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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

My Review of The Originals 3.01- For the Next Millennium

Welcome back to New Orleans and the fallout from Klaus’ actions when he was working to defeat Dahlia.  The siblings remain fractured, the witches are suspicious of Davina, an old friend returns to Klaus with disturbing news, and Elijah takes steps to protect Hayley and the wolves.

I believe that this is the eternal story of the Originals.  Klaus does something monumentally stupid or selfish, his siblings protest, they fight, and then Elijah and Rebekah return to the fold.  The only problem is that I am wondering if Klaus finally took things too far for Elijah.  While Klaus’ actions could be defended as fooling Dahlia, they were also deliberately targeted in order to punish people who hurt him.  Targeting Hayley and making it so that she could only see Hope when she becomes human on the full moon was cruel and hurt Elijah tremendously.  Klaus isn’t helping matters at all with the way he is acting, and if that vision he saw is correct, he will need his siblings to fight the new threat.

Elijah continues to be Elijah.  As I have said many, many times before, while he may be the most cultured and human of the Originals, he can be surprisingly vicious at times.  Tonight was the perfect example.  The hunters were out killing wolves, so Elijah hunted them down and killed them all.  Given that they couldn’t hurt him, it was (of course) remarkably effective and totally in keeping with his general attitude of using violence in the appropriate manner and time.  I did find it twistedly amusing that he turned Hope’s baby carriage around right before he killed the first three hunters.

Cami is in an interesting position.  Klaus likes her and seems to trust her above all others, so he opens up to her.  This does put her in a position of tremendous power over him, which we saw tonight when she spoke sharply to him.  He really needed to talk with her and she was fairly rude, which led to him having a classic Klaus temper tantrum and ripping the art critic apart.  The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Davina is also in a precarious position.  While she may be the nominal leader of the witches, she definitely does not have their respect.  It appears that she is going to use Hayley as her enforcer/attack dog (sorry for the pun there) in order to keep the witches in line if needed.  While I don’t doubt that Davina could take on any witch she really wanted to, it would probably be quite exhausting and the infighting would leave the witches open to attacks by the vampires.

The only witch who is apparently more powerful than Davina is Freya.  Either that or Freya is just so old that she knows much more powerful and different magic than Davina does.  I’ve never seen Davina teleport herself or anything else the way Freya did, or at least not that I can remember off hand.  I am curious as to what Freya will do in the incipient war between the sire lines.  She could potentially be a boon to whichever side can get their hands on her.

I am not sure if Lucien can be trusted.  He is undoubtedly acting in his own self-interestm given that the death of any of the Originals would result in the death of their sire line.  Given the last scene, I think it is safe to assume that he is the killer Cami and the police are looking for and he appears to be more than a little crazy.  Color me concerned.


Until Thursday!