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The Originals - The Devil Is Damned - Review

This week’s episode was quite explosive. Hayley and Jackson went through more wedding preparations, and fought off some vampires in between. Klaus, Kol and Rebekah worked together to weaken Finn, while Elijah finished him off by blowing up the house. Cami and Hope took a little field trip and Hope saved Cami from the fire. 

Best reunion: I was actually looking forward to the reunion between Freya and Finn. I find their relationship interesting, mainly because we know so little about it. We know they grow up together for at least 5 or 6 years. So they had to have formed some kind of attachment to each other. And little Finn crying over Freya is a scene that was very much in my mind during their reunion. We got a little bit of Freya’s backstory, which revealed that she’s not on Dahlia’s side. She does seem to agree with Finn in regards to Hope, but I guess that’s largely due to her fear that Dahlia will rise. However, she did not help Finn when he went on his little adventure so I still hope she hasn’t chosen a side yet. Though, I can’t say I’d blame her if she chose Finn. If I had to choose between the sibling I know and love, and the siblings I’ve never met and have heard lot’s disturbing things about (let’s face it, she's probably heared all the bad stuff), I’d go with the familiar as well. 

Best teamwork: It’s a shame Elijah was still away this week, because he would have been a great addition to the scenes between Klaus, Kol and Rebekah. Finally Kol and Klaus hashed things out, even if it was with a lot of yelling. I was very impressed with Daniel Sharman this week. He and Joseph did a stellar job this week. We saw a similar scene last year with Rebekah. Lots of yelling, one person telling Klaus to kill him/her, Klaus saying the doesn’t want to because they’re family. Klaus does love his siblings, he just has a weird way of showing it. Klaus literally put his own life into Kol’s hands this week, so I think the fights between them might be over for now. Or at least a week or two. Kol and Rebekah seem to also have forgiven each other. I wish there had been a little more dialogue there, but I guess we might get that in future episodes. 

Best display of power: So we knew Hope could heal herself, seeing as she’s healed Hayley before being born. But I think our reactions were all similar to Cami’s when Hope turned off the car. I’m not going to lie, I didn’t get it at first. I thought the car stopped due to some backlash of Finn’s magic. It’s not until after the explosion and the dramatic zoom in on Hope that I figured out what happened. We all have our slow moments. So, I saw people throwing around the term ‘precognition’ which is basically being able to see into the future. We’ve never seen a witch being able to do that, not even one as powerful as Esther or, as far as we know, Dahlia. Which makes me think Hope will be categorized as something new. I racked my brain for other species in the ‘Vampire Diaries’ universe that we haven’t come across in the shows yet and all I could think of were the guardians, but Hope hardly fits the criteria for that. I guess we’ll find out what she is soon enough. 
Best karma: Elijah still has a long way to go. It was obvious how much the sight of blood affected him, both Hope’s and his own. But unlike in the diner earlier in the season, he didn’t completely let it cloud his mind. He knew he couldn’t outfight Finn so decided to trick him by letting the house fill up with gas so he could blow it up. We know Elijah will be fine, fire can’t destroy an Original, but Finn however… Unless he took extra precautions, which I doubt he did, his current body will have been destroyed. Meaning that the next time we see him, it will be with an entirely new face. He’s been a great antagonist this season, but I think it’s time for a new one. I do have one concern: now that he’s been severely weakened, what happens to Esther and Mikael. We saw that once Kol and Rebekah stopped channeling Klaus, he woke up. Did they wake up as well, because that would be really bad. 

Best conclusion of a storyline: I’m glad the storyline revolving around Marcel’s vampires has come to an end. There’s only so many places you can go with it before doing permanent damage to the characters. I can’t imagine their attack on the alphas, or former alphas, will go over very well with the werewolf community. 

Best quotes: Rebekah: “Hayley’s getting married? Well, what in hell else did I miss?” 
Klaus: “You are a Mikaelson. You’re my blood, and I need you. I need you by my side.” 
Elijah: “You have disgraced this family for the last time. Goodbye, brother.”

I have a feeling next week will be a big episode, check in again then for a new review and let me know in the comments what you thought of this week’s episode.
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Jamie Coudeville (Belle333Black) writes reviews for The Originals. She's 20, lives in Belgium and her favorite shows are The Originals, Vampire Diaries, Orphan Black, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ...
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