With ‘ The Originals‘ set to return this April with “Alone with Everybody”, let’s breakdown events from its most recent episode.
Having been unlinked from his sired Vampires by Davina, Klaus’ paranoia grows as an old enemy returns. Also sharing in another concern, is the question as to whether any more white oak exists.
Elsewhere, and beyond pissed that Aurora still lives; albeit behind a wall, Cami trains with Vincent; fearing another attack in her new immortal life.
Having resurrected Kol; using the magic expended from de-siring Klaus, it’s all too convenient for our writers that he returned a Vampire. Temporarily confounded to his room until he gets a daylight ring, Davina is left to worry about the reputation Kol carries as a bloodthirsty Vampire.
Having promised his self-control, Kol ensures himself a ring and he plans to visit his siblings. Fearing for her own safety among the Originals, will Davina find herself under the thumb of the Original family once more?
Meanwhile, Josh welcomes Marcel home to the aftermath of a de-siring party. Whilst the good mood lives on through his hangover, he’s disappointed that the Strix’s exit has been postponed as three of their best, have gone M.I.A following Aya’s death.
Concerned, Elijah runs into a grieving Hayley who appears to be suffering both mentally and physically as he notices a wound on her head. Passing it off as a Bayou accident, he is left to babysit Hope as she leaves.
Returning to their traditional therapy dates, Cami and Klaus discuss his paranoia. Fearing a return to the alienating and alienated man we met in the Vampire Diaries, Cami is too distracted to remain rational in her anger over Aurora’s fate. Instead, she offers him the notion that his punishment of Aurora serves his own psychological desires rather than her own.
It is after his own exit; Cami having already left in her anger, that he meets eyes with an old Warlord enemy; Gaspar Cortez – whose family he murdered.
Setting an apparent tone for the concluding half of the season, Gaspar seems to be one of many coming out of the woodwork. Still to be concluded is the prophecy, as we’re left wondering if Klaus’ enemies will meet his siblings with a dire fate.
“He’s a cunning deviant known to compel hoards of the helpless to aid his tasks” – Klaus about Gaspar.
Meeting Freya officially, for the first time, Kol is set upon using his own history with magic to aid her in tracking down Klaus’ enemies.
Elsewhere, Elijah is on a mission to ensure the whereabouts of any remaining white oak. Upon learning of the missing Strix members, he excuses Marcel from helping.
Meanwhile, Vincent is summoned by a compelled messenger to visit Gaspar. With the lives of his fellow patrons at stake, Vincent is forced to help Gaspar locate any White oak, at Rousseau’s; using the help of his witch ancestors.
As another Strix member goes missing, Marcel asks Josh to ask Davina for help; making him question the authenticity of his role in the group. Resigned, Marcel explains that the only way out is in death. Upon meeting her, he reassures her of her anxieties over Kol, dismissing his Vampire status by telling her, “It doesn’t matter what he is, it’s who he is”.
Unable to locate the Strix members, Davina reveals that they are dead.
Having learnt that Gaspar is the only enemy of Klaus’ in town, Cami interrupts his actions in the bar. Before buying her silence with a broken neck, Cami is able to warn Klaus of Gaspar’s plans.
Meeting Marcel at a dumpster; wherein the dead Strix Members have been abandoned, Elijah senses Hayley’s hand in their deaths as Jackson was murdered nearby. With the list of those involved in his death, Elijah is unable to convince Hayley to stop.
Back at Rousseau’s, Klaus confronts his enemy. As Gaspar invites him to await the whereabouts of the white oak, he is able to save most of the patrons before killing him, with the knowledge that his enemies have been made aware of events beforehand.
Joining events, Gaspar is framed for the death of the Strix members, as Elijah completes Hayley’s list; buying their aid in the return of Klaus’ enemies – who are being lured to town with Freya’s magic. A threat to one Original, is a threat to them all.
“I don’t run, sister, I disappear” – Klaus to Freya
Rejected and torn apart by Camille’s dwindling faith in him, Klaus confesses he loves her, but she is incapable of believing in his redemption. With faith missing, Klaus decides to take his sibling’s advice and run; his alienation only saved by Hayley joining him.
Elsewhere, Kol tries to prove to Davina that he is capable of being there for both his family and her, and Hayley lets Elijah go in respect for Jackson; who loved her despite her love for him.
As Klaus leaves town with Haley and Hope; the draw of NOLA dwindling and unsafe, Cami realises that she must be able to fight for herself; perhaps only seeking Vincent’s help. As she leaves, he is seemingly consumed with another message from his ancestors. He is led to a warehouse in which he discovers one sole, remaining, white oak bullet.
Whilst Klaus and Hayley exits seem ripe for a time jump, circa The Vampire Diaries‘ similar move, the return of Finn, as Kol indulges in his bloodlust, has us stuck in the present as his fate comes into question.
Hating his kind, will Kol face the wrath of Finn, or will Freya be able to unite her family?
Returning April 1st, “Alone With Everybody” draws us back into the drama of the Mikaelson family upheaval, as Davina finds herself in danger in the midst of it all.
The Originals airs Fridays at 9|8c on the CW!
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