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“This isn’t witches attacking vampires. Their declaring was on us!”

I put a spell on you… and now you’re mine!!!! Well.. that’s sort of how it went. The witches really made their point this week as they proved that their magic is more powerful than any powers/ strengths possessed by the werewolves, vampires and originals. Witches also have a keen ability to prey on people’s weaknesses and vulnerabilities, which we know the three originals have a lot of. The dynamic of the show has really picked up and we see that the lack of drama surrounding the witches in the first half of the season, was intentional. As was the very moment in the first episode where Elijah met Sabine and she knew exactly who he was. We thought that was just a moment that might have been unclear to those who didn’t watch The Vampire Diaries, but now we see that it was in fact a hint– a look at the future. Sabine didn’t know Elijah from Mystic Falls, she knew him from back in the day in New Orleans, when the two were madly in love.

witchesIt wasn’t long before Elijah pieced everything together and realized that Sabine was actually his old love Celeste. Despite knowing how wicked she could be,  Elijah didn’t have any will to pull away when she tried to kiss him which is disappointing, for that kiss was poisonous and set all of her plans in motion! She knew it would work because love and family are two of Elijah’s weaknesses. This guaranteed her capture of Klaus, Rebekah and Hayley, all while manipulating Elijah.

While her beef is mainly with Klaus (you know for killing her and wrecking havoc on the witches as he tried to become the leader of New Orleans), Elijah was collateral damage mainly to punish the good and noble Elijah for his loyalty to his brother, despite fully knowing his evil ways.  Sure, Klaus doesn’t deserve anyone’s pity and companionship, but when you think about it, he’s better than the witches. Celeste has been planning a takedown for years now. She’s still angry over something that happened years ago and is willing to kill innocent people to prove her point. It doesn’t make her any better than Klaus.

The-Originals-season-1-episode-13-Crescent-City-still-featureCeleste’s three victims were trapped and suffering when Elijah woke up after the kiss that knocked him off his feet. Her plan had a catch though. He had only enough strength to save one of the three family members. Klaus had Papa Tunde’s knife in his body. (Sidenote: Did you guys see how that thing crawled into Klaus’s body and stayed there? We know that it’s suppose to cause him enough pain to make him wish he could die but after seeing it literally become one with his body, I’m convinced.) Klaus was stabbed by Sophie, even though that didn’t give her any brownie points with the other witches. Rebekah was lured in by a hot young wolf and obviously, Rebekah’s weakness is young, hot me.  Unfortunately, her makeout sesh was cut short when buff hotty fed her to the wolves…. literally. And than she was taken by Genevieve who had some unfinished business to take care of with Rebekah. (We know that Rebekah and Marcel once used Genevieve for something and than killed her.)

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While Celeste doesn’t actually have anything against Hayley, she victimized her too because, why not? She’s young, pretty, Elijah’s new beau-to-be. He cares for her, so it’ll make the Hunger Game like competition a little more fun as it puts Elijah at a difficult crossroad. Does he save his favorite sister? His troubled brother? Or the girl he loves that’s carrying his brother’s miracle baby. Surprisingly, the choice came easily to him and he picked love, saving Hayley from the plantation house that Celeste lit on fire. Since he’s so noble, he also saved Hayley’s friend and betrothed, Jackson. Who saw that one coming?? Hayley was so adamant about meeting her family, who knew she would have met her future husband too. I doubt Elijah will be too happy about saving him when he finds out just how much Jackson means to Hayles. But I do have a theory about him and his clan. He said that his wolf pack was suppose to unit with Hayley’s. In order to do that, they were to be married, but it never happened because their fight with the vampires ended in huge loss. Could his family/pack be the reason why Hayley’s parents are dead? Did we ever find out what happened to them? Technically, Hayley slept with the enemy, but she’s going to use her advantage over the original vampires to free her people from the curse put upon them by the witches. Which means, Celeste has to stay alive in order for that to happen.

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The witches made it their mission to make life a living hell  for anyone who ever sided with the vampires and that included Kieran, who was hexed by Bastiana just like his nephew was. Genevieve gave Cami the ability to save her uncle only if she drove Papa’s knife through Klaus’s heart. This was really a test for Cami and her reaction was surprising. Despite wanting to save her uncle and hating Klaus, she wouldn’t stoop down to his standards.  (We all know if Klaus was offered that deal he would take it, without thinking twice about it.) Kieran remained hexed and slowly losing his mind. Bastiana made a promise that Cami would get what was coming to her for siding with the vampires. Someone who says, “To oppose us is to oppose the natural order,” doesn’t seem like a person who can be reasoned with.

Crescent CityI don’t think it really matters though. If Cami had done what Bastiana wanted, she would have lost an ally in Klaus. The witches never seem very faithful or loyal to anyone, and Klaus really cares about Cami and her safety. There is more of a family bond within the vampires. That’s proved when Monique, the first Harvest girl, rises from the dead. She’s the talk of the town and it gives Marcel hope that maybe Davina will come back to life as well giving them an upper hand against the vengeful witches. But with Celeste being the ring leader, it might not happen. Before Sophie even spoke to her niece, Celeste had already manipulated her into ‘fighting for the cause.’ She was very serious throughout the whole episode, and it was a weird turn of events that she actually killed Sophie for not believing or having faith in magic. Even though Sophie was the one who killed Klaus to protect Monique. She just couldn’t win!  I mean, the way Monique killed her aunt was painful to watch, not because I really liked Sophie, but because Sophie fought so hard to bring Monique back. She dedicated her life to it and her niece betrayed and killed her, than walked away to join the other witches in glory. No mercy!! I’m really not sure if what she did was done consciously though. Either way, I doubt Sophie will resurrect like the harvest girls.   For now, this moment is super important because we’ve now lost the only person who was kind of neutral, working with both the witches and the vampires. Until Davina awakes, it really is a war between two groups. And who knows that she’ll be loyal to Marcel if she does come back.

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It’s really up to Marcel and Elijah to join forces and save Klaus and Rebekah. When Marcel found out that Rebekha was taken, he was concerned. I guess he really does love her. With Hayley being alive, she’ll be able to aide, but we can’t bet on Elijah talking his ex-love out of torturing his siblings. And without Davina, there is no way to get them back with magic. It’ll be nice to see Elijah in the leader position and emulating Klaus and his badass attitude. This fight just went from a fight between vampires to regain the city, to an even split fight between witches and vampires. The fight to keep both species in existence, when they both want to kill each other off. Whose side are you on?


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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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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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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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