The Mikaelsons go through with the tough decision to never see one another again in order to keep Hope safe. New Orleans is back to rights, Hope enrolls in the Salvatore school, and Klaus must finally deal with being alone.
The Originals Season 4 Episode 13 finale definitely had a lovely closure aspect to it. I’m assuming Narducci and co. decided if this would be the last season, everyone will get their happy endings… except Klaus that is. Kol and Davina are getting married. Freya finally gets to experience love with Keelin without someone dying every week.
The Hollow uses her new body to set New Orleans on fire with destruction, as the Mikaelsons, Hayley, Vincent, and Marcel concoct a desperate plan to save Hope and the city.
The Originals Season 4 Episode 13 promises to be an amazing finale to a great season. Last episode the Hollow had completely taken over Hope. The Hollow then immediately began her reign as the new queen of New Orleans. Hayley was disconsolate at the loss of her daughter, and Klaus was in a whole new mode of desperation… so much so he was willing to beg. This season we see the fall out of their fateful decisions last episode as the Hollow stretches herself out in her new body, and the Originals team tries to take her down once and for all.
Hope has been completely taken over by the Hollow while Freya and Keelin’s relationship is still thriving, and Hayley has come to terms with her decision to make a clean break from Elijah. Klaus has his hands full with his own crescent wolf as he strives to save Hope, and Rebekah and Marcel do their usual, “I hate that I love you” angst dance in the wake of Sofya finally waking up.
There is always at least one episode every season that comes up lacking. The Originals Season 4 Episode 12 was that episode. Although a lot happened, the pace in which it occurred among the superfluous dialogue made the events drag throughout its hour slot. With its slow building pace and explanatory nature, “Voodoo Child” seems to be the episode that primarily set the scaffold for the highly anticipated finale, “The Feast of All Sinners.”
While Hayley deals with the fallout of her selfish decisions this season, she, the Mikaelsons, Marcel, and Vincent are trying to find a way to first, get the Hollow out of Hope’s body, and second, end the Hollow’s spirit once and for all.
The Originals Season 4 Episode 12 promises not to disappoint as the clock ticks down regarding who will be victorious in this riveting war. Hayley must deal with the repercussions of her actions now that the veil blinding her to Elijah’s own toxic decisions has finally lifted, all the while, she’s trying to find a way to save her daughter.
Hayley and Elijah’s relationship officially blew up, this time, seemingly for good. While Hayley was dealing with her past love choices, Freya and Kol were trying to come to terms with having a loved ones that weren’t family, Keelin and Davina, and Klaus was finally stretching his legs in this new “decent person” mantle he’s taken up lately. Love and all its troubles were in the air last episode, and it proved to almost conquer all.
The Originals Season 4 Episode 11 was a packed episode filled with so many character and plot threads that have finally come to fruition. Rebekah and Marcel’s love proved to be stronger than both of their best intentions. Davina and Kol’s love was rewarded by the Hollow (ironically) giving them their second chance.
After the last The Originals episode that gave us a moment to collect ourselves, The Originals Season 4 Episode 11 promises angst, action, and maybe even death. Freya makes a power move on the Hollow by gambling with Hayley’s life. However, the Hollow, lying in wait, uses Jackson as her pawn to knock Hayley off-balance physically and psychologically. All this occurs while Rebekah and Marcel work on a plan to save Hayley from her imminent capture and/or death.
The Originals Season 4 Episode 11 alludes to a wild ride in the next episode, “A Spirit Here That Won’t Be Broken.” I knew the last 3 episodes of the season would be action-packed and fast-moving, but I honestly didn’t think we would kick it off with the immediate, attempted assassination of the Hollow. That’s a bit fast. Especially after they’ve only just partially recovered from the Hollow’s last attack. Nevertheless, the Mikaelsons are still painfully reeling from Elijah’s absence by placing their weight in this new attack to end this war once and for all.
thaIn the latest episode of The Originals, Freya brings Hope into danger, Hayley almost dies at Elijah’s hand, Kol has an opportunity to be with Davina again, and Rebekah is here to stay. What a roller-coaster ride of an episode.
Can we have a moment of silence for the Vampire genre, please? The Originals are killing the game right now (pun intended). I don’t even know where to start. Although The Originals Season 4 Episode 10 felt like non-stop action, it focused less on plot and characterization and paid more attention to the relationships throughout the show. It was a much-needed break from the plot because things have gotten messier and messier between everyone since the show began. I’m glad we got this episode of clarification.
The next The Originals episode focuses on Elijah’s mental state after Hayley, Freya, and Klaus’s slightly thwarted rescue mission in the last episode, “Queen Death.” Presumably, Marcel is tending to Sofya’s recovery, now that the Hollow is out of her body, and Vincent is searching through his old journal for any information they can use to kill the newly resurrected Hollow.
The Originals Season 4 Episode 10, “Phantomesque,” will follow the Mikaelsons and Hayley on their mission to bring back Elijah in one piece. Klaus’s methods are hard to gauge just from the promotional video, but I’m sure he’ll be doing some kind of leg work while Hayley does the mental work. Freya claims the shattered pendant is why Elijah’s brain was shattered but I’d have to respectfully disagree with the eldest Mikaelson sister. Elijah’s brain was shattered the moment his mother yanked his past memories out from behind the metaphorical red door. The same red door we see Hayley walking into to find Viking Elijah waiting for her with blood on his body.
Klaus, Freya, and Hayley fight to save Elijah’s life, while also working with Vincent and Marcel to stop the Hollow’s resurrection. Blood, sweat, magic, and tears fill this entire episode, and it was one for the books.
Even though I had a couple of issues regarding Hayley’s decisions this episode, I enjoyed a large portion of it. The Originals Season 4 Episode 9, Queen Death, was an action-packed thriller that honestly had me on the edge of my seat. It’s been a long time since I’ve been so excited for every episode of a season, and I appreciate how The Originals writers have given me that excitement back. Hayley, Klaus, and Freya were hell bent on saving Elijah, while Vincent and Marcel simply wanted to end the Hollow, and this disunity led to Elijah’s soul to be continuously tortured in the pendant and the feared Hollow to finally gain her human form. What a day.
Davina supplied Hayley and Klaus with invaluable information on the Hollow before she tried to kill the latter parent, and Marcel and Elijah scratch the surface on their broken relationship.
The Originals Season 4 Episode 8, “Voodoo in my Blood,” proved to be another great installment on this season’s fight against the Hollow. The writers never fail to amaze me in how they depict wars/battles. This episode had two twists I wasn’t expecting, Davina’s betrayal and the Hollow stabbing Elijah with lethal thorns, and I know they will heavily inform the remaining episodes of the season.