[Rant] Voodoo in My Blood – The Originals 4×08

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

  • Once upon a time, a princess was born. She was the hope of her papi and mami as well her tribes. So the Witchy Godmother bestowed her with many magical gifts so she would grow up to be a proud, beautiful and powerful girl, no, witch. As time passed, she grew up happily to be…

Anyone’s reminded of this?

  • … the Hollow. Or Idahu, as we viewers finally learn her name. Or, alternatively, one crazy bitch…


  • … with nice hair. As nice as sixth-century hair treatment could manage.
  • With great power comes great insanity, apparently. Or great bitchiness.
  • And no, she wasn’t abused by her parents, her elders or her peers. She was evil because she was ‘born this way’.
  • Bitchiness in my blood indeed.
  • Thus it’s the origin story we need in order to sort of figure out what, or who, the season’s big bad is, which is told through the lovely and familiar voice of Davina Claire…
  • … who has come back-ish. It remains to be seen whether she’ll stick around.
  • Didn’t the Ancestors tear her to shreds?! How come her juju is still so strong? Then what’s the point for bashing Freya and Elijah for the past year?
  • She seems pretty fine actually.
  • Oh Alaric. Do I miss ye? Let me check. Huhm. No I don’t. Nope. Not even a bit.
  • As a matter of fact I don’t miss anyone from Mystic Falls. At all.
  • Crossovers aren’t that necessary and it confuses the hell out of non-TVD viewers.
  • Guess he’s needed for the bone…
  • … which is swiftly taken by Hollow-possessed Sofya.


  • The Hollow is a much more intimidating and threatening villain than the so-called Devil in TVD.
  • I’m puzzled as how a vampire body can use magic. Does possession work that way?
  • So if Sofya’s killed, will the Hollow die with her or just be expelled from her body?
  • Moreover, can the Hollow be killed? Like, torn to shreds, eradicated from this world and whatever worlds beyond? Davina seems pretty certain she can’t be destroyed, hence her intention to sacrifice Klaus. But can she be killed by using her own bones? Using one’s own bones to kill one is a familiar device used repeatedly in TVD and TO, for instance Dahlia was killed by combining soil from her homeland and ashes of her oppressors; Cade and Katherine were killed by their own bones.
  • Either way Sofya’s life is hanging on a thread. I just don’t see her surviving the season at all.
  • And so is Elijah’s life, after he’s stabbed by Hollow-Sofya.
  • I’m getting a lot of Stefan vibes here, from the guilt, the self-hate, the low self-worth, right to the ‘sacrifice my life and my love so that my brother can live happily with his girl’. I will be sad, but not surprised if they kill Elijah in the similar manner they did Stefan. After all they probably didn’t expect to have the fifth season.


  • Maybe not in the next episode but perhaps the season finale, they might kill Elijah. There’s always a dear price to pay to defeat their enemies; that’s the Mikaelson way and at the end of the day, it’s most likely their way that succeeds in defeating their enemies. This show is cruel like that. Sometimes I wonder why I am torturing myself and watching it.
  • The future can’t be predicted as I’m not on the writing board of this show. Hope for the best, expect the worst, as a wise man once said. For now I’m happy that Hayley isn’t Caroline and she won’t sit still and just accept her man’s self-sacrifice.
  • Cue some golden Haylijah They do need to work through their issues first if there will ever be a happy ending for them.


  • On the other hand, it’s nice to have Hayley and Klaus worrying about each other. Hope needs both parents.
  • “I’ll compel them to the priesthood.” This line tho.


  • It’s actually worse than dead. Ruthless Klaus.
  • I don’t see Davina as being painted as a villain here although others may disagree. She isn’t vengeful; she’s just very determined to put the Hollow back to her cage, no matter what it takes. I guess in that light she’s very much similar to Freya and Elijah. Perhaps that’s why she doesn’t seem to be holding a grudge.
  • Still, why does it have to Klaus? I hate to say this but Elijah practically offers himself up to be the sacrifice.
  • Hope’s saving the day is awesome! She blows Davina away with one blast of sheer energy, no need for spells.
Credit: https://hyopott.tumblr.com
  • Hopes definitely the key to destroying the Hollow bitch.
  • The moments between Hayley and Hope and Marcel and ghost-Davina are touching and sweet, or bittersweet in Marcel and Davina’s case.
  • The music during Marcel & Davina scene.
  • Really, Klaus compels a sweetshop to make treats for his daughter? The perks of having a vampire dad. I wonder if he ever did the same to young Marcellus centuries ago.
  • And a simple, platonic mention of Caroline and barely any reaction from Klaus sends a certain community of shippers spiraling into enthrallment. Predictable much?


  • Where’s Freya and Keelin this episode? Off to their love nest perhaps?
  • The Werewolf Origin story is nice too.


  • Definitely better origin story than this:


  • One thing before end, does Elijah’s suit really cost 9,000 dollars or does he just make a joke??
  • Filthy rich guy.
  • “Babysitter.”
  • Looking forward to the next episode and prepare myself for saying goodbye to gorgeous Taylor Cole – have a feeling she won’t likely make it to the tenth episode.

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