The Klaus Mikaelson The Originals’ audience sees in season 4 is drastically different than the Klaus we saw in mother-show, The Vampire Diaries. The once seemingly, irredeemable reprobate, now acts with mercy and thinks of the consequences of his decisions before he makes them.
After 3.5 seasons of character development, Klaus Mikaelson has gone from the sadistic psychopath, who forced a vampire to stab herself for hours on end because he was mad that she wouldn’t be his toy, to a contemplative father, who chose to save the life of the son who’s tried to kill him twice. That is character development. There was a time when Klaus wouldn’t have hesitated to kill someone who dared to defy him or put his family danger. Yet, in episode 5 of season 4, we saw Klaus save his daughter, family, and his son’s life in one swift decision.
Marvel Studio’s began in a small office in Santa Monica that they shared with a kite factory. Then they moved to an office above a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Beverly Hills. In 2014 they moved to Walt Disney Studios lot a few years ago and had not been open to the public. That is until April 17. For the first time, Disney opened the door to press.
Journalist were given a tour of the offices which included a wall of Iron Man armor’s, murals and costumes of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and numerous other Marvel goodies that would make any fan feel like they were walking into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Yet the big news that came from the tour was detailed on future films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The same Elijah Mikaelson that appeared in The Vampire Diaries that was akin to Stefan, ridiculously noble but also cut-throat, has been left in Season 1 of The Originals because he is no more. Now that his Red Door has been fractured and he killed Marcel, he’s become just as bad as pre-Hope Klaus.
I used to admire the morality of Elijah Mikaelson. In the face of his brothers’ (Klaus and Kol) sadistically psychopathic behaviors, he was the brother of reason. He’s always been cut-throat and violent, but only to meet a certain end. It wasn’t that he derived pleasure from inflicting pain on others like his brothers. He would let people make their own decisions, and if they chose to be against the family, then they were taken down – simple.
In the six years that Arrow has been around, we’ve been introduced to a vast number of superheroes and their super friends, but the stand-outs have definitely become Laurel and Sara Lance. Both have died, both exist in some form on different shows, and they both have such vastly different personalities, but the sisters (alive or not) are the stars of the DCTV universe.
Laurel and Sara Lance have been through hell and back, one of them literally. Sara has “died” like three times, and she always returns. Laurel dealt with mental illness and alcoholism and overcame it, only to deal with more pain and heartbreak. Laurel and Sara Lance are both survivors in much different ways, and they’re honestly the best characters to admire in the DC universe.
Boy, what has Supergirl been without Cat Grant / Calista Flockhart? The “Queen of all Media” has had a noticeable absence since her departure in Season 2 Episode 2, and while James has apparently done a great job at running CatCo (who knows, though, we haven’t seen much of him this season either…) it’s time for the Queen to take her throne back.
According to TV Line, Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant) will be back for the final two episodes of Season 2. Unfortunately, her return to Supergirl is probably just going to be a quick visit back to National City to check on her company and make sure her prodigy is doing an excellent job as a reporter. The disgrace she will feel once finding out Kara went off and blogged her own story though. Yikes.
Amaya Jiwe, a member of the Justice Society of America from the 1940s, was killed off by Leonard Snart in the Season 2 penultimate episode that left the characters stranded in Doomworld. With her death comes the death of her granddaughter, Mari, who inherited her Vixen totem and defends the streets of Detroit.
Legends of Tomorrow killed off their newest team addition, Amaya, who joined the team to avenge the death of Rex Tyler, her partner on the Justice Society of America. She didn’t complete that mission, and now the JSA is destroyed as their team was stranded throughout time by Rip Hunter to defend the Spear of Destiny. Ultimately, it was useless, seeing as Thawne got the staff and created his Doomworld reality. Though she died, her death needs to be corrected, and Amaya needs to stay.
The official trailer for the Justice League was revealed today, and it looks like we’re in for a treat. The movie seems to carry the same dark undertones of Batman vs. Superman, but with the group coming together, it looks more likely for the possibility of humor to break through the darkness.
The Justice League trailer showed some of our favorite DC superheroes coming together as a team when “the others” arrive, but we’re left with one question: where’s Superman?
When Supergirl premiered, the relationship between Kara Danvers and Cat Grant was tense, but it brought a beautiful light to the mentor/student relationship. Not only did Cat inspire Kara Danvers, but she helped Kara become Supergirl and save the city, so really, don’t we owe everything to her?
Cat Grant was a force to be reckoned with, and since her abrupt departure in the early episodes of Season 2 (due to Calista Flockhart’s contract negotiations that maintained she would only be a series regular if production was kept in Los Angeles), the series hasn’t been the same. Something is missing, and the writers haven’t been able to fill that void.
After a season of lusting after James and chasing him around with puppy eyes, Kara decided in the Season 2 premiere to stay single and discover who she is. Not who she is as Supergirl, who she is as Kara Danvers.
Supergirl Season 2 made the promise to discover who Kara Danvers is, but as time has passed, Kara’s refusal to enter a relationship with James for that reason is being overrun by the writers’ desire to bring Kara and Mon-El apart. Can’t a girl be single on The CW?
The disrespect to not only Dinah Laurel Lance/ Black Canary, but to Katie Cassidy as well is mind blowing.
Back in April, the Arrow writers fridged Dinah Laurel Lance. It was allegedly to “further the story,” but I’m calling them out on that. They claim that they had no more story for her (she was an ADA and vigilante), yet the next season bring in a MALE ADA and vigilante.