This week’s episode of The Originals, “Night Has a Thousand Eyes”, was much better than last week’s. They brought us back to the major plot for the season, and we finally met the infamous Dahlia. There were quite a few minor plot lines unfolding this episode, that really made this episode feel like season one.
Dahlia really showed the extent of her power in this episode. She can control minds, and she can kick some original vampire ass. I am not sure how they will find a way to defeat her, but I know they will. This is to be expected.
I loved all of the character interactions in this episode, specifically between Mikael and Klaus. Mikael was brought back and killed all in one episode. I am pretty sure he has died about three or four times at this point, so I don’t expect this to be goodbye forever. No one ever truly dies on The Vampire Diaries or The Originals, this is a fact. Klaus and Mikael were able to bond on a higher level, as fathers. Klaus has to protect Hope, and Mikael had to protect Freya. At the end of the episode, it was very heartfelt to see Klaus in a vulnerable state seeking the approval and love that he never received from his father. Klaus always proves to be the most developed character on this show. Klaus, played by Joseph Morgan, can have extremely emotional scenes as well as hysterical dialogue in the same episode.
I am finally beginning to like Freya. I still don’t completely trust her, but I feel even more sympathetic towards her. I think it is her horrible accent that makes me dislike her. It just sounds so forced and not realistic.
This episode had plot lines with Josh, Aiden, Devina, Hayley, and Jackson. It was nice to see the ensemble cast utilized in the same way as season one. I do miss Cami, who we haven’t seen for a few episodes. Season one worked so well because it introduced all of these characters so perfectly, but their spotlights disappeared in the latter half of season two. The new actress playing Rebekah is getting better. I just don’t think she embodies Rebekah, as played by Claire Holt, but since the original actress is set to be in a fall pilot, she may be gone for good.
Dahlia killing Josephine was so drawn out, making it difficult to watch. Dahlia wanted to make a statement to the originals that she is a force to be reckoned with. She did just that. We hadn’t known the witch that she killed for very long, but it definitely hit me hard. It might have been that she looked like a really nice old lady, but still. It was just horrible and showed that she is willing to do anything, including killing innocents. Killing off Josephine does weaken Klaus and Elijah, because she was the strongest witch on their side. I have no idea how they will try and defeat her now, but I can’t wait to watch and find out.
There are only a few more episodes left this season. Do you think they will defeat the big bad Dahlia in the season finale?
Episode Grade: 7/10
As a side note rant, this episode was not aired live where I live. Instead of The Originals, The CW aired a baseball game. I was rather frustrated by this, as you would expect. The CW also does not have an On Demand channel with Verizon, my cable provider. I had to watch it online, which doesn’t bother me, but it is the point of it. Sorry for the rant, but this annoyed me as loyal viewer of this show. Is this a problem that you faced while watching this episode?
The Originals airs Mondays at 8/7c on The CW.