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The Originals- An Unblinking Death (1×19)

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Bombs away!!!! Things were literally exploding all over New Orleans this week as the wolves got attacked, and Father Kieran suffered an untimely death. A war is brewing between the witches, vampires, wolves and apparently, the humans!

originalsWe started off the gloom and doom episode with Father Kieran suffering from some major hallucinations thanks to the witches hex. Things were looking pretty grim, but Cami didn’t want to give up the belief that under all that crazy was her uncle… somewhere. She called in a home doctor who was ordered to give Kieran electric shock therapy in hopes to reverse the hex. The whole thing was doomed for failure and really brutal. Even Klaus couldn’t watch it happen and had to tell Cami to stop before she killed her uncle. No matter what she did, the hex was powerful. It was time to come to terms with the fact Kieran was going to die. Thankfully, Klaus stood by Cami through the whole thing. Even when his baby momma called for back-up because things were getting pretty insane at the bayou.

Elijah was pretty upset with his brother for conspiring with the wolves and hid his mothers grimoir far from Klaus, just in case the deal with the wolves was the opposite of peaceful. He headed over to the bayou while Hayley was getting birthing lessons from Eve. You know, apparently birthing a werewolf-hybrid baby is totally different from a normal one and can’t be done in the hospital but must be done with a mid-wife. Poor Hayley. While Elijah was trying to talk with Jackson and Oliver, they were interrupted by a suicide bomber, which Elijah foresaw happening. He’s got some psychic aspect to him for sure. The aftermath of the bombing was pretty brutal to the inhabitants of the bayou. Hayley, on the other hand, seemed to be unscathed and after seeing how upset Oliver got with the “vampires” that sent the bomber, she took matters into her own hands. There’s obviously only one person who could have been behind this, she thought… Marcel!

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Unfortunately, Marcel was a dead end (like expected). She came for revenge but instead got some light shed on her family history. Turns out Marcel knew her whole family– and he knew this whole time who she was. He placed the curse on her family because their crescent wolf pack tried to take over the city and he didn’t want to kill all of them. That’s when he saved little baby Hayley from her crib. Instead of using her since she was the last Laboinair, he gave her to Kieran and gave her a fresh start. I’m not sure if I just don’t get it but what does her being the last Laboinair have to do with power? What good would she have done for Marcel? He admitted that he wasn’t responsible for the bombings, but he would help her leave town and get a fresh start if she wanted it. Hayley’s response was obviously no. This was her hometown too and she was going to fight for it. For her wolves. She left with a bit of useful advice; the bomber was in debt to the casino owners of New Orleans. A pack of powerful humans, and we know humans that Elijah is in cahoots with. It’s only a matter of time before Hayley makes the connection.

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As Elijah stayed at the bayou to tend to the wounds, he realized that it wasn’t over- bombs were planted all over the bayou and when they exploded the severely hurt everyone. It was a massacre of the wolves. Eve, Hayley’s guide, was trampled by one of the motor homes. When Hayley returned to the camp, she saw the aftermath of the bombings and found out that Eve had died. Unfortunately, no one knows how Eve died. She definitely could have lived. Elijah could have turned her, but obviously the thought of one of their own becoming a vampire was disgusting to the wolves. She could have activated her wolf-gene. But instead, she found out that Oliver was actually behind the bombings. He made an allegiance with the humans but didn’t agree to everything that had happened. “You stupid boy,” she said when she realized what the wolves would do to him when they found out. Oliver made sure they didn’t by suffocating her with a pillow. I was in shock!!! Not that I really care for any of the wolf characters, but there was something so peaceful and serene about Eve. And she definitely didn’t deserve to die like that. I can’t stand Oliver. He needs to be put on a lease and tamed. Down wolf, down!! The hell that will unleash when Hayley finds out the truth about Eve’s death will be priceless!!! I guess trusting the vampires has proven to be more beneficial than trusting the people who are suppose to be “family”. (Hey Klaus, take a lesson here!) Oliver, saw the day’s disastrous events as an opportunity to declare war on the vampire faction and become their new leader.

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Meanwhile, Kieran was beginning to get out of control. Even Josh’s funny comments didn’t make the situation any less intense. When the priest bit off his finger, that was the last straw. Klaus ordered that the doctor sedate Kieran, before he fed him his blood and turned him. It was Cami’s cry for help, who didn’t want her uncle to die without saying goodbye. When Kieran awoke, it seemed that the hex was done with. But obviously, a man of such holy stature would never accept that he was already dead and now a monster, inhabited by the devil. He chose not to feed and not to turn, but rather say goodbye to his niece and die praying. The scene between them was pretty emotional, even though I never cared much for Kieran. I felt bad for Cami, who came to New Orleans and pretty much lost everything upon arrival. At least she got a proper goodbye….. or did she? Things don’t just dissapear, especially not hexes. He was seeing ghosts of Bastiana and his dead nephew, which were telling him to go kill Cami. He licked her blood, turned and than dragged her through the church. Thankfully, Klaus came just in time to save the day and Cami’s life!! All hail savior Klaus.

Klaus did something noble. Something for the greater good. It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. After Kieran’s death, Cami was having a hard time dealing. Despite his good actions that day, she awoke in the night calling for Marcel. He pardoned Marcel’s exile temporarily to soothe Cami’s broken heart. It was really the cutest thing ever!!! Marcel also thanked Josh for stealing Kieran’s key which he mentioned was something that everyone would be fighting over now that he was gone. But why? Kieran told Cami that she needed to find that key because it was very important to their family heritage. Once again, why? What does that key symbolize? And does Marcel want in in order to protect Cami or for his own gains?

An Unblinking Death

Klaus and Elijah had their own weapon though; the grimoire. While Elijah wasn’t happy that his peace treaty didn’t mean much, he did acknowledge that if a far was brewing, he wanted to be on Klaus’s team. “To our victory brother,” Elijah toasted. To our victory boys!!!

Other Thoughts

– Josh is hilarious. And its not the usual, bad-guy/hot-guy funny. He’s like genuinely funny.

-Spiders are not okay Originals. Ever. That close up shot had my scene crawling for a good half hour.

– Elijah looks good in a suit PERIOD. He looks even better in a ruffled, torn up suit with some smog to accentuate those cheekbones. Swoon.

– Hayley is one strong mama! Every week she’s thrown and shoved around but she still stands strong. Also did you see those first aid skills? Apparently being on your own at 13 can teach a girl some legit survival tips.

– Why did the witches want Kieran to kill Cami? Or make one last sacrifice?

– What do the humans want with the wolves? Why do they want to start war?

– With Marcel back in town and secretly leading the vampires, will Elijah and Klaus have to make peace with their old friend for the sake of winning the battle?


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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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