The CW has released the official synopsis for The Originals: The River in Reverse (EP108), airing Tuesday, November 26 at 8/7c. Highlight for spoilers:
THE FIRST BATTLE OF THE WAR — Rebekah (Claire Holt), facing a difficult decision, turns to Father Kieran (guest star Todd Stashwick) for guidance. Elijah (Daniel Gillies) struggles with the consequences of a recent fallout with Klaus (Joseph Morgan). Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) remains by his side but is soon drawn away by a mysterious figure who sheds some light on her past. Meanwhile, a frustrated Cami (Leah Pipes) struggles to make sense of a cryptic message she’s come across. Finally, when an unsuspecting Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) uncovers some upsetting information involving Klaus, a confrontation ends in a surprising twist.
The episode was directed by Jesse Warn and written by Declan de Barra and Julie Plec.
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Previously on The Vampire Diaries, there were pretty costumes and big reveals and an awful lot of heartbreak. Nothing is ever easy in Mystic Falls, and since nothing is ever simple either, now is your chance to catch up on Monster’s Ball (EP505) before tomorrow night.
It’s strange to think about how far we’ve come from the end of season one when Katherine Pierce was the Big Bad in Mystic Falls, the most ruthless, the most hated, the baddie that our gang plotted to kill — and seemed justified in doing so. In Monster’s Ball, she’s a compelling contender for most human — and most vulnerable. On The Vampire Diaries, the diabolical ones are never limited to hero or villain classifications, and the final moments of this episode prove that the moral ground the “good guys” stand on is very very shaky.
Vampire Diaries In Review: Monster’s Ball (EP505) – Never Tear Us Apart
By Crissy Calhoun, Vampire-Diaries.Net
This is all prelude to talking about Katherine. Katherine is my #1 favorite character on The Vampire Diaries currently, and a lot of that has to do with her journey from devious vampire to occasional deus ex machina to tragic outsider to, now, sympathetic human woman with a European daughter that loves three-ways. It is the BEST arc possible and it just makes me so happy.
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By Price Peterson, TV.com
What is happening on this season of The Vampire Diaries, really? The first five episodes, while mostly entertaining, have contained a lot of different plot threads and ideas, but nothing seems to be emerging as a central theme or even main focus yet.
By Carrie Raisler, The A.V. Club
Ready to watch Fruit of the Poisoned Tree (EP106) again? US fans can now download the episode from Amazon or iTunes. US fans can also watch the episode for free right now at the CW site.
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In case you missed ‘em:
- Reaction Post & Poll: The Originals – Fruit of the Poisoned Tree (EP106)
- Short Promo for The Originals: Bloodletting (EP107)
- Complete Songlist for The Originals: Fruit of the Poisoned Tree (EP106)
- Extended Promo for The Originals: Bloodletting (EP107)
In recent episodes, The Originals has taken off like a bat out of hell and the story hurtling forward full-tilt. There are a lot of questions and everybody wants to know who will have what relationship with whom and what’s going to happen next in general. These three interviews contain some spoilers, so read at your own risk if you haven’t yet seen Fruit Of The Poisoned Tree (EP106).
Just Jared Jr. talks with Daniel Gillies about the eldest surviving Mikaelson brother, his family, his relationships and (of course!), his accent.
JJJ: Elijah and Hayley are getting close. Will Klaus become jealous of that relationship?
DG: He seems like he would be. He seems like someone who is jealous. I don’t know, but I think….yeah. For someone who’s lived so long, he’s not very wise. He’s the least wise, thousand-year-old soul that you can imagine. It’s an interesting character. He’s intelligent, but has no wisdom.
TVLine also has some questions about Eijah’s relationships, including one with a certain werewolf, and they went to Julie Plec and Michael Narducci for answers.
As if Elijah’s worry for Hayley this week, not to mention their palpable sexual tension, weren’t enough evidence, Plec confirms that “there’s definitely something” between the unlikely twosome. The Original, in particular, is “starting to have his own level of concern that it’s more than just the child that he is protecting and caring for.”
Zap2it spoke with Julie Plec and Michael Narducci too, and one of their questions is about what we might see coming up next for the witches.
“Everything Sophie was trying to do and everything that the witches need to hold on to their power got killed in the form of the only living witch able to do that spell,” says Plec. “Sophie is going to have a little bit of a spirit crisis that then she’s going to have to snap herself out of and decide ‘Ok, this can’t be the end of this journey. I worked way too hard for this, so what am I going to do now?’ We’ll hit that in a couple of episodes.”
Courtesy of Chris Mollere, The Originals’ music supervisor – follow him on Twitter!
Songs listed in order of appearance.
|Bach “Concerto for Violin in E Major”|
|Grizfolk “The Struggle”|
|Arctic Monkeys “Why Do You Only Call Me When You’re High?”|
|Phantogram “Black Out Days”|
Here’s your extended promo from next week’s new episode of The Originals, Bloodletting (EP107).
How about that episode, eh? Looks like next week will be just as intense. Check out the short promo for Bloodletting (EP107), airing next Tuesday, November 12th at 8/7c.
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Tonight’s PSA is brought to you by Elijah, who wants to make sure that we’re all aware that Reading is Sexy. Message received, good sir, message received. While Elijah is busy browsing through Ye Olde Book of Names for Babes, Klaus is getting into the role of protective father-to-be, and Cami and Marcel are off seeking advice about their respective troubles.
Once you’ve seen the episode and shaken yourself back to reality, swing by here to rate the new episode of The Originals. All discussion about the episode is welcomed and encouraged in the comments of this post.
Quick guide to the poll: 5 Points = LOVE, 1 Point = MEH.
Crossover alert! There’s been a lot of speculation about whether or not there will be any traffic between Mystic Falls and New Orleans, and as Entertainment Weekly exclusively confirmed last week, Michael Trevino will be the first to make the trip. Tyler Lockwood will be heading South to The Originals, and everybody has questions about it.
“The crossover is happening very soon,” Plec teased. “I’m fairly certain we will see our first glimpse of Tyler before November is over. It will answer a couple of questions, one of which is at least answering the first piece of the mystery of the protective wolf.”
- Inside ‘The Originals’ & ‘TVD’ Crossover Ep [ETOnline]
- The Originals: Plec & Narducci Talk About The Vampire Diaries Crossover [KSiteTV]
- The Vampire Diaries EP: Tyler to Shake Up The Originals ‘Before November Is Over’ [TVLine]
- ‘The Originals’ Producer Promises ‘Vampire Diaries’ Crossover Will ‘Shake Things Up’ [The Hollywood Reporter]
The People’s Choice Awards have just announced their official nominees, and voting is open from now through December 5th. Click here to vote. You can also vote on Twitter, and you can vote as many times as you wish, so get to it! Unfortunately, we can’t link to the specific categories this time, but here are the shows’ nominations:
Favorite Actor in a New TV Series: Joseph Morgan
Favorite On-Screen Chemistry: Damon and Elena
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show: The Vampire Diaries
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor: Ian Somerhalder
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress: Nina Dobrev
Favorite New TV Drama: The Originals