Hayley’s death wasn’t exactly a shocker. Many of us knew considering someone once “accidentally” tweeted a picture filled with spoilers back in the day, but the reality of it wasn’t any easier to process. Death of a genuinely good character choosing to die for the greater good never really is.
Hayley has been absent from much of the season which has been quite a disservice to fans since, arguably, she’s one of the fiercest and strongest characters on the show.
Her lacking presence meant that we didn’t really get to see her relationship as mother and daughter to an adult Hope and sadly, after this episode, we never will.
We’ll simply have to cherish the few moments that they had together after Roman lured Hope into Shiloh House and she realized just how naive she’d been this whole time when she found her mother tied upon inside.
Admittedly, for a teenage girl, realizing the boy you thought liked you back and wanted to help you probably hurt like hell. Especially because in the end, he’s one of the sole people she’ll blame for her mother’s death; for uprooting her whole life.
Yeah, Roman was being manipulated by Greta and was trained to be her little fighter, but he also had free will and could have set Hope and Hayley free at any moment including when he realized that things weren’t adding up as his mother had explained.
Unfortunately, his devotion was stronger than both common sense and his feelings for Hope. By the time he realized his mistake, it was too late. Given Hope’s super strength and powers, I would not want to be that guy right now. Especially without mother dearest to protect him.
Even though we didn’t spend much time with Hope and Hayley, it’s evident that she loved her daughter above anything else. There’s nothing like a mother’s love and when it came down to it, she did everything to protect her baby girl. It’s why she plunged to her death. It was her only choice to protect her daughter’s existence as a hybrid and her future from Greta who was set on eliminating her kind from this Earth for good.
But that scene — watching Greta slowly rip out Hayley’s heart, Hayley coming to the realization that Elijah was not there to help her, and then making the ultimate choice to die — was gut-wrenching.
As was seeing Klaus, who has really worn his heart and vulnerabilities on his sleeve this season, break down as he helplessly watched it all unfold. It added another layer of pain to an already traumatizing scene.
Hayley and Klaus may have never gotten along but that was the mother of his child.
Hope is one lucky girl because she has two parents that love her unconditonally and are/were willing to do anything for her.
Next to Hayley’s death, I’d say Elijah’s lack of interest or affection for his own flesh and blood was also tough to watch.
Much like Roman, his actions aren’t techincially his fault because he doesn’t have his memories but come on dude, that’s your family! Just the knowledge that you are hurting your own people should be enough to persuade you into saving them, not backstabbing them.
And there were moments where it seemed like he’d make a breakthrough, where he was trying to remember faces and remember how he felt about a certain person and he just couldn’t.
He’ll have to carry the guilt of single-handedly leading to Hayley’s death and enabling, not stopping it, forever.
And to add to the stinging, he told Klaus that Greta and the others were his family. The woman who probably would have killed him after she’d finished everyone else off!
Maybe it really is better if he stays blissfully unaware of his true reality at this point. How could remembering help him?
It’s comforting that Antoinette wasn’t in on her mother’s plans because that means her relationship with Elijah was genuine.
She knew her mother was a radical but sadly, she didn’t realize the extent. It was only when Roman called her that she realized she’d sent Elijah into grave danger.
I can’t help but wonder how she didn’t figure it out sooner. Since Klaus killed their whole family, it would be obvious that her mother would have a deep hatred for the Mikealson clan. It’s how she knew of Elijah, right?
And it’s no secret that her mother hated hybrids because they were an impure breed. Logically, she’d want to take out her biggest enemy.
Did she just turn a blind eye to all of it while living blissfully in Europe?
And what happens to her relationship with Elijah now? When he remembers his past, he won’t be pleased. HE killed the love of his life and betrayed his family partially due to her and now, his family and the woman he loves are at war.
Freya and Vincent didn’t serve much of a purpose other than to make the connection that Hayley’s new BF Declan was the late Camile’s cousin. The series always finds interesting ways to keep past characters alive.
Now, the question is, will they ever tell him the truth about what happened to his cousin and his girlfriend? Or will they follow Vincent’s lead and shield him from the pain that Cami inveitably suffered by becoming involved in the supernatural.
He’s not stupid and he’s already picking up on the fact that everyone is hiding something.
My only caveat with the Declan storyline is that I wish we saw more of his and Hayley’s relationship before her dissapearance. How serious were they? Did they exchange “I love you’s?”
It never dawned on me that unlike the original siblings, Freya’s time on Earth was limited. And so is Vincent’s. They are wasting away their prime years trying to help immortal souls and none of it is to their benefit. Sure, they’ll prevent a city from imploding but at the end of the day, what will they have for themselves?
They really need to clean up this mess and leave New Orleans behind for good!
Caroline is always a welcome guest-star on the series. The writers aren’t wasting any time bringing her and Klaus closer together and capitalizing on that one fling they had back in Mystic Falls.
On their way to find Hope, who “ran away” from school, Caroline indugles him about good girls falling for bad boys and how she never regretted her relationship with him.
Klaus may be a lot older than she is but she’s definitely wiser and a good guide for him as he takes on the role of worried father. It seems to me like in Hayley’s absence, she’ll be a huge part of Hope’s life.
And the way Klaus looks at her could make any woman melt. Maybe this is proof that people can change? At least slightly!
If we don’t get at least one solid relationship, especially for Klaus, who has been craving some light and love in his life for thousands of years, I’m going to be gravely disappointed.
They already ruined my fairytale ending for Elijah and Hayley which in retrospect, was doomed from the beginning.
Will Hope be the peace-keeper and the unifier of all the supernatural factions that Hayley thought she would be? Or will losing her mother push her into a dark and vengeful place?
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!
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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