“The Originals” will be back with more twists and turns when episode 7 of Season 2 airs Monday, Nov. 17. According to the synopsis for “Chasing the Devil’s Tail,” fans of the hit CW series are in for a pretty chaotic installment.
“When Klaus (Joseph Morgan) discovers that Elijah (Daniel Gillies) has been afflicted by Esther’s (Sonja Sohn) magic, he heads to the bayou in search of an antidote,” the summary teases, adding that Klaus will quickly realize he’s not alone.
While a number of people could be stalking the hybrid -- including Esther, Davina (Danielle Campbell) and Kaleb (Daniel Sharman) -- we think that the marsh prowler is actually Klaus’ father. No, not Mikael (Sebastian Roché) but Klaus’ biological werewolf dad Ansel (Lloyd Owen). In episode 6, Klaus and his birth father, Ansel, came paw-to-paw for the first time in all of Klaus’ 3,000 years of living. That’s why we couldn’t blame the surly half-breed for thinking that this was some sort of illusion created by his menacing, spellbinding mother.
But eventually Ansel was able to convince his cub that he’s the real deal, to which Klaus responds with this little ditty: "For all I care, you can crawl back to hell." Ouch. That’s got to hurt.
Will the two be able to rekindle their relationship in episode 7? From the promo video of “Chasing the Devil’s Tail,” it doesn’t look like it -- at least, not this early in the game. “Have I made you proud, father?” Klaus asks in the most passive aggressive manner during the trailer.
In addition to Klaus’ daddy issues, fans can also anticipate Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) to team up with Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), Cami (Leah Pipes) and Josh (Steven Krueger) to launch a plan to take down Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) by exploiting his one weakness. Apparently, the mama’s boy has fallen head over heels for Klaus’ beau. Armed with intel gathered by Aiden (Colin Woodell), we say these crazy kids might have a shot at getting one step closer to a safer, Esther-free New Orleans.
“Meanwhile, with Esther determined to carry out her plan, Vincent and Kaleb are forced to reconsider their own strategies,” the synopsis states. “Intrigued by Davina’s unwavering attempts to create an unlinking spell, Kaleb lets her in on some secrets from his past and brings her to a place he frequented in 1914.”
Three words: We love flashbacks! They bring context to the storyline and give viewers a peek into the Mikaelson's intriguing past. Without them, how else would we know Esther’s real reason for wanting Hope dead?
Thanks to a flashback, we learned that Esther made a fertility deal with her sister in which in exchange for bearing children, every first born of every generation would be sacrificed. That’s the reason Esther and Mikael’s daughter, Freya, died from “the plague,” and it’s what has bolstered Esther’s reasons for wanting -- nay, needing Hope dead. And if the tiniest Mikaelson doesn’t meet her fate then it looks like the clan will be facing the wrath of Esther’s older, more powerful sister. And you thought they had family drama before.
What are your theories for episode 7 of “The Originals”? Sound off in the comments section below before “Chasing the Devil’s Tail” airs Monday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. EST.