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The Originals: Live and Let Die

"This is a city of death. Fires. Floods. To say nothing of the violence we do to each other."

Blah blah, filler episode, blah.

Josh and the werewolf sitting in a tree... My favorite part of this episode was Josh online dating, and it turned out to be one of his enemies. On the first watch, I missed the looks the two of them were stealing and they were too cute together at the bar, but in all honesty shouldn't that have been a valid concern for these two?? I mean they are living in a city crawling with people that want to kill them.

Horrible parenting is a problem that runs rampant for the characters on this show. We knew Davina's mother sacrificed her, and now we know her father was never around either. Maybe they could start a support group?

Everyone and their mother is looking for Davina. (Ha. I didn't mean for that to be such a literal statement.) Klaus goes to Cami for help. My question is... does he really think she can convince Davina to hand over Mikael or does Klaus just miss Cami. Or maybe, like Cami suggested, he was jonesing for a therapy session. I thought she might actually be getting through to him, right up to the spin-off. A spin-off is similar to a brush off, but more festive. Twirling is always festive. Esther's locating powers were no match for Davina hiding skills, but lucky for her she still has Kol up her sleeve. That ankle looked pretty bad and I can't hold it against her for calling for help, but why wouldn't she call Josh or Cami?? Kol is awfully cute with Davina and he needs an ally that isn't crazed. However, she really shouldn't trust him. Should she? Who knows... maybe she will end up being the best thing for him. I hope so because I sort of love every scene they have together.

Marcel doesn't want to leave his city, even after numerous threats and knowing that he is outnumbered. So instead he is trying to build an army and giving the witches a hundred different targets than just himself. I know they tried to explain this by him only choosing warriors that will want to fight, but I still just think it's bad manners.

Elijah is still training the new vamps. At least he was. Now he is busy being purified. I wonder how Hayley is going to take the news. Not to mention Gia. I couldn't help but think it was stupid for Klaus and Elijah to split up to take on their parents. They work better as a team. Klaus might have seen Esther's plan coming and Elijah might have reminded his brother that not killing Mikael was a huge mistake. I can't say that I am completely upset about Mikael being alive, though. I still want to see him and Esther interact! I did think the knife being used on Mikael was a deserved punishment for everything he has done to his children, but of course he had just given Davina a speech about overcoming pain so it didn't really do anything to hold him.

I was a smidge bored throughout this episode. I don't want to give it a 2, because filler episodes are necessary to move a story along, but it just wasn't good enough for a 3.

2.5 out of 4 Spells to Supernaturally Duct Tape Jewelry.

Bites and pieces

Halloween in New Orleans is a blast.

Finn counseling Cami makes my skin crawl. Such an invasion. I want to like him, but I don't like Finn.

Did Hayley look a bit jealous when she walked in on Elijah and Gia training??

Marcel: "Never thought I'd see the day. Proud werewolves on a witch's leash. I hope those rings are worth it,"

Elijah: "Considering it was your people that just declared war on my kind, perhaps now is not the right time for your particular brand of... sass."

Mikael: "Mothers love their children. Fathers make them strong."
If by strong, he means homicidal maniac, complete codependent or raging mama's boy.

Mikael: "The ability to endure pain is the warrior's true weapon. Master that and no one will have power over you."

Elijah: "As a devout feminist, I refuse to say that you hit like a girl."

Cami: "Papa Tunde's knife of ludicrous torment. So glad that's still in play."

Elijah: "I told a very good friend that I would do my very best to spare the lives of her people. Leave now and I will honor that. Stay and the situation becomes irrefutably awkward."
Elijah had the best lines this week. The notes I took through this episode were so littered with curse words, sad faces and exclamation marks that it actually made me laugh when I looked back through them. None more so than this scene. I hate that Elijah will be tortured. He isn't my favorite original, but I really don't want him to get hurt.

Esther: "I only want us to be a family again, Elijah, and for that to happen you need to be purified."
Let's all thank our lucky stars that our mothers didn't want to purify us.


  1. I laughed out loud a few times and I like Cami with Klaus, so I enjoyed it. I'm bummed about Elijah trapped by Mom, though.

    Isn't Live and Let Die the James Bond movie with the bayou and the crocodiles? Perfect. :)

  2. Finally getting beyond the first season of this show so I can catch up to the current(4th) season, and Esther's just not doing it for me as a villain this time around. Mikael is an utter bastard, but his motives as a villain make sense. He hates his children for the monsters they are and wants to destroy them. Whether I agree with him or not, I get where he's coming from. But if there's one character trope I simply CANNOT stand, it's the one who treats their relatives like utter trash, inflicts endless torment on them, and then turns around and expects the familial bond to still mean something. I've seen it on Smallville, Once Upon A Time, Supergirl, Arrow, Blindspot, and numerous other shows over the years, and it's the aspect of Klaus that drives me nuts when it's manifested, especially in his relationship with Rebekah. He treated her horribly and had the gall to be offended when she took action against him("Sure, I daggered you and kept you in a coffin for 100 years, but I'm your brother, why are you so pissed at me?"). Characters like that make me want to just slap them silly. And now Esther with her "I want us all to be a family again" shtick is just tedious, as if she expects Elijah & Klaus to just overlook her trying to kill them all a few years ago, not to mention her manipulations to try and kill baby Hope recently(which as far as I know, she thinks were successful). And what frustrates me more is that when a character exhibits behavior like this, inevitably one of the others falls for it at least a little, weakening them as a character in their own right.

    Sorry, just had to get that off my chest. I was intrigued when they brought Esther back at the end of last season, especially since they brought Mikael back at the same time, but so far I'm not impressed with how they're using her.


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