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The Originals Review: The Hybrid Returns!

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Normally after watching an episode of television, people ask "what happened on The Originals"? But after tonight, the question to ask is...

What didn't happen on The Originals? What a packed hour that was! 

Tyler Lockwood's return has certainly shaken things up in the Big Easy! The Originals Season 1 Episode 7 was chock full of action!

An Unexpected Encounter

All of tonight's story lines were interconnected, but each of them happened in their own circle like a giant Venn diagram. Each story centered around a pair of characters and converged by the end of the hour.

Tyler and Klaus: Tyler was back for...I'm not sure. He came back to give Hayley information, which we'll get to in a minute, but for a little bit there it very much seemed like Tyler came back to die. 

Sure, he wants revenge, but he can't kill Klaus. He can't even outlast Klaus in a fight because he's so much younger than his sire. Tyler has nothing left. So, Klaus decided to let him live. Living is a fate worse than death for Tyler Lockwood.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching these two alpha males go after one another. I have a feeling I'll also enjoy watching Tyler team up with Marcel. 

Hayley and Tyler: Marcel didn't take Hayley. Tyler did. He took her so that he could show her where she's from and what's happened to the rest of her pack and also test the theory that the blood of the Magical Miracle Mikaelson baby could create more hybrids. 

It can. I'm not impressed with this development.

Why did we spend an entire season protecting Elena on The Vampire Diaries from the likes of Klaus if all he needed to do to create his hybrids was to knock up a bunch of werewolves? Then we would've gotten to see JoMo sans shirt a lot more often and maybe Klaus would've been a little less surly. 

Oh, right. Because the product of using hybrid baby blood to create hybrids sires the hybrids to the mother and not to Klaus. Except no one knew that?

Honestly, I'm done with the hybrids. We had a beautiful, orchestral scene with Klaus slaughtering 12 of them and that felt like a metaphoric slaying of the story entirely. Until now.

Tyler believed that Klaus knew that the baby would give Klaus this ability and that the chance to make more hybrids is the only reason Klaus has been keeping Hayley alive. He made her believe this as well, and truthfully, had Klaus known, it would seem like Klaus' usual m.o. But he didn't know and underestimating his reasons for wanting the baby to survive drove the Hayley wedge a little further between the original brothers. Point for Tyler!

Klaus and Elijah: The brothers are at odds. Again. Elijah's still sort of bitter about that whole daggering thing despite forgiving his brother last week. Hayley and Elijah believe Tyler's story that Klaus knew about the hybrid-making potential and confront Klaus about it. Klaus senses Elijah moving in on his incubator and doesn't like it. He doesn't want Hayley for himself, but he has trouble with the thought that any of his siblings could maybe potentially find happiness. If Klaus ain't happy...

These brothers are both fighting to protect the same thing: family. Their interpretations of what and how to fight give them issues. 

Klaus fights for the Mikaelson name, for the power of being an Original vampire. He wants to strike fear into the hearts of those who dare cross him. If enough people are afraid of him, he doesn't have anything to worry about.

Elijah fights for the people, the physical members of the family. Power is important but doesn't seem as important as finding happiness. He wants them to be one big happy, except Klaus has a problem with that whole happiness thing.

Elijah believes that Hayley and the baby can heal what's broken in the Mikaelson clan and will stop at nothing to protect that hope, even going so far as to believe the worst about his brother. Klaus, who actually has a heart sometimes, was hurt by his brother's lack of trust. And because it's what Klaus does when he's angry, he lashed out, biting Elijah and leaving him in the bayou with Hayley.

I'll save comments about Hayley and Elijah until after the next episode, but suffice it to say, I like where this is headed.

Marcel and Rebekah: There was a ton of tension between them for weeks while Marcel was chasing Cami, but both of them seemed uninterested in pursuing anything. Suddenly Rebekah couldn't leave New Orleans without saying goodbye, they slept together, she begged him to leave with her, and now he's showing her the house he wanted to build her once upon a time.

The speed with which this relationship is progressing is sort of bizarre, but I'm not sure I'm complaining. Marcel could have chemistry with a wall and Rebekah wants to love and be loved. It works. 

And there's that whole "help me take down your brother" thing, too. 

Marcel has The Gardens, the place he puts those who break his rules. When Rebekah told him that asking Davina to find a way to kill Klaus would kill him as well, he immediately came up with the plan to wall Klaus into the Gardens. Genius! Thierry's spot will be vacant by Mardi Gras.

But since he's basically killed his brother, Klaus needs Rebekah to be his spy. Rebekah's torn, and understandably so. Here's the brother who's kept her daggered for over half her life parading in front of her with "family! and so what I killed our brother! we're family!" and Rebekah's lonely enough to want to stand by her brother even against her own best interests.

Now that Josh is free from Klaus' compulsion, Klaus has an opening for a new #2 and he needs Rebekah to shoulder the mantle. 

Josh and Davina: While all the heavy stuff was happening everywhere else, the writers gave us some lovely scenes between Davina the Teenage Witch and club-loving vampire Josh. 

Davina, trapped in that attic all day long, has really missed out on a lot of living, and her conversations with Josh drove that point home. Over the course of her mind-erasing, they became fast friends. He even pinky promised to keep her location a secret if she wouldn't erase his memory again.

This will probably come back to bite Davina (Ha. Vampire pun.) but maybe this will just turn out to be another person who cares about her after those who claimed to care were willing to see her die. The girl needs friends, and she's smack in the middle of a hotbed of supernatural activity. She might as well make friends with the vampires.

What did you think of The Originals Season 1 Episode 7? Let's talk about the return of Tyler Lockwood and Davina's friendship with Josh! Do you buy Marcel's interest in Rebekah as being about more than just getting rid of Klaus?

Check out our The Originals quotes page and then let's chat about tonight's episode!

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I agree Rebekah and Marcel are TOO cute.

Baraa

I felt sorry for klaus because everyone think that he want the baby for a purpose but he might really love him .
And tyler , he's look like a different person that we use to know in TVD he's threat a Pregnant woman and cut her Neck with a knife , he seemed so evil.
the hybrids thing : Is that the miracle of the baby just for making hybrids . I wanted to scream and tell Klaus that you don't need any miracles to make more hybrids just go to mysticfalls you will find 2 human doppelganger and you can take what ever you need from their blood and make your army.
I liked Elijah when he simulate klaus he was funny.
I started to love Davina she is just a teenager who needs friends.
I don't like how Rebekah Approved to help Marcel against Klaus and I don't believe him about him being interest in Rebekah.
behind all the story I enjoy so much by watching the originals because of Joseph Morgan (KLAUS) he is a great actor and so charming I can watch him all day.

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@Miranda: I think you may have missed a couple of things. First off, Elijah's going to be fine no matter what; he can't be killed by anything short of the white oak stake (that thing still exists, right?). So what Klaus did was sort of the equivalent of sneezing in his face in an attempt give him a cold: petty, childish and gross, but hardly an unforgivable sin. The other thing is RE: hybrids. Vampires are supposed to be sterile - Klaus had no idea he could father children AT ALL prior to finding out about Hayley, let alone that they could be used to make hybrids. So that whole Elena thing still makes perfect sense. Not that I blame you for being a bit confused. There's a lot to keep straight. anyway, apart from those couple of paragraphs - great review. :)

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@ JK

I edited the post last night to remove the part about him dying because I heard what he said when I rewatched to write the quotes. So no, Elijah's not going to die. Whether or not Elijah should forgive him is up to Elijah. Clearly the Elena thing still makes perfect sense. My rhetoric was unclear. But it's not wrong of me to want to see Klaus get busy a little more often, is it?

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I was so annoyed to see Tyler again. I haven't liked him, probably ever since Klaus came on TVD and became a better option for Caroline. Caroline is clearly going to come down here and diffuse the Mikaelson family drama by softening Klaus again. Can she please just leave TVD and come on this show!?!?
The whole baby being a hybrid maker story line is ridiculous. It makes no sense. The baby is a hybrid (leaning more towards werewolf), so why would its blood do anything different than a normal hybrid. This should mean that Klaus can just use his or Tyler's blood to make hybrids. Also, if they are going to rehash the hybrid story line why not just do it by having Klaus find out Katherine is human (stopped watching TVD so don't know what is going on with her so I apologize if something is going on with her that would make that not work)? Makes more sense than creating this huge plot device cheapening this amazing show. But I agree with Miranda I am so over the hybrid thing.
I honestly can't believe how much Davina has grown on me over the past few weeks. I HATED her character in the beginning, used to cringe every time she came on screen. Now I adore her. And her and Josh would be such a fun friendship, he could take her to the clubs :)!
Love MArcel and Rebekah they are too cute for words!

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I don't think Elijah can die. Remember TVD when Rebekah drank beer poisoned with werewolf venom? She had a headache and some halucinations then shrugged it off like an old dress

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@ Mina

Holy crap, I hated seeing Tyler too. Also Katherine is actually still human believe it or not but she died and came back and is still human and I think something horribly wrong is happening to her we do not know what yet, I hope she doesn't die, I like Katherine 2394923420398 times more then Elena, Katherine is fun Elena is boring. I completely agree with you about the hybrid story line too, I was saying to my husband how this makes no sense because Haley is not a doppelganger. Also I agree Elija is obviously not dead from a werewolf bite, if that were the case then they wouldn't need that special oak tree to kill them.
P.S. I agree CAROLINE needs to come over! I was so excited today that they were going to mention her, I knew they would! Even though it was brief, I knew it would happen. I am super happy, I just hope that she stays on the Originals. I don't care what they have to do to make that happen, they just need to make it happen!!!!!!

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@ Mina

Holy crap, I hated seeing Tyler too. I remember I was like "oh god, it's Tyler" my husband was like "how do you know" I was like "I can just tell' and when he got out of the car I was like "I can recognize his short little a** from a mile away" lol. Also Katherine is actually still human believe it or not but she died and came back and is still human and I think something horribly wrong is happening to her we do not know what yet, I hope she doesn't die, I like Katherine 2394923420398 times more then Elena, Katherine is fun Elena is boring. I completely agree with you about the hybrid story line too, I was saying to my husband how this makes no sense because Haley is not a doppelganger. Also I agree Elija is obviously not dead from a werewolf bite, if that were the case then they wouldn't need that special oak tree to kill them.
P.S. I agree CAROLINE needs to come over! I was so excited today that they were going to mention her, I knew they would! Even though it was brief, I knew it would happen. I am super happy, I just hope that she stays on the Originals. I don't care what they have to do to make that happen, they just need to make it happen!!!!!!

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I love when the Original Family is united and i love the bond that Elijah and Klaus have. I hate to see that being destroyed and i hate to see Rebekah conspiring with Marcel. Family is Family and that is what makes the show amazing. They stand by each other. Klaus is his usual self, but he started trusting his family and what he got is doubts. I know Klaus has betrayed his family, but this series is about character development and Klaus understanding that he is not alone and i hate to see what happens next episode.
Klaus and Caroline, I want them together. Klaus mentioned calling her and i was already cheering up.
Get Caroline in the show. TVD is becoming really Santa Barbara, with already three roles played by Nina. Enough already.

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it funny i was thinking the same thing "Why Klaus if all he needed to do to create his hybrids was to knock up a bunch of werewolves?" but then i was thinking maybe he can not just knock up every werewolves and maybe that connects to Hayley not knowing her past, family and the werewolves who protect when there was not a full moon

Sarah silva

So we see the Klaus that we always saw on the Vampire Diaries, one that I do not like.
He still will not hesitate to take out his brother and turn on his sister no matter what as long as it is to get what he wants.
Rebekah is going to side with Marcel and so is Tyler.
Klaus will only have himself to blame. Yes he wants to keep his baby alive as he knows it will make him more hybrids but like Tyler said at the end, if Klaus succeeds then it will be the end of the Vampire species.
I still want Klaus to take Marcel down but if Klaus continues down this path it will be hard for me to cheer for him.
I do enjoy it a lot more when Klaus works with this family, like the scene at the start when Elijah and Klaus show up at "fight night".
I really like Davina now, I did not at first but I do now.

Theblackrose

I'm routing for King Marcel!! Klause is nothing but a big baby. I did want Klaus to kill Tyler. I never liked him. However I do love the show. It's better than TVD. Sick of the doppelganger story line. Love Marcel and Elijah they are so sexy!

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I don't understand Hayley and Elijah together... They have no chemistry, whatsoever. I don't think she has chemistry with anyone. "Unlike Rebekah and Marcel, who share a ton of chemistry. I'd love to actually see that play out, even if it did all sort of happen really fast. Girl deserves to be happy! I thought even Davina and Josh had some really great chemistry as well. I was rooting for that to blossom into something. Tyler's presence was boring until he went to Marcel. Tyler is usually just worthless in general, but maybe now he will serve a purpose. It will be interesting to see what happens!

Sarah silva
@ Amy Lynn

Josh likes boys so we will not see a Davina and Josh love connection.

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@ Mrs alex o'loughlin

Yeah I thought I had heard him say that at one point during the episode but I wasn't sure. Thanks though!

The Originals Season 1 Episode 7 Quotes

Klaus: You seem quite determined to find the little wolf.
Elijah: If I'm moving too fast for you, Niklaus, you're welcome to wait in the car.

Klaus: You do realize they can hear you.
Elijah: You do realize I don't care.

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