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The Originals - God's Gonna Trouble the Water - Review

This week on The Originals, Klaus tried to be there for Hope at Hayley’s funeral with the help of Ivy. Elijah and Antoinette showed up, and Klaus deposited them just outside of the city, giving Antoinette a fatal werewolf bite as revenge. Elijah made a deal with Marcel and Vincent to get his memories back but that failed. Hope vowed to find a way to unite her family, with the help of Freya. Keelin returned for the funeral. Greta’s followers interrupted the funeral, but honestly, it was a pretty pathetic attempt. At the end of the episode, Elijah and Klaus seem trapped in the Mikaelson compound letting us speculate whether this is real or on some mental plane, seeing as Elijah looked pretty comatose a few moments earlier. 

Best relationship: This show has always been at its best when the focus was on family. And this episode was no different. As pissed off as I still am, I can’t help but admit that this was a good episode. And the entire reason for that are the scenes between the Original family, Hope and Klaus especially. I can only imagine what was going through Klaus’ head during this episode, but I think it’s something along the lines of how he failed his daughter. Her mother is gone and he can’t even comfort her at the funeral. I truly believe he would’ve let New Orleans burn to be with her on this day until he found out the consequences of that. I was super impressed with Klaus this week. Normally in a situation like this, he’d be ripping off heads by now, but he knows that’s the last thing Hope needs. Even the way he handled things with Elijah and Antoinette. No prolonged torture and taunts, just a quick bite and drop outside of town so that he can get back to what matters. Their scene in the bayou was so beautiful, probably one of my favorite scenes of the season. You can see him cherish every second he spends with her, just as you can see both their hearts break when they have to part again. 

Favorite character: Danielle Rose Russell really wowed me this week. I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical early in the season about her ability to carry her own spin-off show but no more. She was exceptional this week and really moved me. Hope has been through so much. This didn’t really hit me until the funeral procession. She was just so alone. Freya is the only family that she has left that she can physically be around. Even the friends that she calls family weren’t there. Instead, there were tourists gawking at her like the girl burying her mother is some tourist attraction. And then those vampires interrupted, I actually cheered when she blew up their cars. On top of that, she blames herself for her mother’s death. That’s a lot to carry around for a 15-year-old. I noticed she never once mentioned Roman, I really hope that reckoning is soon to come. 

Not sure how to feel: I’ve never been a huge fan of Elijah, never hidden it either but I’m just done. I don’t really care anymore what happens to him at the end of the season. If he lives, fine. If he dies, fine. Klaus seems equally conflicted. I loved how he shut Elijah down over the phone, totally deserved. And I get that he was also doing it to protect Elijah from himself, which he’s absolutely right about, but there’s a lot of anger there as well. Part of that probably had to do with the fact that Klaus took extreme measures to be there for his daughter during the funeral without harming her and Elijah almost ruined that by just waltzing into town. I’m sure we’ll see plenty of that next week now that they can no longer avoid each other. As for Antoinette, one minute I want to defend her, the next I blame her. She didn’t have anything to do with her mother’s plan, sure. But she knew how crazy her mother was, just like her father, and she never really did much about it either, though. And they weren’t even her actual parents, by the way, I could maybe understand if they were. She’s not blameless in all of this. 

Finally: I’m so glad Keelin is back, that break-up was just ridiculous. You love each other, stop being stupid. I still don’t quite understand why they ended their relationship in the first place. Am I correct to assume that Hope is the one who called her? Good move. I suspect they’ll stay in New Orleans now until the finale. There’s no way that Freya will leave Hope now, not until this stuff with the Hollow is resolved. 
Get it over with already: Speaking of which, we’re halfway through the final season. Can we please resolve this Hollow storyline already. I wanted lots of family moments in this final season and they can’t even be in the same room as each other. I really hope they don’t drag this out until the finale, but I suspect I’ll be severely disappointed. 

Best quotes: Vincent: “No news, no. Today is all about reflecting on the loss of a vibrant woman. No news, because news means information, information means action and action means dead people. I don’t want any news.” 
Hope: “You deserted me. You left me all by myself when you promised me that you would be there.” Klaus: “I wanted to be there. I only just found out how dangerous this is. I could kill you.” Hope: “Then let me die! My mom is dead. She’s dead and it’s my fault. And I need more than some half version of you. I can’t do this. Dad, I can’t do this anymore. I can’t live like this. I don’t want to live like this anymore.” 
Klaus: “I should’ve been there for you and for Hope. But I was scared of this very moment. This family, hmm? We’re a curse to each other and to our home. And I know she needs me. I see that now. But loving her brings her closer to death. And I want her to live. I want her to grow up. I want her to love and be as strong and beautiful a woman as her mother. I don’t know what to do. And I really wish you were here to tell me, little wolf.” 

That’s it for this week. Check in again next week for an all-new review and let me know in the comments what you thought of this week’s episode. 

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