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'The Originals' recap: 'Sanctuary'

Freya saves Rebekah from the witch prison, just as Finn and Jackson both learn the truth about Hope.

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The Originals

TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
run date:
Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt
The CW
Drama, Fantasy

As much as I love the Original brothers—which is a lot—it’s about time we got another Original sister in the bunch. And not only does Freya meet that requirement, but she’s also the eldest Original, which is just cool, not to mention the fact that she’s an incredibly powerful witch. Honestly, words cannot describe my immediate love for the newest addition to the twisted family, but I’ll try.

Act One: Not-so-sleeping beauty

This episode can easily divided into three locales, the first of which being the crazy witch asylum where Rebekah is right where we left her: asleep with Freya’s name spelled out on her floor. Only, Bekah doesn’t need the Scrabble letters to tip her off. Thanks to Freya’s crazy power, Bekah’s older sister gets in her head and gives her a dream, or rather a nightmare, in which we see baby Freya being toted off to what we can only imagine was a pretty crappy life with Dahlia.

By the time Rebekah wakes up, she starts causing trouble again, stealing apples from the kitchen and handing them out to Cassie and some new girl that we quickly recognize as Freya, brought back to life. When Bekah offers Freya a stolen apple, she seems to recognize her, but Freya is too caught up in the wonder of cartoons to pay Bekah any real attention. That is, until later, when the Kindred catch Freya eating the apple and threaten to punish her.

Ever the warrior, Rebekah steps in, punching the Kindred leader in the face. Her punishment? A broken hand. Yeah, it’s safe to say that Bekah still doesn’t quite have the hang of the whole mortal, I-don’t-heal-quickly thing. But Freya is thankful, and that’s all that matters, because Rebekah has a plan to get out of the house: She and Cassie are going to channel the crazy powerful witch in the locked room—who is Freya—and bust out.

But here’s the twist: Cassie is a bitchy witch, and when Bekah wasn’t looking, she turned her into the Kindred and got a scar of her own (which means she’s one of them now?). And when they find Rebekah in Freya’s room—which holds the dead body of the former Kindred leader—they decide to punish Rebekah. Second twist: Freya’s not so much a fan of that plan. Showing up like the Original boss that she is, Freya kills all the Kindred folk, heals Rebekah’s hand, and then walks out the front door. Yeah, she’s that good.

Once outside, she finally lets Rebekah in on the secret of her identity. Apparently, Freya just woke up from a century-long sleep—but why?—and she tells Rebekah to give their brothers a message: She’ll be coming to see them soon, and she expects them to be on their best behavior. Yep, I love her.

Act Two: In the bayou

Outside the city, Klaus attempts to hunt down Hayley while Jackson finally reveals his big secret: His grandfather murdered her parents. Apparently, Jackson Sr. Sr. was not a big fan of Hayley’s parents and their plan to make peace with Marcel. So he killed them both. It’s a secret he only recently learned when his grandmother told him, and he knew he had to be the one to relay the information. Now, it’s up to Hayley whether she wants to share her secret, but either way, his feelings about her—just like the beautiful waves of his hair—won’t change.

Of course, after Klaus pays a quick trip to Jackson’s grandmother, and is SO offended when she calls him a vampire—”I’m a hybrid, dear”—it doesn’t take long for him to track down his baby mama. However, Hayley seems pretty set in her ways.

With this wedding meaning the opportunity to have an army of super wolves on their side, Hayley thinks this is their chance to finally bring Hope home. Klaus, however, decides the wedding is off. Then it’s a good thing Hayley doesn’t take orders, right? Well, sort of.

NEXT: Finn figures it out