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The Originals – The Feast of all the Sinners (4×13)

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Just as tragically as the Mikealson’s arrived in New Orleans, just as tragically they left.

In the season finale, although let’s be honest, it felt more like a series finale, the Original siblings made the biggest sacrifice of all in the name of family, finally putting an end to the thousand-year-old promise of “always and forever.”

With the Hollow growing stronger in Hope’s body and racking up followers, the cities most powerful family knows that they have to save their little girl. Vincent realizes that the only way to defeat this evil is to separate it into four parts, each inhabiting the body of an undead vampire with blood ties to Hope. Translation? Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah and Kol have to accept their fate and go their separate ways, never seeing each other or Hope again as to not give the Hollow power to take over her body again.

With barely any time left and Kol not picking up his phone, Vincent offers an alternative – putting the 4th piece of the Hollow into Hayley. Freya knows she can’t let another little girl grow up without a mother like she did so with Keelin’s blessing, decides to turn and be the 4th sacrifice but Kol shows up in the knick of time. His whole “thing” is always to be very last minute so it’s nice to see him stay in character, even when the fate of New Orleans is at stake.

Marcel and Sofiya aligned with the right side this time, helping the Mikealson’s steal back Hope’s body by pretending to call a “truce.”  Then the most glorious moment – Klaus used one of Cami’s dark objects to trap her followers while Elijah lit them up in flames. I don’t think it’s normal for someone to enjoy Klaus and Elijah’s cold-blooded murders this much but they had it coming. Klaus knows that Elijah’s weakness is his devotion to his brother so he asks him to promise not to come for him when he goes off the rails, which will inevitably happen without the moral support. Elijah nods knowing that too much is at stake for his moral compass to screw things up.

Before they could complete the spell, it was time for goodbyes and apologies. Klaus knew that Elijah’s weakness was his devotion to his brother so he made him promise not to come to his rescue when he went off the rails, which will inevitably happen without the moral support.

Despite the support for Elijah and Hayley, he finally realized that they were always “doomed.” He could never be the man she wanted him to be and even though she too has done horrible things, she wanted better for Hope… a fresh start. That isn’t him because he can never change who he is, he can mask it in suits but his killer instinct, the one she has in the pendant, is there. Sometimes love doesn’t equate destiny.

The most touching goodbye came from Klaus, who confronted Marcellus with an emotional apology. “I failed you,” he admitted to the man he always called son. Seeing Klaus so vulnerable really put the severity of the situation in perspective but also reiterated how important his journey has been. He was never able to be the father to Marcel because he didn’t have that example from his dad. With Hope, he’s become a better man, a man that wants to be her hero and that will sacrifice everything for her. We’ve come a long way.

And yet, despite all these realizations, Elijah pointed out that this one good act does not erase all the evil and heinous acts they’ve committed in the past. That being said, they did finally choose to do the right thing mainly because they had no other option. This time, they couldn’t sacrifice someone else, someone less valuable than family. And it was a hard lesson to learn but one that was necessary. It didn’t negate everything they did for the past 100 years, which is why they accepted their fate knowing it was about time they paid up.

When the goodbyes were said and done, Vincent completed the spell and the siblings scattered. They didn’t just have to leave the same room, they needed to leave New Orleans to silence the Hollow’s whispers. It’s hard for everyone but mainly Klaus, who knows he won’t ever see his baby girl again. The moment is powerful as she wakes up from her slumber screaming “dad” as he runs off into the unknown.

Rebekah ends up in New York and much to her surprise, Marcel follows her there. She begins to tell him how she’s done playing games but after he found out that Klaus only tried to keep them apart because he was jealous they’d stop loving him, he knew that this was their time. He ended things with Sofiya and left New Orleans, finally, to be with her so at least she got a happy ending in the relationship department. Lose a family, gain a lover.

Kol was in California turning a big diamond into an engagement ring for Davina. We already saw them drive off into the sunset but it was nice to see him finally be there for his family ahead of his own agenda for once. It proves that maybe Kol, who has gained some purpose by being a witch, really can change for the better and stay this better version of himself. And really, San Fran doesn’t seem as morbid as New Orleans for Davina right?

Elijah quite possible had the most tragic end of it all but he won’t really remember any of it. Knowing that the Hollow would play on his weakness and try to bring him back to Klaus, he decided to erase all of his memories and have a clean slate. He would finally be “free” from his demons and even though watching Marcel compel him to forget a thousand years of history was unbearable it was poetic at the same time.

Without any recollection of his family, Elijah went off to France where ditched the suits for a button down shirt and began playing piano at some hipster bar. In a way, it seems that Elijah is living the life he was always meant to have if he hadn’t been bothered with all the vampire mumbo jumbo. During one of his sets, he gets an unexpected $100 tip for a stranger – the man is Klaus but once again, Elijah has no idea. As the two lock eyes for a moment, Klaus smiles, knowing his brother is finally free from the burdens of saving him from his mistakes. He probably shouldn’t have been that close as to not tempt the Hollow but he couldn’t move on without checking on his brother, the way Elijah always checked up on him.

And if all of that didn’t make you cry a river, Hayley followed through on her plan and enrolled Hope in Alaric and Caroline’s school for supernatural children in Mystic Falls. Here, Hope would get the proper education and learn to use her magic wisely. Not to mention she’d have friends who were going through the same thing she was so she wouldn’t feel like an outsider. I don’t know about you but I really hoped that we would get to see her chatting with Lizzie and Josie. They’re obviously going to be best friends right? This also gives the possibility of yet another Originals spinoff the platform to do so. If there is to be a show focused solely on teenage Hope than it would allow Klaus and Caroline to finally be together.

That, however, would require Vincent’s spell to be reversed so that Klaus and Hope could be together again. This finale was written as a possible series finale, with the writers not knowing if they would be renewed for a 5th season, but with a secured renewal, they have to find a way to bring all the siblings back together again right?

If it were up to me, I would say that the time jump would show that the siblings lived a good chunk of time separated and finally came to terms of being “alone.” This would also offer up Elijah a more direct storyline not involving him playing second fiddle to Klaus or Hayley. Now that he’s forgotten all about them, he’s clearly started a new life, which means he’ll eventually fall in love again right? And coming back for a 5th season with Elijah in love with another woman when he finally gets all his memories back? That’s what I call good TV.

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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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