Someone else dies at the hands of the night walkers
I have to say that having Elijah back in his impeccably fitted suits is like an oscillating fan in hell. We need something we can count on to lift our spirits, because the way things are going, there won’t be any characters left on the show by the time it ends.
Hey, writers, hands off Kol. He’s too pretty to kill off.
Before we analyze the death count, let’s do a quick roll call to refresh our memories. “Always and forever” is in full swing, thanks to Hope whipping up a spell to yank the dark magic from Klaus, Rebekah, Kol, and Elijah so she can absorb it herself. Freya helped her, so she’s on Klaus’ list. Josh, Marcel, Vincent, and Ivy are dealing with the night walkers, who want to separate magical beings into factions.
It’s just like the Hunger Games, but with werewolves, witches, and vampires.
The big guy Emmett wants the night walkers to reclaim the French Quarter as their rightful home, and he wants the werewolves to stay in the bayou where they belong. We know these guys mean business because all the Mardi Gras floats have been torn apart.
Oh no they didn’t.
While Marcel works out a plan for the French Quarter, Klaus helicopter-parents Hope, which really gets on her nerves. Sure, she bent a fork in two using only her mind, but wasn’t that a better choice than to shove said fork into the neck of her pretentious uncle who could have saved her mother but instead watched her burn to death?
Klaus recognizes his daughter’s crazy eyes and turns to witchcraft to help her. Freya hands over the bracelet Hope wore when she was young, certain that it will help ease Hope’s deep dive into insanity. When Hope puts it on, the whispers finally subside. Unfortunately, the metal burns her skin, and she’s forced to take it off.
As Hope rocks back and forth in her bedroom holding her head, Declan barges into the courtyard, irate that he learned Hayley died via voicemail. He’s not really buying that the brakes gave out in her car. And it’s really uncool that they had a funeral without him. He decides to drown his sorrows at the bar.
Elijah follows him there and pretends to be a well-dressed man who just needs a drink. He and Declan discuss their depressing love lives, and Declan shows Elijah an engagement ring. He was going to propose. Declan even goes as far to say that Hayley had one true love who was dumb enough to leave her. Elijah takes the ring and begins to monologue about his own past (big mistake), and 60 seconds later, Declan realizes that Elijah is that one true love.
Right outside, Lisina rallies her fellow werewolves to help rebuild the float. There’s no way the night walkers can run them out of their city. Keelin is there to help, which means Freya is not far behind. For the first time, she chooses her girlfriend over her family, and they nail colorful toilet paper to chicken wire side-by-side. As lovers do.
Speaking of lovers, I think Vincent and Ivy are about to be on everyone’s ship list! There is all sorts of side-eye going on, and flirty giggles. He really wants to make his move, but Ivy is all about the pending war between the vampires. She knows the witches will have to take a side. Ivy leaves to help with the float, and a creepy voice echos from the crypt behind Vincent. It’s Emmett. In the shadows. Threatening Vincent, which is a big no-no. Vincent promises Emmett that if one witch has so much as a paper cut, he will rain hellfire and pull Emmett’s “punk ass” out into the sun. Burn! Metaphorically and literally.
It’s all a huge mess. Lines are drawn. Emmett is a bully and promises a fight when the sun goes down. And Josh boldly tells Marcel that Emmett is doing exactly what Marcel did years ago. He wanted vampires at the top of the food chain, and they lived that way for decades. This has to stop, and Marcel knows it.
The werewolves continue to prepare for Mardi Gras. Lisina rambles on about how her mother was the queen of the parade one year as Keelin barely listens. She’s too busy watching Freya from across the room. Finally, Lisina gives Keelin the okay to shirk her current mask-building duties so she can spend time with Freya. A man walks up with a suitcase in his hand and apologizes to Lisina. Then a bomb goes off.
We add Lisina to the ever-growing deceased roster. Fortunately, Keelin was spared. Vincent comes rushing in and finds Ivy alive. All bets are officially off. Vincent mugs down with Ivy and later, in a room full of candles, Freya proposes to Keelin. Love is in the air! (Recap continues on next page)