'The Originals' season 5: Tragedy on the cards for 'Till the Day I Die'
After watching 'There in the Disappearing Light,' the tenth episode of the season, it dawns on you - the end is indeed near.
'The Originals' is back after a one-week hiatus and as expected, it doesn't disappoint. The CW show is on its last season, after running for very successful four seasons since way back in 2012. The spinoff of 'The Vampire Diaries,' this show has been a much better watch than its predecessor. It is on rare occasions that a TV show's spinoff is better than its original and there is no argument about the fact that this is one of the best spin-offs there are, period.
Not only is it a great plot, but it also manages to combine great action, subtle romance, supernatural elements and some really crazy cliffhangers, thus making it a much better watch than its predecessor 'The Vampire Diaries.'
After watching 'There in the Disappearing Light,' the tenth episode of the season, it dawns on you - the end is indeed near. As strange as it may sound, the Mikaelsons have been bouncing back from the dead for so long (literally thousands of years), deep down in your heart you sort of hope that things work out and they surprise us with another season. But that's wishful thinking of course.
As fans were still dealing with the death of one of the central characters of the show - Hayley Marshall (Pheobe Tonkin), showrunner Julie Plec has thrown in another rather painful loss in the form of Josh's death. Yes, the beloved gay vampire who was not only cute but also super loyal and strong, died saving Marcel Gerard. The death was brutal and slow - a reminder, yet again, to those who forget what happens when they get too close to the firstborns.
After Hope (Danielle Rose Russel) couldn't get the voices in her head to stop talking, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) takes it upon himself to ease her pain. She has got the dark magic all the way from last season, festering inside her, remember? As the dark magic keeps asking violence from Hope, Klaus decides to make himself the scapegoat - good thing he's strong as hell. But the two soon realize that Hope needs to really seek violence and since she loves Klaus, hurting him doesn't satiate the hunger. Klaus, then, goes off to kidnap Roman (Jedidiah Goodacre) and has him chained up in the dungeon for Hope to go about as she pleases. Hope fails to hurt him, proving she's too good to hurt someone without reason while she's still in her senses.
This scene was a bit predictable because of the way Hope has been portrayed in the show so far - she's always been the beacon of hope, literally, for the damned family. Unlike the unpredictable Klaus, the twisted Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and the emotional Rebekah (Claire Holt), Hope is too wholesome of a character in spite of her ups and downs. While this predictability is understandable, it is a slight disappointment, after the expectations that season 5 has set and consistently delivered with each episode.
This season has been all about how great of a father Klaus has been and knowing him, it doesn't seem unnatural that he would help her kill if it meant making her feel better. When it comes to people he loves, the lines between what's right and wrong are quite blurry for Klaus.
Meanwhile, Elijah teams up with Antoinette (Jaime Murray) to wipe out the purist vampires. As all of them gather at St. Anne's church in the hopes that Antoinette would actually take over after her mum Greta, who burnt to a crisp. Unfortunately for them, the all-powerful Hope is waiting at the church, ready to unleash her darkness on them. Unsurprisingly, she kills them all! It also almost kills someone else - her late mother's boyfriend Declan (Torrance Coombs).
Once again, really bad things tend to happen to good people in this show. Declan was meeting a Diocese priest to do research on his family history when Hope zapped everyone with her anger. The priest dies, but Klaus manages to keep Declan alive. Hope and Klaus' happiness, however, is short-lived. As she steps outside, she feels a searing pain in her gut and her brown eyes turn yellow - her wolf curse gets triggered.
The next episode 'Till the Day I Die' airs on 18 July, Wednesday on CW.
Klaus seeks the witch Davina's help (Danielle Campbell) to cure Hope. The synopsis says, "On their wedding day, Freya (Riley Voelkel) and Keelin (Christina Moses) make a tough decision about their future together, while Elijah (Daniel Gillies) is forced to confront a past memory of Hayley. Hayley Marshall asks Elijah, "Do you ever just have something you just can’t seem to get out of your system?" From the looks of the promo, it would be wise to get your tissues ready to weep for Keelin.