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The Originals- Le Grand Guignol (1×15)

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The Originals make yet another main character kill, just in time for the Mardi Gras celebrations…. Celeste’s death is not one to mourn, but to celebrate! Unfortunately, the damage has already been done and her death doesn’t reverse the pain that has caused much turmoil for the Mikhealson family. In our final seconds we are left with the most mind-boggling cliffhanger; a showdown, Mikhealson vs. Mikhealsons!

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But in order for any of this to make sense, we have to dissect the whole episode, which begins with Elijah summoning Cami to take care of a weakened Klaus after he removes Papa Tunde’s dagger from inside his body. Fortunately for Cami, Klaus has a liking to her and really respects her, which I guess is saying a lot for Klaus. Her blood is also laced with vervain so it’ll feed him, but keep him weak enough not to do anything rash…. or so we think. By now, Elijah should know never to underestimate his brother and after hundreds of years together, I think they should all be able read each others minds. Klaus can and reads Rebekah and her lover like a book confirming that Rebekah and Marcel aren’t running to the ends of the earth to get away from him. He would find them eventually. They’d always be looking over their shoulders. No. They’ve stayed right here in New Orleans to fetch their only weapon, Davina. And we know Marcel isn’t going to leave without his witch! In order to bring back D the duo must kill all three witches; Celeste, Genevieve and Bastiana to restore power to the earth. Sounds complicated? That’s because it is. Killing the witches that just brought Klaus to his knees seems rather impossible. Bastiana, the weak link, dies at the hands of Marcel, but Genevieve escapes and Celeste is nowhere to be found!

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Elijah goes on the hunt to find his brothers baby momma fearing she might be in some danger. Once again, Elijah underestimates his friends. Hayley’s in no danger! After plonking Celeste in the head, she tied her up and took her for questioning by the bayou, with some werewolf security at her side. Contrary to popular belief, when asked for the cure to reverse the full moon curse on the clan, Celeste was more than willing to give it to Hayley, explaining that she actually liked her. The next full moon, Hayley could feed her family the cure and they’d all be free from the curse. Elijah wasn’t buying any of what Celeste was saying thinking she was just going to poison the girl he loved. After a quick chat, he soon realized Celeste wasn’t doing this out of the kindness of her heart. She obviously had a revenge agenda. The reason she liked Hayley so much was because she identified with the girl. The girl who loved Elijah so much but was never number one because he would always stand up and protect his family. By giving her the cure she guaranteed that Hayley would leave Elijah and cause him pain. He’d either give her the cure and she would eventually run off with her werewolf family, or he would refuse the cure and she’d never speak to him again. Elijah was at a crossroad but eventually gave the cure to Hayley and set her free with her clan with a mere kiss on the forehead. Gentle. Honest. These two have something so precious and real! It’s a shame they can’t find a way to actually be together.

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Finding Hayley and Celeste did’t come without a price though, which still worked in Elijah’s favor eventually. He made a deal with Monique that in exchange for his mother’s spell, she would do a location spell on his ex.  His mother’s spell was critical to this episode as Elijah bet Monique that Celeste didn’t actually care about the witches and when she finished what she came to do, namely seek revenge on the Mikhealson family, she would disappear into another body. Monique was in disbelief, but went along with it. Celeste thought she won when she sealed the original vampires in the cemetery till sun-up, but she was so busy trying to bring down Elijah, she didn’t even catch on to her own witch turning against her. As she coyishly teased that she was done with this body and ready to move onto a new one, she slit her own throat and died. When this happened Monique pointed Elijah to the tombstone where the actual Celeste, the one Elijah loved for so many years, resurrected dazed and confused. Her time of switching bodies when she died was over as it came full circle and she ended up in her own body. She seemed much more innocent pleading for mercy in her own French body, but it was too late. Elijah drove the dagger through her body and released all the power of the casket girls, back into the earth, resurrecting Davina! Really, this was a win-win situation.

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So while the fight between witches and werewolves didn’t happen, Celeste gave up the cure to the curse really easily, and the most powerful witch has died while the casket girls have risen, things seem to be going good, right? Wrong!!! Rebekah’s inside the cemetary with no way of getting out and an angry Klaus is on her trail. Through more flashbacks Klaus explains the history of the town to Cami, more importantly his sisters betrayal. Once Klaus finally regained the town of New Orleans, he gave up the fight and let his guard down. He finally thought they found a place they could call home and he allowed Rebekah to be with Marcel, exclusively. This obviously made the duo feel like crap because just 6-months ago, they made Genevieve summon Klaus’s father, his biggest enemy in order to rid their lives of Klaus and be together. Well, turns out the reason Klaus didn’t allow his sister to be with Marcel is because he didn’t want her heart broken when it turned out they couldn’t stay in N.O for too long. It seems that sometimes, Klaus’s motives are pure, but not necessarily obvious. Obviously when things were going good, the big bad vampire made his way to town, seeking to find and kill his son once and for all. The irony of it all is that this shindig went down at a play titled, Le Grand Guginol- a sort of Romeo and Juliet love story, where the father kills his son at the end. Really, the irony. Mikheal finds Elijah, but when his efforts fail at convincing his son to help him kill his step-brother, he temporarily daggers him. He than comes after Klaus with the white oak stake at the theater box. When the play starts, we see that Mikheal compelled the whole audience to watch Marcel, one of Klaus’s lovers and some other people, die on stage. Hilarious, clearly! At this point a fight between siblings and their evil father breaks out. As they all escape, Mikheal sets the opera house on fire, burning the city and everything Klaus worked to build,  to the ground.

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This scene is also super important because it shows the bond that these siblings have. While Mikheal hunts down thier half brother because he claims he’s a monster, the other two stick by his side. Obviously Mikheal is the monster here!! Klaus apoligizes to Rebekah for not allowing her to be with Marcel earlier as they believe Marcel burned in the fire. And they all escape to what we know later becomes Klaus’s pursuit of Katerina on The Vampire Diaries. Now, I know that in present day, Klaus is trying to make Rebekah pay for what she did but hasn’t she already paid by thinking that Marcel, the love of her life was dead for 20-years? Wasn’t it enough to keep that secret from her siblings and know that trying to be with him, she killed him? I think so. Unfortuantely, Klaus is a true believer of revenge and who could blame him. His father was psychotic! So he pursue’s his sister, kind of like his father pursued him. WIll these guys ever seriously learn? His quest leads him to the cemetary where Rebekah and Elijah are both trapped. While his main mission is Rebekah, he won’t be able to get to her without going through Elijah first and he’s probably fine with that given Elijah just daggered him and this morning Klaus told him that he was going to pay. So, as Klaus goes into hybrid-wolf mode and Elijah and Rebekah go into scary original vampire mode, the face off begins! And boy, won’t it be a sight to see!! After all is said and done, the family has turned on each other. Instead of fighting their enemies, their fighting one another!!!


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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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