From its inception, The Originals has been about Klaus Mikaelson’s very long, very twisted road to redemption. And a key factor in that journey has been Cami. No matter which couple you might ship, I think we can all agree that Klaus let Cami in. Furthermore, he liked the humanity she brought out in him. And no matter what happens next, Cami’s legacy will always be the changes she has made in Klaus Mikaelson. He’s by no means redeemed, but he’s a whole lot closer than when he first met her on the streets of New Orleans.
With that in mind, let’s say farewell, shall we?
Act One: Saving Cami
The episode picks up right where the previous hour left off, with Lucien having just bitten Cami. Cami wakes up just in time to throw a dark object his way — that fancy star that slices him up — and run to the compound, which is clearly where he wants her to go.
Arriving at the compound, Cami immediately tells Klaus that something’s happened but that Lucien wants him to be angry. In other words, it’s a trap and Klaus needs to not lose his mind. Sensing what’s wrong, Klaus pulls up Cami’s sleeve to reveal Lucien’s bite. As she tells him, “Before you lose it, Klaus look at me, I love you and I won’t let you get yourself killed.” As for Klaus, he’ll tell Cami he loves her tomorrow, because she is “not dying today.”
Freya whips up a healing salve to ease the pain of the bite, but they have no idea how to stop the infection. Elijah then brings Vincent into the mix — after all, this is an all-hands-on-deck situation. Plan A: Lucien’s blood will heal the bite, much in the same way Klaus’ blood heals the bite of a werewolf. With that, Vincent runs to Cami’s apartment to gather the blood left by her fancy throwing star.
Plan B: Maybe Hope can help considering she’s a witch with the wolf gene and magical healing powers? Well, it’s worth a shot, so Hayley and Elijah head off to retrieve her from Mary.
Plan C: Davina, after finding out that Kol can’t leave the city thanks to his curse, decides to head straight to the source and use some sort of magical talisman to make Lucien tell the truth about both Cami and Kol.
So with the troops out trying everything they can, Klaus stays behind at the compound with Cami, who admits she’s still angry at Aurora, but she no longer feels the need for revenge. It simply took Cami some time to realize that she’s the “kind of person who helps people like Aurora.” As she says, “I’m not gonna let her take that away from me.”
Sitting down for a glass of bourbon, Cami remembers her time as a bartender and how much she loved hearing people’s stories. But the story she loved most of all? The life story of Klaus Mikaelson. With that in mind, Cami asks Klaus to serve as her stenographer this time around. She might have made peace with dying, but she doesn’t want to leave without a will.
Cami leaves Davina her closet — but nothing too revealing — and Josh her records. Vincent gets her books and all of Kieran’s files. As for Elijah, he gets the old game of Trivial Pursuit under her bed. Hayley will hold onto her dark objects until Hope — a New Orleans witch — is old enough to have them. But when Cami so much as starts to talk about what she wants to leave Klaus, he stops her. He’s still not ready to face the fact that he could lose her. Not yet.
Act Two: When Love’s at Stake
After Plan A and Plan B both fail — neither Lucien’s blood nor Hope’s can cure the bite — it all falls to Davina’s Plan C. But despite her epic entrance at the bar where Lucien is currently waiting for Klaus’ angry arrival, things don’t exactly go her way.
Not only does Lucien mention that the ancestors have a plan to shut Davina up “for good,” but the ancestors use magic to cancel out Davina’s truth doll. Lucien then explains two things to the young witch: 1) The ancestors are helping him because he promised them he’d exterminate the Original family, and 2) His bite has no cure. Cami is going to die.
Continuing the lesson — how good is Andrew Lees, by the way?! — Lucien informs Davina that Klaus once stole the love of his life, once again bringing us back to the point I made earlier in the season, which is that I love how this show has such larger-than-life characters and yet grounds them in utterly human emotions. And when Lucien decides to let Davina go, he simply tells her that she’s not his to kill. But he doesn’t leave without telling her to ask her boyfriend about it, and just like that, Davina realizes that Kol’s been lying to her.
The ancestors tempered with the spell she used to bring Kol back, making Kol the very thing that will kill Davina so that the ancestors can finally have their revenge. Kol, knowing that he will eventually give in, asks Davina to dagger him. (As soon as he returned, he stole the dagger from Klaus so that his brother wouldn’t get the jump on him again.) Davina claims she can fix him, but Kol tells her that she can work on it while he sleeps. “You can’t trust me, which means you can’t love me, not as I love you,” he tells her. With that, she daggers him.
NEXT: Klaus is the light