After this week’s twisted hour, we’ll never look at a ‘harvest’ moon the same way.
When Danielle Campbell told HollywoodLife.com that viewers were “going to feel for Davina” after the Oct. 29 episode of The Originals, she wasn’t kidding! We’ve always known things were tense between the witches of the Big Easy, and after this week’s series of revelations, we finally know why.
‘The Harvest’: An ‘Originals’ Bedtime Story
Here’s what went down, in a nutshell: Shortly before The Originals began, Davina’s coven had planned to complete “The Harvest,” a ceremony designed to keep their ancient powers flowing — but it required a minor sacrifice. More specifically, “The Harvest” required three worthy young witches to be slain, then eventually revived during the “The Reaping.”
Of course, the witches didn’t count on the interference of Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) — who was totally boning Sophie (Daniella Pineda), by the way. It’s apparently Marcel’s mission to bang every New Orleans resident, with and without a heartbeat, and he’s doing a damn good job of it. Anyhoo, Sophie enlisted the help of her boy-toy to stop “The Harvest,” but he was too late to save Sophie’s niece. Instead, all of the girls’ abandoned powers went into Davina, the only girl not slaughtered, which means “The Reaping” can never be completed as long as Davina remains alive.
The episode ended with Sophie vowing to destroy Davina, allowing for Monique’s return — which is really not good. There’s no way Sophie stands a chance against Davina, and if she tries to fight her, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and her baby will end up suffering!
Personally, I love this whole “Harvest” story. It adds such a creepy new layer to the New Orleans witches, and coupled with the need to finish “The Reaping” before the powers are lost forever, it adds a cool ticking time bomb effect to the whole show. Things are about get really crazy really fast!
Family Reunion: Mikaelson Edition
This week’s episode also brought the long-awaited reunion of Elijah (Daniel Gillies) with the rest of the Mikaelsons. Not that I didn’t enjoy Eli’s little attic chats with Davina, but I was so glad to see the Original family — most of them, anyway — all under the same roof.
The only interaction that puzzled me was between Elijah and Hayley towards the end of the hour. After exchanging greetings with Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Rebekah (Claire Holt), Eli followed Hayley outside, where she proceeded to slap him and say, “Don’t make promises you can’t keep.”
Am I the only one who half-expected them to kiss?! It’s possible that after all these years, my mind is finally melting into shipper soup, but I swear I saw sparks between them.
It’s Cam-plicated: The Camille O’Connell Story
I spent the first few episodes of The Originals wondering when I was going to start caring about token-human Cami (Leah Pipes), then along came last week’s episode and this week’s — and suddenly, she’s one of the most interesting characters on the show!
Last week, we learned about Cami’s twin brother who went nanners and killed a bunch of his fellow seminary students, and I’m glad we didn’t have to wait too long to find out why! During one of this week’s many flashbacks, we saw that Agnes (Karen Kaia Livers) put a li’l hex on Cami’s brother, making it seem like he was totally losing his mind.
So between effing with Cami’s brother and conspiring to off Hayley and Klaus’ unborn child, I think we can all agree that Agnes is just the worst.
(And how great was it when the priest told Marcel to stay away from his niece, Cami? It’s a small town, after all!)
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of this week’s Originals? Drop a comment with your take on ‘The Harvest,’ Cami’s history and all of this week’s revelations below!
— Andy Swift