by Laure Mack
Well, I'm not ashamed to admit it... I cried.
I don't know if this many things have ever happened in one episode before.
The wedding was really beautiful. I can't quite put my finger on why, but I kept thinking that something bad was going to happen to Hayley. Like 'surprise sharing your hybrid power with the pack means you die', but no. I'm just too dramatic for my own good. The catch comes with Klaus of course and his plan to kill Jackson. I'm fuzzy on the why. Does he think he's next in line to lead the pack? Does he think Hayley will be easier to manipulate than her new husband? Is he really just jealous about yet another paternal figure in Hope's life? Anyway Jackson is married and alive for now. The vows were lovely and as follows...
"I pledge to honor and defend you and yours above all others. To share in blessings and burdens. To be your advocate, your champion, your comfort, your sanctuary, and as long as we both shall live. To be your family."
Hayley had two intense heart-to-hearts this week. With Elijah and wow do those two have chemistry! It was heart wrenching and honestly there wasn't much she could do but turn him away, but that single tear rolled down Elijah's face and I heard shippers crying around the world. Good christmas on a cracker that was fine acting. Gold stars. Hayley's little speech to Jackson was really sweet and a proper way to start a marriage (or a relationship for that matter), but I didn't have the same visceral reaction so... Silver acting stars? Maybe bronze? Whatever, Haylijah forever!!!!!
Jackson wasn't the only one getting welcomed into the family. As I feared, Kol made peace with his siblings and got himself a steady girlfriend just in time to bite the dust. His last day broke my heart. I couldn't figure out why he would care about finishing the dagger spell if he was dying anyway, and then I thought maybe he wanted to do it for Davina. So she would have a chance at protecting herself should she ever need it. (Or he just wasn't taking his impending doom very seriously until the nosebleed started.) And in the end he didn't die alone. He laid in his sister's lap as she swore she would find a way to bring him back, with his brothers close by and holding Davina's hand. That's when I cried.
Freya brought Finn back to life with her fancy blue necklace. Too bad for Davina, Finn is the only brother she seems to care about.
4 out of 4 vintage wedding dresses
Bites and pieces
I wonder if Rebekah was really broken up about missing the wedding. She didn't seem to be, and she has lived an awfully long time without ever being able to have one herself.
What a nice touch that Jackson and Aidan had a 'love is love' conversation at 17, and that Jackson is standing by that. Jackson might be growing on me.
Also, Aiden is Jackson's beta now.
Of course Klaus watched over the wedding from the balcony, looking down on all the guests.
Marcel recognized Rebekah even out of her real body. I guess that horse hasn't been beaten long enough.
Unless he recognized the girl that was originally locked up in crazy town.
Kol never got to meet Hope. I don't know why, but that makes me sad.
Couldn't Freya and Finn just take off and go somewhere to have brother/sister bonding? Why would they stick around and wait for Dahlia to show up and make their lives miserable. Or whatever she does.
Klaus: "You will be queen to an army and a queen does not run."
Jackson: "Am I crazy or did he just do his version of a nice thing?"
You're crazy, Jackson.
Kol: "We've got a reason to celebrate. Come to the wedding with me."
Davina: "Fine, but if there's music we are dancing."
Rebekah: "It's white which won't fool anyone, but you can't get married in skinny jeans and combat boots."
Rebekah: "You may be marrying Jackson Kenner of the boozy backwater Kenners, but you're still one of us. A Mikaelson. Always will be."
Hayley: "Gosh, that's be such a nice compliment if it didn't link me to so many homicidal lunatics."
Hayley (to Elijah): "I have felt everything for you."
Jackson: "It won't be easy, but we got no chance of winning this fight if we don't have something to fight for."
Kol: "I know we're in a cemetery and that I'm terminal, but you got to admit the stars are lovely."
Davina: "How can you joke right now?"
Kol: "I'm not. Under these same stars, there's some guy and he's with a girl thinking he's got all the time in the world. And he's right. And I hate him.
Kol: "All my life, all I ever wanted was you lot to care about me."
Someone pass the kleenex.
Freya: "If Dahlia sensed Klaus' child, she's already on her way."