The Originals Season 4 Episode 2 Review: No Quarter

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Klaus Mikaelson is free from captivity!

On The Originals Season 4 Episode 2, Klaus' family put their scheming into overdrive to ensure they all escaped New Orleans in one piece.

It resulted in an hour that was up there as one of the best of the series. 

Reunited - The Originals Season 4 Episode 2

Cami returning as a figment of Klaus' imagination was inevitable. She spent so long being his shrink that it would have been silly not to include her at some point helping him from beyond the grave. 

As much as I would like Leah Pipes to stage a permanent return to the series, her scenes tonight helped me say goodbye to the character.

Losing her was horrible on The Originals Season 3, but she hardly got much to work with on the show. 

Considering the way The Vampire Diaries Season 8 concluded, it seems like Caroline and Klaus are going to meet up for some steamy vampire sex, so there was no room for Cami.

In an ideal world, Cami would have been better developed and not tied so much to the character of Klaus. Klaus struggled to cope, and that's why Cami appeared. Her words of wisdom were enough to help him pull the dagger out of his body.

It was a predictable, but integral scene to show us at home just how high the stakes were. 

Save Me! - The Originals Season 4 Episode 2

This was the only opportunity Klaus was going to get to free himself from Marcel, and he took it.

The family descending upon New Orleans was everything I hoped it would be: Deadly and full of witty one-liners. 

All of the stuff with Marcel was surprisingly fresh. Throughout the show's run, Marcel has only been ruled as part of the family when he was needed for the latest scheme the Mikaelsons had up their sleeve.

With that in mind, I can understand why Marcel was so infuriated with them. 

Elijah going all the way to kill him on The Originals Season 3 was the catalyst for Marcel realizing there was no way the family was going to change.

He's a powerful being nowadays. It's going to be interesting to find that out how he can use that to his advantage as the series progresses. 

The Fight - The Originals Season 4 Episode 2

The scene with Marcel letting everyone go was great, but he had a point.

He could have battled to keep them all in New Orleans, but he decided it was best to let them go. Spending much of his life as the underdog of a family that never really wanted him has made him who he is today. 

He's been around the Mikaelsons long enough to know what they are all about. He also now thinks neither of them would hesitate to take a stab at killing him.

Telling them never to return was bold, but the overarching plot of the season will have them coming back for more. 

For now, Marcel lying about Klaus still being in the drains is the best move. How the heck will the rest of the town react to one of the scariest men on the planet roaming the world again?

Vincent was petrified of the blue light villain. He's dealt with it before.

Going after Adam, he thought he was strong enough to take down an army, but this magic is more powerful than he could have ever imagined. 

He was very lucky Maxine gave him the stone, or he could have been dead.

Taking risks is part of The Originals' DNA, but Yusuf Gatewood is one of those actors that excels in every single season.

It would be a huge loss if he just died like that. 

My best guess is that Hope will prove integral to taking this villain down and that will be part of the reason the family will get back in good graces with Marcel. 

"No Quarter" was a spectacular episode of this CW hit.

A Savior Arrives - The Originals Season 4 Episode 2

Having fewer episodes this season has been a godsend for the series. The storylines are tighter and moving along at a brisk pace. Hopefully, it keeps up. 

Other tidbits from the episode:

  • Kol grated on my nerves on The Originals Season 3, but he seems to have turned over a new leaf. Even though he continued to feed on vampires when he came back to the land of the living, he seems more honest. What he did for Josh at the end was cute. 
  • I'm so glad Josh has moved on with his life and has a new man. Losing a loved one is never easy, but at least he's trying to make the best of a bad situation. 
  • The Mikaelsons seem closer than ever. Klaus is so thankful for his loved ones saving him that I doubt he'd ever turn on them again. 
  • How will Klaus react to being a father to this much older child? Will she be stronger than him?
  • Is it just me or is there ZERO chemistry between Rebekah and Marcel these days? 
  • Josh being the sole ally of the family was pretty hilarious. It showed the true extent of their terrible reign of terror. 

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What did you think of all the drama? 

Note: The Originals Season 4 Episode 3 airs March 31 on The CW. 

No Quarter Review

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