After last week’s amazing episode, The Originals has returned with more surprises in store. Last week felt like a mid-season finale so this week had a lot to live up to. A new story arch introduced and you will want to hear this.
Marcel’s humanity is shown and it’s touching. Vampires are so often portrayed as emotionless ninjas or sparkly wimps who are in touch with their feelings. Marcel has the perfect balance of both, thankfully minus the glittering skin! While Marcel is trying to deal with the aftermath of a catastrophic event, Klaus is telling him to move on in his usual, empathic manner. Remind me again, Klaus, why Rebekah is desperate to escape your clutches?
The story itself has introduced a different side to witchcraft than the audience are used to from either show. This is darker and more dangerous; it spells trouble for all vampires. Yes, this includes the unkillable Original family. Even normal witches are terrified of what this means. This is compelling as the show is bringing something entirely new to the table and it’s difficult to predict where this will lead.