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Aurora kidnaps Freya, and someone's heart ends up in a box

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February 20, 2016 at 03:17 AM EST

At this point, I sound like a broken record, but can we talk about how good this season of The Originals is? Within the first three minutes of this episode, I knew that it was going to be great when Elijah told Klaus to release the chief of police — whom he was holding over a balcony two stories up — and Klaus simply let him drop, Joker-style. Elijah, only slightly annoyed, then said, “That’s not what I meant.” I mean, watching immortal creatures bicker over worthless human lives is just the best. So is this show. Okay, I’m done. Let’s recap.

Act One: Deal or No Deal

As to why Klaus dropped the poor chief of police — who probably broke both ankles, to throw in another Dark Knight reference — he’s annoyed that no one, neither Freya nor the police, can seem to track down his crazy ex-girlfriend. Feeling unappreciated, Freya goes back to work on her locator spell when Aurora shows up just in time to kidnap her. See Klaus, you should’ve let Freya take a break like she wanted.

Klaus finally learns of Freya’s kidnapping after visiting Hayley, who’s spending her days at Jackson’s “grave.” Basically, they buried his heart under a sapling so that they have a place to visit. Klaus shows up just in time to distract Hayley by giving her a task: Safe-guarding Cami, which he claims is no longer his job. That’s when Elijah calls him with the bad news: Not only did Aurora take Freya, but she left behind an annoying note. 

Our Elijah Moment of the Week is one line: “Does she have to punish us with the world’s most unfortunate limerick?” And with that, the brothers are off to the woods to kill Klaus’ ex, whose plan is clearly to bury Freya alive. 

Elsewhere, Davina explains to Aya that she needs a specific binding agent in order to complete the spell that will break the sire line bonds. But to figure out what that binding agent is, she needs someone who knew Esther. In other words, Davina is still doing everything in her power to get her hunky boyfriend out of purgatory. Aya produces the Hand of Glory — a candle that will allow Kol to come back for as long as it burns. Furthermore, Aya claims that if Kol gives them the information they need, the Strix Sisters will help Davina keep Kol here permanently.

But before Davina brings him back, Marcel goes to her to inform her that he’s on her side, not Aya’s. He proposes that they stick together, and once this is all over, they can figure out how to bring Kol back. (Except a matter of minutes later she brings Kol back anyway. More on that later.)

While Aurora drugs, shoots, and then buries Freya out in the woods, Hayley heads over to Cami’s apartment to give her the lecture she deserves for putting everyone in danger. But once it’s evident that Cami has been punishing herself for weeks now, Hayley chooses a different course of action. In what might be one of my favorite Hayley lines ever, she tells Cami, “You don’t need a lecture, but I am gonna take your ass to school.” (Spoiler: School = Marcel’s fighting gym for a lesson in self-acceptance and self-defense.)

NEXT: Aurora vs. Elijah

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Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies star as Klaus and Elijah Mikaelson in this Vampire Dairies spin-off about the first family of vampires, their life in New Orleans, and the witches and werewolves who live there.
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