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The Originals - Review of Episode 1.17 - Moon Over Bourbon Street

There was a lot of chaos this week. ‘Moon Over Bourbon Street’ picks up one month after Rebekah’s departure. Klaus seems to have lost interest in being king, so Elijah takes over and tries to keep the peace between the species. Kieran gets locked up in the church’s attic because of the curse on him, Hayley acts as the leader of the wolf pack, while Klaus starts to conspire with some of the wolves. Davina starts practicing magic again, and Cami and Marcel get very close. Elijah throws a big party and by the end of the episode all representatives for the different species come to an agreement, for now. 

Favorite scene: I loved the opening scene, with Klaus’ quote. It gives us a nice overview of what’s been going on in the French Quarter for the past month. The werewolves break the curse that was put on them by Celeste. The witches, vampires and humans are at odds. Klaus and Genevieve have started a ‘relationship’. Father Kieran is taking all sorts of medication to fight the effects of his curse. Marcel is hiding on the outskirts of town. The only one we don’t see is Elijah, at least not until Klaus’ monologue is over. When we pick up in the current timeline, we see Elijah (very gracefully) kick Genevieve out. 

Best couple: I can’t help but like Klaus and Genevieve together. I’m fully aware that this relationship won’t end well but they’re having fun for the time being. Neither is trying to make the other a better person, which is something we don’t see very often on this show (or on ‘The Vampire Diaries). However, I have a feeling this is going to end in a very explosive way. And I can’t wait. 
Most confusing moment: As much as I like the idea of Cami and Marcel together, it’s the dream catcher that threw me off. Did someone else put it there to spy on Cami? Did Marcel put it there? My guess is someone else did, and Marcel destroyed it to protect Cami. Although it might be a little late for that. 

Best HBIC moment: Hayley is standing up for her pack. It was kind of a bitch move on Elijah’s part to invite every species expect for the werewolves. To say that it would’ve made things harder is ridiculous. The meeting was already insane, did you really think adding the werewolves would’ve made that much of a difference? Anyway, I’m glad Hayley is taking charge. She’s done being pushed around by everyone. She even managed to stop a fight between the vampires and the werewolves. I can’t wait to see her in full protective-mommy-mode. 

Best return: Josh! You all know how I’ve been nagging since the winter break for his return, and this week I finally got my wish. I have missed his friendship with Davina so much. Even though he’s not really in a position to help her, he still manages to just by talking to her and giving her some confidence. 
Most annoying character: It’s a tie: between Monique and Francesca. Let’s start with Monique. She lost all the points she won with me when she helped Elijah two weeks ago. She was a bitch to Davina this week. Making her feel bad for not being able to perform magic and hitting on Oliver right in front of her. At this rate, I don’t see her lasting very long on this show. On to Francesca. I don’t know what her agenda is but she got on my nerves every time she was on my screen. I don’t trust her for one bit. 

Biggest ‘what are you doing?’ moment: Klaus wants to free the werewolves from their curse. He has to have an agenda here. No way he’s doing this out of the kindness of his heart. The question is: what is he up to? Whatever it is, it can’t be good. 

Honorable mention: I wanted to mention Klaus’ painting. The one he was working on all the way through the episode I presume. Yes, he may be a killer, but damn he’s talented. I feel like the painting has some significant meaning to what’s going on in the show. It’s either what happened in the past when Mikael burned the place down, or it’s a sign of what’s to come. Either way I’d totally hang that in my living room. 
Best quotes
Klaus: “They say the passage of time will heal all wounds, but the greater the loss, the deeper the cut. And the more difficult the process to become whole again. The pain may fade but scars serve as a reminder of our suffering, and make the bearer all the more resolved, never to be wounded again. So as time moves along, we get lost in distractions, act out in frustration. React with aggression. Give in to anger. All the while we plot and plan as we wait to grow stronger. Then before we even realize that so much time has passed, we are healed, ready to begin anew.” 

Cami: “I saw the light from the courtyard and took a chance that … you weren’t with a half-naked psycho witch. Seems I gambled and lost.” Genevieve: “Ten minutes ago I was fully naked.” Cami: “Oh, then you’ve served your purpose. Don’t let me hold you up.” 

So am I the only one who feels like something was off this week. Maybe it’s because Rebekah’s gone, maybe because this is the first one in a while that didn’t focus on the relationship between the Original siblings. It just felt a bit chaotic. Anyway, no new episode next week (or the 2 weeks after that). I know, I’m disappointed as well. The Originals will be back April 15th. So check back then for a new review and sound off in the comments with your opinions of this week’s episode.
About the Author - Belle333Black
Jamie Coudeville (Belle333Black) writes reviews for The Originals. She's 19, lives in Belgium and her favorite shows are The Originals, Vampire Diaries, Orphan Black, Nikita, ...

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