The Originals Season 1 Review “Girl in New Orleans”

In the latest episode of “The Originals,” we started out with a bit of tongue-in-cheek business involving Klaus asking Cami to be his “stenographer” for his “memoirs” in “Girl in New Orleans.” In other words, he asked her to do an “Interview with the Vampire,” wink-wink. Hey, it is New Orleans, Anne Rice’s stomping grounds. Gotta give it up for the godmother of the vampires.

Anyway, at this point, Klaus is compelling Cami with such regularity, it’ll be a miracle if it doesn’t have an adverse effect of some kind. I’m not sure what the mythos of this show is in that regard, but I seem to recall that if you compel someone too many times, it can cause brain damage or psychosis or something of that nature. That may not be the case here, but that would be an interesting wrinkle, wouldn’t it? Especially since Klaus is clearly a bit sweet on the would-be doctor.

In the meantime, she’s a spy in the house of Marcel, which ultimately helps lead Klaus to where Elijah is being kept- except that Klaus has no idea that’s the case, as he’s too stubborn to actually cooperate with anyone. If he’d only talked to his sister, he’d have known Elijah was literally right above his head at the church he had the big showdown with Davina in.

Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed and Rebekah got to him first, only to discover Elijah was already conscious and wanted to be left right where he was- all the better to talk to Davina and try to broker peace in a decidedly less Klaus-like way, which is to say with an outstretched hand, not a sledgehammer. Good luck with that, now that Klaus went all roughhouse on her would-be boyfriend, not to mention his violin. Was that really necessary? And after Klaus seemed so genuinely impressed by the kid’s talent. For shame.

Of course, that’s Klaus for you. No patience. Wants what he wants then and now…except, it seems, with Cami. Her, he seems to be willing to wait on. I mean, he certainly could have compelled her to do more dastardly things with him, but he didn’t. Hell, he even made her forget about some of the nastier elements of what went down with her brother, and to have a good night’s sleep to boot. He all but tucked her in her bed at the end of the night. It would appear that Klaus’ Achilles’ heel is definitely the ladies, between Cami and Caroline. Well, save the one he’s related to, that is.

Speaking of Cami, that was an interesting revelation about her brother, and it was pretty interesting that it just so happened to be the very church that Marcel had stashed Davina in. Perhaps it was Marcel that compelled her brother to do what he did? And what exactly was up with Marcel and that priest? I think there’s a lot more going on there than we know. I can’t imagine that Marcel won’t move Davina, though, now that he knows Rebekah figured out where Elijah was. Although, judging from the end of the episode, and the preview of the next one, he won’t have to, as it would appear that Elijah will be up and about from here on out.

However, he still has to keep Davina tucked away, so a move may still be in order. I do think that Davina is clearly getting cabin fever being stuck up in that attic or whatever. Between that and the interaction with Klaus, she might just become a free agent if these vampires don’t watch out. After all, as she proved on tonight’s episode, she can hold her own against any vampire. What’s to stop her from getting the heck out of dodge? Well, there is one thing, which is whatever Marcel has on her that he’s been using to get her to do his bidding in the first place. There must be a reason she’s helping him the way she is. I suspect it has something to do with whatever mysterious event led Davina to drop out of school.

Beyond that, Hayley apparently has a hidden ally, likely a werewolf. Tyler, possibly? I know Caroline alluded to him being somewhere else on “The Vampire Diaries,” but he could have lied. Whatever the case, someone is clearly her guardian werewolf looking out for her. It’s a good thing, after that Agnes set her up to get attacked, killed, captured or whatever by that angry mob of dudes. So much for the witchy alliance.

All in all, a pretty solid episode. Lots of juicy info and back-story, the imminent return of Elijah is more or less here, and the back-and-forth between Marcel and Klaus is getting heated, and all but certain to get a whole lot worse soon, especially in light of all that went down on this episode. Although, interestingly, because of how stubborn every single last character is, stuff that could be avoided or solved instantly if they only talked to one another is only going to get more complicated and tangled. Of course, Klaus isn’t much for talking- he’s more of a do-er- so I can’t imagine it would make that much of a difference in his case.

What did you think of “The Originals”? Do you like the direction things are headed in? Who do you think Davina will end up siding with, if anyone? What do you think really went down at the church with Cami’s brother? What’s up with that priest? Who’s the mystery werewolf? What do you think Elijah will do, now that he’s up and about? Sound off on this and more in the comments section and I’ll see you next week!

  • Cosas

    Actually I think it was Haley herself that killed the others when she black out. I think it has something to do with the special birthmark she has. Apparently only a special breed of wolves that used to roam New Orleans have them , and that maybe a factor into the baby’s DNA.

    • Mark Trammell

      Interesting! Yeah, I saw the birthmark, but I wasn’t sure what to make of it. That would be cool if she was like super-werewolf or whatever. Just a mama werewolf protecting her cub the only way she knows how, lol.

      I guess the other howl they kept hearing was what threw me, if you’re right. I still think Tyler may put in an appearance, regardless.

  • btheln

    i have a theory….back in season 2 of the vampire diaries, when we learned of the original family, i found a website that had old timey looking photos of all the fam….and there was a picture of a little girl….the youngest….what IF…davina is that youngest mikaelson child who is super po’d that the older ones ran off and left her…i never could find that site again but it has alwyas syayed with me. the mom was a ppowerful witch after all…just a thought. what do you think?

    • Mark Trammell

      I like it! That would be a really neat twist! It would also explain a lot…

  • btheln

    sorry for the typos…lol