There are some things I can’t get by in this episode. A) It’s all a delaying tactic, filled to the brim with flashbacks. B) Elijah and Becks both get staked, in different ways but undeservedly, by Klaus. C) Klaus doesn’t get staked, and effectively holds them both hostages for a 24 hour bitch session in a cemetery. Sure, the ghoulish entrapment was really Sabine’s last act before Elijah outwitted her, but Klaus didn’t have to be such a dick about it all night long. And into the day. Until moonrise, which has been early in the afternoon lately I think. When he wasn’t even planning to kill Rebekah (so he says, but Elijah and Beks knew better than to hope) for her betrayal, but just make her realize the depth of it. Before banishing her forever. With a promise not to come after her, which is actually the nicest thing he’s done for her since their childhood. But mostly D): it was a completely sentimental journey. We flashback to their childhood, when they were the cutest little blonde Scandinavian moppets you ever did see. Where poor widdle Klaus whittles wooden knights on horses to come save them. Shouldn’t he be whittling wolves to come eat Daddy Mikael? And where was witch Mom Esther in all of this? Banished? Dallying elsewhere? Not available to the budget of this show, unlike Dad (whom we praised last week)? He’s back to one-note assholery this week, belittling every gesture by his confused bastard son. With that much hate Klaus would never have survived till teendom. Rebekah, Elijah and Nick all have grounds for competing as to how horrible their father was to all of them, but he clearly singled Nick out for the worst punishments. Since he hated that he even existed. We have heard it all before, and we see a tiny bit more, including Rebekah almost killing their father herself, and Elijah interceding then as he always still does. Ultimately Rebekah admits she did want Klaus dead (how does this come as a surprise to him? She’s one of legions!), and I’m glad the whole episode wasn’t about belittling her or torturing her before her execution. Instead they all had their own kinds of epiphanies, including Beks realizing Marcel won’t flee or go with her when she leaves, that he loves New Orleans too much. Since I don’t think she ever did, I get it. I also don’t think she’ll be gone long, but her giddy convertible getaway is the fitting coda for this episode. In another news, newly revived and very fragile Davina is so not ready to be hit up for favors by Marcel or Camille, who suggests a rest in a mental institution she’ll of course never receive. Seems the witches are still mad at her, even in her dreams, and Genevieve is still walking (meaning one of the sacrificial girls is still dead, right?) but somewhat in possession of what’s left of Sabine’s power. She seems not so much in a talky mood, and I like the character, so let’s see where that goes. Also, Elijah shows up back at their French Quarter digs, throws Marcel around and orders all the lesser vamps out. That he manages not to kill anyone and to compel mostly with his style alone is why Elijah is the coolest monster of all. The Originals 1.16 “Farewell to Storyville”3.0Overall ScoreShare this:TweetShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.