The Originals

Season 1 Episode 4

Girl in New Orleans

30
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 22, 2013 on The CW
8.7
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Davina convinces Marcel to let her go to the Dauphine Street Music Festival, but he has Cami keeping an eye on her. Hayley visits a doctor in the bayou and she is shocked by what she discovers. Cami reveals information about her past and Rebekah wants to find out more about a meeting that involved Elijah.

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  • Klaus makes this show

    9.0
    I'm surprised how much I am enjoying this series. At first, I felt like I could take or leave this series but the last two episodes have got me hooked! I love when Klaus shows a human side, even if it does seem a bit strange that he is so suddenly taken with Cami. It was in the last episode, or the one before,I think, when he said slideshow her mind worked. I didn't really understand that as it didn't deem that he'd seen enough of her / her mind to make that judgment...

    I'm liking Hayley and I'm interested to see where the storyline with her and the baby goes, especially after the end of the last episode, when I got the impression that the witches sensed something's not right. It reminds me a little of Twilight when they were worried that Bella 's baby was going to be evil... I thought this was a really strong episode.moreless
  • Klaus' performance and an intriguing new plot overcome some idiotic scenes that deprived this episode from an excellent rating...

    7.5
    *CONTAINS SPOILERS*



    It is so sad, because this episode had so much potential and Klaus was at his best. But it seems that the writers who write TVD since season 4 are having their fingers on TO sometimes and that means clanky, stupid, convenient writing. Let's see what I mean:



    1) Davina tossed Rebekah out of her attic with telekinesis, which means she has control of her powers. She could tele-move Klaus away from that boy, yet she charged and sent a blast of kinetic energy on them, which could kill her beloved friend. However, it is clear that she is too young and possibly new at this...



    2) Then she ran out of the church and then came back again when Klaus appeared on the 1st floor and tossed the boy with his violin. Why not sense the room if they were still there?



    3) Eariler on this episode she was undaggering and redaggering Elijah... Boy, even the foolest man would me more wise. You have an original vampire staked beside you, you just don't play with the only thing that keeps him in trance, even if you are examining him. She was almost like "Oh, I am so bored, shall I look myself in the mirror or play with the staked Original? But I do love daggering dead flesh!"



    4) Or the way Davina stood up to Marcel... It was clanky, bad, ridiculous...



    5) Or Elijah being so weak that he was unable to move yet he easily entered Rebekah's mind. I thought this requires to touch the one you want to show him something and above all you need energy and most certainly you can not perform it if you can't even move.



    In general, I detected medium doses of that clanky, convenient writing which downgraded TVD the last few seasons. I really hope I won't be seeing something similar in the future, since I have high hopes for this show. I would rate this 6,5 but Klaus' performance was worthy of an Emmy, the new plot about Cami's brother is extra-interesting, the scenes with Cami and Klaus were pure enjoyment and so was the last scene with Davina where she tele-move the wind chimes and she's ready to cry, plus this was the first time the show disappoints me, so I will keep my rate above the green area. Won't be so generous if this "writing" appears again, though...moreless
  • Another amazing episode.

    10
    Another amazing episode. Klaus was well and truly back to his old self when the threw the boy off the balcony and then we heard the bump when he threw his violin after him! Ouch!
  • Elijah is Really Spock 2.0, Klaus is Complicated, Hayley is Really Lara Croft

    9.0
    Whew! This episode FINALLY got things going. There was much less Marcel hitting his chest like a caveman to make everyone believe that he is the real King of the French Quarter as in previous episodes. His delusions of grandeur whilst being surrounded by the Mikaelson's was starting to get REALLY old. Like a ferocious pit bull up against a grizzly. Yes, the dog is ferocious, no it doesn't have a chance at denting the grizzly. Rebekah putting her mind to something and actually accomplishing what she set out to do (finding Elijah using the Internet and some sass), wonderfully refreshing! I am really into this new, less sulky, Rebekah who takes charge and gets it done. Elijah's general badassery and new Spock-like powers? I mean, come on, YES.





    I've never been a fan of Hayley, I literally can't recall a single second where I cared about her character; I still don't think I care quite yet except for her burgeoning relationship with each of the Mikaelsons, but TONIGHT I was on her side as she out witted, out moved, and generally displayed her own badassery against all those burly men with crossbows.





    I find Klaus' arc really compelling. He really does try with people, but the second that person gets in his way (even indirectly) all bets are off. He wants to be good, but practical life experiences (like running from his father to stay alive for 1,000 years) have taught him to draw a straight line from himself to his objective and if anyone falls on that line ANYONE any previous interactions/humanity shown goes out the window. At this point I don't believe there is anyone he wouldn't betray/kill to get what he wants, except MAYBE for Caroline and maybe the baby (sometime in the future don't think he is there yet).

    LOVED this episode. Finally feeling the potential for awesome Vampire Diaries story pace that always leads us to the next reveal that you didn't see coming.





    Who thinks Elijah will be able to Spock, mind-meld with the miracle fetus soon?moreless
  • The Originals.

    9.5
    I do like Camille even when she appeared in TVD episode and I am also interested in who or what killed her twin brother and i'm sure Klaus will find out. Not to keen on Father Kieran, but I don't know his story yet. Nice to get a glimpse into Davina's past / present love, but still need to know more about her and now that Klaus has planted that seed of distrust of Marcel in her head, lets see how this plays out. As for Hayley, I thought the witches were supposed to protect her not kill her (I guess not). I really wish Bonnie would come into this show, it would have such a serious plot twist that nobody could imagine. Only the witches would know and that could be their secret weapon especially against Marcel who claims he is charge of New Orleans. Fantastic Episode.moreless

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