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04 December 2013 @ 07:18 am
1.09 - 'Reigning Pain in New Orleans' (The Originals)  
I'm not saying I'm back to doing this regularly, but a certain couple of characters and a certain relationship has captured my fancy enough that I did want to write about tonight's episode so here we go.

You know if they would just at least the address the freaking Elijah/Katherine situation maybe it would help, but until they do, I feel annoyed and like I'm betraying my Katherine/Elijah feels every time they go anywhere near the Elijah/Hayley thing. And it really bugs me because I do think that Daniel Gillies and Phoebe Tonkin have chemistry and I don't mind Tonkin as horribly here as I have in the past. *sigh* I don't feel that with shipping Katherine on TVD because she doesn't know that Elijah was in a box for two months, she just thinks Elijah walked away without a word to her. Having Elijah suddenly act like Katherine no longer mattered to him at all, it's just REALLY, REALLY frustrating and feels OOC.

So they just need to freaking DEAL with the Katherine-sized elephant in the room, damnit! When you spent two years establishing that Elijah LOVED Katherine, including the last quarter of the season before you moved him over The Originals, I think it rather behooves you to not ignore that salient detail. And, no, having him tell her goodbye as he kisses her forehead while his entire person still screams how much he loves her doesn't do the trick!

Other than that, this was a good episode, a really good one. Last week was good as well. However, I did roll my eyes and was unable to fully enjoy Klaus taking down all those vampires because I kept thinking, 'OK, so Klaus could take down dozens and dozens of vampires all coming at him, even chained up all awesomely like that' all on his lonesome in less than a minute, but FREAKING TYLER LOCKWOOD! held his own for almost two minutes? Really? REALLY!?!??! GMAFB! UGH!

I did want to say, though, that the main reason I decided to write something up is because damned if I'm not finding myself kinda loving Klaus on The Originals way more than I ever did on The Vampire Diaries, am now loving Cami (I know!), am loving their storyline and given a bit more time, hell if I won't find myself shipping them hardcore down the line. I could for real totally see it happening. Really.

Color me totally shocked. Cami/Leah Pipes was by far my least favorite character/actor on the show when it was introduced as the backdoor pilot on TVD, but, I love Cami, I think Pipes is the strongest actor on the show (after Claire Holt, even if Rebekah isn't as dynamic a character on TO) and Klaus/Cami have such a wonderfully compelling and fantastic horrible/awful/wonderful relationship building. She is beginning to understand him, and she has compassion for his pain. They have chemistry, their relationship did begin as friendship, and there is also humor there surprisingly. Cami challenges him, she also softens him. He genuinely does seem to care about her, and there is a purity to her that seems to reach something inside of him that is quite beautiful. On the other hand, there is that darkness and terribleness with how he compelled her and just controlled her at his mercy and whim. And Joseph Morgan and Pipes have chemistry. I am finding myself more and more drawn to them with every episode. A lot.

And now thanks to Davina, all of Klaus' compulsion is gone and Cami will remember EVERYTHING. Whoah! I can't wait to see what happens!
 
 
 
dancing till the world ends: originals: qu'est-ce que c'estlynnenne on December 4th, 2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
I am loving the whole Klaus/Cami dynamic. I honestly don't even care whether it becomes a romantic relationship or not, I just love watching them interact. They're so good in all their scenes together!
Florencia: TO (Klaus)florencia7 on December 5th, 2013 05:06 am (UTC)
"OK, so Klaus could take down dozens and dozens of vampires all coming at him, even chained up all awesomely like that' all on his lonesome in less than a minute, but FREAKING TYLER LOCKWOOD! held his own for almost two minutes? Really? REALLY!?!??!"

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"damned if I'm not finding myself kinda loving Klaus on The Originals way more than I ever did on The Vampire Diaries" - This is exactly how I feel too!! Although I can't figure out exactly *why* lol

Cami is growing on me more & more with every episode & despite my rather serious shipping of Klaus/Caroline, I'm very much drawn to all the Klaus/Cami possibilities. I think "compelling" is the perfect word here. There is something so surprisingly refreshining & breathtaking about their dynamic.

I think the advantage Klaus/Cami have over Elijah/Hayley as of now is that Klaus/Cami isn't overly romantic (yet) while Elijah seems a bit too head-over-heels (& quite openly too) all of a sudden, which just feels a little OOC, not only in the light of Elijah/Katherine, but in the light of Elijah, so to speak. Plus, Klaus & Caroline never *actually* happened. I'm not sure why we got what we got on TVD regarding Elijah/Katherine if they knew what they were going to do with Elijah on TO so soon after? Why not leave them at the level of that gorgeous flashback, why put them in a relationship, make it CLEAR they BOTH love each other & that for some time they were perfectly happy together, only to break them apart virtually moments later.

Or maybe we're being paranoid & Elijah is on the rebound & is just deliberately & desperately trying to make himself fall in love with someone else ;)

faith5by5_1013faith5by5_1013 on December 10th, 2013 09:19 pm (UTC)
They have a few relationships from TVD that need some type of resolution. :(

I loved Klaus on TVD and I love him here. And I'm also loving Cami, but I'm not shipping them. I guess it could happen (and the show will probably have that relationship happen at some point), but, at the moment, I'm completely uninterested in a romantic relationship between them. But, still, I enjoy both of them.
west46th on December 31st, 2013 05:16 pm (UTC)
Just finished my Originals backlog, and had to head over here to see what you thought. :)

Klaus could take down dozens and dozens of vampires all coming at him, even chained up all awesomely like that' all on his lonesome in less than a minute, but FREAKING TYLER LOCKWOOD! held his own for almost two minutes? Really? REALLY!?!??!

HA! Such a good point. I do NOT like Tyler on The Originals and wish he would go back north. UGH, he sucks all the energy out of the room. I actually groaned aloud when I saw he was the one who kidnapped Hayley a couple eps ago.

One of my favorite things about The Originals is how they're handling Cami's compulsion. I LOVE that she's questioning it -- that she's actively fighting against it (that somehow she hasn't discovered vervain?) It brings up all the moral implications of erasing people's memories --and the idea about who decides what is "for (one's) own good."

I haven't liked the last two eps of TO as much as the few that came before (the flashback one blew my mind...amazing) but it's still great drama and I'm excited for more. :D And glad to see you're still enjoying it, too!!! :)