In a cruel twist of irony, Klaus finally regained the home he’s wanted for centuries — only to be more divided from his own family than ever before.
Marcel’s (Charles Michael Davis) issues with Klaus (Joseph Morgan) escalated to an all-out war on the Nov. 26 episode of The Originals, forcing Rebekah (Claire Holt) to finally choose a side. Unfortunately for Vampire Barbie, she apparently chose wrong, as her brother was able to decimate Marcel’s li’l army without even breaking a sweat. Long live the king!
And that’s when things got really messy: In the best monologue JoMo has delivered to date, Klaus chastised his siblings for turning against him. Honestly, as much as I tend to raise an eyebrow at most of Klaus’ decisions, I have to side with him on this one. He has a funny way of showing it, but I think he does love his baby. And he does want to be a united Mikaelson family; he just doesn’t know how to accomplish that.
But I’ll let Klaus explain it in his own words:
I make no excuses for past sins, but in the one moment when you two could have chosen to stand by me, to believe in me, believe my intentions for my own child were pure, you chose to stand against me — to side with my enemies. I wanted a home back, now I have it, so I’m going to live there. And the two of you can stay here together… and rot.
Meanwhile, despite the looming threats against her unborn baby, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) vowed to remain with Elijah (Daniel Gillies) at Chez Swamp, where Klaus’ bite was beginning to take effect. At the height of his feverish rage, Elijah tried to kill Hayley — seriously, she has the worst luck with guys in that little shack — until he was eventually staked by a newcomer named Eve.
Eve, as it turns out, is a member of Hayley’s pack — and I’m pretty sure she’s the wolf who’s been following her around for the past few weeks. She told Hayley that Marcel killed most of the wolves in New Orleans, then strong-armed a witch into cursing the rest with a nature reversal: Animal became their natural state, only turning human during a full moon.
And as if that wasn’t enough of a downer, Hayley and Elijah followed that up with “the talk.” Basically, Elijah is worried that if he puts her before his brother, Klaus is eventually going to be the end of her, which is exactly what happened to his lady-friend of yesteryear, Celeste. It was a rough conversation; never before have hand-holding and hair-brushing seemed so cold.
I think it’s time I downgrade my feelings for Elijah and Hayley from “shipping” to “shipping with caution.”
Cami’s Little Discovery
We’ve now reached the human portion of this week’s recap. Klaus gave Kieran (Todd Stashwick) a heads up about the whole “war” thing, urging him to kindly escort Cami (Leah Pipes) out of New Orleans, or he’d be forced to compel her to leave.
Kieran tried his best, but Little Miss Psychology Degree didn’t want to hear it. In fact, she dug herself even deeper into the whole situation! Using a secret language she developed with her brother — I have almost no idea how that works, so don’t expect me to explain it — she tracked down a newspaper photograph of Klaus and Marcel from 1919.
Is Cami onto something? I’m not sure where this is all headed, but unlike Cami, I don’t have a masters in psychology. So there.
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— Andy Swift