“It is said that this is a man’s world, and sometimes, it is. For every casket girl that was saved, countless others were not. But women are more resilient than given credit for. And some women, well, let’s just say their oppressors had better watch out. I, too, am resilient, and I’m tired of being oppressed.”
The women of the show united and showed their vampy skills, during the Casket Girls celebration in New Orleans. The Casket Girls is an ode to the women who traveled to New Orleans from England in the 18th century to marry good and proper men. The holiday basically honors Rebekah, who in her vampy flair, fought to free and empower these women from men who were anything but good and proper. She freed them from the savages. The theme of girl power was strung throughout the whole episode as the leading ladies overpowered the men with their wits, charm and, well, power!
But not all empowered girls actually serve a greater purpose. That was the case with Hayley this weekend, who was on 24/7 surveillance as she carries Klaus’ pride and joy. Something wicked is coming, and thanks to Hayley, that wicked force got into the wrong hands! While everyone was out and about taking care of business, Hayley was doing some dirty work for Sophie. Despite her hesitancy to help the witch, the well being of her crescent moon werewolf family was at stake. In order for Sophie to complete the harvest without any elders, she needed the strength and magic of a powerful witch, Celeste. We met Celeste a couple of episodes back as Elijah’s one and only love, who was brutally murdered by Klaus. Hayley dug through Elijah’s personal belongings to find out where he buried her body; somewhere far away from vampires, witches and men… a.k.a between two oak trees. Concurrently, Elijah began piecing Davina’s rageful drawings into one coherent puzzle and found a picture of Celeste. A warning. Not only did Hayley give away the coordinates of her body, she gave them away to the enemy. There’s no way Elijah will ever forgive her for this, despite his strong affection for her. (That scene with Hayley trying on the dress was just perfect!! He would make the perfect baby daddy to Hayley and wolf-vamp baby.)
With each episode, strange alliances form. This week was no different. Davina fled to Cami’s when she felt betrayed by Marcel, with Josh in tow. Under Klaus’ compulsion, Davina had to free Cami by using her powerful magic to return her memories. What this trio has in common is the fact that they’ve all been used and abused by the “leaders” of New Orleans. Davina being the all mighty and powerful, ran because she felt that the danger the witches presented to her was no longer real, but that’s a lie. Just because the elders died, doesn’t mean that the remaining witches don’t want to kill her and complete the harvest. With news that the boys are on the hunt for Davina, the witches were able to perform magic without Marcel’s death punishment. This made it easy for them to locate Davina, but they were unable to forsee how strong her powers were and eventually ended up dead.
Meanwhile, the boys resumed their search for the little teen witch. Klaus obviously doesn’t take well for anyone disobeying him, so he had it out for her if she tried defying him But Davina is family to Marcel, so an unlikely alliance formed between Marcel and Elijah, in case Klaus tried something Klausy. Of course, he did! Getting fed up with his search for the teen witch, he used Tim, her violin playing lover, to lure her in, and no doubt, Davina made an appearance. But she wasn’t here to apoligize, she was here to release all the anger and rage locked up inside her. Lets just say things got ugly really fast. Klaus dropped to his knees as she made him show her his real werewolf face. The blood in Elijah’s mouth began to boil and she let him choke on it, calling him out on being just like his brother. Marcel, the last one standing, was doing some sweet-talking. Davina might have fallen for it, but it clearly doesn’t cut it anymore for Rebekah, who stabbed him in the back, in an effort to form an alliance and build trust with Davina. Tim finally comes down from being suspended in the air and Rebekah leads them downstairs to Marcel’s secret dungeony prison. She wants Davina to know who Marcel really is. He doesn’t care about anyone but himself. He’s just like Klaus.
To be fair, I think Rebekah is much more upset about the situation that happened between her and Marcel, which is really affecting her judgement. No one is as bad as Klaus and it doesn’t seem like he will ever learn his lesson. He’s becoming predictable. While she’s showing Davina the truth, Tim offers her some water, unaware that it was poisoned as a part of Klaus’s plan.. The water poisons both young lovers, they lay on their deathbed in the cold dungeon donning their festive outfits. It’s all very Romeo and Juliet. Thankfully, the alliance formed by Elijah and Marcel protected Davina from any kind of “death”, with a protection spell that also saved one of the main witches in the church from Davina’s wrath. Tim was unfortunately collatoral damage, which left Davina devastated. Seeing Rebekah in this good sister part is really refreshing and shows that when given the chance, she can really be good to the people she loves. Cami also showed a more maternal side this week towards Davina. Any relationship that we thought would develop between Klaus and Cami and/or Cami and Marcel is out the door now that she knows the truth though! As a human, she doesn’t seem to afraid of Klaus either. Stupid human! Will Klaus let Elijah be with Hayley as he fights for Cami?
What can we expect for next week? Well I’m sure the Davina’s devastation will continue and her anger against the men will grow, probably making her more powerful. If the witches summon Celeste, it seems like she will be the new villain as Klaus is getting a little montone and whiny. Davina might also be angry with Hayley, which will get Klaus very protective. And than there’s the whole Elijah and Hayley drama. Will Klaus let them be? Will Elijah be mad? Will he forgive Hayley? Will he fall right back into Celeste’s arms? What will Cami do now that she knows the truth and feels maternal towards Davina! Would she even take him back!!! It is shaping up to be a fantastic season and no alliances will stay together for long!!
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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
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.
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.
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!
Legacies – Mombie Dearest (1×06)
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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