Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Ahhh, good 'ole 1919. Prohibition in effect in NOLA! Everyone partying and getting along, werewolves, witches, vampires and dirty cops included ;) The Mikaelson brothers are all aglow with pride in bringing the town into unification. Elijah pats him on the back saying "...This vision this was all because of you" with his proud brotherly tone. Then it's OH SNAP Klaus is laying in a bed in writhing in pain with the witches "blade of agony"! WHY? Because Elijah stuck it there? Again, WHY?? Marcel and Rebekah's dirty little secret got found out when Genevieve melded Rebekah and Klaus' minds. Remember that? Oh yeah, Rebekah and Marcel are in some deep trouble with Klaus. I find it ironic (not to mention humorous) that just after they call upon Mikael, Klaus gives Marcel and Rebekah his blessing for them to be together... oops. It seems so often that Klaus comes around if you just have patience with him, BUT NO, everyone is afraid of his tantrums. Had they waited...all of this could have been avoided!
ANYWHO, Elijah has called Camille to watch over Klaus, so that once he pulls out the blade, someone will be there to watch over him. With hexed Father Kiernen on her mind, why must it be her? Because she's probably the only person he DOESN'T want to kill right now. Elijah instructs her to feed him slowly, which she looks none too happy about (I'LL DO IT hehe). Fresh blood would allow Klaus to recover quickly and Cami's blood is pumping with vervain. Elijah hopes this will buy him enough time to find out our missing Hayley.
Hayley and her clan have Celeste tied to a tree. Wouldn't it be convenient if she had a transporter spell? Remember back in the day, she inhabited the body of a witch named Brin Deveraux? At Marcel's behest Celeste, as Brin, put the curse on Hayley's family that they would remain wolves and only take human form on a full moon, never again given a chance to have a full life. They'd very much like that reversed. Whatever it takes.
Klaus shares with Cami his tale of how they ended up where they are now. Rebekah has done what no one else has been able to do in a thousand years... rip his heart out. When he said that, the pain in his eyes..I hurt for him. In the scene where Klaus is giving his approval of Marcel and Rebekah's relationship? The look of utter shock and horror on Rebekah's face is SIMPLY PRICELESS! Oh sister, what have you done? Time goes by and no Mikael, so they assume they're in the clear and go on with their lives. Until Mikael (but we'll get there in a minute). Not for anything, and don't attack me for saying this, but if Caroline never makes it to NOLA, Cami could be his girl, or me, whatever.
Elijah, ever the master with his charm and way with words, goes to Monique to have her find Celeste because he believes she has Hayley. Newly resurrected, young, naive, oh so dedicated to her sisterhood Monique. "Sabine is one of us, committed to the rise of the witches." Elijah explains that all Sabine (Sabine/Celeste pick a name and stick with it please!) wants is to destroy his family. To which she replies "And that would be a bad thing, why?" Quite arrogantly, I might add. Elijah sternly reminds Monique that his mother, too, was a witch and because of her power, his mother's blood now runs through Monique's veins. He explains to her that Celeste is only in it for herself. They strike a deal of sorts. Elijah gives Monique a page out of his mother's grimoire. Now, if Celeste is true to her word and sacrifices herself and sends her power back to the earth, all is fine. If NOT, she'll be taken to a very different location. Monique with her faith in Celeste agrees to this... ahh, how wrong she is.
MEANWHILE, Rebekah and Marcel are on a hail Mary mission to kill the witches and bring back Davina, so she can grant them a cloaking spell to hide from the BIG BAD KLAUS. Question is, which one took Davina's place? They don't know! So, they go to Thierry for help. They must kill Celeste, Bastiana, AND Genevieve! Rebekah pleads "From one stray dog to another, help us." To which he replies, "Not many go up against those odds and live to tell the story." Looking at Marcel he say, "Have you?" Marcel says "I'm still standing here aren't I? And I've gone up against the worst of them all." In comes the tale of how Marcel met Mikael. Picture it... 1920's bar, Marcel goes for a drink, already looking drunk on love. An older gentleman says to him "You're a lucky man. Men search the world over for a girl like her." Marcel responds that she's taken. He responds "Oh, I see that, it's just that she reminds me of my departed wife as a girl." (Sebastian Roche, I HEART YOU) Marcel asks who he is. "Oh, I think you know," implies Mikael, and hands him a picture. OH SNAP! He goes on to make sense of the situation, "to call me, the one they call 'The Destroyer.' For one who's burnt cities far more charming to the ground in pursuit of his children. But now I see, you did it for love. The love of my daughter." This instantly put Marcel on guard but Mikael has no qualms with Rebekah "Truth be told, she always was my favorite," he tells Marcel. It's the boys he wants!
Back to Klaus, who is still so weak. He recants the story of Le Grand Guignol, in part. It was an opera. Everything was so wonderful and peaceful, a unification going well, why not a night at the opera, right? Cami says "Why am I not surprised you like the Opera" He goes on to tell that this particular opera was a tale of forbidden love, Romeo and Juliet, of sorts. "On the day they were to marry, family in long festering hatred intervene. Thousands are massacred. A father even kills his own child in the final act. I can almost appreciate the irony." OH SO CAN I.
Celeste has made a potion of sorts for Hayley. "On the next full moon, when they become human, feed it to them and they'll remain so." This sounds a bit too easy for me. Hayley is also suspicious, but Celeste goes on to explain that she was just like Hayley. In love with Elijah who cared more for Klaus than her. She said "..this, call it a chance for what I was too in love to give myself. It's a chance to free yourself from the Originals." Enter ELIJAH! Pleading not to believe a word Celeste says. Hayley wants to hold Celeste captive, just long enough to make sure her "potion" works. Elijah retorts "You'll need an army" to which she replies "I have one" and pretty much tells him to help or get out of her way. AAAAND he snatches Celeste. He doesn't believe for one second that Celeste would just hand over the cure after making them suffer for centuries. To which she replies, "Because it's the best thing I could for her, and the worst possible thing I could do to you." She elaborates further saying that he can kill her and destroy the potion but he will lose Hayley, or, he can give her everything he wants and lose her anyway. Blood is thicker than love my friends. Elijah returns the potion to Hayley and promises it would work, and then..wait for it..kisses her ON THE FOREHEAD! UGH MY HAYLIJAH HEART! With the potion in hand, she walks off with her "pack," her family. Celeste, oh so smug, thinking she's won believes he lost the girl. She's immortal, what does she have to fear, except that handy little spell I mentioned earlier. For the first time, Elijah bares his fangs at her, and every woman silently died inside (admit it, you loved it! I did.) And bites Celeste.
Thierry meets with Genevieve and Bastiana. Side note, what was the point of Bastiana? Each one had a grudge, a thing they needed revenge on, but her not so much. Anyway, he lures them in with promises of news of Marcel and Rebekah's whereabouts. In exchange, he only needs... their life! In comes, Marcel and Rebekah. Marcel literally RIPS Bastiana's head off, but Genevieve manages to escape.
Klaus is hiding his woes in Scotch. Cami tells him that Elijah loves him. Klaus retorts that he knows because Elijah has proven it time and again, even when his father asked Elijah to help kill him. Then he tells her of the night of Le Grand Guignol. Mikael tries to enlist Elijah calling Klaus an ABOMINATION! It was never the others he sought to destroy, only Klaus. "Stand with me, or fall with him. Choose son." Mikeael demands, and Elijah replies "I will ALWAYS choose him!" So, Mikael stakes him. There is no amount of writing that could do justice to the meaningfulness of this scene. Needless to say, Elijah carries guilt to this day for not stopping Mikael. Receiving word that Marcel and Rebekah are in town, Klaus takes his own, undestroyable version, of the white oak stake, and in a flash, he's gone. Cami catches him, reminds him of what it's like to be hunted by your own blood, not to become his father. He replies his father is the monster even the monsters are afraid of. He takes her to the spot where Mikael burnt the Opera House down. Rebekah goes off to look for Marcel and Elijah and who pops up behind Klaus, but Mikael, much to Klaus' utter fear. With the white oak stake pointed to his back, they exchange hatred for hatred. Klaus says that he's no longer the animal begging for scraps of his affection. He will die proudly of all that he's achieved and knowing his hatred of Mikael is just "So, Mikael, if you're going to kill me, get on with it." Oh, but there's more in store! Mikael promises to kill not only Klaus, but everyone in New Orleans who's ever known him, so it'll be as if he never existed. Le Grand Guignol begins and as the curtains rise, there are all of Klaus' friend's dead or close thereto. Klaus tried to save Marcel, but Mikael was quick. Rebekah, bless her heart, tried as well. Elijah comes and says that there's no saving Marcel. They flee, Mikael burns the Opera House to the ground, and with it, so they thought, Marcel. Klaus, ever so gentlemanly, says that he will not do as Mikael did, he will just end them, QUICKLY, and is gone.
Celeste and her nasty little barrier spell have Elijah and Rebekah trapped. Marcel has Davina in a safe place. Celeste says "Oh wow, this body has been a hell of a lot of fun. I do think it's time to find someone else to play in. Don't you?" and she slashes her own throat. Remember that little spell Monique did earlier? Oh yeah. Celeste doesn't hop into the body of another witch, but that of.... Monique had been secretly watching "You were right" she said and point off into the distance. She had used the bones of a dead person, made them alive, AND THIS is where Celeste is. "Hello Celeste" "How is this possible?" "Monique and I had a little wager regarding your ability to keep a promise. It appears I won. You were so consumed with my downfall, you lost the trust of one of your own," and while pleading for her life... Elijah kills Celeste.
Like a nervous father in a maternity waiting room Marcel paces, waiting for Davina to awake. FINALLY, SHE DOES! While Marcel calms her, Klaus comes to call on Rebekah and Elijah, still trapped (the parallel from Mikael to Klaus is quite eerie, to be honest). The Opera House aglow with flames, Rebekah mourns her, thought, lost love. Elijah tells them to leave the city, while he hold's off Mikael. Oh the irony, Rebekah confesses that this is all her fault, but Klaus is the martyr this day. They have no time for talk, Elijah demands they leave and they do. Here we are in modern day, the ever great, the savior of all, Elijah strolling along, runs into Rebekah. Enter Klaus, right on time, "GET AWAY FROM HER! She's mine." End show, they are all fangs drawn, ready for war. Will Elijah be able to save Rebekah? I hope so. Cami is right, one day he will forever regret killing Rebekah, if he does. The once, "we stand together, as one, always and forever," is gone, for now at least.
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FINALLY! better late than never... The Vampire Diaries 5x15 "Gone Girl" Recap
Monday, March 10, 2014
In order to keep Stefan from being harmed by Sloan (guest star Caitlin McHugh) and the Travelers, Caroline and Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) agree to make a trip to Atlanta to find a newly discovered doppelganger. Caroline is surprised when Enzo opens up to her about his past. Damon and Elena spend an awkward afternoon at Jeremy’s parent-teacher conference, where they hear bad news about his behavior at school. Afterwards, Damon reluctantly tells Elena upsetting news about Jeremy’s personal life. Bonnie (Kat Graham) has an unsettling encounter with Luke (guest star Chris Brochu), and learns more about his family history. Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) fills Jeremy in on the rumors about the Travelers’ next move and demonstrates her considerable power. Jeremy makes an unexpected deal with Liv, then makes a decision that is devastating to Elena. Stefan and Caroline share a special moment of friendship. Finally, a terrifying turn of events at the Travelers’ camp leads to the appearance of their mysterious leader, Markos (guest star Raffi Barsoumian).