Tuesday, April 21, 2015

For fans, last week’s episode of The Originals simply set the tone for this week’s madness. This week in "When the Levee Breaks," the nineteenth episode of the second season, Klaus loses it wen he feels the pressure from Dahlia. Everyone must choose a side against Dahlia. Are you with Freya? Or are you with Klaus? There is no middle ground. Klaus invites his siblings to a celebratory breakfast in honor of Mikael’s death. Rebekah and Elijah show. Elijah wants to talk strategies for dealing with Dahlia. Klaus has a plan, but he doesn’t want to discuss it. Klaus senses an intruder and we learn that Josephine (yes, the one Dahlia slayed at the end of the last episode) has a message for the Mikaelsons. They have until nightfall the following day to hand over Hope. After she delivers the message, Klaus literally knocks her head off. Jackson really wants to take Hayley and Hope and run away from all the crazy, but Hayley knows that they are in the safest place right now. After a little discussion about how Dahlia can track Hope via her magic, Hayley gets an idea. She is hoping that if they can block or eliminate Hope’s magic, Dahlia won’t be able to track her anymore, then they can run. Rebekah goes to the cemetery to visit Freya, who is mourning Mikael. Freya gives Rebekah an ultimatum. She says that Elijah and Rebekah can either side with Klaus or with her. She is done trying to work with Klaus.

Elijah is hoping he can get Klaus to share his plans with him, but Klaus tells him that he hasn’t been able to trust his brother since Esther got into his head. Klaus believes that Freya might not have given them reasons to distrust her, but that does not make her worthy of Klaus’ secrets or loyalties.

Aiden sneaks into the Mikaelson compound to steal the witch-power-muting chains. Klaus enters the room just after Aiden stuffed them into his jacket, but he doesn’t seem to suspect anything. Aiden tells him he’s after a special stuffed animal for Hope. Klaus appreciates his loyalty, but warns that his life is worth very little if his trust has been misplaced.

Aiden takes the chains straight to Davina to see if she can transfer their magic to a smaller object, something they can use to hide Hope’s powers. Josh is, understandably, concerned for Aiden’s safety if/when Klaus figures out what he was really doing at the compound. Davina is likewise concerned, but Aiden tells them to leave that to him. Elijah goes to Freya to discuss her earlier ultimatum. Elijah wants her to work with him, Klaus, and Rebekah to take down Dahlia. She is resistant, but eventually seems to relent as long as Elijah promises to not let Klaus be their undoing.

Dahlia approaches the threshold of Hayley’s hideout. They have a little chat about how this is most unfortunate for Hayley, but Esther made this bargain with Dahlia and she expects people to live up to their word just as she lives up to hers. (Let’s ignore how Hayley has never actually promised Dahlia anything, so who’s word is being broken?) Dahlia is also so kind as to remind Hayley that little Hope will not even remember her mother, so this will be a virtually painless separation for the infant. Dahlia reminds Hayley that nightfall the following day will arrive sooner than Hayley can imagine, and she should say her goodbyes to Hope.

Cami and Klaus go get a bite to eat at a nearby cafe and discuss more of the Mikaelson family dynamic. Klaus shows no remorse for killing Mikael and Cami clearly wishes he would.

Aiden and Josh have a cute little moment where Aiden tells Josh that he loves him. Josh senses a disturbance in the force, and Aiden spills. He’s going to go tell Jackson about his spying for Klaus, and then he wants Josh to meet him in two hours so they can run off and start new lives together. Josh stops him and kisses him, telling Aiden that he loves him, too.

Marcel visits Davina. He wants to see if she’d be willing to hand over the anti-Klaus dagger for them to use if things go south against Dahlia. Davina tells him that Kol gave it to her for her protection, and she’ll be the one to decide if it gets used.

Aiden hands the necklace over to Jackson, and tells him about his double agent status. Jackson hits him, but then makes sure that Aiden knows he will always be a part of the pack. He tells him that when it came down to it, he stood by his pack.

Hayley is fed up with listening to Klaus. She is ready to run, and when she tells that to Klaus and Elijah, Klaus insists that he knows what Freya was planning and knows how to defeat Dahlia.

We then see Aiden picking up flowers, happy as can be. He hears Dahlia’s whistling and she draws him under her control and into an abandoned alley. She scratches up his face and rips out his heart. Aiden is dead and she is hoping that it will jumpstart the war.

Josh and Davina find Aiden dead in the alley. Josh frantically tries to feed Aiden his blood to heal him, but it’s no use. Aiden’s gone.

We then hear Jackson yelling as he enters the safehouse carrying Aiden’s body. He accuses him of killing Aiden, which we know he didn’t do, but Klaus embraces the accusation. They begin to fight, and Elijah stops it. He promises to keep the wolves there and keep Hope and Hayley safe until Klaus can put his plan into action. Davina arrives at Marcel’s loft to deliver the anti-Klaus dagger and tell him she wants him to put Klaus down.

Jackson loops the magic necklace around Hope’s wrist, and Hayley begs Elijah for help. She tells him that they cannot run from Dahlia and hide from Klaus at the same time.

Cami confronts Klaus about killing Aiden. He admits to her that he didn’t kill him, but it works better for him if they all believe him guilty. He knows no one will believe her, so he doesn’t worry about it.

Klaus enters his room to find Elijah there. Klaus cannot believe that his brother allowed Hayley and Jackson to run. Elijah and Klaus begin to fight and the fight ends when Elijah drives the dagger into Klaus’ heart. As Klaus begins to dessicate, Rebekah and Freya step into view.

How ironic that the title of this episode is “The House of Black and White,” given the way most of our favorite characters spend the whole hour wrestling with brutally vexing shades of gray in previous episode of Game of thrones season 5. Brienne’s sworn oath to protect the Stark daughters keeps running up against the stubborn resistance of the girls themselves; Jaime’s desire to do right by his sister-lover and niece-daughter is complicated by the fact that Cersei is pure evil; Jon Snow’s yearning to be a real Stark is undone by his allegiance to the Night’s Watch; and Daenerys’s noble goal of establishing the rule of law goes seriously haywire when one of her trusted advisors kills a man she’d been holding for trial.

At least Arya’s world is still neatly divided between right and wrong, or friend and foe. She’s still searching the outer reaches of the world for her old Braavosi pal Jaqen H’ghar, and still reciting the names of the errant souls on her “kill list.” I don’t think she meant to give up when she tossed that coin into the water if anything, she seemed to have an intuition that it belonged there. And she was right. After interrupting what could have been a highly entertaining three-on-one street fight (my only quibble with this excellent episode is that it could have used a smidge more action), that creepy monk walked her back to the House of Black and White, returned her coin, and revealed himself as H’ghar himself—except he’s not calling himself that anymore. He is No One. “And that is what a girl must become.”

This episode was all about daughters, really. Daughters and sons. Catelyn’s other daughter, Sansa, is not as blatantly homicidal as her sister, but if you ask me she’s a little too enthusiastic about learning the underhanded ways of Petyr Baelish. That said, you can’t really blame her for not wanting to fall under the protection of Brienne, whom she last saw bending a knee to the loathsome King Joffrey. Once Sansa rebuffed her would-be protector, it was a matter of time before the swords started swinging, and nobody swings them better than Brienne of Tarth. For starters, she cut through a wooden post on her way out of the tavern. And then, in her rescue of Podrick, she chopped a knight’s sword in half before plunging her own blade through his throat. Give this much to Brienne: whatever she lacks in people skills, she more than makes up for in combat technique.

But boy did she not want to hear Podrick’s rather sensible suggestion that she had dispatched her obligations to the Stark daughters. And she made a good point when she asked whether Podrick really thought Sansa was safe with Littlefinger. The question, though, is whether Sansa still deserves the protection her mother sought for her. How far has she already traveled across the line separating black from white?

Meanwhile, Cersei is her father’s daughter through and through, but how much sway does she really have over her son the king? We’ve barely seen Tommen so far this season, so it’s hard to say. Cersei is certainly presenting herself as his spokesperson though not the Hand, as a woman could never fill such a lofty office, as she declares with barely concealed disgust. But if she truly had control over Tommen, wouldn’t she have put this meeting on his calendar? And wouldn’t she be able to do something about his budding romance with Margaery Tyrell or, as Cersei likes to call her, “that smirking whore from Highgarden?”

It was delicious seeing Margaery’s ridiculous father inflate with pride at Cersei’s empty compliments, and it was satisfying seeing Pycelle huff and puff over the decision to hand Varys’s Master of Whispers role to Qyburn. But the best part came when Tywin’s brother Kevan Lannister blew his stack, informing Cersei that he does not recognize her authority. Something tells me Uncle Kevan will live to regret that outburst.

Meanwhile, Cersei is most concerned about her own daughter, Myrcella, who now dwells in Dorne a place where Lannisters are about as popular as Hummers on Earth Day. The late Oberyn Martell’s lover, Ellaria Sand, presumably sent Cercei that necklace in a cobra’s mouth but her real hope is to start air-mailing Myrcella’s fingers to Cersei one by one. She also has some ominous-sounding plans involving Sand Snakes (speaking of daughters). Luckily for the Lannisters, Oberyn’s brother Doran has a strict policy against mutilating little girls for vengeance, which, by Game of Thrones logic, means he’s probably about to be dethroned.

Either way, we now know that Jaime Fookin’ Lannister is headed their way, accompanied by Bronn, whose brief idyll with that yammering noble girl has come to a premature end. The grizzled sellsword can’t be too bummed to be leaving the quiet life behind, though I bet he wonders if he’ll ever get to claim the “much better girl” and “much better castle” that Jaime has promised him.

Jon Snow had a chance to claim a girl and a castle of his own, but he chose to stay true to his pledge to the Night’s Watch. So Stannis will have to find someone else to sweet-talk the North on his behalf. And even though life doesn’t actually work this way, it was genuinely moving to see Jon’s decision immediately vindicated when Maester Aemon cast the tie-breaking vote to name him Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. As Sam the Slayer put it so beautifully, “He may be young, but he’s the commander we turned to when the night was darkest.”

I don’t actually think Jon Snow is going to spend the rest of his earthly life abstaining from sex under the shadow of The Wall, but the logic of his character demands that he always make the noblest, most self-denying choice possible, only to be rescued at the last minute by some unlikely chain of events. It’s almost refreshing to have one character who operates in this hokey old way in a fictional universe where almost everyone else is a maze of conflicting, mostly horrifying impulses.

Of course I’m still holding out hope that Jon Snow will eventually end up with Daenerys, whose decision to stick with her principles yields much more problematic results. In fact, she’ll be lucky if she doesn’t end up having to put down a revolution. It all starts when Daario Naharis helps Grey Worm locate the Sons of the Harpy assassin who killed White Rat in the season premiere. “Someone who’s forgotten fear has forgotten how to hide,” Daario declares before jamming his knife into the wall and into the leg of the Harpy, who comes tumbling out through a haze of plaster dust.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Next week's episode of Once Upon A Time will centre around Cruella de Vil and her villainous plans. Entitled Sympathy for the De Vil, and will air on 19 April at 8pm on ABC Network.

According to the official synopsis, "In fictional 1920s England, viewers meet a young Cruella, whose oppressive mother uses her Dalmatians to terrorize her daughter. Cruella is confined to her mother's attic until a mysterious stranger arrives and empowers her to challenge her captor."

Meanwhile in Storybrooke of the present, "Regina gains leverage to keep Gold from interfering with her plan to rescue Robin, but her trip to New York takes the backseat when she and Emma learn that Cruella has kidnapped Henry."

Going by a new promo released, Cruella will go to any length to secure her happy ending. "Today is the day I get my happy ending" she declares in the promo.

The 30-second video shows the Queen of Darkness kidnapping Emma and Regina's son Henry. "You will do exactly as I say" Cruella says, as the promo shows the two mothers do whatever it takes to get their son back.

The promo ends with Emma shouting "let him go."

"Come any closer and he dies" replies Cruella pointing a gun at Henry.

Last week's episode also revealed that Robin Hood's wife Marain is actually Zelena. It turns out when Rumple "killed" Zelena last spring in the Storybrooke jail cell, her "life force" floated over to the barn where that portal had formed. As such, when Emma and Hook entered the portal, she went along for the ride to the Enchanted Forest of the Past.

Once there, Zelena used the glamour spell to replace Marian, whom she vaporised. As such, the 'Marian' that Hook and Emma brought back to Storybrooke was Zelena all along. Her original plan was to rob Regina of her happy ending by getting Robin to fall back in love with 'Marian,' but she ultimately realised that wasn't going to work. But now, Zelena uses the leverage she has to make Rumple add her own happy ending to his list of requests for the Author.

Here is the promo of the upcoming episode:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Vampire Diaries" is scheduled to come back with episode 18, "I Could Never Love Like That," airing this April 16 2015. A new promotional trailer for the episode has been launched online and it gives a few details regarding what fans could expect, particularly with the confrontation of Lily and her son Stefan Salvatore. Who knows Caroline the best? Well, humanity-free Caroline is getting creative as Matt and Tyler are going to be put to the test in exactly that in this week’s Vampire Diaries Episode Season 6 Episode 18 and they better answer her questions right. Plus, more is going to be revealed about Enzo.

The trailer reveals Damon Salvatore and Elena discussing how Lily may help Stefan get his humanity back after Damon gives Lily a small pep talk, preparing her for what Stefan has become in the years they have not been with each other.

Episode 17 revealed Lily's background story as a witch banned inside a prison back in 1903 after she was found responsible for the death of thousands of people. Her change and decision to leave her past behind may give hope that Stefan could still redeem his humanity.

Stefan and Caroline, on the other hand, look like they have no plans of looking back and are in fact plotting to kill their own friends, Tyler and Matt. The video shows Caroline and Stefan choosing with a coin toss who of the two gets to kill and which person is set as their next target.

Previously, the two attempted to kill Alaric and Enzo and hunting either Tyler or Matt is not something new for this dangerous duo.

Elena and Jo are also shown dealing with problems of their own. As they work to treat the victims of Stefan and Caroline's killing spree, Elena discovers that Jo is pregnant, forcing her to re-think about her vampirism life. The trailer ends with Lily confronting Stefan and Caroline. When Caroline asks who the woman is, Stefan replies with a shocked look on his face, "It's my mother."

Episode 18 could see the death of Tyler or Matt and this could be episode deciding whether or not Stefan will return to his humanity or fully embrace a murderous, violent life of a vampire.

Here is the Promo of the upcoming season episode:

Our high fantasy league embraces imperfection. Mistakes will be what make this season worth fighting for: misplaced trust in characters just happen in Game of Thrones season 5 premiere.. What's really important is that we all have a sense of agency in this game; that we're not ruled over by some self-righteous mother of dragons who thinks we're too good for this kind of debased human cockfighting. We'll tear each other apart for sport if we want to, thank you very much. And we'll emerge stronger for it.

The fourth season of Game Of Thrones ended with one inglorious death and a battle of arguable climactic value, but its real significance was its geographical shakeups. Finally, characters that had spent years on end frittering away in their own corner of the world were beginning to broaden their horizons. Arya's en route to Braavos, Varys successfully smuggled Tyrion to Pentos, and Stannis and his army made their splashy entrance in the north. In Thronesland, a change of location is often the most demonstrative power play of all, and those characters that have made their moves also happen to be the ones expected to rack up. But after so many drastic repositioning, many of our characters were still settling back into their groove, and last night's premiere still felt largely expository.

We know we won't be revisiting Bran and Hodor and the ancient tree babies up north this season, but it was reassuring to see Random magic stuff getting some early play, even if it was via a flashback. Little Cersei Lannister gets the unhappy news from a witch that all three of her kids are going to die, which might have been interesting to learn for whoever's got Tommen and Myrcella on their team. After that, we checked in with present-day Cersei, up to her regular old tricks; Tyrion may be a monster, but at least he killed our father on purpose," she sneers at the dude whose metal hand she was all up on exactly one episode ago .

Speaking of the little monster, our usual quip factories Tyrion and Varys have safely made it to Pentos, but the former is still understandably distraught from the season-ending double play of murdering his dad and his ex, and the latter is suddenly all politicized now that he's further than ever from the walls of the Red Keep. Still, Tyrion gets Line of the Night with the timeless bon mot "The future is shit. Just like the past." And we'll throw Varys some kudos for his effortless rejoinder to Tyrion's complaints about the plumbing situation on the voyage over. Still, I miss old Varys, the series' one True Neutral now that he's revealed himself as Team Targaryen, i.e. a person with actual loyalties and specific ideas about who should be on the throne; it's hard not to think less of him. Varys always had the air of knowing way more than anyone else, but at this point, it would seem we know more about how the Targaryen takeover is going than he does. Have his little birds seriously told him nothing about the situation in Meereen?

Daenerys Targaryen also has a new baby blue dragonscale dress and is still finding time to let her hair down and enjoy a naked nightcap with her current squeeze / life advisor Daario Naharis. I wish there was a way Dany could get points for flying in the face of traditional GoT nudity laws by staying relatively covered up while Daario's body took center stage, but so long as they're together, a win for him is a win for her, right?

It was actually a big night for male butts in general, outnumbering instances of female nudity 3 to 1. I have to say, the pervy female gaze has been a welcome addition to the show since last season's first nu Daario striptease. This week we also got Loras Tyrell trading birthmark stories with a random blonde and good ol' closet freak Margaery Tyrell hanging around to watch the show. Margaery was one of several females who were not afraid to get invasive with the men in their life this week; both Melisandre and Missandei both asked after the anatomy of unsuspecting men Jon Snow and Grey Worm, respectively, which is just like, a great way to assert your power, even if you never end up following up on it. I am fascinated by how romantically the show treats Missandei's curiosity about her crush's dick, all trembling lips and soft music.

Sansa Stark is also newly self-possessed, trading cynical banter with her creepoid ward Littlefinger in that way that used to get him so riled up with Varys back in the old days. If anyone's owed an attitude problem, it's Sansa; everyone else already has one or has never been engaged to two Lannisters. I'm interested to see who actually ends up with the upper hand in this unholy union in the Eyrie; right now it's still a little too Humbert for my comfort they're even going on a road trip together! Plus, in the rich Thrones tradition of sitting on a platform and watching people fight seriously, if you want to be king, you simply must get yourself some combatants to watch idly, Littlefinger's setup leaves a lot to be desired. And Sansa did not seem very impressed to be fair, she didn't seem impressed by anything this week.

If this is sounding like a lady-dominated episode, that's because it kind of was even if it was just taking advantage of a momentary lull in battlefield action, it was not unwelcome. There wasn't that much else going on in the bloodshed department, besides the arrival of the Sons of the Harpy and their first onscreen kill and of course, the mercy killing of Mance Rayder by the Emotional Jon Snow. It's hard to tell who the bigger loser is in the wake of the king of the free folk: the now leader-less wildlings or our own Dieter Bohn, who officially has the first hole in his roster. We can patch that up, Dieter. See if you can broker something with Kwame to get Robin Arryn on your list that kid has got to be the only armed character in Westeros who's still weaning. Give him a month in Daario's fighting pits, and I would not want to be opposite him in a duel.

Friday, March 20, 2015

That’s right; The Originals is going on a TV version of spring break, which means audiences will be forced to sit on the edges of their seats until the vampire drama returns. But we do have some juicy scoop on the upcoming installment that you can certainly sink your teeth into. According to the promo video of “Exquisite Corpse,” the terrifying witch Eva Sinclair will be wreaking havoc on New Orleans in the forthcoming installment.

In episode 16 fans learned the horrifying truth about Eva, who also happens to be wife. She is a witch that went rogue, killing and kidnapping children throughout the city with the hopes of inhaling their powers and she also happens to be the vessel that Rebekah inhabits.

In the last episode of “The Originals,” it was revealed that Eva found a way to take back control of her body, which allowed her to go on a murder spree. However, it was Rebekah who faced the wrath of an angry mob for the missing/dead kids. But according to the trailer for episode 17, that will be the least of Rebekah’s worries in the upcoming installment.

“Eva Sinclair has resumed control of her body, leaving Rebekah trapped,” Klaus relays the bad news to his siblings. Freya then chimes in that if Eva is killed before Rebekah’s soul is freed, then “Rebekah will be gone forever.” It will be a daunting task to keep Eva alive, especially because so many want the evil witch dead.

Every episode of the originals season 2 more secrets are being revealed but not only for that the trust issues also for every of the character are slowly fading. Flashback to Norway in 977 A.D.: Dahlia is cooking up some sort of gruel for Freya to eat. When Freya cries out for her Mama, Dahlia tells Freya that her Mama didn’t want her, and gave her away. We all know that is entirely false, but Dahlia’s evil, so… yeah.

Klaus invites Freya to a family brunch. These things never end well. Marcel comes to Rebekah and tells her to stay, before running out into the courtyard to confront Ms. LaRue and the gaggle of witches that are there to retaliate against Eva St.Clair (aka Rebekah’s body) for a crime she committed the previous night. Elijah appears to pacify both sides. He insists he will find who was responsible for the crimes and will make sure they pay.

Klaus sent Hayley and Jackson to the bayou for the day so that he’d be free to dine with Freya. Elijah is quick to warn him that they might actually need Freya’s help in the near future, so whatever nefarious plans he may have up his sleeve should probably stay there. Klaus seems open to getting to know his sister, but we all know Klaus never does anything without an agenda. Elijah knows this too, thank goodness.

Marcel visits Vincent and gives him the (not-so-fabulous) news that he’s been possessed for a little more than nine months. Vincent is, unsurprisingly, a little baffled by the idea, but seems to accept the reality quickly enough. Then Marcel gets down to what he really wants: information about Eva Sinclair. Vincent clams up really quickly.

Rebekah goes to Davina for help, and when Rebekah lets her in on what’s going on with this body she’s inhabiting, Davina agrees. Freya is alive, Dahlia is coming, Vincent isn’t Finn anymore and Klaus trusts no one. Just another day for The Originals in New Orleans.

Freya starts spilling the dirt on Dahlia, including that Dahlia is bound by the one-year-of-life-every-century restriction that Freya has been existing under. Dahlia wants to gather Hope’s power so that she can break the life restriction. Freya goes on to say that Dahlia taught her a new kind of magic back in Norway, which bonded them, making Dahlia unstoppable.

Jackson and Aiden are doing a little play fighting, which quickly takes a turn for the macho. Aiden warns Jackson that if the others in the pack start to sense his weaknesses, they will not hesitate to challenge him for lead of the pack.

Back at Casa de Klaus, Freya is insisting that they have never come up against a power as strong as Dahlia. She lets them know that when Dahlia learned that Esther cut off her blood line by turning her children into vampires, Dahlia wanted Freya to bear the child that would continue the bloodline and provide her with a new source of power. Freya then took a vow never to love to keep herself from subjecting a child to the same horrible past that she suffered through. Dahlia takes the last of Freya’s freedom by binding her to the once-in-a-century curse, and Freya resents her for it. When Klaus asks her why she didn’t end her own life years ago, she tells him that the curse made her impervious to harm, just like her vampire siblings. She had even that right taken from her.

Marcel brought Cami to talk to Vincent, thinking that maybe she could get the information that he needs out of him. She offers to trade him information. She’ll tell him what Finn was up to in his body if he tells her more about Eva Sinclair Rebekah is more than a little furious about the body she’s in fighting back. Elijah is eager to ask Freya for help, but Klaus thinks Freya is manipulating them. Par for the course with Klaus.

Freya is able and willing to help Rebekah, but Klaus is surly and grumpy. He doesn’t want to trust his sister, but Elijah and Rebekah are eager to let her prove her worth. While Elijah and Rebekah have a touching moment, Klaus performs one of the most Klaus-like acts in the history of his character and sneaks up behind Freya and snaps her neck.

Klaus doesn’t trust Freya because he would do exactly what she is doing if he wanted to manipulate them. Oh Klaus… sigh. Cami and Vincent continue to bond. As they discuss crazy events of the past few months, Vincent tells her to bring Marcel back so he can tell him something he needs to know about Eva Sinclair.

Klaus moves Freya’s body, and when she wakes, he is there to make sure that she knows that he doesn’t trust Elijah and Rebekah’s faith in her because they’ve continued to have faith in him, and he considers Freya to be up to his kind of antics. He wants to know what she wants. And he’s giving her one last chance.

Freya tells Klaus of the greatest horror she experienced under Dahlia’s rule of terror. Freya once broke her own vow not to love and fell for a man named Mathias. When she became pregnant with child, Mathias tried to find a way to keep their baby from Dahlia, and for that, Dahlia cursed him to death. Freya then drank a bottle of poison to kill herself and the baby, but, being invulnerable to harm (which she was then, unaware of), she later woke to find that the poison killed her child, but she will remain alive.

Klaus refuses to trust Freya. He insists she is trying to manipulate him. Freya goes on to remind Klaus that no matter how he feels about her, Dahlia is still coming, and she can and wants to help fight against her. Marcel, Rebekah, and Elijah return to see Vincent, who informs them that Eva Sinclair was/is his wife.

Klaus goes on another “I’m the only one that knows how to protect Hope” rant and Hayley listens, but she’s clearly tired of him and his ultimatums and grand declarations of distrust.

Rebekah and Marcel have a tender moment in which he reminds her that she is the strongest of her siblings, and that she will survive this. Rebekah has another flash of memory, and asks Marcel to stay with her.

We then see that Davina is amongst the young witches that Eva Sinclair has taken under a spell, as we see a pile of young bodies with markings carved into their foreheads.