With (most of) the Mikaelsons far away from Mystic Falls, ‘The Originals’ series premiere set the stage for an epic new struggle in the Big Easy.
For the record, this is one of the most difficult recaps I’ve ever had to write — not because the episode was bad (it was perfect!) or because it was too complicated (it wasn’t!) but because I kind of feel like I already wrote it. The Originals‘ series premiere was very much a re-telling of the backdoor pilot we saw last season on The Vampire Diaries, with a few added goodies for long-time fans, and few more explanations for first-time viewers.
Browse our gallery of new pics from ‘The Originals’ premiere & weigh in with your thoughts!
I hope you like awesome hair, because these new shots from the series premiere of The Originals are full of it! Along with present-day hair moments — Elijah’s (Daniel Gillies) mane remains flawless, as always — the Oct. 3 episode, titled “Always And Forever,” also takes us back to the early days of the Mikaelson family; and you know what that means: flashback wigs!
This week’s ‘Vampire Diaries’ set the stage for some hard times in the Big Easy. If The CW doesn’t pick up this spin-off, it would be a crime against television.
I don’t think we’re in Mystic Falls anymore, Toto! The April 25 episode of The Vampire Diaries — aka the back-door pilot for The Originals, which I’m crossing my fingers for harder than ever — introduced us to the “dark side” of New Orleans, where Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) former protege Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) rules the roost. You know, when he’s not rocking the karaoke mic. But Klaus and Marcel’s buddy-buddy routine fell to pieces as Klaus became resentful of his former BFF, and vowed to steal back his kingdom.
Plus, Elena’s bloodlust is out of control! Is she headed down Ripper Road?
I’m just going to come out and say it: This was a really weird episode of The Vampire Diaries, like, in every sense of the word. Elena (Nina Dobrev) became a cheerleader, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) had sex — more on that later — and to top it all off, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) didn’t call anyone a dick. Things are not what they should be in Mystic Falls. No, not at all.
The series would potentially star Joseph Morgan & Phoebe Tonkin in their original ‘Vampire Diaries’ roles.
If one hour of The Vampire Diaries every week isn’t enough to quench your thirst, I’ve got some good news: a spin-off series is in the works, according to HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site Deadline, and it’ll feature a pair of very familiar faces. The Originals would chronicle the adventures of the Mikaelson family — including Joseph Morgan‘s Klaus.
Plus, which brother — or should I say brother(s) — did Elena find herself in bed with?
Our girl Elena (Nina Dobrev) is going through some changes, and I’m not talking about the birds and the bees — unless those birds and bees happen to come installed with off-the-wall emotions and an unquenchable thirst for blood. The Oct. 25 episode of The Vampire Diaries found Elena struggling to control her urges, while simultaneously deciding whether Stefan (Paul Wesley) or Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is the key to her salvation. And isn’t that what it always comes down to?
The former CW witch will work her magic on Tyler Lockwood in season four!
A very familiar face is joining The Vampire Diaries‘ fourth season — but no, it’s not one of Mystic Falls’ many departed characters returning from the dead. It’s Phoebe Tonkin, better known to CW junkies as Faye from the short-lived series The Secret Circle, and it sounds like she’s eyeing to break up one of TVD‘s hottest couples.
The search for the remaining crystals intensifies, as the Circle zeroes in on the traitor in their midst. You’ll never believe who it is! Seriously, I’m still scratching my head.
Following Jane’s death, Cassie (Britt Robertson) was trying to keep from falling apart on the April 26 episode of The Secret Circle. But in a moment of weakness, she couldn’t help kissing Adam (Thomas Dekker), who — judging by the look on his face — didn’t seem to mind all that much. That was my first clue that our young Mr. Conant remembers more about his feelings for Cassie than he was letting on.
The ‘other Blackwell’ has finally been revealed! Did you guess right?
It’s been the question on every Secret Circle fan’s mind since the winter finale: Who is Cassie’s (Britt Robertson) half-sibling in the circle? The answer was finally revealed at the very end of the April 19 episode — and it was not who I was expecting.
But is the big change permanent? Because I’m kind of terrified to find out how heartbreak will affect Cassie’s already dark powers.
I hope Cassie (Britt Robertson) and Adam (Thomas Dekker) enjoyed their first — and potentially final — night together, because it’s pretty much all downhill from here. John (Joe Lando) showed up on Cassie’s doorstep on the March 22 episode of The Secret Circle to clue them into the whole your-love-is-a-curse thing. Cassie tried to play dumb, but John was basically like, “Look, I know you guys had sex last night. Your lawn is covered in dead birds!”
I’m thinking this week’s episode title, ‘Lucky,’ was all leading up to Adam & Cassie’s epic last scene.
Everyone’s first time is awkward, but can you imagine how much more awkward it would be if a gaggle of pervy birds were watching you do it from above your house? That’s how it was for Cassie (Britt Robertson) and Adam (Thomas Dekker) on the March 15 episode of The Secret Circle when they finally decided to do the dirty — but there’s really much more to the story.
The family reunion we’ve all been waiting for finally came this week!
I’ve got to say, John Blackwell (Joe Lando) looks pretty good for a guy who’s been presumed dead for more than a decade. Cassie’s (Britt Robertson) old man finally showed his face on the Feb. 16 episode of The Secret Circle, and it took less than an hour for her to try to kill him. (Is it just me, or does every girl on The CW have crippling daddy issues?)
Plus, Diana and Faye slut it up big time — while Melissa convulses on the floor.
Cassie’s (Britt Robertson) game of emotional ping-pong continued on the Feb. 9 episode of The Secret Circle — and Adam (Thomas Dekker) was, once again, this week’s winner. His prize? A mouth party with Chance Harbor’s darkest little witch! If kissing were a big deal, I might have to call Cassie a slut.
Plus, Cassie learns more about her not-so-dead father.
If Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) was a real person, I would kick her in the shins for what she did on the Feb. 2 episode of The Secret Circle. Her increasingly troubling addiction to Devil’s Spirit aside, she committed a major no-no when she [Spoiler alert!] totally made out with Jake (Chris Zylka)! Doesn’t she know it isn’t smart to piss off Cassie (Britt Robertson) now that she’s all hopped up on crazy dark magic?
Do you think Cassie made the right choice? (Spoiler alert: I DO NOT!)
The Jan. 12 episode of The Secret Circle confirmed two things we already knew: Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) is out of her mind, and Chance Harbor High School should probably have more than one chaperone at its next dance. Beyond that, it also gave viewers something they’ve been waiting a long time for. Cassie (Britt Robertson) finally gave in and locked lips with…
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