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The Originals: Fire with Fire

"If by hell you mean somewhere you are betrayed by those you hold most dear, then it's from hell I've just come. I didn't much care for it."

Well, that was sort of fabulous.

I spent a lot of time hoping that Klaus did have a master plan to defeat Dahlia and that the whole thing was a very elaborate ruse. However, all of those thoughts were immediately followed by a reminder that his vengeful streak runs deeper than his compassion, so the twist at the end was a fairly decent revelation.

We already knew this, but it bears repeating. Klaus knows how to get even. He even gave us his formula. 'I just pictured what Elijah did to me and I did the same thing, ten fold.' Or something like that. Even though it turns out it might have all been for Dahlia's benefit, I'm sure he enjoyed putting everyone in their places. And not everything he did was temporary. Cami pulled Papa Tunde's knife of unending torment out of Elijah, but Gia is still dead. And Rebekah gave up her mortal-witch body and with it the hope of having children or helping to bring Kol back like she promised. Speaking of Rebekah, I think this might have been the first time I felt a connection between her and Marcel. I found myself feeling happy that she didn't make him kill her.

I know I'm supposed to be team Hayley in the little custody battle. After all, she was just trying to do what she thought was best as Hope's mother. But all I could think was that she really should've seen it coming. How could she honestly think that betraying him and denying him access to his daughter would end well for her? Much less Jackson or her pack. Should we still be worried about Hayley? I'm not convinced that Klaus' double-crossing plan includes freeing her and the pack from the curse. The fact that Jackson is still alive is a pretty bad sign, right? I can't imagine Klaus would let him live if he had an intention of lifting it. In other news, I really enjoy grandma werewolf every time she pops up.

Davina became regent so that she would have the power to bring Kol back, and during the induction ceremony declares it the time of the witches. Watching her stand up to the witches and bring them on board to putting her in charge was a long time coming. She is such a strong character, and after everything her coven has put her through, it was nice to have other witches recognize it. The bit at the end where she declares war on vampires and Mikaelsons was a little confusing to me though. I thought she only wanted the gig to help Kol. And since when does she have a problem with vampires in general? I thought it was just Klaus that pissed her off.

I loved this one. It should probably be 3.5, but it's my review.

4 out of 4 baby bjorns.

Bites and pieces

This week's title couldn't be more on the nose. Klaus fought his siblings' betrayal by betraying them (at least for a while). And he fought Dahlia's plan for him to double-cross him family by double-crossing her.

Hayley really should've stopped for a baby bjorn before hightailing it to the woods. Hope's gotta get heavy after a while, and all that displaced extra weight isn't good for the back.

The plan to trap Dahlia without her powers didn't work because they didn't have the right witch's blood, and then Dahlia threw it in Freya's face that she wasn't the one that Dahlia loved most. Is it Esther's blood that they need?

The fact that Klaus chose to tell Cami his top secret plan and have her tell the rest of them was genius. No one else would have trusted him so easily and no one else will be able to convince everyone else as easily as she will.

Vincent: "Read what I wrote, abra cadabra, link severed."
If I were a witch, I think I'd throw that 'abra cadabra' line around a lot more than they do on TV. Just because I think it's funny.

Davina: "The question isn't whether or not I should be made regent. The question is what the hell would you do without me."

Cami: "No, Klaus. I know you won't hurt me. I've known that from the second we met."

Klaus: "Now you will be trapped in wolf form, save for the full moon, leaving you very little time to cause any further mischief."


  1. I thought it was a great episode, but that being said I didn't buy the Davina part of the episode. I find it hard to believe that all of these covens of witches just chose to sit back and let the girl who betrayed them to the vampires, a girl who is powerful but very young and inexperienced, be their leader. Surely there must have been people from various covens lining up for the position. Vincent as a choice makes sense because he's clearly powerful, experienced, selfless and fairly neutral as a choice between covens (since he saved all of their children). But Davina? No, that doesn't make sense to me.

  2. Good point, oneonone. That whole storyline just seemed kind of tacked on to me. This episode centered around Klaus and his plans except Davina. Maybe it's a sign of what's to come? Or maybe they just didn't want us to forget about her.

  3. I kept hoping Klaus was going to double-cross his auntie, but it kept looking like he had fallen for her crap. I honestly didn't know which way they were going to go, so good on them. And I loved that it was Cami that he trusted with the truth. Little steps, Klaus. :) And I honestly have no idea what will happen in the finale. Don't you love it when that happens?


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