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The Originals S01E17: "Moon Over Bourbon Street"

You know when you see a child fall down and they freeze for a second while trying to decide if they should cry or not? Like, there's that really long pause when the shock has taken over and if you're fast enough you can run up and wave some candy and treats in the child's face and if you're lucky they won't cry, maybe they'll get up and smile instead? "Moon Over Bourbon Street" was The Originals' answer to waving candy and treats in our faces to distract us from crying. Because ever since Rebekah left last week that's all I've wanted to do. Here is but a short list of the candy and treats The Originals waved in our faces this week: New characters, new sets, a shirtless hunk tussle, a female drug lord, painting-in-anger, a punch-up at a party, dreamcatcher pervin', drunk Cami, Josh, a female vampire with a mohawk. This episode had it all, or at least, it wanted us to feel like it had it all. And while there was not a single moment I forgot what we were losing in Rebekah, this episode left me with the sense that I will definitely continue to love The Originals. It was a very fun and good episode!

Right off the bat "Moon Over Bourbon Street" felt like a massive reset for the series. There was the time jump, first of all, to just after the next full moon. It's almost admirable how little fanfare The Originals expended over Hayley's breaking of the Crescent werewolves curse. It was just one beat in a larger opening montage over which Klaus made some kind of speech about healing and moving on while we saw New Orleans otherwise fall into shambles under his rule. Diego murdering tourists in the street (the spilled Hurricane broke my heart), Monique casually frying a vampire's brain, and perhaps most shocking of all: Klaus and Genevieve are now hooking up. What was this world coming to? That last part was especially galling because if we're to believe that Klaus harbored such an intractible sense of betrayal toward Rebekah, how on earth would he tolerate this witch's assaults on his family (and body)? Ugh, relative morality is the worst. Anyway, yeah, they're doing it now.

Unlike Klaus' junk, what was NOT getting done was basically everything else in town and now that Rebekah's gone Elijah clearly did not feel as passionate about keeping the family together. There were like three or four different scenes of Elijah barging in while Klaus anger-painted to shout at him about how much he sucks (basically). And Elijah was right! Klaus pretty much did suck. Why be the king if you don't want to rule? I was hoping there'd be some reveal that Genevieve had been putting Spanish Fly in Klaus' guacamole or whatever, but nope. Klaus was just being a jerk. All of this caused Elijah to start becoming the lieutenant governor and his first order of business was forging a peace treaty among all the different factions in town. So Father Kiernan pushed aside twenty pews and they set up a roundtable discussion between the witches, humans, and vampires (including a mohawked African-American lady vampire who is my new favorite character even though she didn't talk). The only problem with this situation was that Father Kiernan was dying from a hex (which, who isn't?) and also Hayley was super pissed that the werewolves weren't invited to participate. When she busted into the meeting to shout at everybody, Elijah tersely explained it was because the werewolves lived in the swamp and were too busy taking their shirts off and wrestling, but Hayley wasn't having it.

Round 2 of the Great Give Peace a Chance summit was a party that Elijah threw in the compound's nightclub courtyard. If alcohol and indie pop couldn't win everybody over, what could? A lot of the monsters brought old beefs with them, including Diego who seemed pretty annoyed at the werewolves for having murdered his family. A fist fight broke out between him and Ollie, the blond werewolf that once entranced Rebekah with his naked junk, and a Mexican standoff ensued during which Elijah almost murdered Ollie and also Hayley's former arranged-marriage-fiance Jackson almost killed Diego. But this was a great opportunity for Hayley to come downstairs and double-dare everyone to murder everyone, or barring that, for everyone to just make peace already because can't we all just get along? More than anything else, this episode was remarkable for elevating Hayley's character to a much higher place of importance, both politically, but also on the show itself. If you were worried about a lack of strong female leads all of the sudden, this probably brought some measure of relief. After Hayley's awesome display, Elijah welcomed the werewolves to the table and Hayley as their leader. I just hope all this responsibility won't make her less funny, that's all. Because Hayley can be very funny!

Meanwhile everybody else was scheming behind the scenes, including Klaus! He approached Jackson with some kind of hazy plan to possibly turn Jackson into a hybrid, or at least curry his favor by giving him magical ring to prevent accidental transmogrification. Yep, we're back to this hybrid nonsense again. I mean if we're being real, yes, being a hybrid IS probably better than being just a regular werewolf, so long as you don't want to have kids or be considered technically alive. But hybrids are still soooo weaksauce, sorry. They are all killed so easily by the vampires and the only reason Tyler's still alive is because TVD hasn't reached the right season finale in which to murder him yet. Anyway, it was the moonlight ring that piqued Jackson's fancy and by episode's end he'd gotten Ollie on board also. Similarly scheming was Marcel, who'd been lurking at the city limits (occasionally without a shirt on) recruiting Thierry to his new army and also pep-talking Josh into looking after Davina better. Oh, and Marcel also had drunk sex with Cami and videotaped it with a dreamcatcher so that Genievieve could watch them and perv out and probably also go report back to Klaus about it. I don't know. I feel like that was a violation of Cami's privacy so that places Marcel squarely back into a villainy zone. Which is fine, I like when Marcel gets dirty.

As for Cami, she's still dealing with the issue of her uncle turning psycho. There was a scary moment when she watched him chain himself up in Davina's old attic bedroom only to then suddenly try and attack Cami. That's some psychological horror right there, having your own loved one try to murder you out of the blue. But not even Klaus knows how to reverse this hex and Cami has taken to drinking straight bourbon to deal with it. Speaking of dealing with it, Davina slowly got her magic back this week after a pep talk from Josh about how she can't live in the shadow of her angry family anymore. It was a nice parallel to Josh's experience as a gay kid (he felt he no longer had a family) and that final shot of Davina sitting amongst tons of bouquets of roses she'd brought back to life was pretty thrilling, if only to see the look on frenemy Monique's face. Davina's still got it!

Out of all the new elements introduced this week, the most promising is probably Francesca, the human proprietress of the local riverboat casino and also the leader of the largest drug cartel outside of Miami. Obviously her resume is excellent, but it's her sassy attitude (and wonderful actress) that got me excited. She stood toe to toe with Elijah right off the bat and I'm really hoping she'll be a mainstay on this show and not just a villain of the week or whatever. No, she doesn't replace Rebekah, but nobody will. On the other hand it's nice to see powerful women doing their thing, so a character like this was definitely what the show needed. And not to sound like a creep, but this show also really needed an infusion of beefcake and it got that too. For the first time in a while The Originals has felt as well-rounded as it possibly can and it finally, finally seemed to capitalize on the promise that monsters' politics can be as riveting as their romances. We'd joked that this would be Game of Thrones but with monsters it's actually starting to feel that way! "Moon Over Bourbon Street" displayed a noticeable uptick in stakes and if I'm not mistaken, a noticeable uptick in the budget, right? The show somehow looks bigger and feels bigger and that's a good sign. I had been momentarily frozen with uncertainty about whether I should just lay on the grass crying about Rebekah, but who am I to turn down the treats thie show waved in my face? Grass-stained knees or not, I am nobody to turn down treats. Keep bringing them on, The Originals, and everything will be fine.

QUESTIONS

... Favorite new character?

... Did you find the new elements jarring or welcome?

... Do you approve of Klaus and Genevieve's liaison?

... Should there be more shirtless werewolf tussles be honest.


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AIRED ON 5/20/2016

Season 3 : Episode 22

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Why are these guys making a treaty like in the 18th century? Why are there no computers or laptops or printers in this place?? Did they also explain the hand slashing at the end and why they signed with blood?
Don't get me wrong, I loved the episode, but if they can use mobile phones, then why not more sophisticated technology??
Just asking....
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Cammi, ends up being evil. She knew about EVERYTHING all along. Don't want that to happen. But I am pretty sure it will.
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This was an awesome episode. There were so many different levels to it and the motives were clear, the stakes were set. Can't wait for next week.
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Seeing as this was the first post-Rebekah episode, it made sense to me that it would be more of a transitionary episode, and it was. Lots of table-setting here, and I think it's for the good that they change things up so boldly to help keep this show from getting stale like The Vampire Diaries did.
On a side note, I also loved this episode's music, especially when they used Son Lux and Lorde's collaboration "Easy (Switch Screens)" (during during Elijah’s party when the fight between the Vampires and Werewolves breaks out) and "Line of Fire" by Junip (when the peace accord is signed between the werewolves, vampires, witches and humans.)
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This episode made me care about Cami. Say what you want, but the actress is great, and she's somewhat relatable. Can't say as much for most of the others. I loved Marcel Davina and Josh in this episode. This show gets too hung up on Klaus being sad/evil. I really wish Klaus would find a way to grow and change his thought process or whatever. Monique can go die in a hole. Also I like Hailey a teensie bit more because of that speech. Ugh Hailey, decide if you're being awesome or annoying already! Let me love you!
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Can someone explain to me why doesn't Haley turn into a werewolf anymore? Is it because of the pregnancy? I don't remember what they said!
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Yes, it's because of the pregnancy. It was briefly mentioned. I don't remember which episode, though...
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Genevieve was jealous of Cami... I hope she isn't under Klaus' thumb now that she's sleeping with him. As the leader of the witches she needs to do what's best for them.. Also, why are the harvest girls the only witches we see anymore? Where are the rest of them?
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So now the new way of making hybrids is the moonlight ring! Of course -.- I remember once upon a time when being a hybrid was cool...

I don't think it was Marcel who place the dreamcatcher there!

Also, yes there was a parallel about being gay, but wasn't Josh saying he ACTUALLY doesn't have a home to go home to since he's been turned?

And about Genevieve, how can it be possible for the witches to just let her take the fourth' girl place? Poor girl :(

... Favorite new character? I loved the acting of the Francesca character, but why an italian name all of a sudden in the french quarter? Of course the italian chick had to be dealing drugs..

... Did you find the new elements jarring or welcome? Very welcome, I'm almost at the point where I prefer TVD again!

... Do you approve of Klaus and Genevieve's liaison? I'm so over Klaus at this point I'm not interested in him anymore or his liaisons. So much for his feelings for Caroline, Hailey, Cami, or whatever, his just your average guy.

... Should there be more shirtless werewolf tussles be honest. I prefer shirtless hugs!
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I did enjoy this episode, but in the back of my mind every time Hayley showed up was "Girl! Get the f*** back to the Mikaelson compound before Klaus decides he's insulted/pissed at the werewolves from keeping him away from his unborn child and kills your entire newly reunited family!" Does she honestly think she's going to have that baby out there and raise it among the werewolves?
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To all fans of Genevieve: Can we please start calling her "The Vieve"? That would make me very happy. Thank you for your time.
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http://www.tvfanatic.com/2014/03/claire-holt-explains-the-originals-exit-clarifies-temporary-abse/
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Ok a few things.
1. It's Father Kieran, not Kiernan. Kieran is a forename, Kiernan is a surname.
2. Goth/punk mohawk vampire lady is not new. She's been in several episodes, she just has had no lines.
3. What is Cami's point? There is no reason for her to be in the show; and she just keeps being shoehorned into plots for no reason.
4. Now that Rebekah's gone, this episode felt like a reset to the beginning of the season, where it was Marcel vs. Klaus, except with some douchey werewolves thrown in. I doubt the four witches that are left are going to pose a massive threat to anyone.
5. Major lols that the humans are considered a faction. What are they going to do? Like really though?
6. Davina and Josh are quickly becoming the best things about this show.
7. New human lady is really annoying, and the sooner she meets a sticky end, the better.
8. The werewolves are jackasses. Such bad attitudes! You guys live in the swamp! Be grateful that you were even invited to a fancy city party!!
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You know, the mowhawked Vampire black girl has been in the background of literally every single episode of this show that I can remember. Why is she just now becoming interesting to you?
Is it because, you are a part of the anti-Genevieve faction and you are looking for any possible powerful female-besides, "the Vieve" to take the place of Rebekah? Well, like you, I'd love for the punk rock female vampire to be up in the ranks! I have been curious about her character since, like day one! But we are only now learning about Diego, and he was in the freakin' pilot! So sadly, I have no hope for them telling us any more about mowhawk girls back story. (Though, I do want to know it!)

Anyway, my point is, don't try to take this from Genevieve! She deserves her place in the sun for a minute! ( well, don't let it be too sunny on her, cuz I luuuv that sexy milky ginger thing on her! It doesn't always work for me! But it does with her! meow!)

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A: Where was the guest appearance by Sting? I was hoping he would be at the party when I saw the title of this episode. Perfect song for Klaus.

B: I want Rebekkah back. The drug lady maybe.

C: New elements are same as the old, except the werewolves want back in. If Klaus makes them hybrids it will be bad. It will probably set up a Klaus vs Eli scenario.

D: As long as it is just Klaus using Genevieve. I do not trust the witches, nor Klaus for that matter, but I do not like the witches and their agenda.

E: Only if they throw in some female werewolves to make it even.
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Nice that Klaus managed not to cry for once. But then this show has turned into the crying game - guess who's gonna this week..?
I'm not sure I like where this is heading. It's gone from supposedly kicking out the old vamps and losing Bec's to over saturation; with various sized werewolf models (one size doesn't fit all, after all), annoying wonky mouthed human bitch (ADRIAN!) and witches and, oh wait, most of the main old Marcel vamps waiting in the wings. Tsk!
Why does Klaus, scrub that, Elijah need the werewolves, witches et al.? One moment T.O. are the ruthless and supreme killing machines who like to talk far too much about grandiose plans, the next they're free to be ordered into submission, by typically, a female. These boys are alternately, and ultimately, led by their swinging appendage.
So who's big scheme is going to blow up and require the boys to save the day? Is Klaus' mother's ring something that he can control (that sounds so wrong) whom ever wears it, in some devious way?
Is it just me, or should the werewolf lot be carrying banjos, other stringed acoustic instruments and jugs and doing covers of Mumford & Sons?
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Is klaus the first person to display double standards? Nope, so I don't get why the shock about the easiness with which he gets with Genevieve. The guy wants to have sex. Have at it klaus. He doesn't trust anyone, he doesn't have feelings for Genevieve, do he gets to sleep with her then if she screws him over he gets to kill her. Win win.
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Klaus is an intel gathering sex monkey. And why not?!
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This show really has a problem someone said whoever is going up against the Mikaelsons are going up against the baddest vampires on the planet you can't kill either of them so whats the danger revolving door witches? What about Alpha Prime werewolf?
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Great episode! Elijah was on form and the reset with new characters and themes bodes well. All-in-all, No Rebekah = Much Better!
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I feel like I'm not the only one here thinking the is a hole to be filled... and it wasn't. I mean it's still the same show. Minus Rebekah... They've introduced new characters, made some old characters more "proactive" but nobody is filling her shoes yet.

Why oh why did she have to leave us!
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1. that dark hair werewolf (not sure of his name)
2. indifferent. Too early to tell, still aching for Rebekah..
3. no. Geneieve has nice body and great hair color but thats bout it..
4. i find that part a little lame but its so shirtless toned guys, so i guess why not?!
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I was doing the dishes and then a thought hit me. Correct me if I'm wrong Klaus got Haley pregnant because he is a hybrid. So I'm hoping he's using protection I REALLY DON'T WANT THIS SHOW TO TURN INTO KLAUS BEING A NEW DAN SCOTT.
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Julie Plec said in some interview that Hayley was a one time thing and he won't ever be able to knock anyone up again. That doesn't make any sense to me at all because the explanation we were given was that he was able to get Hayley pregnant because he had broken the hybrid curse and was now a werewolf.
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Maybe Klaus was mystically neutered. At least they decided to avoid Secret life of an American Teenager storyline. I still think they screwed over Papa Tunde so Klaus can screw a hot witch.
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I'm undecided about the Jabberwocky (for those who didn't watch OUaTiW I mean Francesca or whatever). She can be great or she can be really annoying, will see.

I'm not liking the werewolf hunks, sorry. They are stupid and barbaric. I like Hayley but I hope she doesn't turn into too much of a mama to those werewolves. And Klaus is being a douche in everything he does.

I also think Marcel only found the dreamcatcher and got rid of it to protect Cami. And I hope her uncle doesn't die because he's the hottest thing in the show after the Mikaelson brothers (and also a good character).

My favourite characters atm (besides Elijah who is perfect) are Davina and Josh which I find quite surprising, these are very likable teen characters which is rare, really. I hope they get Monique, gawd she's an annoying bully (and a twisted murderer too).
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Marcel wasn't USING the dreamcatcher...he found it after they slept together and crushed it because he knew what it was from previously working with the witches.
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im not sure how Francesca is so confident either. Elijah could have so easily killed her right there
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So..who is genevieve aligned with and who is she playing?

she's sleeping with Klaus but is she just making nice to throw suspicion off her?

marcel took the dream catcher she did something to. there would have been no way he knew about it unless he asked her to do it. so when marcel told Thierry that he had allies including davina did he mean genevieve?


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What the hell did Marcel do to Cami with that dreamcatcher?? Because when I was watching I didn't see it as a recording device, I thought it was even more sinister?
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I'm pretty sure that Marcel wasn't in on the dreamcatcher thing, he just thought it was bad news. Which I'm sure it is. I was kind of thinking that Genevieve cursed Cami, but maybe I'm wrong.
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Marcel didn't do anything, he removed it from her room. The one saying was the witch genevieve. Probably to use against Klaus in a later episode.
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Remember how Ellijah was supposed to let Celeste live 'til the next fullmoon because otherwise the potion to break the werewolves' curse wouldn't work? Well she died and it seems like the writers forgot about that.
Haley was really annoying in this episode (all empowered and bitchy taking sides with people SHE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW and that BETRAYED HER BEFORE) and the werewolves weren't one bit grateful for the help (I get why they were cursed dammit they are assholes).
I really don't like the love triangle that is cooking up between her, werewolf prince and Ellijah (completely unnecessary).
Marcel looking to build up an army to regain his kingdom is repetitive by now and stupid since he has been overpowered countless times by Klaus even when he had Davina.

So no, I don't get why everybody thinks this was a good episode. I can feel TVD spirit of bad writing, repetitive storylines, annoying/illogical characters and love triangles slowly take over the show.
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No, I think Hayley wanted to keep Celeste alive just in case the potion didn't work, she didn't actually need to live for it work. Elijah was convinced the potion was the real thing and Hayley believed him, so there wasn't that much pressure to keep Celeste alive anymore.
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douh... hate this new Francesca. Extremely annoying behaviour.
Let's be honest, girl, you are not as great as you think you are!
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- that Ollie werewolf hitting on Davina was creepy...
- so tired about Klaus trying to bribe a family to call his own...dude you're 1000 years old...by now you should know that is not the way...
- still don't understand why everybody wants New Orleans as their kingdom...
- i'm sorry but Hayley as a leader... neah.. let's not forget she led to death a pack of hybrids whom she 1st helped torture(by making them turn over and over again) just to bring them to a violent death...she's as fickle as klaus is...

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im still confused about the purpose of having that Ollie character after he betrayed Rebekah in earlier ep. Him hitting on Davina was unnecessay and gross and he was being a jerk to Hayley..
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I know Ollie hitting on Davina was so wrong.
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Agree with everything!

After a 1000 years, doesn't Klaus know you only get what you give? He wants love and loyalty and trust from his family but he doesn't give any in return... So instead of making amends and trying to do things the right way, he just decided to make/sign in/bribe his way into a new family?!

And he betrays his own family just as much as they betray him if you ask me... I think if you put in a scale he's done more to them than they to him. Net's not forget Elijah's done nothing but want to help since they arrived in NO, and Klaus daggered him, gave his body to Marcel as a "peace offering" and now is plotting against his brother's back when all Elijah is doing is securing the peace in the city Klaus so badly wanted to be king of but now refuses to rule...

And what is this with NO? It must be spelled to enchant people... lol

Agree a 100% with Hayley's behaviour. She plots and schemes just as much as Klaus does, and she thinks the means justifies the ends just like he does... I don't think those are traits of a leader...
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Plotting, scheming and knowing when the means justifies the ends are all traits of a great leader IMO.
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Not when they plot and schem for their own selfish gain... A person who stabs in the back those who trust them is definitely not someone I would want as a leader...

But that's just what I believe. A great leader puts the interest of the ones he/she represents first, they're diplomatic and try to negociate instead of scheming... They should avoid getting into conflict because they know how much that would cost to everyone... And so on.

But that's my idea of a leader (may sound utopic, but I always hope for the best), someone who seeks justice, knows how handle a conflict by talking it out and negociating and thinks of others before themselves. But then again, just my opinion, you have the right to picture your ideal leader the way you want.
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Who pays the mortgage for that HUGE WEREWOLF SWAMP COMPOUND SHANTY HOUSE? That's the real question here. All they seem to do is shirtless wrestle, drink beer, sit around bonfires, HAVE HUGE FEASTS, and run around in the forest as wolves. Who's footing the bill here?! I want a piece of that action!

Seriously though, I felt Rebekah's loss in this episode even MORE than I thought I would...not the opposite. None of the other females bring close to the presence she did. Davina...no thank you. Cami could be great but I feel like she's so often sidelined because of her lack of any real power. I love Phoebe Tonkin, and I want to love Haley, but I find it hard and think it could be even harder when she's got a kid in the mix. It seems like the only time I like her is when she's with Elijah. Genevieve? Eh, I guess...whatever. That about sums up my feelings on her. The city political stuff doesn't interest me nearly as much as the Mikaelson family stuff did, and I don't know that that will ever be back. Now it's more just a forced truce between brothers who fight sometimes.

I'm gonna give The Originals a few more episodes (heck, I'll probably stick it out till the end of the season) but I'm not sure it'll ever hold the same interest for me.
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... Favorite new character?
Mohawk Lady-Vamp & Favourite old character that returned: Josh! Although I would've liked to have seen him and Davina mention how they miss Rebekah - because everyone should miss Rebekah! Lol

...Did you find the new elements jarring or welcome?
Somehow both. Although this whole turf thing is still not very interesting.

...Do you approve of Klaus and Genevieve's liaison?
Yes! What was more disturbing to me was how quickly Marcel got over Rebekah! Yep, he's back to being a douchebag when it comes to the ladies.

... Should there be more shirtless werewolf tussles be honest.
NOPE! I've seen enough! NO MORE SHIRTLESS TUSSLES PLEASE. People have Teen Wolf for that!


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Price, I'm glad you finally noticed the sassy Mohawk Vampire chick - we've been talking about her for weeks! I hope she gets to talk soon though!
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Am I the only one who absolutely could not stand Francesca, or the relationship between Klaus and Genevieve? UUUUUUGHHH.
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I have a question: Do we know for certain that Marcel planted that Dream catcher? Or, is it possible that he saw it,Then smashed it? Or, was it that the witch he found to put the binding spell on Kieren, was Genevieve? (and I really can't mention Genevieve without saying, I WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH GENEVIEVE! She can plunge any dagger in my heart she feels like!-just so long as I can plunge anything I like into her!)
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So Francesca is in nooooooooo way as hot as Genevieve. And she sucks.
But she is the Genevieve to Elijah I suppose. But Elijah wins this week overall-hell the best thing Klaus did was admit he wanted to fuck Genevieve! The WORST thing he did-was ally with the stupid Wolves!
I can't believe I'm saying this, but Diego was a better character than Klaus this week, hell THIERRY was a better character than Klaus this week!!!!
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I love Francesca! Hands down!! She is the best and is so smooth, girl's on fire.
I'm starting to not like Haylee as much :(
Maybe cux she keeps jumping around to dif. love interests, or that she thinks Vampires r crap when he baby is going to be a hybreed (somehow)
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Now everybody wanna jump on the Genevieve train puh-lease! She was suppose to get her head ripped off in the same moment Bastiana did but for w/e reason Rebekah hesitatated. Even before that Klaus should've finished her in the asylum the moment she healed him but I guess they needed somebody to represent the witches in subsequent episodes so OK let's keep the treacherous Genevieve. Nor do I approve of her and Klaus hooking up but OK w/e. I'm really starting to like Hayley though and for me that's a big deal, I never liked her from the moment I saw her on the screen in TVD. I knew she was up to no good and I've never forgiven her for getting not only Tyler's mother killed but all those hybrids who trusted her as well. I liked Cami this episode too and the new lady drug lord. Overall I did enjoy this episode and like Price said it feels like a fresh start and setting the ground work for something good.
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I agree with the Genevieve part. This is twice now that he's turned a complete blind eye to someone who betrayed/manipulated him in exchange for sex. First Hayley and now Genevieve. It's funny how he refuses to forgive his own sister or the boy he raised, but he's willing to completely ignore the actions of these women without any prompting or mention of it. When Caroline betrayed him he was pissed, he threatened her more than once, but these girls? Nope. It's like it never happened and it's annoying. I don't care how much he wants to get laid. Klaus should be above this constantly "thinking with the wrong head" nonsense. This is why I can't get behind this show anymore. They do things because they want to, not because it's true to character and makes sense. For someone who was so against love and emotion, Klaus seems like any other idiot blinded by the wiles of women. I'm surprised he lasted 1,000 years if this is how he really behaved. All Michael had to do was send in a woman...
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I'm just about one hundred percent certain that Klaus is using Genevieve (which I think sucks, because she's already been fucked over enough by this family, after having them stuff the flu down her throat and making her be dead for one hundred years.) but the reason he was more pissed off at Caroline and Rebekah, Marcel and Elijah for their assorted betrayals is because he cares about them. I don't think he cared about Hayley (till the baby) and he seems pretty disinterested in Genevieve. When it comes to women he actually gives a crap about however, he is much more careful. Case in point: CAMMI! Klaus is way more careful with his heart than he is with his dick.
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But him caring is why he doesn't kill THEM, that doesn't explain why those two getting a free pass. He kills pretty much everyone who wrongs him. The only people who got away with betraying him were people he cared about and the Mystic Falls gang because they were aligned with those same people. And whether Genevieve was at fault in the past or not is irrelevant because she was trying to get him to kill Rebekah now. Only Klaus can harm his siblings.
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It's totally different though. Marcel & Rebekah knew exactly what they were doing when they summoned Mikael - they wanted him to come to town so he could kill Klaus. The two of them were plotting against Klaus and wanted him dead - but Genevieve was not.

Genevieve clearly didn't seem to know who Mikael was and thought she was doing Rebekah a favor by locating her father for her. It was only after Rebekah got cold feet and told her to un-do it that Genevieve realized Rebekah was using her and she wanted to go warn Klaus that Mikael was on his way but before she could Rebekah infected her with a disease and compelled the guards to keep her in quarantine until she died.

I thought that wanting revenge on Rebekah (someone who used her and murdered her) was totally justified and since I think Klaus knows that Genevieve was not actually plotting against him he's not going to hold a grudge against her.

I'm actually wondering if Klaus knew that Hayley was working with Shane the entire time. He obviously thought Tyler was the ring-leader of the hybrid rebellion and therefore held Tyler responsible for what happened. Hayley was the one who tipped him off that Tyler and the hybrids were plotting against him and so forth so he may have thought Hayley was on his side. Although it does seem like he should have put it together later on that Shane used him to kill the hybrids for the Silas massacre and that Hayley was working with Shane but we've never seen that discussed. I thought it was obvious from the beginning that Marcel was responsible for Mikael's arrival in NOLA but Klaus was oblivious to the obvious there so it wouldn't be that OCC for him if he was also oblivious to Hayley's involvement with the hybrids since when he was explaining about Tyler to Elijah he didn't mention anything about Hayley's involvement and that Tyler might have wanted revenge on Hayley because she had betrayed him.
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What do you mean?! Wasn't the whole reason for Genevieve, Bastiana, and Celeste coming together was to take out all 3 originals? If not then their plan was seriously underdeveloped because all they succeeded in was turning Klaus against Rebekah. Which OK Gen wanted her little revenge on Rebekah I'll grant that but did they not think that Elijah would be there diffuse the situation? I'm pretty sure the plan was to get rid of all three of them if not then it was very shortsighted and it cost Celeste and Bastiana their lives. Regardless to what secrets were exposed or how Klaus felt about Rebekah, Gen should still be dead not in Klaus' bed.
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Bastiana never even met any of the Originals so I don't know what kind of problems she could have personally had with them (and she was killed by Marcel or one of his guys back when Klaus & Rebekah were living in Mystic Falls). All she did after she was brought back was hex Kieran because of his interference with The Harvest months earlier.

Celeste mainly had issues with Elijah and was out to destroy him personally by diving his family apart and exposing past betrayals and so forth and ruin his happiness. Celeste wasn't trying to actually kill them - she just wanted to destroy their family and turn them against each other.

Celeste was killed right alongside Genevieve in 1919 by Rebekah (while she was possessing some witch) and so she was well aware of what Rebekah & Marcel had done so I think she brought back Genevieve knowing that Genevieve would tell Klaus the truth and expose what Rebekah had done which would in turn destroy their relationship - which would also hurt Elijah and put him in the middle where he had to chose sides. So I think Celeste actually succeed in her plan there. Rebekah is gone possibly for good and Elijah seems to be upset about losing his sister.

For me personally, Genevieve has not yet done anything that makes me want her dead. We haven't seen her ever harm anyone (aside from Rebekah who murdered her) or do anything evil - so I don't have a problem with her being alive. Celeste deserved to die because she was stealing the lives of dozens of other people and then when she was done with that body she discarded it (by killing the person) and went on to possess someone else and she had been doing that for 200 years. Papa Tundre also seemed like a bit of a lunatic - he was going around slaughtering people (humans, witches, werewolves - didn't seem to matter) so he could absorb their power back in 1919 so I completely understood why Klaus decided to kill him back then. We didn't see much of Bastiana but from what we did she didn't come off like a good person at all - the main thing we saw her do was hex Father Kieran so he'd go crazy like his nephew and possibly kill a bunch of innocent people and then himself.
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Interesting comment. However one could argue that because Klaus loves his sister, Marcel & Caroline it's harder for him to forgive them than these complete strangers. I mean this is Klaus we're talking bout his way of thinking is twisted. But I do agree sleeping with Geneivene is definitely gonna come back to bite him
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The Problem is They are making Klaus Character like a a horny teenager who sleep with everyone he see.....it's sad they ruined his character....ugh..
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I know! He was my favorite Original. Vulnerable super villain destroyed by 1,000 years of dual supernatural emotions, constant betrayals, and being chased by his abuser. He was tortured and so he tortured others. You hated some of the things he did, but at the same time, you could see the twisted logic behind all of it. Now there is no logic there. After 1,000 years, I'm pretty sure you'd have a better handle on your libido.
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There are no fucking triangles yet. arrggh... Hayley hasn't even had the child yet. Elijah is obviously long game, new dude is just the present distraction..Klaus and Cami and Marcel just no, even though she had a little crush on Klaus she clearly prefers Marcel and even that was just because they both needed it. at the start, although if she becomes a vampire than maybe.


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And I'm sure Genevieve will be reeling in someone else soon. They've had triangles from the start. The moment they introduced Cami, Klaus was mooning at her which made absolutely no sense because she's human and the moment Elijah showed any interest in Hayley, Klaus was giving him the death glare. With Rebekah's departure, obviously the Rebekah/Marcel/Cami triangle is ruined, but it existed for a while.
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Yea the Rebeckah/Marcel/Cami was the closest thing to a triangle so far. Klaus was giving Elijah the death glare because he is paranoid and foresaw Elijah being more of a father to his own child etc he pointed this out himself. Klaus is not attracted to Hayley as he is to Caroline or even Genevieve. As for Cami he finds her inriguing with her whole psyche degree and ability to communicate with him in a way others cant. Unless she becomes a vampire they will remain platonic.
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i really hope they won't make Klamille..they have no chemistry...it's just boring...and i have nothing against Leah...But her Character is Weak and kind Boring...and the Klaus/Camille thing is So Forced...ugh...i don't know what the Writer's are even doing anymore....
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Its only weak and forced if you look at it as a romantic relationship..Which it is not.
She had a crush on him in an episode but it was quickly forgotten once she realised what he is.
Elijah explained to Cami herself why Klaus 'likes' her. However if she was to ever become a vampire than there would probably be an attraction again. I find Cami a much better human lead than Elena was on Tvd. She and the show as a whole react in a much more adult and serious way. Klaus and Cami do have chemistry just not romantically.

What can the writers do to make Cami more interesting in your eyes?

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Klaus just seems to jump from one random evil scheme to another - its like he has dozens of back up evil schemes to trot out every time he doesn't get his way.
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Soooo true... When I read the comment I thought "Hey, that's sooooo Klaus!" lol
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Ah, the questions:

1. Favorite new character? Francesca. She seems interesting.
2. Are the new elements jarring or welcome? They are welcome. Maybe something will happen.
3. Klaus & Genevieve: don't care, really. I guess mainly I approve. Casual sex is entirely understandable for Klaus.
4. More shirtless werewolf tussles? No. It was childish and boring.

I rather liked Klaus' indifference to doing anything as the "king". What is he supposed to do? Make speeches and get pouty and offended when people don't care what he says? Casual sex makes a lot more sense.


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Favorite new character? Probably Genevieve or Francesca, though Gen's got the lead for the moment.

PS: I'm looking forward to Hayley finding out that Mr Hillbilly Werewolf is just as much of a powerhungry douchebag as the one she hates so much (AKA Klaus).
At the rate it's going she'll have probably hooked up with him by then too.
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At the rate she's going? She literally hasn't hooked up with anyone in The Originals yet.
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Whoa this episode was awesome. I felt kinda rocked a bit, I don't know why I thought it was the season finale, but 5 more episodes OMGZ I can't wait!! This & Orphan Black this coming April is gonna rock. AH YEAHH
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My favorite new character is Elijah's v-neck sweater.
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i actually went back and rewatch the ep cos i didnt notice it. lol.
It must have been casual friday :P
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only thing I was looking at in this scene *_*
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Right!!?!?!?! We definitely need to see him in more V necks
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i fell in love with it the minute i saw it.
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I guess I completely misinterpreted the Marcel/Cami scene. I thought that what happened was that Genevieve was using magic to get them to sleep together through the dreamcatcher object, because she was basically watching them and doing some hand thing during the scene. Also she was jealous of Cami with Klaus earlier, and Marcel looked surprised when he saw it in the shelves.
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This Episode Was Boring...and i really start to Hate Klaus....He is Not the Same Klaus that i Fall in love with in TVD.....it Could Mabye The reason Caroline is Not with him in NOLA.....Mabye that's why i start to Hate Klaus......Or Mabye it's Just the Bad Writing in TO that made me Hate Klaus....and i think it's bad Writing because i Loved Klaus in S2 and that Was Even before he Even know's Caroline....and WTF is wrong With these Love Triangles? i thought it Was a "Mature" Show? but Look...We have a TVD 2.0...even TVD didn't suck in The First Three Season's...actually TVD was Pretty Awesome and Good in S1 , S2 ,and S3....!
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It was a solid episode but i missed Claire Holt.

.. Favorite new character?
She's not exactly new anymore, but Genevieve! She's a hoot and CRAZY.

Did you find the new elements jarring or welcome?
The only new element that bothered me was the mob boss lady. She felt totally shoe-horned and out of place.


Do you approve of Klaus and Genevieve's liaison?
I approve 100%. They're both crazy and they have a lot chemsitry

Should there be more shirtless werewolf tussles be honest
They're hot but then they open their mouths and the magic is leaves. They don't have personality traits except for douchebags.

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I really really loved this episode.It gave us an excellent insight on the different factions and secondary characters.If the aim was to make me forget about Rebekah,they did a pretty good job at it.
My favourite new character is Francesca.I don't like her flirting with Elijah(but who can resist that face,charm and awesomeness).I like the idea of her being a strong female character
I find the new elements welcoming because it's a good baseline to serve as a preamble for the baby's birth
Klaus and Genevieve?I really really don't care Klaus was just a horny dickhead and traitor in this episode.
I found the shirtless werewolves cool initially but now I think they are a total cliche
And by the way I hate that Jackson guy because I have a feeling he's just a bloodthirsty dickhead like Klaus and would get used eventually.I think someone needs to put him and Oliver in their place
Hayley was super cool but does she have to be so sassy to Elijah.I think Elijah deserves better!!!
Overall,this was an A-star episode.I totally enjoyed myself.It was a superb therapy after all my favourite characers on shows this week were being killed off.
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Look at Klaus's skin. It's like there is no sun in England.
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they shoot or 10 months in Vancouver. & they had a really bad winter this year. even had to stop a production a couple times
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TO (and TVD) both shoot in Atlanta not Vancouver.
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...oh yes, I did know that. Once & Supernatual r Van...did they start off in vancouver tho?
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WAIT, they made Josh gay? I was really hoping for a Josh/Divina hook up.

Question Did Marcel ask Gennevieve to cast a horny spell on Cammi to make that whole Marcel/Cammi scene? Begs the question who did Marcel get to lay down the Boundary spell?

New Character none I don't like any of the wolves. Is it just me or did anyone think: "Do it. Do it Elijah break every bone in his body and cut off some limbs" when Elijah had the guy that delivered Rebekkah to the witches and hitting on Davina in he party. Jackson Elijah's gonna kill him if Haley doesn't get to him first.

Francesca maybe theres something about her that worries me they way she was playing around with Elijah reminds me of Sabine. I know she's dead but...

New Elements: they are laying the groundwork for something else.

Klenevieve. I disapprove of it but Klaus is playing a game. I suspect Klaus will use her to manufacture the moonlight rings in bulk so that they can raise an army against the current vampires in New Orleans once the NO vampires are out. Klaus will kill Genevieve and Hybridize the werewolves and then hello clean New home. You ask if this is his plan why not just slaughter everyone because if he directly gets his hands dirty Elijah will stop him and even if Klaus succeeds Elijah will hate him this way his hands remain clean and if the wolves fail he can swoop in to be the savior of the vampires. His blood is the cure to wolf bite after all.

NO MORE SHIRTLESS WEREWOLVES the Crescebt wolf clan guys are Jack*****. At least Jackson and Oliver are. Still hate Oliver for the whole Rebekkah incident.


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I completely agree about the warewolfs they are annoying, stupid and primitive. They really are acting like animals and now I hate them more than the witches and that level of hate wasn't easy to achieve considering that Davina is the only witch I ever liked on both The Originals and TVD. I too was cheering for Elijah to kill both Oliver and Jackson, and frankly any other warewolf he came across
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You've not been paying attention. Josh told Davina he was gay the first time they talked!
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Yep, he's always been gay.
So they'll be BFF's, nothing more.
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Maybe Klaus could compel Josh to go straight just to mess with him? But I imagine the gay community would riot if something like that happened on a TV show.
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God made Josh gay. You need your gaydar fixed; well that and attention span, as he's always mentioned it and said about a b/f tonight.
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No, the writers made Josh gay
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And who made the writers?
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josh has BEEN gay since we met him practically
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Josh has been gay from the beginning. In the first episode he was in when he was turned into a vampire Marcel made a comment that he was gay. In his first scene with Davina when she was ed-compelling him he informed her that he way gay. So it's been mentioned several times now.

I thought Genevieve was just spying on Cami but we'll have to wait and see. I think it'll be a misdirect though (like how Marcel didn't kidnap Hayley - Tyler did). Why would Gen want to help Marcel? Marcel & Rebekah were the two people who used her and get her killed back in 1919 so I see no reason she'd ever help either one of them again she certainly should never trust Marcel ever again since he'll happily use her all over again and he tried to kill her about two episodes ago.
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wow I missed that. I admit I sometimes do selective viewing in Arrow I usually skip the island scenes etc. I really thought Josh had a thing for her he was willing to die when he encouraged her to kill Klaus.
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I really did enjoy this episode, although I do miss Rebekah!
For some reason I liked watching Klaus enjoying himself this episode by doing non-evil things such as sex and painting. I also liked that, although he doesn't seem to want to talk about it, he clearly misses Rebekah.
I do approve of Klaus and Genevieve, I like them as lovers but I don't think I'd want to see them in a long-term relationship, I think that would be a bit messed up considering what both characters are like but I'm also hoping they don't make Klaus and Cami a couple, I like their friendship but I don't want to see that.
I like Cami but her persuasive skills need some work. While it turned out that Klaus couldn't help her anyway, when I want someone's help I don't generally barge into their home uninvited, insult their guest and be very judgmental about their sex life, but maybe that's just me.
Francesca does seem interesting, I think she has potential!
I was surprised by how invested I was in Hayley's story line with the werewolves and I liked her interactions with them, for some reason I really liked her calling Oliver the "runt of the litter," it just felt like a family thing to say, like when siblings insult each other.
I was glad to see a return of Davina's friendship with Josh, that's very cute.
I hate Monique, and I kind of hope she dies because she sucks. The look on her face when Davina brought all the roses back to life was priceless!
Not sure why but I really liked Elijah disapproving of Klaus/Genevieve, it amused me. Is that just a family thing, they all hate each other's lovers?
I love Father Kieran, he better be okay!
I don't understand what happened with Cami, Marcel and Genevieve with the dream catcher. At first I thought Genevieve was hexing her but that doesn't seem likely.
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I Totally AGREE with you
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