[Warning: This article contains spoilers for the season finale of The Originals]
There are two major forces beginning to converge on The Originals, and each is powerful in its own right, First, there’s Davina (Danielle Campbell), the new regent of the witches and the one most invested and most capable in the return of Kol to the land of the living. Second, there’s The Originals‘ primary patriarch, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), who seems to have burned every last bridge in his misguided efforts to protect Hope from Dahlia.
Davina has spent much of The Originals‘ second season concentrating her efforts on bringing Kol back to life, unwilling to face life without her greatest love. Now that she has successfully placed herself in the position of regent, she holds both the power and the will to accomplish the task for which she has been so consumed, but will a warning from Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) be enough to sway her determination?
As Davina insists that Kol is nothing like the rest of The Originals, Vincent makes his final plea by telling her “families fight, but when push comes to shove, you can always trust a Mikaelson to back another Mikaelson.”
Meanwhile, Klaus has been the classic sociopath The Originals fans have come to love and loathe, since Joseph Morgan’s original appearances on The Vampire Diaries. Perhaps in some cases his feelings of betrayal were justified, but, as usually the case on The Originals, Klaus’ response to those betrayals seems to have spun out of control, far beyond any reasonable retribution. Yet, just when it seemed to viewers of last week’s episode of The Originals that Klaus has gone too far, bringing down devastation on anyone crossing his path, fans of The Originals learned that it was all a ruse, a ploy to deceive Dahlia.
Still, The Originals executive producer Michael Narducci reminds us, some actions will not be easily forgiven.
“We will absolutely see long-term repercussions, particularly in terms of the relationship between Klaus and Elijah and between Klaus and Marcel.”
There’s also Rebekah’s fate swinging in the balance. (Even with Clair Holt’s return to The Originals, there may yet be room for Maisie Richardson-Sellers to return from the dead, as well.)
“Maybe Klaus wanted her back in that original body to protect her, and to make sure that nothing happened to her… I think it very much, as Rebekah pointed out in last night’s episode, was also a punishment. This is something he has done throughout all the time that we’ve known him—he daggers his siblings and he stores them away as punishment until such time as he wants to bring them back. And he can’t dagger Rebekah in Eva Sinclair’s body. But if she’s in Rebekah’s body—in Claire Holt’s body—he can dagger her. So it’s all kind of playing into who Klaus is and why he does certain things.”
Mr. Narducci tells fans that the season finale of The Originals is going to tie up the loose ends for fans. The season-long desire of Davina to bring Kol back will finally be resolved one way or the other, as well as the answer of just how trustworthy and loyal Freya is to her Mikaelson siblings. Finally, The Originals finally will take a hard look at Klaus’ plan, and each of his siblings will have to determine just how willing they are to let bygones be bygone.
Narducci offers one last item for consideration.
“And even though we may think that we have seen the last of Hayley and the Crescents for a while, there’s a little surprise there as well.”
It might be wise to stay clear of the bayou after dusk.
The Originals season finale, “Ashes to Ashes,” airs May 11 on the CW network.
[Featured image: The Originals promo poster courtesy of the CW network.]