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The Originals- Long Way Back From Hell (1×14)

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The Originals returned and they served up a big dose of karma!!! We last left off with Elijah saving his damsel in distress Hayley after being given an ultimatum of saving only one of his three loved ones. His choice? He left Rebekah and Klaus to the witches. he could only save one, leaving Rebekah and Klaus to the witches. (Sorry for the delayed review, but because of some sports game,  Chicago didn’t air the episode until Saturday!)

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So lets dig in cause this episode was full of juicy revelations, the first as Rebekah woke up in a deserted mental asylum. Props to Claire Holt for acting on point as a dazed, confused and weakened vampire realizing she’s definitely been in this hospital before, it just wasn’t deserted at the time. As it turns out, she’s also got some werewolf venom in her veins courtesy of hot werewolf boy hookup, which ended up being a set up by Genevieve to set her revenge plan into motion.

The tables seemed to have turned from vengeance against Klaus towards Rebekah. I mean, Genevieve even helps Klaus by taking out Papa Tunde’s blade from him immobilized body and makes a concoction from Klaus to drink, which shows him the his sisters deepest and darkest secrets by linking his mind to her thoughts/memories. What does Genevieve want Klaus to find out? Well she wants to clear her name and explain the real reason why Mikheal was brought back to New Orleans years ago. Klaus learns he can thank his lovely sister and her secret beau and his best friend Marcel for fooling Genevieve into summoning his worst enemy; his father, in hopes of getting rid of him and finally getting the chance to be together.

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As Rebekah tries not to venture down memory lane, Genevieve triggers everything to make them happen so that Klaus gets a full detailed tour of the past. The short version is that Rebekah befriended Genevieve (as mentioned above). When she realized that summoning Mikeals return was probaby the dumbest and most dangerous thing she could have done, she begs Genevieve to reverse the spell. Well, that’s obviously not how it works and Genevieve catches on the Rebekah’s manipulative ways. In an attempt to silence the witch, Rebekah infects her with influenza, along with another young nurse who walks in on the act, who is later revealed to be Celeste in another woman’s body. Therefore, not only does Genevieve want revenge on Rebekah, so does Celeste.

hospital All of this is going down while Elijah, Marcel and Hayley are looking to find ways the siblings. Elijah confronts Monique, whose attending her sister Sophie’s funeral, and she unleashes a riddle from Celeste. Elijah’s body is covered in tattoo’s, which he realized are names of witches that Celeste has inhabited in the past.  As he solves the riddle finding the one name on the list that died because of influenza, the riddle is solved and the tattoo’s begin to dissapear. (Sidenote: Elijah’s body covered in tattoo’s is perfect to a T.) He mentions that the girl died at the hospital and Marcel quickly confesses his plan with Rebekah about 20-years ago that took place at that same exact hospital with Genevieve.

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Time is running out and it’s only a matter of time before Klaus unleashes his wrath on Rebekah.. Can Elijah and Marcel make it before he permanently hurts her? Of course they can!!! Cue in a totally epic battle scene between siblings as Klaus gains his strength drinking Genevieve’s blood and goes after his sister, whose weakness doesn’t stop her from fighting back. Klaus threatens to stab Rebekah with Papa Tunde’s sword , which would immobilizie Rebekah to eternal suffering. Clearly Klaus’s style of punishment. Before he can make the move, obviously not wanting to but being super tempted to, Marcel comes to Rebekah’s aide but gets pushed to the side by Klaus. As Klaus lifts the blade and brings it down towards Rebekah’s body, Elijah stabs his brother in the heart, letting Rebekah make a run for it while he holds his brother to “die.” Literally, the most intense, breath-taking and iconic moment of this show. The symbolism was also perfect as it shows just how far Klaus has finally pushed his siblings and how strong their bond is for one another.

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But, is this really what the witches wanted? Did Genevieve just want the truth to come out and have Rebekah pay for her mistake knowing that her brother and co. would come and save her, paralyzing Klaus? Was the whole goal to kill two birds with one stone and have everyone turn against Klaus?  I mean technically now everyone is on the same page with Klaus being the ultimate enemy; witches, wolves and vampires! Was this Celeste’s plan to finally get revenge on Klaus for killing her? Now it’s happening with the full backing of his original siblings! How long will Elijah keep his brother suffering? Did he leave him immobilized at the hospital or did he take him home?

Another smaller development in this tragic  episode was revelation that Hayley’s crescent wolf-line was cursed by Celeste 20-years ago! Hence the reason that prego-Hayley plonked Celeste in the back of the head at the end of the episode and firmly stated, ‘we need to talk’.  Does she think she can convince Celeste to reverse the curse? Is it that easy? In an even more twisted revelation, the only reason Celeste actually placed the curse on the crescent clan was because Marcel ordered her to. But instead of doing it as Celeste, she was possessing Brin Deveraoux’s body when she did it.  In this case, is Celeste even the one that can reverse it? Will it have to be a Deveraoux kin? The only one left is Monique. And if it is Celeste, will she want to do it or will she want something in return? Like possibly the death of an original? Or maybe Hayley to give Elijah up? It would make sense for Celeste to now try to hurt Hayley because she’s in love with Celeste’s ex!

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Now instead of there being just a fight between witches and vampires, we’re going to have a brawl between vampires and werewolves (aka Hayley and Marcel) too. Interesting set up as Klaus is now immobilized and his baby momma is in a fight with his best friend. Marcel wouldn’t actually hurt Hayley right? We know how important family is to Hayley though so can she really blame Marcel instead of Celeste. Thankfully she has Elijah to protect her. Additionally, why was Marcel is cahoots with Celeste/ Brin 20-years ago???/  There’s got to be a bigger story here and I can’t wait to find out!

 

 

 


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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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