Oh boy! How do I even start this one? UGH!!! I just do not know.
Everyone showed up to dinner, some people had food, some people had blood, and some people walked away from the table being totally unfilled. Sounds a lot like a traditional Thanksgiving right?
Okay the snapshot: Everyone was in this episode, literally everyone and their mother, okay at least their father. M3, Hayley, Marcel, Davina, Cami, that Father guy whose name I keep forgetting, various vampires, some werewolves that Hayley is related to, and some humans. Pretty much all “important” humans besides Cami and her uncle die. Everyone else makes it through the episode in pretty good shape.
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Mikaelson Manor, both of them.
We start off at the Casa da Mikaelson Primo. Klaus is having a huge reconnoiter with his new vampy brothers and sisters. No one trusts each other, at all. But they all put on a good front and the only one who has a slight temper is Hayley. But that could be because Klaus ordered everyone to go out and kill of her living werewolf relatives. That would make anyone upset, right? Meanwhile Klaus is also ordering the dismantle of Segundo Mikaelson (I always new my Spanish would come in handy) much to Bex annoyance, she paid for some of that stuff. Elijah reminds her she never paid for anything in her life but it’s the principle of the matter, clearly. They both go off to check on the baby mama. Bex is totally amused by Elijah being in love with Hayley but she is willing to play dumb for while, at least until it means she has to go back to the swamp. Seriously, who wouldn’t draw the line at the swamp!
Klaus though seemingly unaware of what his half-sibs are up to and goes on his merry way mucking about Marcel’s kingdom with Marcel tagging along for shits and giggles. A few vampires die and as a result the “council” of New Orleans dies as well. Except Cami’s uncle of course, cause that would totally ruin any chance of them hooking up. Cami isn’t an slouch though, she has been recording her sessions with Klaus and is now clued into everything that is going, well for all of five minutes. Since she spilled the beans to her uncle that she knows the sky is blue and full of vampires well he tells Klaus. Whom then compels her to leave New Orleans and forget all about him. They had a moment of course, which I do not think will make up for the all the crap that he has done to her mind. Oh yeah, did I forget to mention. Davina runs to Cami in her hour of need, she found out that Marcel is lying to her and decides to run away from all vampries, and realizing that Cami has been compelled uncompelles her, very painfully.
That sound you hear? Those are the screams of people who were denied what they wanted
How fair the other Mikaelson kin you ask? Well they go out to do some brother and sisterly bonding on the behest of Hayley. She does not want her werewolf family to die and Elijah is more than willing to help out. As mentioned previously Bex really could care less about the werewolves but she goes long for the ride. Her real purpose seems to be to ferret out the truth from Elijah, that he has a THANG for Miss Hayley. He all but admits it but alas they are interrupted by the vampires that are sent to kill the werewolves. Foiled again! Elijah stops the vamps and makes an interesting find, that we don’t find out about until a few scenes later. Turns out that some of the wolves that have assembled actually are decedents from the same line of wolves that Klaus’s daddy is from. Klaus reacts to the news with his usual, no one cares about me, I am done with everyone, attitude. Which lasts long enough for all of those Hayley and Elijah shippers to throw themselves off the balcony at the end of the moment those to had together. The UST was thicker than pea soup but Elijah apparently is worried about his virtue, oh wait, I mean Hayley’s life, right… Anyway after his little “encounter” with Hayley he pops in to visit Klaus who basically says, you know brother I want you to live here, and bring Bex too. Totally overriding what he said not 10 minutes ago, seriously it was probably less than 10 minutes.
Whom is gonna be shacking up with whom? Well we won’t find out for several weeks so don’t go holding your breath okay, it’s really not healthy for you.
Overall Score: C
There were some very good lines in there, seriously good ones. But the episode was choppy at best, it really tried to fit too much in at once. At worst they stuck in stuff to fill up the time, but I’ll let you decided. Klaus seriously needs to do something about his Dissociative Identity Disorder; he is giving me whiplash, seriously. I cannot tell if he is being OOC or if he is just nuts. Oh Cami, falling for a guy just because he was strung up and beaten by his dad, no girl, stay strong! This is the same man, er vampire, who wiped all your memories and slaughtered a whole bunch of young adult hybrid vamp/wolves because they would no longer listen to him.
I actually liked Bex this episode, a totally first! Seriously, she called Marcel on his shit. She called Elijah on his shit. She was actually doing a very good job of standing up on her own two feet. Go Bex!
Davina and that other kid, they really should just skip town. Hasn’t anyone heard of the Greyhoud? Seriously! Take Hayley and Elijah with you too, everyone should just leave New Orleans, get while the getting is good.
Yeah, I was kind of bored through most of the episode, I don’t think there was really stuff that didn’t need to be there but it could have been made more interesting, so that’s why the C, and no plus. See y’all next time.
- Current Mood: cold
Was it just me or did anyone else go, but we already this part when Once started?
The quick recap: Henry doesn’t have a heart, everyone in his family is trying to get it back to him, except Pan, that’s right Peter Pan is Henry’s Great Grand Dad. There are also some Lost Boys and a good dose of Regina. You want more? You know what to do
The Return of a Heart
This is going to be quick because I really do not feel like spending much time on this part. Everyone bands together to try to get the Lost Boys to tell them where Pan is. Regina, Snow, and Emma go after Pan. Regina, because she has no heart at least that is my theory, is able to avoid Pan’s trap and get Henry’s heart back. As an added bonus she also gets the box that Rumple was in. Woohoo!!! The heart is returned to Henry and Regina puts some super glue spell over it so it can’t come out again. Too bad because Pan just missed his moment, he want the heart back. Luckily Rumple is freed from the box and is able to “feel” Pan on board. As Pan is trying to take Henry’s shadow Rumple shows up with the box and traps Pan, sort of. While Pan is being trapped his eyes go all glowy and Henry’s eyes go all glowy so that means something is totally up. That’s right lovely people, the WORST RESCUE EVER, is still pretty bad. Henry is now body swapped with Pan so it’s Henry in the box not Pan. Why do people always end up in boxes?!?
Regina Mills: Loving Mother
This was my favorite part of the episode and I was surprised. Mostly Regina flashbacks tend to annoy me. I do not know why but they do. Anyway seeing her adopt Henry and finally open herself up to loving him, well it was just wonderful. Of course now it makes me feel torn about Emma’s relationship with Henry. Regina really does love him so what right does Emma have to try to take him away? Hopefully they will find a balance though, right? Yeah I’m not holding my breath either. However, it was nice to see the more human side of Regina. Anyone else want to know what that potion was that she took? I am not really sure what was going on with that but give me your thoughts, I’d love to hear them.
Overall Score: C+
Mostly because you made me wait two weeks?!?! For this! And Henry still isn’t rescued! Worst rescue team ever. Seriously people if you ever get kidnapped do not ask for the Charmings et al to come to your aid. You’ll likely end up in a tiny box and in your great grand dad’s body. What really gives it the plus was the fact that we got to see a more human side of Regina and what she was like when she first got Henry. I really enjoyed that and while I’m not sure it really added much to the story it was still nice to see that she was able to give the boy love. Which I guess totally negates my previously mentioned theory about her not having a heart. Oh well, I try.
- Current Mood: awake
Well, that just was straight out of left field. Okay not really but still. Here is a little paragraph about the happenings for tonight:
Aaron and Cynthia escape! Charlie prefects the art of tracking while snarky. Miles really needs to find a doctor and so does Rachel. Bass makes some interesting choices. Tom and Jason see things that cannot be unseen.
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The Big Damn Heroes
So the whole opening could have been compressed down because really, if you didn’t realize that Aaron and Cynthia got away then you are like at stealth level for avoiding spoilers. Anyway Miles, Charlie, and Rachel find out that everyone in the compound they are about to storm is knocked out cold. They go him and find that Aaron and Cynthia are gone. However, Charlie has become a super tracker, way better than Miles, um when did that happen, and is able to get them on the path to Aaron and Cynthia.
They are almost caught by the Patriots, after Charlie looses the trail, but Monroe shows up and lends them a helping sword. Monroe wants to part ways though right away but Miles won’t let him (if it’s love…). Apparently, Miles is about to kick it because of the way his arm is NOT healing. Monroe is forced to help them get Aaron back because he wants access to his son.
They manage to track down where Aaron and Cynthia are, but they do not put eyes on the pair. Aaron is too busy having some moments stolen out of Six Sense to notice that his friends are around to rescue him. It turns out that the nanotech is starting to get some sentience, in the form of a creepy kid. Aaron however has not seen enough movies to know that you never piss of the creepy kid, never! He also asks the Tech not to kill anymore and to LEAVE HIM ALONE. As a result when the Patriots do storm the high school that they are hiding out in the Tech is not around to help out. Horn wants Aaron to use the Tech to heal him, but since Aaron told the Tech to buzz off Horn ends up putting a bullet in Cynthia instead. So Aaron tells the Tech to kill everyone. The Tech complies and then is like, you be psycho, peace out sucker! Not before asking the simple question, why didn’t you just ask me to heal [Cynthia], ouch! Aaron is just making all kinds of bad judgment calls. On the plus side, well depending how you look at it, Calvin Horn is dead.
While this is going on our heroes, plus Monroe, split up to try to find Aaron. Did I mention that they never find him? THEY NEVER FIND HIM! Second worst rescue this week (see my Once Upon A Time Review for the WORST rescue this week). Miles and Rachel go one way, oh FYI, SHE WAS CHEATING ON HER HUSBAND WITH MILES! AKA MILES’S BROTHER! Ben (the now dead brother) should so come back and haut them. So they end up corned in a room, Miles is basically dying because of the infection in his hand, and tells Rachel it has always been her. He’s not dead yet though. Although since Aaron sent the Tech away I think that arm is not going to stick around.
Charlie and Monroe do a fairly good job of trying to find Aaron and Cynthia. Until they basically get cornered and while she is on one side of a hallway and he is on the other Monroe pulls a vanishing act. Seriously, he gives her this look and then is gone. Don’t worry, he came back, just in time too. Charlie, even though she is a good tracker, apparently is also very good at getting captured by people that she does not want to be captured by. So while Charlie and Monroe are fighting off the Patriots in one room and Miles and Rachel are doing the same in the other all of the Patriots in the building just catch on fire. No big deal, it probably won’t happen again since the Tech left Aaron, right? Maybe? Yeah, I’m not holding my breath for that one.
This is going to be super quick. The Neville boys board a train that is heading to the White House so that they can kill the President. While on the train Tom sees Julia, his wife that is supposed to be died! She is alive and just as power crazy as ever. She ended up marrying another man to survive, but that doesn’t stop her from jumping Tom’s bones the second they see each other. After their tryst in the train car Julia tells Tom not to kill the President because they still can get everything they ever wanted. Personally I think you all should just run away together and be a family but hey if you want to go for complete domination that is your call. Jason also gets to see his mom, aww cute! But was I the only thinking, oh man he is going to kill her new husband before the train stops? That would totally put a kink in Julia and Tom’s government domination plan.
Overall Score: B
Not as mainly good one-liners tonight so that brought down the score. This episode moved fairly quickly and there was only one needless and annoying flashback so props for that. I really don’t think I needed to see the Nevilles in this episode but maybe I am wrong. Aaron, seriously, someone needs to help him reevaluate his life choices if he is going to stay on this show. Oh but since the Tech left him does that mean he can die now? Hmm…. This may not be a popular opinion but frankly I am glad that Aaron killed Horn, it was about damn time!
If you are a Miloe Shipper: Seriously, Monroe stayed because he saw sick Miles was. THERE WAS TOUCHING! And Monroe called Miles a puppy.
If you are a Charloe Shipper: You came back. Seriously, that is all you needed for me to write, okay. YOU CAME BACK!
If you ship Miles and Rachel: They are canon, even though it makes me super frustrated because she was married and to his brother no less. IT IS/WAS YOUR BROTHER MILES!
If you are a Jarlie Shipper: Smile boy, we’re going to the White House. Yeah, I just liked that line. Sorry, hanging in there, maybe Texas is the next stop after the White House.
- Current Mood: bouncy
Let me start off by throwing my hands up in the air. I am done! Seriously, this show has the worst track record for positive resolution! Yes, there was resolution but still. UGH!The Quickfire Lowdown: O-M-G they actually storm Pan’s camp. Unfortunately he is not there, bummer. Pan has taken Henry to Skull Rock (insert gifset parallel here, not that I have one). Wendy only cares about saving her Brothers. No one believes Rumple. Emma does magic. The show ends with “#SaveHenry”. Oh and we will be back in two weeks, so that’s after the U.S. Thanksgiving for those of you playing at home.
You want more you say? Well be warned, this will probably end up being more of a rant than a review.
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- Current Mood: aggravated
More like come waste 60 minutes of my life! To say that I was unimpressed with this episode is putting it mildly. Especially after last week’s episode where the entire thing revolved around characters that I was just not really that interested in.
So here is the low down: Aaron gets kidnapped. Gene gets kidnapped. Tom and Jason exercise their right to manipulate and torture. The Matheson Clan does some cooking and kidnapping. Monroe is around for about two seconds, seriously, if you blinked you probably missed him. Horn has daddy issues.
- Current Mood: aggravated
How do I even summarize this episode in one paragraph? Hmm… A special guest star shows up and causes trouble for the Mikaelson brothers. Rebekah yet again has to endure some more biblical undertones. Oh, and Davina gets a new friend. Yep, that should do it!
So you want the real low down. Here we go:
- Current Mood: awake
I finally managed to do one for my LJ profile.
Sure it’s super grainy and all but still, I MADE IT!! I also am really sure that it will be the only one I make for quiet some time as it is a pain to make. 4 hours for something that is literally only 9 frames! I was looking through some of my previous work and I think I managed to preserve the color quality better. Although I do not know if that is because I was using Photoshop or because I had much more patience.
- Current Mood: amused
What can I say about tonight’s episode? Well I was really looking forward to it and then it started. There are many things that annoy me about television writing. The biggest ones are when the writers try to cover the “big twist” but really give it away before the end of the show.
Tonight we spent the time split between Storybrooke and Neverland. Ariel traveled to Storybrooke to retrieve something that Rumple and Regina needed. The Charmings had some arguments. Hook, Emma, and Neal tried to find a way off the island. Henry got played.
- Current Mood: apathetic