Talk about an emotional rollercoaster! Season 2, episode 7 of “The Originals” had us feeling all sorts of sensations with the airing of “Chasing the Devil’s Tail” -- we’re talking excited, smitten and yes, even shocked. (You can’t tell us we were the only one’s with our mouths left agape when tonight’s installment concluded!)
But before we discuss episode 7’s surprising ending, let’s talk about all the wild things that happened throughout tonight’s installment -- starting with Elijah’s (Daniel Gillies) witch-caused night terror. Esther (Sonja Sohn) was forcing her son to see his dark side through a torturous dream. However, little did she know just how deep Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) love for his brother runs.
Klaus, who was blocked from entering his brother’s mind, realized the only way to help Elijah overcome Esther’s spell was if he found a way into his brother 's head to lead him back to the light. So, Klaus went hunting for the one thing that could assist him in his journey -- orchids.
But flowers weren't the only thing be hunted in episode 7. Klaus quickly learned that his biological wolf dad (Lloyd Own) was on his tail. “Piss off,” he screamed at the father he never knew. “I’m in a hurry to help my real family.” But Ansel didn’t let his son’s harsh words get to him. Instead he stuck by Klaus’ side, even leading his toothy-kid straight to the flower patch.
While Klaus and Ansel stopped to smell the roses, err – orchids, Cami (Leah Pipes), Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Aiden (Colin Woodell) were devising a plan to trap Cami’s faulty advisor Finn (Yusuf Gatewood). But Cami would need to put her life on the line in order to slap a pair of magic-free cuffs around the momma boy’s wrists.
Step 1 - Ask Him Out: Throughout her sessions with Finn, Cami made it seem as though she was over Klaus and on to someone new. (That someone was Finn). She asked him if she could see a different advisor so that the two of them could go out for a drink without being unprofessional.
Step 2 - Woo Him: Finn took Cami to a swinging New Orleans nightclub and the two sipped beers together -- that is until Cami got an “important phone call.”
Step 3 - Make It Look Convincing: In order to make Finn vulnerable, Cami had to withstand a wolf bite from Hayley (which turned out not to be as sexy as Cami had thought). This would force Finn to become weary of the wolves and meet up with Aiden to discuss treachery within the pack/witch alliance.
However, when Finn finally did meet up with the wolf, he sensed Aiden wasn’t being truthful. Instead Finn barged into the church, snapping necks and squeezing hearts until Jackson (Nathan Parsons) made a debut from the dark with arrows a-blazing. His spot-on aim allowed Cami to shackle the magical cuffs around Finn, where he was later brought to Klaus and Elijah as a gift.
“You would have done the same thing to me, Finn,” Cami said with a sting.
But the most exciting part of episode 9 was the bonding between Klaus and Ansel. Klaus’ father kept trying to persuade him that he was loyal to his son, despite being brought back from the dead by Esther. But during his attempt at proving his faithfulness, Ansel revealed that he sensed Klaus’ daughter was still alive.
Because of this, Klaus was forced to kill his dad in a truly heartbreaking scene. “I think I would have liked to be your son,” Klaus said prior to the show’s shocking Season 2 death. “But you waited too long before you came to rescue me. I won’t make the same mistake with Hope.”
Klaus was terrified that Esther would use Ansel's information to get to his little girl, which is what prompted him to slice his father wide open. After the non-hesitated swing, Klaus clutched his father in his arms, lowering him to the ground with tears in his eyes. You could see Klaus was torn that he had to kill the father he finally began trusting.
Klaus returned to the house, with the flowers he picked, to cure his brother. In the process, Klaus entered Elijah’s dream to have a one-on-one conversation with the younger version of his brother.
"We are the savage villains in stories told to children, but not for Hope. In her story, we are the knights in shining armor,” Klaus said adding that he needed his monster of a brother to return in order to check the monster inside of him. “Only together can we defeat our demons and save our family.”
When Elijah woke in a cold sweat, Klaus explained the brutal father/son reunion he had previously endued.
“He knew about Hope and I wanted to trust him more than anything in the world. But I couldn’t be sure. And I would never forgive myself if something happen to her for my selfish desire for a father. So I killed him -- without hesitation. I killed him.”
But Klaus’ tears were quickly dried when he saw the gift Hayley had wrapped up for him and his brother. Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic) and Finn were shackled at Klaus and Elijah’s disposal. And from the smirk on Klaus’ face, you could tell his mood was instantly changed. However, we have a feeling that smile won't last for long -- especially when Klaus finds out that Esther has Cami in her clutches.
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