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The Originals – I Hear You Knocking (4×05)

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So… about that Hollow problem.

The evil that is the Hollow inhabited both Marcel and Klaus and pinned them against each other, hoping they would succumb and it would be able to draw powers from them. I mean, the power of an Original and the power of the King of New Orleans is unlike any other.

You’d think turning Marcel and Klaus against each other doesn’t take much – they basically already hate each other. Yet the Hollow tries to amp up their hate, using some of their darkest fears against them. Klaus is being haunted by memories of his father, who keeps telling him that he’s basically not good enough and to weak to get rid of their biggest problem: Marcel.

At first Klaus is unaffected by whatever Mikeal says but when he tells him that one day, Hope will loathe him the same way he loathes his father, Klaus gives in and goes on a killing spree. The visions make him think he’s killing Mikeal but he soon realizes it was just random people and the taunts him further by saying next time, they might be his family or his daughter. That’s one way to get Klaus’s attention.

Marcel is going through the same motions except his visions are of Elijah and Klaus, both trying to convince him to kill the Mikealsons. Not sure how much sense that really makes but let’s go with it. Desperate, Marcel turns to GF Sofya for some help after realizing that the orb has pretty much latched onto him. Things get even worse when he tries to kill her thinking it’s one of the brother. She then reaches out to Dominic, a witch she trusts. He tells them that the Hollow was basically trapped between two worlds after Vincent woke the beast. Seriously Vincent, thanks a lot.

Dominic’s solution is to bury some “magic” beads at the root of the power aka the house where one of the Hollow’s minions tried to murder a bunch of children. Yep, no biggie. Marcel gets to the house and runs into Klaus, who is ready to kill Marcel after getting the okay from Freya. As a fight breaks out between the two, Elijah and Freya arrive to help them out. Klaus overcomes the Hollow’s temptation and resorts to temporarily killing Marcel by snapping his neck.

When the blue light realizes that it cannot control or break these two men, who despite harboring a lot of hatred towards each other, also love each other deeply, it turns into black smoke with glowing eyes. I’m as lost as you are here about what this mystical entity is. Freya however seems to know that screaming “Leave my family alone” will do the trick and scare the bad away… at least temporarily.

While all of this is happening, Hope is at the bayou with Mary where she’s safe from all the insanity that is her family. Mary welcomes Hayley with open arms but reminds her of the strict no vampires policy, regardless of how handsome Elijah is. It’s a good thing they have Mary because it seems like she’s deal with the blue orb before and it links back to Hayley’s parents. She hands her a notebook that belong to them that had a picture of the same serpent sigil that Hope’s been drawing.

After reading the journal, Hayley is convinced that this same evil that latched onto Klaus and Marcel also controlled Mary’s husband into killing her parents. I guess that would make sense why this thing latched onto Hope and then the Mikealson’s. It’s feeding on family history.

Freya has been trying to surpress her obvious feelings for Keelin in order to save her family. Aside from trying to get rid of the Hollow, she’s also pretty proud of her latest creation – a weapon to destroy Marcel if he were ever to come for her family. But the sexual tension between the ladies is pretty ridiculous and it’s kind of nice to see Freya let her guard down and connect with someone that isn’t a witch or a family member on a deeper level. However, I’ve heard some people express their distate with the whole “Stockholm Syndrome” part of it, which is that Keelin is developing feelings for her captor. The Originals, like TVD, has never been one for healthy relationships and really, what can we expect from a family of serial killers?

Klaus might have spared Marcel’s life, only because the Hollow wanted him dead, but he’s still in the mood for some revenge. Marcel is now a prisoner in the same dungeon where Klaus spent the past 5 years, oh how the tables have turned. Elijah rants about how he’s seen Klaus change, especially when his daughter is around but Marcel doesn’t buy it. That’s really none of Elijah’s concern though because he believes Marcel is his brother’s redemption and his weakness. And if he does anything to get in the way of that redemption, well, let’s say Elijah will have no problem roughing him up. His candor is refreshing as the fact that he’s fiercely protective till the very end.

But all is not lost for dear Marcel – he still has one ally in this town and that’s Sofya. We see her confront Dominic back at that abandoned house and she’s pissed because he didn’t keep up his end of the bargain which was to kill Klaus. Dominic admits he may have failed in that regard but the good news is that some of Marcel’s blood sprouted a vine with thorns that can be used to kill an Original. How is that possible? I guess the Hollow accepts gifts and grants wishes…

Thoughts on the episode? Do you think Dominic is responsible for the Hollow’s return? Is Hayley’s family somehow connected? Will Elijah ever actually ditch the suit for a nice muscle tee and jeans? BRB – drooling.


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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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