[Rant] I Can Hear You Knocking – The Originals 4×05

Warnings: spoilers, inappropriate jokes, careless language, messing up the order of events

  • I have a distinct feeling that the fifth episode of each season starts with a flashback. Though I can’t recall what 1×05 is about (goldfish memory!), I remember pretty well that 2×05 gives us flashback with Tatia, 3×05 is Aurora’s past, her turning to be more specific, and now 4×05 graces our screens with an adolescent Klaus and Viking Mikael! How I miss the glorious sight of the Destroyer!

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  • I’m not the only who wishes to bring Mikael back to the show, am I? I’m convinced he was a much more complex character than just the brutal, sort of insane vampire dad other characters have painted him so far. A shame we don’t get to view the story through his perspective and his limited bonding time with Freya is also lamentable.
  • For a moment I thought they’d cast another boy as the young Klaus but it turns out to be the same Aiden Flowers. How he’s grown in two years’ time!
  • The aftermath of the slaughtering looks appropriately brutal but you gotta give it to Mikael: he kills these men all by himself!

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  • Ruthless as it is, there’s truth in Mikael’s words tho: who know what these men would have done to Mikael’s family if they had succeeded in invading the land?
  • Anw, back to present.
  • If there’s something worse than a demonic possession, it’s dual demonic possessions of two most powerful supernatural beings.
  • Thank the Lord the Hollow doesn’t make them go on a large-scale killing rampage. Still, poor those three unfortunate souls. While in the world people are worried about terrorist attacks, here New Orleans citizens and tourists are worried about possessed-hybrid attacks.

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  • But Klaus’s taunting the Hollow is definitely fun to watch… “Daddy drank. Mommy never loved you.” Gold.
  • … until it flips the table on Klaus. Hard.
  • Kleya is going strong in this episode.

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  • So is Freya x Keelin (there’s a ship name yet?). To the point Freya endures the antiseptic stings and stitches to have Keelin patch her up while she could have easily asked her little bros for their blood. Isn’t she drinking vampire blood all the time? I do understand this means to give these girls a moment for a ship to sail but still it isn’t very sensible.

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  • Making Freya bisexual is a cool move. It’d be cooler if Klaus, Elijah and Kol were also bisexual (Bekah already is as far as I’m concerned). Come on, they’ve been living for a thousand years; don’t tell me they have never even considered swinging both ways. *cough* Lucien and Tristan *cough*
  • I think I’m straying a little far from the episode.
  • Anw, congratulations to Marcel for staying alive. I was afraid he would be the one to bite the dust because the stakes are high and 2. things don’t go well for those who oppose and threaten the Mikaelsons. Lucien and to a lesser extent, Aurora and Tristan, were good examples.

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  • It’s an interesting parallel that the Hollow takes the form of Mikael to appear before Klaus and the forms of Elijah and Klaus (but mostly Elijah’s) before Marcel. In Klaus’s case, it’s simple because Mikael was and always will be a dark shadow haunting his life, even long after his death. Unlike Cami, whose memories he won’t let go, Mikael’s memories are what he can’t let go, and probably will never be able to. Now, in Marcel’s case, the Hollow shapes itself in the image of Elijah, first and foremost, and later in the image of Klaus, but as the episode progresses, it chooses to remain Elijah. Interestingly, Mikael, cruel as he was, was the only father figure in Klaus’s life while both Klaus and Elijah were father figures in Marcel’s life. Marcel considered Klaus his father, but while growing up, he looked up to Elijah as well. Moreover, Klaus might be right when he said Marcel was seeking his approval in the last episode, but I’m convinced that he was also, albeit secretly, seeking approval from Elijah. That’s why he was so hurt and angry at being killed by Elijah’s hand and why the Hollow uses Elijah’s form to provoke him.

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  • So basically this episode could be dubbed ‘Daddy Issues’ instead of the vague title ‘I Hear You Knocking’.
  • Seriously sometimes I don’t get the titles at all.
  • Elijah’s words to Marcel in the dungeon are harsh though I guess he has his reasons.

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  • Actually I was tempted to type “he has every reason to” considering the two of them aren’t exactly on best terms at the moment.

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  • I’m really curious as what sort of creature the Hollow was. Of course it’s referred as a ghost but a ghost of what? A human? A witch? A psychic like Cade (that explains the mind tricks it’s using)? Something ‘not of this world’?
  • Silly me, Sofya just refers to the Hollow as “dead witch”.
  • And why does it let out a high-pitched shriek that sounds a lot like children’s when hit with Freya’s potion?
  • Sweet Haylijah moment in the bayou.

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  • “In jean shorts.”

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  • But jean shorts may not be a sensible option considering the number of mosquitoes in the bayou.
  • What beef could Sofya have with Klaus that she’s waited for 5 years to get revenge? She first made an appearance as a vampire for hire and suddenly now she has a grudge with Klaus?! Does she try to avenge Lucien or something?
  • Ooh creepy-ass vine as a gift from creepy-ass ghost.

Looking forward to the next episode. Looks like the Mikaelsons have taken their home back and returned it to its former glory.

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