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Monday, May 11, 2015

My Review of The Originals 2.22- Ashes to Ashes

Klaus' plan to defeat Dahlia goes into effect, Davina's plan to resurrect Kol doesn't go off as planned, an unexpected person from the past appears and disappears, an old-time threat to the Mikaelsons is removed, and the stage is set for a different season 3...

Klaus' plan for Dahlia was impressive.  I was impressed that he felt confident enough in how he had manipulated his siblings that he would dagger himself in order to delay Dahlia.  I have to say that the daggering himself was a nice touch.  Unfortunately, he didn't take into account the fact that Dahlia is one of the most powerful witches...EVER.  While down for the count, she managed to destroy the dagger by melting it and also broke her connection to Klaus so that she could hurt him without hurting herself.  The look on his face when she told him that she destroyed the link was almost funny.  He was so clearly not expecting her to have been able to do that.  I honestly think that he thought that he could keep her under his thumb by keeping the link active.  All that being said, his plan was a good one.  By giving his siblings the time they needed to resurrect Esther so that her blood could be used to kill Dahlia, Klaus managed to come up with a nice plan.

The major flaw in Klaus' plan is that he managed to piss off all of his siblings and fracture his relationship with Elijah to such a degree that it took Hayley asking him to take care of Hope to bring him back to Klaus' side.  As far as that goes, there is definitely blame enough to go around.  Klaus' actions to convince Dahlia that he was with him were, as I said last week, as much about punishing the people who betrayed him as much as it was about convincing her that he had aligned himself with her.  Did Klaus go too far with the curse and by killing Gia?  Absolutely.  But his actions did have a certain amount of justification.

One of the major problems that the Mikaelsons who remain in New Orleans will face is a seriously pissed off Davina.  She had one chance to resurrect Kol and they took that away from her.  As far as betrayals go, this one was justified because they needed Esther to defeat Dahlia, but Davina doesn't see the big picture, she just sees another betrayal by the Mikaelsons.  If Dahlia had remained in New Orleans, there is no telling how much damage she would have been able to cause.  I just hope that Davina somehow finds another way to bring back Kol because it would be cool to have him back.

The White Oak Stake is gone.  Dahlia destroyed it in order to use it as a weapon of mass destruction.  Also, the dagger used to desiccate the Mikaelsons is gone.  That means that unless there is a witch out there with enough juice to stop the Mikaelsons, they are truly unstoppable.  Elijah and Rebekah still have their weakness to werewolf bites which will incapacitate them, but Klaus is not affected by werewolf bites and he is immune to all other weapons.  That is not a good thing.  Davina and other witches can temporarily stop him with magic, but other than that, Klaus is more or less going to have his way in New Orleans.

So Rebekah is now gone and back in her witch body, Hayley and her pack are trapped by the curse, Klaus is more or less alone, Marcel is apparently back in charge of the city (for a little), and Elijah and Freya are sticking around New Orleans.  I can only assume that Season 3 is going to be about undoing some of the damage Klaus caused in the name of stopping Dahlia and raising Hope.  We will also have to deal with the fallout of Davina being betrayed by Elijah and Rebekah.

Thursday is the season finale of The Vampire Diaries and then after that it will be until the fall.  See ya!