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The Originals- The Devil is Damned (2×13)



Can we all say hell yes to this weeks brilliant and devious installment of The Originals! I have to say, this season has been really dry, but all was healed yesterday when Klaus literally proved what the shows been echoing all season long– family is power!

One thing is certain- Finn needs anger management. He’s really got a lot of issues bottled up inside and his need to get to Klaus’s deepest, darkest secret has consumed him. Things weren’t looking too good for him until he got a surprise visit from a very undead sister named Freya. Turns out, Freya isn’t as “good” as we initially thought. I have to say, this really upset me. I really thought the Mikealson clan would have one more ally, but she ended up being the key to helping Finn find Hope. Finding the first born from his generation was really important, considering the curse Esther warned them about. Her sister Dahlia would not stop until she found the first born and that came with consequences to those who knew about her but tried to hide her. Freya was especially familiar with Dahlia, being her first victim. While Dahlia never killed the young girl, she did cast a spell on her which put her into a deep sleep for centuries, only allowing her to wake for a year of life every hundred years. Freya has been “on the run,” much like Beyonce, from the witch however. Teaming up with Finn will probably allow her to break the curse. Unless she’s really lying and just trying to get the scoop from Finn to help Dahlia out. 

Either way, Finn located Hope to everyones dismay. This upset both Klaus and Hayley, who decided that it was time to speed up the wedding to like, right now. Okay fine, next week. Klaus, Rebekah and Kol teamed up this week to finally bring their brother down. Things didn’t start off smoothly however. Kol came to Klaus and Rebekah searching for help. Last week, Finn put Kol under a hex, preventing him from jumping bodies and sentencing him to death. His siblings didn’t believe him because I mean come on, it’s Kol. Klaus figures that the best thing to do is extract the spell Finn did on Kol to use it to kill his brother. Kol is totally against it but Klaus goes for it anyway, finding out that Kol has been working with Davina to create a powerful weapon to kill Klaus. This pisses off Klaus, who aside from Finn, has got the most anger issues in the family.  He tells him he won’t help him break the curse, which in turn, pisses off Kol.

Meanwhile, Finn forces Marcel to go an extract blood from Hayley to do a locator spell and calls up Kol offering to spare his life if he’ll give him some of Klaus’s blood. Marcel agrees, hoping to save some of his vamps. But, like Finn expected, Marcel goes to warn Hayley, who realizes Finn knows about her precious daughter. Kol arrives at Klaus’s and a fight breaks out between the brothers. Kol goes on a rant about how he feels “unloved” and the fight turns into two men literally pouring their feelings out while screaming. Eventually, Klaus admits he loves his bro despite everything and gives him a second chance. He’ll let him in on his biggest secret if he proves to be trustworthy and helps him bring Finn down once and for all. Kol is down for the cause knowing damn well his hex is irreversible and Fin won’t help him not die.

The trio arrives to the bell tower where Finn was to meet him. No ones there and an ancient spell reveals that Finn had already located the baby. All of this “get my their blood” was a distraction while he made his way to the hiding spot. Finn corners Elijah whose been doing some chores and yard work around the house to get his mind off of the “red room” and killing. May I just add that Elijah should get down and dirty more often! He stabs Elijah from both the front and the back and ran off into the house hoping to find Cami and the baby, who thankfully were at the supermarket! 

Meanwhile, Kol started a spell to sever the link between his parents and Finn. This was the only reason he was so strong and Elijah stood no chance against him. Channeling Rebekah proved not to be strong enough, so Klaus sacrificed himself to complete the spell. If enough magic was used, Finn’s power would be overloaded and he would either disintegrate from the inside and die or be weakened. Sure, he could always body jump but Kol made sure if he did so, it would end up 300 miles away from the niece he was protecting. Win. The spell eventually worked just in time as Elijah came back to life. Now, he stood a chance against his heartless brother who would rather sacrifice an innocent baby than stand up to some psychotic witch. After a brief fight came the most powerful scene of all, proving that Elijah is the most badass uncle on the planet. As Finn ranted on about how pathetic Elijah was and how he wasn’t able to fight him because he was pained by the memories of being a monster, Elijah began rubbing his bloody hands together. At first, I couldn’t figure out the purpose, but it soon became very clear. His hands became heated. They were standing in a room full of gas and when he took off his daylight ring, the whole house blew up in flames. But even crazier than Elijah’s noble sacrifice (although duh he can’t die) was that Cami and Hope were on their way home. As they neared the house, Cami’s car died….Two seconds later, the explosion happened and the car turned back on. She looked at that baby with pure horror and amazement, while little Hope just smiled her sweet baby face off. Yes, she’s truly Klaus’s daughter! She sensed trouble and used her “magic” to help Cami. Does this mean that aside from being a hybrid she’s also part witch? Now, that is awesome! 

Momma wolf spent the entire episode working on building the biggest werewolf army to combat Finn and protect her baby.  Although after learning how powerful the infant is, I’m wondering does she really need help? The werewolf army expanded even more when tons of Alpha’s from other werewolf clans surrender their titles so that Jackson would be their alpha and they would also be blessed with the gift of hybrid-ism. I don’t think that’s a word but whatever. See, Klaus had a point. Jackson may love Hayley and want the best for her and Hope, but he’s also getting a lot of power out of this deal, which is why I still don’t trust him. Bonus points for the scene about jumping the broom. Poor Hayley.

What did you think of this weeks episode? Did Finn die in that explosion? Will they save Kol? When will we meet Dahlia and find out Freya’s true intentions? I can’t wait for wedding bells to ring next week, but will the occasion be a happy one? Will Klaus actually harm Jackson as teased in the trailer below? Hayley would never forgive him for that!

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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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