Hope giving into her Hollow-rage has unintended consequences. Meanwhile, Vincent helps Ivy to navigate an impossible decision. We review this week’s The Originals, “There in the Disappearing Light”.
After a few weeks of hiatus, The Originals came back this week with a bang. We’re talking about a whole lot of heartfail and death. *SIGH* They really are trying to make this final season the most heartbreaking of them all.
In “There in the Disappearing Light”, Klaus tries to help Hope with her Hollow-induced bloodlust by having her take out her rage on him. However, he’s not who Hope is really angry with. Klaus asks for a name. Whatever Hope wants, Hope gets, and this time, she’s looking to make Roman pay. So, it doesn’t matter that Roman is outside of the city in hiding, being guarded by a couple Naz-Vampires. Klaus storms into the room, kills the guards, snatches Roman right up, and delivers him to Baby Girl.
“Have you decided how you are going to kill him?”
LAWD, I’m telling you, Hope is a chip off that old Mikaelson block!!! This is highly disturbing, but I have to say I’m enjoying the Klope bonding. *SHRUGS*
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In the midst of all this, Elijah is trying to figure out how to save Hope from herself and this Hollow-rage. He couldn’t save Hayley, but he’ll damn sure save her daughter! And truth be told, Klaus’s method of just having Hope give into her violent urges doesn’t sit well with Elijah, especially when Antoinette comes to him for help to save her brother:
“She was supposed to be better than us, Niklaus!”
*SIGH* Elijah, you are my fave, but… the sympathy for Roman and Antoinette annoys me. With that said, I do see that he’s trying to save Hope’s humanity and I appreciate him for that. So much ambivalence!
This also highlights how far the relationship between Klaus and Elijah has been strained:
Klaus: “Our lives may be forever, but our allegiance is not.”
*CRIES* I just want Klaus and Elijah to be besties again!
In the end, Elijah asks Antoinette to round up the Nazi-Vampires and bring them to St. Anne’s Church…
Elsewhere, it turns out that Ivy and the witches that Emmett and the Nazi-Vampires poisoned aren’t death. Rather, they’re in transition to becoming vampires. So now Vincent has the awful job of guiding them through deciding whether to just die OR to drink blood and fully arise as vampires.
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Vincent clearly wants Ivy to do whatever it takes to stay with him, but Ivy feels differently:
“I was born a witch and I will die that way…”
I adore Ivy, but this is heartbreaking. Truly, what Emmett and those Nazi-Vampires have done is a total violation on so many levels. This is a very serious dilemma Ivy is facing. Even Vincent showing her how barren the ancestral plane looks (because the witches are trapped there as a source of power for the NOLA coven) still isn’t enough to make her want to become a vampire. So, Vincent develops a plan to make things alright for her.
As if the Nazi-Vampires haven’t caused enough trouble, they get it in their heads to kidnap Marce. Why? They’re extracting Marcel’s venom (a very painful process for Marcel), and apparently that venom is highly lethal.
Josh is able to track Marcel down to the warehouse the Nazi-Vampires and their evil warlock are keeping him. The majority have left to meet Antoinette, but a small contingent remains behind. Josh does the damn thing, taking out the man-witch and saving Marcel! Unfortunately (SO unfortunately), Josh is impaled with an injection filled with Marcel’s venom. Right in the heart. Marcel sits with Josh as he dies, and it is devastating. Josh reminisces about the first time he met Marcel and becoming a vampire:
“But now, you are my family.”
It is highly devastating. But soon we see that Josh reunited with Aiden on the other side! And this Josh/Aiden HEA is the quality content we deserve!
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As for Vincent and the witches, he is able to convince his coven to eliminate the ancestral plane all together. Instead, they will use the earth as the source of their magic, and the dead ancestors will finally find peace. So when Ivy dies, Vincent stays with her, and she finds peace, which for her, is being reunited with her father.
In the end, we see that Elijah and Antoinette have rounded up the Nazi-Vampires so Hope can take out her Hollow-rage on them instead of Roman.
“Go on, sweetheart. Let it all out.”
There’s so much Hollow-rage. I’m not at all sad to see the Nazi-Vampires go. Sadly, Irish Declan is also at the church, a bystander who gets caught up in the violence. Klaus works hard to save Irish Declan, for the sake of preventing Hope from triggering her werewolf curse. But while Klaus is able to save Irish Declan, his friend Bill has died. And welps, that’s Hope’s werewolf curse!
So much pain… but at least we know next week is FREELIN WEDDING!!!
The Originals airs Wednesdays at 9:00pm ET|PT on The CW.