Viewers were left with a cliffhanger before the shows break, where Klaus and Rebekah captured and in imminent danger, with Elijah battling an internal force as he decided who to save.
The flashbacks were interesting and really filled in part of the Mikaelson family’s mystery which is helpful seeing as little of their lives are revealed up until now, yet they are full of drama which would, and does, make entertaining TV. The editing between modern day and the past is intriguing, if not a little predictable; though this did not make it any less enjoyable. Genevieve’s motives are explained fully, making her a stronger character than originally expected. Her wide eyed innocence versus raging bitch is shocking but done oh so well. The internal struggle within the ‘close-knit’ family is becoming more complex, and though still predictable, is having some shocking consequences.
Overall, the episode was a moderately strong one. There were a couple of newer characters from the last few episodes who really shone this week. Monique’s Bambi eyes are terrifying in their misplaced innocence, and Genevieve is strangely reminiscent of True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll. It started off fairly slow but picked up around the half way mark but the real star of the week was definitely Genevieve’s Elyse Levesque.