Plus, with Klaus quickly losing allies, the battle for the Big Easy tips dramatically in Marcel’s favor.
After watching the Nov. 12 episode of The Originals, I will never look at Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino) the same way again. Is he a good guy? A bad guy? Some sort of angsty, hybrid anti-hero? That’s all up for debate, but one thing isn’t: His revenge mission to New Orleans was a failure, and it turned everyone’s lives completely upside down. So… thanks for nothing, bro!
Let’s start with Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin): It turns out Tyler’s the one who kidnapped her last week, not Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). And while I initially breathed a sigh of relief over that, my frown was quickly turned back around when Tyler took Hayley to an abandoned shed and told her she needed to get rid of her baby. (Someone’s been drinking the witches’ Kool-Aid!)
Tyler theorized that Hayley’s blood could produce hybrids, which he proved to be true by injecting it into a poor werewolf named Dwayne. I say “poor” because the dude quickly had his heart ripped out when he tried to stop Tyler from giving Hayley a supernatural abortion. It’s interesting to note how the hybrids were sired to Hayley, not Klaus (Joseph Morgan) this time around. Could we have a budding Khaleesi on our hands? She is, after all, werewolf royalty!
Klaus Vs. Tyler… And Elijah
The real fun came when Klaus and Tyler finally went head to head. As expected, Klaus absolutely demolished the formerly sired hybrid, but left him alive to continue his endless suffering. Tyler got the last laugh, though, as he’s now working with Marcel to take down the Mikaelsons. “If that baby is born, it’ll mean the end of the vampire species,” Tyler told him.
But Klaus didn’t just butt heads with Tyler; he also rumbled, though slightly less physically, with Elijah. Because he — like Tyler and Hayley and pretty much everybody else — doubts his intentions, Klaus repaid his loyalty to biting him! I know it won’t kill Elijah, but still, those “hallucinations and dementia” are going to suck.
Now I’m really not sure how I’m supposed to feel about Klaus. Just when I thought that becoming a father was changing him for the better, this whole episode happened. He’s still just as hot-headed and impulsive as ever, and he’s beginning to run out of allies. Maybe that’s why he was all chained up — and alone — in the promo for the Nov. 26 episode!
Davina’s New Friend
Meanwhile, Marcel charged Davina (Danielle Campbell) with breaking Klaus’ compulsion over Josh (Steven Krueger) so they could use him as a spy of their own. But Davina, being the lonely little orphan witch that she is, didn’t just work her magic on Klaus’ unwilling slave; she also made him her new friend!
Josh and Davina’s scenes together were pretty cute — though not as cute as Davina’s hair, which I’m strangely jealous of — and I look forward to seeing where their friendship goes from here. Obviously it won’t go there, because he’s gay and all, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Davina become very protective of him as he continues to dig himself deeper with Klaus and Marcel.
Rebekah’s Turning Point
Now that Marcel’s feelings for Cami (Leah Pipes) are a thing of the past — I didn’t even realize she wasn’t in the episode until now — he’s putting all of his eggs into the basket formerly known as Rebekah (Claire Holt). So I wasn’t surprised when he tried to convince her to help take Klaus down once and for all, but I was surprised that she basically agreed to lend a hand.
Rebekah is sick of being controlled by her half-brother, and it looks like she’s finally doing something about it. She even lied to Klaus at the end of the episode, insisting that Marcel isn’t plotting against him. The battle lines may have been drawn in New Orleans on the season premiere, but it seems it’s never too late to switch sides.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of this week’s Originals? Do you feel differently about Tyler now? Are you worried about Hayley’s baby? And what will it take to set Klaus straight again? Drop a comment with your thoughts!
— Andy Swift