The Originals

Season 1 Episode 9

Reigning Pain in New Orleans

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Dec 03, 2013 on The CW
9.0
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Reigning Pain in New Orleans
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Marcel is surprised when Klaus reveals him things about his past. Cami tries to understand what some messages she found mean and she finds out information about Klaus' past. The human factions decide to take action which lead to violence. Hayley learns of a plan to harm the werewolves in the bayou, so she asks for Elijah's and Rebekah's assistance. They run into Eve, another werewolf, who shares shocking information.

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  • Klaus has found out his wolf family are in town

    10
    Another amazing episode. LOVE IT!! Klaus has found out his wolf family are in town. Awesome. (Hope they kill Tyler)
  • Anti-climatic but still a good episode

    8.0
    It was a good episode. However I feel that they have some really unnecessary plot lines they need to get rid of.

    What exactly is Cami's purpose in this show? I feel she's being so forced into a show where she really doesn't belong. Sorry, but human characters aren't usually very interesting in supernatural shows, and she isn't either. I find myself bored every time she's on screen. She repeats the same thing every singe time, going on about her brother or having a degree in psychology. Cami, no one cares. You aren't important.



    I also fail to see Klaus's infatuation with her. I didn't understand it with Caroline and I don't understand it with Camille either. Their scenes are so repetitive and annoying. Klaus whines about his childhood, then she states the obvious that he's the reason he's unhappy, then she whines about her past, then they cry together, then he compels her to forget everything, then he leaves. The end.

    Also, what the hell! You mean to tell me Klaus will move heaven and earth to make sure some irrelevant bartender with a fake psyche degree stays safe, but he doesn't give a damn what happens to the mother of his child? That's just cold even for Klaus. I'm not saying he has to love Hayley, but jeez her life should matter to him. I felt bad for Hayley after that scene.

    Overall,I'm really trying to care about Cami, but I'm sorry it's just not happening.



    I did enjoy the Davina, Josh, Hayley scenes though.

    Davina: "You're Hayley, Klaus's wife"

    Hayley: " Eww, No, never" LMAO

    For some reason I think the writers are hinting at making something happen between Klaus and Hayley in the far future though. I don't know it just seemed foreshadowing, maybe I'm reading to much into it.

    But best part of the episode for me was Klaus and Marcel. You see these are characters that actually serve a purpose on this show.



    I feel like Hayley/Elijah is very weird honestly, I can't get past the fact that he wants to have sex with a pregnant girl who's carrying his niece, his brothers baby. Thinking of it creeps me out.

    But I did like the last scene between Klaus/Elijah. I hope Elijah backs off Hayley and realizes he needs to fix his relationship with Klaus first.

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  • With the show being on the right track to start derailing soon, secondary characters are proved to be show-saviors...

    6.0
    *CONTAINS SPOILERS*



    It is unbelievable how a show that started so great can so quickly get downgraded into a mediocre mess of unrealism (even for a supernatural show) with some awesome moments now and then, all coming from secondary characters.



    1) For the first bullet, it is now more apparent than ever that ALL the protagonists are unsympathetic. No surprise for Klaus and maybe Rebekah but Elijah and Hayley had good elements that the writers should use to counter the lunatic "bastard of a brother" and the spontaneous "Barbie original naive vampie".



    2) When you are dealing with supernatural shows, you must be really careful not to be fooled for the position of the line that separates "realistic situations" and "ridiculously unrealistic situations". Apparently, THE ORIGINALS are stampeding on this line. After the most ridiculous attempt to overpower Klaus (in a way not even a strong human could be overpowered if I may add) on the previous episode, we get to see a failure of a meeting between the town's leaders and the new vampire king Klaus and of course the implications. Bullets came out of nowhere to the vampire bar killing vamps when they could go in the interior/shadowy part of the bar and Klaus should go out there and find out who started shooting. Now, the council wants to have us believe that this was a warning to Klaus without even thinking of the word "retaliation" or "war". Oh my, it seems that not only the New Orleans' vampires are utterly stupid but the humans as well. They should have an operation of complete wipe out or do nothing. Of course, Klaus kills them all and the council doesn't have a safekey for this matter. Ok. yes, I believe it. Who would have thought that you will get killed by a vampire when you are starting to disagree with him? Anyways, I would like to see a real war between humans and the Originals. Bring heavy weaponry against the original bloodsuckers. Let's see their limit which, judging from the lame way Finn and Kol were killed, must be pretty low, despite they can't be killed. Plus I was expecting a diplomatic approach from Klaus from the very beggining. He can't possibly think that the humans will become his subjects as well. Even he is not that delusional.



    3) Elijah is getting boring and repetitive, Rebekah is once again betrayed by her love interest (go find Matt, stupid girl!), Hayley is becoming more and more indifferent and hideous. It's not exactly the lack of character development on behalf of the protagonists, it's their reactions just not fitting for creatures who are supposed to be a millennium old. They should watch the entire world so differently and "deep", but they just act like a malfunctioned (dysfunctional is too light a word to use) family... I like the repetitiveness though, it teaches us that no matter how much lifetime we have we will continue making the same mistakes over and over again in different ways.



    4) Fortunately for this show, the secondary characters (Cami, her uncle, Josh, Davina) are delivering intriguing plots and a splendid performance, things that are to keep me interested as long as the writing doesn't ruin their characters, something that is almost happening with Davina (she is mad Marcel is lying to her but she believes she has the right to lie to him). Cami is my all-time-favorite, I love her interactions, her intelligence, everything. And I really find cute the interactions between Davina and Josh, I seriously root for them, Davina trusts him and Josh is lovable and wants to help her. I really hope they will run away together with Cami.



    5) I don't know what made Elijah believe that Klaus truly cares for the child and bringing the werewolf descendants of Klaus in is convenient writing to the fullest extent, should really be left out.



    6) As it happened for the last couple of episodes, what really keeps me intrigued is the end. Although I do find it awkward that Davina went to Cami for help...



    7) If the show continues this path, it will start derailing soon, which is a real shame if you think that it started great and has so much potential.moreless
  • The Originals.

    9.5
    Another Fantastic Episode. Thumbs Up.
  • loved it

    10
    OMG! I loved this episode! I love Cami!! I ship klaus with Cami!!!!

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