[Rant] High Water and the Devil’s Daughter – The Originals 4×07

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

  • First, congratulations to Charles Michael Davis for his successful directorial debut. The episode definitely lives up its predecessors’ standard. Looking forward to Daniel Gillies’ episode.
  • Second, I can totally imagine the Ancestors throwing their heads back and laughing their dead asses off in the Ancestral Realm. “You blew the link but now you need us or the Hollow’s gonna blow all your asses straight to Hell.”

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  • Wait, Hell was already destroyed in TVD!
  • As usual, “no bloodshed in the house where my daughter sleeps and plays” will no doubt end up in a lot of bloodshed at the end of the episode, say the writers of TO probably.
  • “Perhaps I’ll go out for dinner”. All these bloody jokes never go old, don’t they?
  • But Klaus is grounded although it’s Elijah who kinda caused a ruckus last time. Life simply isn’t fair. Not that I’m complaining.
  • Guess at least one Original has to stay home and protect the family.
  • Freya’s hair’s looking fine af. Riley’s so gorgeous she’s got to have a different hairstyle each episode.
  • And guess who she runs into? Surprise, surprise, it’s Dominic who should be ashes in the furnace. New Orleans, or the French Quarter to be more specific, is really small isn’t it, since our characters keep ‘conveniently’ running into one another.
  • They also have about one bar to hang out, the Russeud’s, and that’s where Freya finds Josh.
  • Now I wonder what Freya’s original plan for the day was before stumbling across Dominic. Scourging the city for the Hollow’s followers?
  • What I don’t get is why Freya has to embark on this mission of destroying evil minion Dominic alone. Elijah’s having his own affair but can’t she just take Hayley with her? They already have Klaus to guard the house and Hayley’s far more capable partner than Josh in terms of fighting and defending Freya if Dominic tries something funny (which he does, eventually). Plus, she doesn’t have to shoo Hayley away as she does Josh.
  • Maybe it’s in the actor’s contract or something.
  • In this episode we have two most powerful witches making two enormous mistakes: Freya to let her emotions get the best of her and throw Dominic out of the circle and Vincent to treat such a crucial item (Sacrificial Knife) in such careless manner – no cloaking, no protection spell and not even hiding it somewhere safer. While Freya can be excused for her growing affection for Keelin, there’s no reason for Vincent to practically tell Elijah what the blade is used for and just leave it there for Elijah to take. It’s not like he has only known Elijah for a day and has no idea what the Original is capable of.
  • So, either Elijah has rock-hard, unwavering faith in Vincent’s juju or he’s a sociopath, which is no surprise I guess, given that he hasn’t been human for more than a millennium. Either way he’s getting more hate for slitting those four girls’ throats.
  • Love him or hate him, you cannot deny what he does, he does it for his family. 
  • At least Elijah’s act is still better than Damon’s snapping Jeremy’s neck not knowing Jeremy was wearing the Gilbert resurrection ring.
  • I read a comment somewhere that says this season’s Elijah has no chill because he has given all his chill to Klaus. Kinda agree.

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  • On the other hand, the Ancestors are really mean, aren’t they? They hate Elijah, fine; they hate Vincent for helping Elijah (and not because he sorta blew up the link and had been shaking hands with Marcel for the last five years), also fine. But they are not going to resurrect the girls, who are, like, their own children?!
  • Meanwhile Klaus’s venting his frustration of being trapped in the house by hammering the jawbone, which doesn’t even leave a scratch. It’s high time we called an exorcist and sprayed it with holy water.
  • The Klayley conversations. I don’t and will never ship them as romantic partners; I ship Klaus and Hayley as partners who have each other’s back and trust each other to do right by their child.

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  • “No one protected ours.”
  • “I see no evidence that your uncle Elijah doesn’t sleep here hanging upside down.”
  • Not sure if Klaus is calling Elijah a bat or Dracula. Either way it makes no difference right?
  • The way Klaus lies about the blood on his hands being paint is touching. Still, he does realize his daughter is part-wolf and has wolf senses right and probably knows the smell of paints, doesn’t he?
  • Because she’s “seven, not stupid”.

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  • She even figures out on her own that the man in the basement was the boy living in the attic.
  • Cue brother-sister bonding moment we’ve been waiting for.
  • Since Hope trusts Marcel’s words about family sticking with one another, that means she acknowledges him as her family, specifically her brother, right?
  • But Hope is really strong isn’t she? She hasn’t learned any proper spells and yet she’s able to break Freya’s binding and cloaking one. And fast too.
  • I imagine Freya must have laid a stronger spell.
  • Klaus’s hybrid face tho.

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  • Klaus vs. Dominic battle. Klaus: 1, Dominic: -1 (head).

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  • Hayley’s framing her dad’s photo and hugging Hope in sleep.

 

  • The Freelin Can’t say I’m excited about them or shipping them (have given up shipping game with this show long, long time ago) but I’m fine with them being together and hope neither of them, mostly Keelin, will fall victim to ‘Bury Your Gay’ trope.
  • The little Freylijah moment near the end.
  • Is it just me or the Hollow’s voice sounds a lot like Davina’s, just a bit more child-like? And its, or her, CGI face kind of looks like Davina’s too. This leads to a question whether Davina should be trusted or whether she is an ally or not. Maybe when she was ripped to shreds by the Ancestors, she somehow ended up at the same place with the Hollow and they made a deal.

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  • Well that remains to be seen.

Looking forward to the next episode, where dear old Alaric will make pay Nola a visit. The idea of Hope going to Alaric and Caroline’s school has been circulating around the fandom for a while but I don’t see Klaus or Hayley ready to part with their littlest wolf because that is a boarding school and there’s some distance between the A rmory and New Orleans.

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