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The Originals- Après Moi, Le Déluge (1×11)



“Kill a demon today. Face the devil tomorrow.”

tbteWe went through a lot of phases on last night’s Originals and I now understand the reason why weather changes every 5 minutes in Chicago. Silly me, I used to think it was mother nature. Now, I’m well aware that it is just a really powerful witch that’s losing her mind.

3t2We experienced our first big death this week as Davina finally sacrificed herself for the harvest. Do I really believe that Davina’s dead for good? Definitely not!! Weirder things have happened, just ask the residents of Mystic Falls. The witches believed they had about two weeks left to complete the harvest, but Davina’s powers were becoming too powerful for her, especially in light of her beau Tim’s death. Klaus really ignited the fire by killing him. But Davina had no choice, she would die either way. Klaus just sped up the process. Would she save and bring to life her other harvest sacrifices, or would she wither away causing total mayhem and destruction on earth. Thankfully, Davina chose the first one, but not before we witnessed all four elements as a result of her distress; a severe earthquake, strong winds, a downpour of rain which led to flooding and lastly, blazing fire!

tbetbSophie’s plan to drain the power from Celeste failed. It seems someone already concentrated her bones. With Elijah in tow, the witch devised a complicated plan that called upon the powers of the most powerful witch in history; Mrs. Michealson.  After the spell was performed on her deceased body, Elijah, Klaus, Hayley, Rebekah and a distraught Marcel, watched as Davina sacrificed herself for the greater good. I mean, if you didn’t shed a tear for the teen witch you have to be soulless. Marcel proved that he was really fighting for Davina since day one, as the two shared a deep and emotional brother/sister moment before her death.  This really explained why Marcel trumps Klaus most of the time.

t3Of course, when you play with death certain things can go horribly wrong. Once the “harvest” was complete, Sophie called upon the elders to reawaken the girls who bravely sacrificed themselves, yet nothing happened. The harvest didn’t work, just like many had assumed before Sophie convinced them otherwise. So what happens now? Well,  the witches lost all their power (just the one witch that’s been left behind.) Marcel lost Davina, and they both lost their upper hand against the witches. Not that they really need it anymore. The question is… why didn’t the harvest work? What happened to all that power? We know the answer, but that’s exactly what the gang whose combined forces is going to try and figure out.

eqg432Unlike the gang, we actually know the answer. Just like promised, we finally met Celeste, who was actually alive the whole time masked as Sophie’s partner in crime Sabine. The reason Sophie couldn’t concecrate Celeste’s bones, is because Celeste wasn’t dead anymore. How? No idea. I mean, she was killed by Klaus right? And Elijah buried her. Did someone consecrate her bones way back when? Possibly. This isn’t good news for the vampires and werewolves, but it is a good thing for Hayley. We can be certain the reunion between Elijah and Celeste won’t ever happen. Celeste has been around for a while clearly.  If she still loved Elijah as much as he loved her, she would have told him. Except that she has her own wicked and devious plan.  When Davina died, she sucked up all that power for herself and brought some of her other witchy friends back to life. She ruined the harvest! But why? What does she want? Revenge on the vampires, aka Klaus, for killing her nearly 200 years ago??? This shouldn’t come as such a shocker because from the beginning of the episode, Sabine didn’t seem too interested in Sophie’s plan. She was always suspicious. But why didn’t Elijah recognize her? You would think if this really was the love of his life, he would have felt a connection!!!!

343He doesn’t because he’s really in love with Hayley and it scares him. Elijah is very old-fashioned so admitting his feelings for a girl whose pregnant with his brothers baby is kind of difficult. When Hayley confessed to what she did, Elijah was honestly upset that Hayley didn’t trust him enough to confide in him. Clearly what she did was wrong. She knew it, but Elijah wanted to be a hard-ass and not accept her apology. I feel like the two have been hiding their feelings for awhile so it was nice to see Hayley break down because of Elijah’s coldness towards her and admit that she really cared. Yet, when Klaus finally gave her his blessing (well err, sort of) by telling her not to betray Elijah, she realized that maybe it was ok. There are more important things going on and in light of everything that’s happened, this isn’t such a big deal. Elijah should be able to forget it, move forward and be in the now. This was the moment where a huge spark ignited between the two of them. I sat on my couch screaming, kiss! kiss!, but was ultimately proud of Hayley’s bravery not to cave in but to walk away.

34524It will be exciting to see how everyone handles Davina’s death and life without the teen witch. Obviously they will be trying everything to bring her back, but I assume Celeste will be a major roadblock for that. In order for her to have all this power, she can’t allow the resurrection of the girls. Will she even make her real self known to the gang?? Will Elijah’s modesty and oldish persuasion have any affect on the revenge-ridden witch? Will she be jealous of Hayley? Will anyone try to find and make things ok with Cami? Let the war between vampires and witch begin!!!! I know who I’m rooting for! Witches have always kind of been a pain in the ass.

Memorable Quotes

  • Klaus- Why does any witch do what she does?
  • Klaus- Charming little habit she’s developed.
  • Elijah- Not a people person are you Niklaus?
  •       Klaus- Nonsense, I love people.
  • Rebekah- Sometimes whats more important is who your siding with not who your siding against.
  • Rebekah- It’s taken 1000 years but you’ve finally gone mad.

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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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