus thing. Also, why is he the only one coming back? Don’t you think Kol would have paid his bro’s a visit?


Witches- Monique’s the devil! 

There’s a lot going on with the witch faction lately– a lot of personalities that are doing more bad than good. After Genevieve contacted the witches, she was informed that before she sacrificed herself and completed the harvest she had one more mission– to kill Klaus and Hayley’s baby. Monique got wind of it and figured that since Genevieve was so involved with the vampires, she wouldn’t have it in her to kill the baby thus taking the mission upon herself. Obviously, Hayley would never suspect that Monique would have it out for her. The young witch decided to do some voo-doo on mama wolf and baby, resulting in Hayley’s collapse during Kieran’s funeral parade. Genevieve was on site to help the Michealson brother’s bring a not-breathing Hayley back to life. While she tried some potion with chamomile (and yes, I could be a witch too if all it took was a spell with chamomile) she has a vision that showed her Monique chanting with a voo-doo doll. She knew exactly what she had to do to save the mother-to-be. Meanwhile, Hayley awoke in her trance-like state only to confront Klaus’s evil father Mikeal. He was adamant at killing her and her unborn baby, stating that her filthy werewolf blood mixed with his monster son’s blood would produce an evil, unwanted filthy baby. Hayley realized that if she was actually dead, Micheal wouldn’t be trying to kill her, so she fought back and defeated the evil dead vampire and coming back to life. Once again, Hayley and baby were put in a life-threatening situation and survived. Did you see how worried Elijah got about Hayley & co.?? Wasn’t it the cutest thing in the world. Klaus angrily shouted that he wouldn’t lose this baby, but Elijah interfered explaining he wouldn’t lose both of them! Aww.

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This episode, while having many story-arc, was surrounding the fact that little baby wolf is about to be born! Klaus struggled with his fears of being a bad father. Meanwhile, Hayley came face-to-face with death and decided to move into the Michealson house in order to stay safe. But she also wondered what would happen after the baby arrived? Her and Klaus are obviously not in love. So what happens once the baby is out? Will Klaus still care for her and protect her? She worried that he would take her baby from her and send her back to the bayou. The way this episode was constructed was brilliant because while Mikheal told Hayley how horrible Klaus was, she saw the good in him.  Klaus revealed something he’s been working on for awhile– a nursery for their daughter, putting Hayley’s fears to rest. He hoped that after the birth Hayley would live with them and they could all be a happy family, raising their child together. Putting the British accent aside, I literally died and was taken to heaven by the angels at this moment. How super-adorable-cute!!! Swoon. Even when choosing the wrong man, she still chose semi-right. Now they + Elijah can all live in the house together and be a modern vampire family!

That Kiss!

Moments in that nursery just kept getting sweeter and sweeter. Elijah came to check up on Hayley after her tough day and admitted that he had never been so scared for someone in his life. And that’s saying a lot for an original vampire whose lost a lot of people. But before he walked away, Hayley FINALLY made the move and planted a big ole’ smackaroo on him. It was perfect. It was breathtaking. It was meant to be!!! I admit, I squealed in sheer joy when this happened, but couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed in Elijah. I get that he’s a proper gentleman,  but that kiss was long overdue. Than at the perfect moment, after he confessed his fear of losing her, he still didn’t get the balls to make a move. That’s not being a gentleman anymore, that’s being the big P word! Man up and kiss the woman of your dreams before you lose her…. again. Hopefully, Hayley breaking the ice means that a lot more of that is going to be happening.

"A Closer Walk with Thee"

Cami dealing with Kieran’s death

Most of the episode surrounded Kieran’s funeral; his wake a huge Irish party celebrating his life, and his funeral a parade down the French Quarter. Vampires, wolves, witches in full attendance. Apparently, when someone from the community dies, you put aside your differences in an attempt to be neutral and mourn the loss of a life- no matter if you put a hex on it. But this day of peace wasn’t going to last long. Francesca cornered Cami in a room and questioned her about the whereabouts of Kieran’s key. When she told Marcel, he confessed that he had Josh steal the key from his neck in order to protect her. Cami flipped out, as usual. I’m getting really sick of her constantly getting upset at people over things she shouldn’t be. Plus that face! Does it ever change?!?! Marcel obviously did this to protect you since you are a weak and vulnerable human with no means of protecting yourself. Why can’t you realize that?  Cheer up buttercup! You now hold the key to the city. The key sure is important because it’s powerful as heck! It basically has the ability to control any supernatural creature if they get out of line. Imagine how bad that would be if it got into the wrong hands!!! Cami and Marcel found the object the key opened– Sean’s tomb, but than to get to the “spell” or whatever, you had to be able to crack the code. Surprisingly, Cami could read the code, but she wouldn’t tell Marcel what is was as it was way too important for him to know. I’m sure that the fight for this key is going to have a lot to do with season two, especially with Francesca trying to get her grimy human hands on it.

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While dealing with his insecurities and fears of being a dad, Klaus realized he already raised one boy– Marcel. Although these two were now feuding and declaring war on each other, there was a time when Klaus was like a father to Marcel. Cue the flashbacks! Ah, how I love flashback moments! A young Marcel was being treated like a slave by his white father, when Klaus commanded that he release the boy to him. He saved Marcel’s life. In another flashback, we see Marcel try to stand up for his people when their being mistreated but his father doesn’t budge. He goes to help them and his father shoots him in the back. Marcel begs Klaus to turn him so he can be with his chosen family forever… Klaus does. It’s interesting to see that Klaus isn’t the only one with daddy issues. But when Klaus confronts Marcel in present day, he wonders how someone who also experienced daddy issues could have called Mikeal to New Orleans back in the day. “Have I failed you,” Klaus wonders. Marcel assures him that he didn’t fail him. Instead he raised him to be the man that will fight for what’s right… and he’ll do it to his death. This makes Klaus smile. Even though Marcel is referring to fighting with him, he realizes he did alright by this boy. Maybe the scars run deep, but he raised this leader. This fine young man! To me, it seems rather foolish that these two don’t just hug it out but continue working against each other. It’s like war in our world. It’s pointless; people fighting for the same reason. And what is the reason? Pride? The town? Just join forces and become the super power vampires to win against the wolves and witches. I mean it only makes sense! Just imagine how much stronger these two would be if they just had a united front!

A Closer Walk with TheeOther Thoughts

– When Hayley confronted Francesca about being the one who sent the hit on the wolves, she denied it explaining if she wanted to hurt the wolves, Hayley would have been her target. And she never misses. But, it was her right? No other supernatural creature would sacrifice themselves like that. Only a possessed human, or a human with a really large debt to pay. Don’t try to threaten my little wolf lady!

– Genevieve actually helped save Hayley and her baby. She confronted Monique and bitched at her for being stupid. Apparently the baby was part witch, so in order for the ancestors to complete the harvest and get the full power, the baby actually had to be born? Is that true? How could their daughter be part witch if none of them are? I thought the way to complete the harvest was for Genevieve to sacrifice herself? Did she just say this to stop Monique from doing something stupid? I think so. Genevieve than went to pray to the ancestors to not make her kill this baby. Unfortunately, the ancestors weren’t feeling her plea to help out the vampires and gave her a massive nose/face bleed, while she begged for them to stop. “I’ll do it. I’ll do anything you ask me too.”

– Also, what about the arrangement between Genevieve and Elijah? He asked her to create a moonlight ring for Hayley because apparently after she has the baby she’s going to turn. Genevieve agreed but after her encounter with the ancestors will she go through with it? How badly does she want the Michealson grimoire?

–  The cliffhanger of the night- Mikeal appearing to Davina!!! Missing Tim, her vampire boyfriend, she decided to do a seance and bring him back from the dead. Well, the seance worked, except Tim didn’t show up… Mikeal did. And he didn’t just show up without an agenda. He explained that her human Tim had passed on, but he came because he needed her witchy help.  Apparently, there is a way to bring him back to life and Davina’s powerful enough to complete that spell. He’s given her incentive; Klaus killed her boyfriend. But will she go through with it? If the Other Side doesn’t get back to normal soon (or completely seize to exist) she might not have a choice. We’ve seen what dead Mikeal can do. It’s scarrry!!


– Klaus: Seems rather uncivilized . People laugh and dance around the body of their loved one.

– Elijah: Yes, far better a practice than your profess of grief Niklaus: denial, rage and hoarding coffins in basements.

– Elijah: I will warn you Hayley, Niklaus is in a specifically foul mood today.



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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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