(RECAP AND REVIEW)
EPISODE 1 "ALWAYS AND FOREVER"
ORIGINAL AIR DATE: OCTOBER 3rd 2013
SPECIAL GUESTS: N/A
SYNOPSIS: A spin-off of "The Vampire Diaries" focuses on the original vampire family, who return to New Orleans to reclaim the city they helped build. In the opener, Klaus meets his former protégé, Marcel, who controls the supernatural inhabitants in town; and Klaus' former flame, Hayley, falls into the hands of a powerful witch.
RECAP AND REVIEW: WARNING *SPOILERS AHEAD*
A tour guide, who just happens to be a witch is leading tourist through the streets of New Orleans highlighting the music, culture and all the places known for going bump in the night. As she ushers her tour group into a witches shop, she spots Elijah patiently waiting for information. The witch knows who he is on sight; seeing as Elijah is the original vampire who always wears a suit and tells him that the person he is searching for is dead. Killed for practicing magic, and that Marcel a vampire, and the underground king of the city is responsible for it.
As Marcel once again asserts himself as the King of the quarter, Elijah watches from afar. As he emotionally tortures the witches. As he leaves Elijah calls his sister Rebekah about what's been going on in New Orleans, fearing that is brother Klaus, has unknowingly walked into a war between the witches and Marcel, who he calls their sire? ( what do they mean sire) Rebekah seems surprised that Marcel is alive at all. When Elijah asks for Rebekah to return to help him deal with this mess, Rebekah Isn't interested apparently she is still upset that Klaus staked her for 90 year and hasn't quite forgiven enough to drop everything and help him.
Sophie explains that they need Klaus to get rid of Marcel, the witches have tried to do it themselves but to no avail, Marcel has an army that they can't possible fight alone, they need an original for help. Jane Anne found a girl, a werewolf girl, Hayley, that Klaus sleep with In Virginia who is apparently pregnant with his child. At first Elijah doesn't believe them because vampires are dead they can't have children.
Apparently all the originals all 5 of them 4 brother and 1 sister started off human. Their mother was playing around with the dark arts, they were happy until the youngest of the brothers was killed by werewolves. Wanting to protect the rest of their family, their father forced their mother to cast a spell, a way to protect them from the werewolves and as a result they became vampires. But by becoming vampires, they became a different type of monsters. Klaus, after feeding for the first time, turned into a werewolf. Werewolves are cursed humans, and the curse only activates after the person has take. A life. So when Klaus killed for the first time, he transformed. Half vampire- half werewolf
Eventually Klaus got revenge on his father, and after he broke the spell that bound his werewolf abilities. Elijah hopes that after centuries of family drama, the baby will bring Klaus some happiness.
Excited about the possible new member to their family. Elijah convinces Klaus to go to the cemetery where the witches are keeping Haley and explains to him what’s going on. But Klaus doesn't believe them, no matter Elijah is just as happy to simply kill Marcel so the Original family can have Hayley and the baby. But Sophie doesn't like that idea, she wants things done her way which include rules. At the mention of rules Klaus is ready to bounce, but Elijah stops him by making him listen to his child's heart beat.
Klaus heads off to meet Marcel, where Marcel makes a claim that New Orleans is his town now, it doesn't matter that Klaus made him who he is today, if he wants to stay he must play by Marcel's rules. In a show of rebellion, Klaus breaks one of Marcel's rules in front of everyone, attacking one of Marcel's family members a crime that would usually end in death but The Originals can't be killed so what is it that Marcel can do..... Nothing.
Embarrassed Marcel says he knows how to deal with Klaus, which is of course when Elijah comes in to talk to him. Elijah explains that the blood of a hybrid will cure the fatality of a werewolf bite. He bargains that Marcel needs to let the witches bury Jane-Anne, and gets her body for the witches to prove his loyalty to the witches. For which they give him more time to convince Klaus to help them.
Klaus in a gesture of good faith gives Marcel his blood to cure his friend, and now Marcel is back on his side…or so it seems. Which is when we are first introduces to the mysterious young girl being kept by Marcel who can sense the witches and who is worried about the return of The Originals.
OK so The Originals was actually a really good show, I was actually pleasantly surprised, but what makes the show good isn't so much the vampires, the witches, the werewolves, and the fact that they are all trying to kill each other or run one of the other paranormal groups out of the bayou. What makes the show good is the connection and the relationships between the characters. How much they care about each other and how they all seem to survive the unimaginable. I would not be surprised if Marcel doesn't feel a little bit abandoned by The Originals which he believed was his family.. I am interested in how all the events will play out so I will definitely be tuning in. CW you have hooked a viewer.
SCENE STEALER AWARD GOES TO: klaus attacking a vampire in front of Marcel (take that kind of New Orleans)
WHICH ROMANCE ARE WE SHIPPING AFTER THIS EPISODE?
OUR FAVORITE CHARACTER THIS WEEK: Elijah (he lives family and he takes dare of his own)
B (I admit I was a little confused, but it was much better than I thought it would be, so I will be tuning in next week)
DID YOU CATCH THE ORIGINALS? WILL YOU BE WATCHING NEXT WEEK?