Episode after episode, the game keeps changing on The Originals. In this chapter, we're watching as the once-dead witches of New Orleans strike back against Klaus and his original siblings.
All while Hayley and Elijah continue to tease us with their off-the-charts chemistry.
Just what did the TV Fanatic Round Table comprised of Dan Forcella, Leigh Raines, Miranda Wicker, and Heather Vee from Vampire-Diaries.net think of "Dance Back from the Grave"? Read on to find out and then join in with your answers in the comments below!
What was your favorite quote or scene from The Originals Season 1 Episode 12?
Dan: Marcel: [to Klaus] "You're in a good mood. You should visit Mystic Falls more often." I love the tie-in to The Vampire Diaries.
Heather: I do so very much love business!Elijah, so his "my sister is not normally drawn to unremarkable men" line to Thierry, just before roughing him up, was golden.
Leigh: Gotta copy Dan's answer here, because YES Klaus was downright giddy after his trip to Mystic Falls.
Miranda: I'm a sucker for a flashback, to the 20s in particular thanks to an intense love of The Great Gatsby. Marcel in uniform and Klaus and Elijah in those suits, plus Rebekah looking amazing in that sequined flapper dress? More of that please!
On a scale of 1 to 10, how impressed were you with Papa Tunde's level of badassery?
Dan: It was going to be a 10 until he gave up all of his power and died. What an idiot! That bumped him down to an 8 at best.
Heather: He was a solid 8 for me. The man was driven and he had style for days. I enjoy a competent villain.
Leigh: I'm surprised at the amount of power he possessed to knock out an Original! However the snakes just skeeved me so hard. I can take a lot of gore, but no snakes! Knocking it down to a 7.
Miranda: You know, I really wanted to see him stick around and be a badass, so I'm really disappointed that he's dead. However, that's one less powerful witch Klaus & Co. have to kill, so I'll give him a 7.5.
Describe that scene between Elijah and Hayley in 5 words or less. Ready...GO:
Dan: Only two words: straight fire.
Heather: My brain completely short-circuited.
Leigh: Just effing kiss already!
Miranda: Someone make that a gif!
Is Elijah really a hypocrite when it comes to relationships?
Dan: He can continue to be the biggest hypocrite in the world if it means he's giving my boy Klaus chance after chance to redeem himself.
Heather: I struggle with calling Elijah an outright hypocrite if only because he believes in what he is doing with Klaus so utterly that I prefer to think of him as horribly misguided. He has a blind spot when it comes to his brother, without question. And it's a pattern he has been repeating for a thousand years. Something needs to give.
Leigh: I agree with Heather that Klaus has a blind spot but I'm also on the Rebekah side that it's enough already. Part of what I love about Elijah is his steadfastness in his beliefs, but maybe it's time to make himself happy. He's not giving in with Hayley purely because of Elijah, so how is he really being a hypocrite?
Miranda: Not at all, because he's not pursuing Hayley despite his desire to do so. He might actually tear his family apart when he finally goes there (and writers, he better go there) but no, he's not. I agree with Heather and Leigh that at some point, he has to make himself happy and Klaus is going to have to get over it.
Should Klaus be more focused on bringing Davina back than he currently seems?
Dan: Only if not putting in that effort means he loses Marcel as his friend. The two of them as buddies (even in the slightest fashion) is an absolute joy to watch. Even back in the day, when Klaus welcomed Marcellus back from the war, it was electric.
Heather: This is going to sound cold-blooded, but no. That doesn't mean I don't want Davina to come back eventually, but that there are far more pressing matters. I do think he shouldn't press Marcel to "get over it" so harshly, though.
Leigh: Eh I kind of don't think Klaus cares ALL that much, but I think he'll get to it eventually. He has to worry about dealing with the current witch drama. I actually think it all coincides. Once he deals with that misplaced power, maybe the good witches can complete the harvest and bring the girls back. I think it all goes hand in hand, in the end.
Miranda: I think part of dealing with the witch drama IS bringing Davina back and he'd be wise to listen to Sophie and Marcel. Kill the undead witches, save the world, as it were. So yes, I think it would do him some good to be more concerned with bringing Davina and the other teenage witches back. Plus resurrecting them can only endear them to him, and if there's one thing Klaus enjoys having on his side, it's powerful witches. Get with it, Klaus.