The Originals Review: The Girl Who Played With Fire

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The war is heating up on The Originals. The witches are growing more and more central to the story with each episode that airs. And witches are integral to a good Klaus story.

If there's one ace the original hybrid loves to have up his sleeve, it's a good witch. 

Stealing Davina, the "Girl in New Orleans," away from his frienemy, Marcel? That just makes her an even better trophy witch. 

Angry Davina

What is it with Klaus and his witches? First, he had the witches who put him in Alaric's body. Then he had Bonnie. Now? He wants Davina. It makes sense that an immortal hybrid would want to align himself with a witch as powerful as Davina, but considering he knows so little about her and how she came to be so powerful, he's wading into dangerous, knee-breaking waters. 

Who is this girl? How did she get so much power? What event happened when she was 10 that caused Marcel to remove her from society and lock her up in a church attic? Did she have something to do with Cami's brother and the massacre at the church?  Or did Marcel make that happen so that he would have a place to stash his witch? Is that why he's so interested in Cami?

So many questions!

In a rather abrupt opening, Klaus revealed the secret of vampires to Cami and compelled her to act as his spy. And then he kept compelling her. He compelled her in ways that made me want to kick him in his hybrid, single-tear-shedding face.

I was just beginning to like the idea of Klaus and Cami and then he had to go and pull stunts like these and wipe her mind over and over again, the worst of which was when he compelled her to forget the reason she's even in New Orleans in the first place. 

Her brother - her twin brother - was responsible for the massacre at the church. She doesn't believe he just snapped with no reason and wants to learn why he committed such horrific acts. Klaus told her to forget. Just like that. Forget it and sleep

There are probably some out there who'll say he's trying to protect her, and maybe he is in some sick and twisted Klaus-logic way, but the compulsion tonight was kind of repulsive. Klaus can be charming. Couldn't he just...draw Cami a pony picture and win her over to his team so she'd act as his spy because she wants to and not because he's using her?

He had her doing things under compulsion that he could've easily gotten her to do without it, like hang out with Davina and pass along a napkin leading her to the church. No compulsion necessary, Klaus!

Klaus' interactions with Davina were some of the best of the night. He knew what to say to make her question her allegiance to Marcel. 

Marcel keeps her trapped in the attic - the attic of the church where the massacre occurred - and tells her it's for her own good. He says he's protecting her. Presumably, he's had her there since she was 10, so it's not something she's ever questioned until Klaus planted the seed of wanting to have it all. Power and freedom.

Using Tim as a way to get to her was classic Klaus. He doesn't care about Tim. He only cares about what Davina can give him. She called his bluff and he didn't back down, eventually throwing the boy she likes over a railing to get her attention. The only compulsion which made sense was erasing Tim's mind after healing him. 

Something tells me Elijah's method for dealing with Davina will be somewhat more effective. He does have the gentler more honorable approach, after all. And he's awake now, finally. 

He wants to stay with Davina instead of returning to Klaus and Rebekah, hoping that by doing so he'll be able to end the war between the witches and the vampires, protect Hayley, and they'll all live happily ever after. Elijah, ever the optimist. 

Hayley's story developed a little more tonight, which is something that's been missing from the previous two episodes. 

When the witches took her to a doctor in the bayou and planned an ambush, Hayley escaped with the help of Rebekah and a mysterious wolf protector who ripped their attackers to shreds. A mysterious wolf protector who can change at any time, full moon or not.

Is Tyler Lockwood in Louisiana?

Maybe this is why he's skipping his first year of college with Caroline. 

Hayley's baby is apparently able to heal her from the inside, a by-product of being the progeny of a hybrid and a werewolf. Watching Klaus swoop in just as she started to faint almost made up for the despicable things he did to Cami's mind. Almost.

What did you think of "Girl in New Orleans?" Were you bothered by all of the compulsion? Is Tyler in Louisiana? Do you want Tyler him to be there?


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I agree with another commentator , Stop with the shots of New Orleans, please! They are as annoying as the Mystic Falls parties.


Davina is a demon. A baby demon at that, her powers so far have not impressed. So she probably gets better with age. The witches don't want her back they want her killed. She is probably possessed. Remember the drawings in the attic, definitely a sign that something else is lurking inside her. It also explains the massacre, you need a lot a blood for those type of summonings. Doesn't anybody remember Buffy. Look don't get attached to Cami, I see her dying in the end. People who think Klaus loves her, stop playing, have you been watching him for the last three years. Klaus is evil, he is evil in the books, he is evil here, don't put that on her this is not True Blood. The reason why I like TVD and the Originals is because the put that Twilight nonsense behind them. Glad to see Elijah is looking at things from s different perspective, no wonder Klaus never put him in a box for long.



Sarah silva

This was a pretty good episode.
It is so obvious that Hayley likes Elijah. I can see the two of them getting together some day.
I know it was not supposed to be funny but the look on Klaus's face when he tossed the violin over the railing after he throwing Tim over, was priceless. Classic Klaus.
I think he loves Cami and it trying to protect her by compelling her to forget why she was in New Orleans, because if she finds out Marcel had something to do with it then he could not use her to take Marcel down. The way he looks at her you can tell he loves her.


What does the Priest on Marchel? Something to do with the killing in the church? Glad to see Haley is a bada$$! Loved the smile on her face when Rebek told her Elijiah is comong back soon. I love Elijiah too girl! Klaus you need to pay more attention to the woman carring your daughter!


Tyler Lockwood ?? Why would Tyler want to help Haley? If anything, Tyler would want to KILL Haley. Haley did, after all, betray him to Klaus, which resulted in the massacre of Tyler's hybrid friends AND the death of Tyler's mother. Don't you recall episode 9, season 4 of the Vampire Diaries?


I wonder if the wolf is a relative of Hayley's. With the emphasis on family, her birthmark, the reason she went South was to try and find a trace of her past, etc, it would add to her back story and the overall theme of family. Just please don't let it be Tyler. I'd much rather Caroline showed up in New Orleans.


Davina is actually being pulled in 4 directions, not 3....she is being pulled right into the Pretty Little Liars spinoff Ravenswood as Danielle Campbell (Davina) has a main role on The Originals and a recurring role on Ravenswood. Two shows which are both spinoffs. Interesting. She really is a powerful little witch.

Spindae 2o

This show is getting better and better. If it keeps going this will out do the VD.
- Klaus and Cami. Their connection is undeniable but Klaus does what he has to to win. But the ultimate compulsion was the nicest thing he could´ve done. Cami is a well layered character this thing about her brother was a nice catch and tossed the story in a different direction. I get the feeling Shawn will be a Vamp when he appears the next time. I hope Klaus investigates a bit deeper into the issue for Cami. -The Elijah-Becca scene was really magic and so Elijah. -Finally Haley get some screen time. Even though she is the biggest plot device of all. And this Baby Healing thing is so CHARMED! #_# -Like the priest character. I don´t like Marcel is this passive but let´s see where we get on this trip. -Missed Sophie. After a strong start Julie forget about her.


*Davina Hadoo-kened Klaus across the room (Epic !!) why would you speculate that it is Tyler protecting Haley ? that theory makes me want to puke.... at least Elijah is now awake. whoever is protecting Haley it clearly has to do with her birthmark that Klaus talked to her about the night they had sex. probably some epic wolf-type being.

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The Originals Season 1 Episode 4 Quotes

Cami: I don't believe in evil as a diagnosis. I think you have unstable personal relationships, stress related paranoia, chronic anger issues, fear of abandonment. I think you could benefit from talking to someone. Professionally.
Klaus: I think I prefer to talk to you.

Over the course of my life I've encountered no shortage of those who would presume to speak of good and evil. Such terms mean nothing. People do what is in their best interest, regardless of who gets hurt. Is it evil to take what one wants, to satisfy hunger even if doing so will cause another suffering? What some would call evil, I believe to be an appropriate response to a harsh and unfair world.


The Originals Season 1 Episode 4 Music

  Song Artist
Willy moon what i want What I Want Willy Moon iTunes
Big data dangerous Dangerous Big Data iTunes
Banks waiting game Waiting Game Banks iTunes