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The Originals - Review of Episode 1.12 - Dance Back from the Grave

In ‘Dance Back from the Grave’ Klaus’ theory from last week about witches being a pain in the ass proves to be true. While the two female, newly resurrected witches kept a low profile this week, Papa Tunde did quite the opposite. After harnessing the power of a few vampires, and going after a few of the main characters, he sacrificed himself to give his power to Celeste. Sophie and Marcel seem to be dealing with last week’s events in the same way: with booze. He and Cami seem to become friends (again) and by the end of the episode she even lets him feed off her so that he can heal. Klaus tests the vampires loyalties and a lot more vampires stayed than Marcel (or I) thought. 

Best comeback: Elijah was clearly not happy with Rebekah when he found out she’d made a play against Klaus. However Rebekah called him on his hypocrisy concerning his feelings for Hayley. I agree with Rebekah that after all Klaus has done to take away her happiness, she owes him nothing. 

Best secret reveal: It turns out the big secret Rebekah and Marcel were keeping is that they conspired to bring Mikael to New Orleans, with the help of the red-headed witch. I’m guessing this is why the writers brought that witch back, so that she can reveal it. I wonder what went wrong back then, since Rebekah was supposed to stay with Marcel in New Orleans. Does this mean we’ll be getting some flashbacks with Mikael soon? 

Best coward: Oh Thierry, this is how you repay Rebekah for getting you out of the Garden? I can understand that he would run after seeing Rebekah get taken down. I would run. But he could have at least let someone know. He could have easily made up an excuse as to why they were there. 
Best flashback: There were a lot of flashbacks this week, but my favorite had to be Marcel’s return from World War I. Rebekah was clearly (and justifiably) still mad that he betrayed her. Elijah seemed to be in the exact position he is now, trying to keep Klaus from doing something stupid (and failing). 

Best fight: Klaus vs Papa Tunde. It’s nice seeing Klaus get his ass kicked for a change. That must have been some power Rebekah gave him because the minute it was gone, all it took was a candleholder to knock him out. 

Best villain: Papa Tunde would be the obvious choice here, but I have to go with Klaus. Or at least flashback-Klaus. Marcel explained it perfectly, he gains the trust of his enemies to learn their weaknesses, and then goes in for the kill. Klaus decapitated Papa Tunde’s sons and then killed him by -wait for it- clawing his eyes out. Yikes! 

Most underused character: Once again Hayley seems to be on the sidelines again. All the writers seem to use her for lately is giving blood (her baby’s) and chemistry scenes with Elijah. Not that I don’t love those scenes, but I’d like to see her in action more (as much as that would be possible with the baby bump) like earlier in the season. 
Best observation: So no Josh again, granted he wouldn’t really have fit in this week’s storyline, but I find it weird that no one’s missing him, even Cami. I’ve gone back through the past episodes and it seems there’s never been an episode with all the major players. There’s always someone missing. So added to my bucket list, I’d like to see an episode with all of the main character (yes, I consider Josh a main character), perhaps the season finale. 

Best quotes: Sophie: “… Anything up to and including eye of newt.” 

Next week’s ‘Crescent City’ looks to be a good one. Check in again next week and let me know in the comments what you thought of ‘Dance Back from the Grave’.
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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