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The Originals- Fruit of the Poisoned Tree (1×06)

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“No Matter How Big Your Kingdom Becomes, It Is Nothing If You Have No One To Share It With.”

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After that episode, I might need to take a breather. The polite brother showed everyone how it’s done! After an epic return from his coffin last week (see Klaus, he didn’t need your help) Elijah was making all the calls. First thing that needs to be resolved? The link between Hayley and Sophie. See, Elijah is always the rational brother that gives everyone the benefit of the doubt and trusts that people will be honest with him. Sophie betrayed that trust, which means that he can no longer work with her. He also has the hots for Hayley, so leaving her linked to a witch that isn’t really working to keep her safe is not in his best interest. So how do we unlink the witch from the werewolf in a town thats not allowed to do magic? Well by keeping our promise to the most powerful witch in town and giving her some pages from the spell book and a task to untie a knot. Coincidentally, the knot happens to be the link between the two girls.

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Obviously, Klaus is still upset about Agnes, the witch who sent our her warlock men to harm Hayley last week. Before he can even try to locate her whereabouts, Agnes is onto her next plan of getting rid of the ‘devil baby’ by injecting Sophie with some kind of poison that kills the baby inside the stomach by raising the body temperature to extreme highs. (Also, nod at the title for referencing Adam and Eve and the bible towards Hayley and her baby.) Clearly, what happens to Sophie happens to Hayley until the curse is broken so Hayley immediately starts burning up and feeling very weakened. This enrages Klaus even more, who invites himself into a human city council meeting and sends them all of on a hunt for Agnes. The pastor, with his own agenda, (and some balls to stand up to Klaus like that. I mean he knows he could just snap his neck right?) wants his own revenge on Agnes, who is also responsible for his nephews crazy murderous outrage. (Really, someone needed to take care of this elder witch. Cue Elijah!)

jkbu Nightfall quickly approached and the fever was skyrocketing. Sophie created some herbal concoction to try and slow down her fever and heart rate, but also indicated that Elijah carry her into the pool to cool down. It was really hard watching Hayley suffer like that, especially when you realize she’s technically having an abortion against her own will, which could have also killed her. Seeing Elijah take care of her with such concern was also sweet and was the beginning of their romantic relationship. I’m calling it right now, he will be the present father of that baby! Thankfully, right in the knick of time, Davina succeeded in completing the spell, unlinking the girls and saving Hayley. Sophie begged Elijah to promise that Klaus wouldn’t hurt Agnes, and this was his last promise to her. But little witchy, once you lie to a vampire and put his family and loved ones in danger, you’re kind of out of ‘favors.’ As Elijah made his way to the church to make sure Klaus didn’t harm Agnes, he told him that if he let Agnes live, he would forgive his brother. Klaus obliged obviously disappointed that the fun was ruined and than BAM! Here goes the wrath of Elijah! All three hearts ripped out and Agnes’s neck snapped. Why? Because if you’re going to do it, you have to do it right!!! The good brother has crossed over to the dark side and its fantastic!! Did you see that smile, that grin of accomplishment on Klaus’s face? Yeah, I got it too!

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Marcel is adamant about finding out who is lying to him within his inner circle. He turns to his confidant Thierry for some advice. Thierry leads him straight to the idea that Klaus has been playing him since the very beginning. So of course, in order to find out where Klaus has really been staying, he turns to the weakest link for some help; Rebekah. All it takes is some mouth to mouth resuscitation for Rebekah to come completely undone at Marcel’s touch. Really, that girl is such a sucker for romance. She blindly believes that maybe Marcel ‘loves’ her enough to leave his home, his kingdom and run away with her. She gives some really emotional speech about the king always falling from his throne before. But the apple she offered him is the last piece of the puzzle as Marcel figures out that Klaus has been living at the house with the apple orchard where Marcel used to be a slave. When he arrives, he sees Josh, his nightwalker leaving, (so he’s figured out who his traitor is) and is surprised when he knocks and meets a beautiful pregnant girl that Klaus has been hiding. Obviously fair bait right??? This is the turning moment in which Marcel finally has the upper hand, since he’s holding someone really precious to Klaus.

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Lastly, despite the hectic day he’s had, Klaus kept his promise to Cami and paid her a visit to reveal what really happened to her twin brother. Previously he compelled Cami to sleep better and not worry too much about what happened, which has been eating at her since she feels like a bad person for not caring. When she finally finds out her brother was hexed to kill all the students and himself, she’s relieved that he wasn’t crazy, but when she finds out Klaus killed or enabled the killing of the witch, she goes ballistic. This reaction was kind of weird to me and when Klaus left, she forgot everything. Will she be able to break the compulsion and remember if she tries hard enough??? What will Marcel do to Hayley? Can this girl ever catch a break? How far will Elijah go to save his damsel in distress? Will Rebekah come back? How will Klaus fix things between himself and Marcel? So many questions means this show is doing exactly what its suppose to!!


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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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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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