The Originals Season 4 Episode 13

The Originals Preview: The Feast of All Sinners (Season 4 Episode 13)

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.

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The Originals Season 4 Episode 12

The Originals Preview: Voodoo Child (Season 4 Episode 12)

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.

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The Originals Season 4 Episode 10

The Originals Preview: Phantomesque (Season 4 Episode 10)

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.
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The Originals Season 4 Episode 9

The Originals Review: Queen Death (Season 4 Episode 9)

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.

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The Originals Season 4 Episode 7

The Originals Review: High Water and a Devil’s Daughter (Season 4 Episode 7)

Klaus, Hayley, Hope and Marcel had a full day of familial bonding that leads to the penultimate moment when Hope freed her older brother from bondage. During this time, Freya and Keelin made it past the awkward flirting stage when Freya finally opened up about her feelings, while Vincent and Elijah had an eventful day murdering young girls and gaining new allies.

The Originals Season 4 Episode 7, “High Water and a Devil’s Daughter,” is the best gem Season 4 has produced. Similar to “Keepers of the House,” this episode does momentous work on all ends of the spectrum: character development, expanding and building relationships, plot progression, and even a bit of action. It seems this show has found their heart this season through the Marcel, Hayley, Klaus, and Hope dynamic, and it’s doing amazing work for their story-telling. I loved every moment.

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The Originals Season 4 Episode 7

The Originals Preview: High Water and a Devil’s Daughter (Season 4 Episode 7)

The next episode, High Water and the Devil’s Daughter, has Klaus, Hayley, Hope, and Marcel working on their relationships, and Freya, Vincent, and Elijah still trying to make headway on the Hollow front by making their own power moves.

Never send men to do a woman’s work, am I right, Freya? On The Originals Season 4 Episode 7, we see the oldest sister of the Mikaelson family finally take the reins in the war against the Hollow. I was wondering when Freya would step up. She was the main woman leading the brigade on the “Let’s kill Marcel” battle, but for some reason, took a break in last week’s episode, Bag of Cobras, to focus on her love life. Continue reading “The Originals Preview: High Water and a Devil’s Daughter (Season 4 Episode 7)”

The Originals Season 4 Episode 6

The Originals Preview: Bag of Cobras (Season 4 Episode 6)

The Originals Season 4 Episode 6 kicks off with an extravagant party in their abandoned, decrepit mansion. Olivia and Vincent try to free Marcel from the cellar and Klaus, Elijah, and Vincent work toward getting a leg up on the Hollow, while Hayley asks Freya to help unveil the mysteries of her past.

As past custom supports, the Mikaelsons are always throwing a party to sift out their enemies, make allies, and/or execute power plays. In this case, as the synopsis on TV Guide explains, the Hollow has found a new vessel to do its bidding, but no one knows who. Therefore, on The Originals Season 4 Episode 6, there will be plenty of spirits, dancing, and move-making on the part of team Mikaelsons and team Marcel. Continue reading “The Originals Preview: Bag of Cobras (Season 4 Episode 6)”

The Originals Season 4 Episode 4

The Originals Review: Keepers of the House (Season 4 Episode 4)

The Originals divide and conquer, looking for ways to save Hope and the lost children of New Orleans. We got intense action, villain revelations, and motif progression all wrapped into one amazing episode.

The Originals Season 4 Episode 4 was, hands-down, one of the greatest episodes the series has ever aired. It did so much work for the plot, the threading of the show’s motif, and the relationships between our favorite characters. I must say, I was very upset when I found out this season would only be 10 episodes, but goodness, what wonders it has done for this show’s story-telling. Everything is executed so methodically and cohesively, I’m not as mad about this season being cut in half. Continue reading “The Originals Review: Keepers of the House (Season 4 Episode 4)”