‘The Originals’ Season 3 Promo is Here!

The Originals season three promo is here and appears to be all about Klaus.

Klaus always says he doesn’t want to be alone, but he loves acting alone and he loves to be feared. He may or may not be feared in season three, but he sure wants people to fear him.

Everyone seems to be alone. The only one that seems to be talking to anyone is Cami. And as we know from Comic-Con, Cami is now Klaus’ therapist. How many years of therapy will it take Klaus to over come a 1,000 years of emotional scars?

We do get to see a little glimpse of Elijah and he’s feeling pretty indestructible, by saying they can’t be killed.

Hayley appears in two clips, I wonder how long till the cures will be lifted from her?

Freya is only seen at the very end of the promo, saying they’ll all fall. This really disappoints me. She’s supposed to be a series regular this season, so I’m expecting to see a lot more of her.

This promo doesn’t really tell us much of what’s going on. Just that there’s a lot of family drama going on, but when isn’t there with the Original family?

There is a brief mention of a war brewing between the sire lines, but we don’t really get to see too much of that. We do get to see a little clip of Hayley fighting and guns pointed at Elijah, but unless it’s a special kind of gun, it’s not going to do much to him.

What actually worries me is the blood coming from Davina’s eyes. Is she still trying to bring Kol back? We know she wasn’t going to give up. She’s got more power now being the Regent, but can she handle that power?

Even with the promo telling us very little, I’m still very excited for this season. We know a lot of what’s coming from Comic-Con, so the promo gives you a little visual for that.

My guess is that they don’t want to give too much away, or maybe that’s just my hope. We know there will be a lot of flashbacks and this promo doesn’t show any of that. So there’s a lot to look forward to and this promo is really just a tease.

The Originals will return Thursday, Oct. 8 at 9/8c pm on The CW.

‘The Originals’: More Claire Holt in Season 3

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I have some very good news for Rebekah fans, we’re going to get to see a lot more of her in season three.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Julie Plec said we are going to get see a lot of Claire Holt in the beginning of season three through flashbacks.

“One of the stories that we’re telling is that first 10 years of being a vampire after [the Originals] fled their raging father and their mother, and how they became the cultured, posh, fascinating people that they are today. And that’s how we introduce the Trinity: through that flashback storyline,” Julie told EW.

We are going to find out who Rebekah sired and how she sired her first vampire. Then jump forward to present day and she’s in just as much danger from the Trinity as her brothers are.

Julie also noted that the these vampires won’t bring the Originals together, but actually tear them apart even more, because you kill one Original and the entire line dies.

Elijah and Klaus are already at odds, so it won’t actually be that hard to tear the siblings further apart.

I’m so happy to know that Claire will be playing Rebekah again. She was my favorite Original from the beginning. Now she does have some competition though, because I’m loving Freya. Not that I can’t have two favorite Originals.

I like Cami and Hayley, but I was upset when Rebekah left because I didn’t like there just being male Originals. I wanted more females on the show. That’s why I was so happy when Freya showed up, but now it’s even better having Rebekah and Freya. This should make for a great third season.

The Originals will return Thursday, Oct. 8 at 9/8c pm on The CW.

Claire Holt and Original Finn Returning to ‘The Originals’

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We already knew that Nathaniel Buzolic would be back on The Originals in flashbacks, but Claire Holt and Casper Zafer are also going to be back on The CW show.

If you were a fan of the original Finn, you’ll be happy to hear that Casper is coming back, but for me, I’m very excited for Claire’s return.

Executive Producer Michael Narducci told TVGuide.com: “[It’s] a flashback that we’ve never seen before. We’ve always understood that the Mikaelson family, the brothers and sister, had to flee in the wake of Esther’s death by Klaus’ hands. Klaus blamed Mikael and said, ‘We have to go. Our father is insane,’ and for a very long time Mikael chased them.”

We are going to get to see the Mikaelson family after they fled. This was the beginning of them being chased by Mikael. We’ll get to see what they were like back then.

“I think it might be surprising and interesting,” Michael added.

As long as the writers keep coming up with reasons to bring back Claire, I will be very happy.

We haven’t seen that many flashbacks since the show began and with The Original family being a 1,000 years old, there’s a lot of content to work with. We’ve seen some flashbacks with Rebekah, Klaus and Elijah, but not many with all the siblings.

I’m looking froward to seeing more of Klaus’ interactions with his siblings. Rebekah and Elijah have stayed by his side for a very long time, but we know the other siblings betrayed him long ago, but what were their relationships like before that? It will be great to take a peek into the past and see what they were like back then.

Are you excited to see Claire and Casper? What are you hoping to see in the flashbacks?

The Originals return Thursday, October 8, 9/8c on The CW.

‘Aquarius’ Review: The Time Period Plays a Big Role in the Plot

aquarius nbcCharles Manson may be what NBC was hoping would draw you into ‘Aquarius’, but there’s a whole lot more going on.

The time period definitely plays a lot into the storyline. The time is 1967 in L.A. and no one likes the cops. It starts out with the house that had party where Emma (Emma Dumont) went missing at. Sam (David Duchovny) was trying to find out if anyone had seen Emma, but the witness wasn’t willing to corporate and really just wanted Sam to beat him up with witnesses. 

Sam is very creative with the law. Not that I condone his methods, though they are interesting to watch, I don’t blame him. If no one is willing to talk, then you have to find a way to get the truth.

Not even Emma’s father, Ken (Brían F. O’Byrne), is willing to work with the police. And it’s not just because Sam is his wife’s ex. He has a lot of secrets and he even knows the man that has his daughter. He’s not willing to expose his secrets to get his daughter back though. He’s a lawyer, so he gets paid to make secrets go away. 

Sam is an interesting character. He’s not a dirty cop, but he does seem to get the job done at whatever means necessary. He’s got a sorted past with a wife who appears to be an alcoholic and just screwed up their son’s future. Sam is constantly worried about his son that’s in the army, while still trying to do his job. Can he manage everything?

Brian Shafe (Grey Damon) will be our eye candy for the 13 episodes. He’s very cute and fits right into the crowd. Through most of the two-hour premiere he was painted as a young and green cop, but there’s a lot more than meets the eye to this guy. He should be an interesting character to get to know. When you get to see who’s waiting at home for him, it will really open your eyes.

I was very excited to see Claire Holt as Charmain Tully. She didn’t disappoint. I only would have liked to seen more of her. She knows how to play the game already and she’s about to dive into an intense case. She got a little taste of it. You can see from the clips of what’s to come, she’ll be even more involved in the case.

She’s a woman police office in the 1960s and considering the men get no respect, it will be interesting to see how her character navigates her way through the investigation.

The entire series is now available to stream on nbc.com, the NBC app and Hulu for a limited time. You can also catch new episodes on NBC every Thursday at 9/8c. You can also check out the show online if you haven’t seen the premiere episode yet. It’s defiantly worth watching.

So has ‘Aquarius’ hooked you enough to binge watch the entire series?

I don’t know if I’m ready to watch the entire series without stopping, but I am intrigued to see the story unfold.

You Can Binge Watch Claire Holt on ‘Aquarius’ Starting Friday

aquarius nbcClaire Holt is finally becoming human. Starting Thursday she’ll be trading in her fangs for a badge. She’ll be playing a cop on NBC’s ‘Aquarius’.

According to TVLine, Claire, 26, “will play tough-skinned police officer Charmain Tully.”

‘Aquarius’ will star David Duchovny from ‘The X-Files’ as L.A.P.D. Detective Sam Hodiak, chasing after a missing teen.

This won’t be just another cop show though, we go back to 1967 and they’re chasing Charles Manson. While this show does feature the legendary serial killer Manson, according to the NBC website, this is a work of historical fiction that “begins two years before the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders. It’s a shocking thriller, a nuanced character drama and, in the end, the story of how we became who we are today.”

Chasing after Charles should be fun, but the time period makes it an interesting time for Claire’s character Charmain.

In an interview on NBC, Claire said it was exciting to play a character that gets to be “one of the first woman to be given opportunities on the police force and at the forefront of women’s rights.”

Claire said: Charmain is “strong and smart and an independent woman, but she’s living in what is unequivocally a man’s world. She is desperate to be taken seriously.”

This is something Claire is quite familiar with. She was always trying to be taken seriously with Klaus on ‘The Originals’. Klaus always called the shots and she never got what she wanted.

So Claire will be in familiar territory, but in ‘Aquarius’ it sounds like she’ll be breaking more ground than she did with Klaus.

I’ll be missing Claire as Rebekah, but at least we get to see in a very interesting role.

‘Aquarius’ will be 13 episodes and premieres on Thursday, June 28 at 9/8c p.m. on NBC. The network will be trying something different with this series. The full series will be available as of Friday, June 29 on nbc.com.

“With ‘Aquarius’ we have the opportunity to push some new boundaries to give our audience something no broadcast network has done before,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt told The Wrap. “We are fully aware how audiences want to consume multiple episodes of new television series faster and at their own discretion, and we’re excited to offer our viewers this same experience since all 13 episodes of this unique show have been produced and are ready to be seen. I appreciate the enthusiasm we’ve gotten from the producers of the show and our partner Marty Adelstein of Tomorrow Studios to launch this series in a new, forward-thinking way.”

This definitely marks the start of a new era. We’ve been binge watching shows on Netflix for years and now we can do it with broadcast television as well. Times are changing and it’s nice to see the networks trying to work with the times and not against them.

According to The Wrap, the show is only available to certain advertisers and the broadcast and VOD platforms will mirror each other. This will result in limited interruption on all platforms.

The show will premiere with a two-hour episode and then the network will release the remaining episodes online the following day. These episodes will be available for a four-week period. ‘Aquarius’ will continue to air one hour episodes every week at 9/8c p.m. on Thursdays.

So we have two options to watch Claire! She doesn’t really appear in the trailer, but hopefully she’ll get plenty of screen time. She is supposed to be a series regular after all.

Here’s Claire talking about her character:

Then check out the trailer to get ready for Thursday:

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‘The Originals’ Review: Ashes to Ashes, the Battle is Won

The Mikaelson family.

The Mikaelson family.

It was a Mikaelson family reunion on the season finale. Ester came back to destroy her sister and Rebekah was back in her body again.

Klaus is a great villain because he has the best devious plans. He manipulated every piece of the puzzle for the victory. But this is also what leaves him all alone. It’s exciting to see his plans unfold though, and this was a very exciting plan with multiple parts. There will be a lot of consequences from this plan.

I love Davina, but this betrayal may put her on the path of evil. Vincent said she would have to be very careful or she would be more evil than them all. Maybe Vincent will be sticking around now that he’s seen his error in judgment. Cami called him out on leaving Davina without a teacher. This sets up an interesting storyline for season three.

Cami has also finally admitted she has feelings for Klaus. Whoever knew someone could actually love Klaus after all he’s done.

Elijah is done with Klaus. It was just one too many betrayals. But Hayley has asked that he be there for Hope. Elijah will have to put aside his feelings and be there for Hope.

I can’t believe that Hayley is cursed. Sometimes I really hate Klaus, especially when he just thinks of the mother of his child as collateral damage. Hope needs her mother.

Rebekah is on her own journey. Freya gave her the opportunity to take back the witch body and choose her own path. Rebekah can’t choose, but she will keep her promise to Kol.

The season finale was definitely a family affair. Dahlia was reunited with the sister that betrayed her. It all started with always and forever and it ended that way too.

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‘The Originals’: Review: Klaus is Playing with Fire and Ice

Hayley wanted to teach her daughter, you don't leave anyone behind. So what exactly is Klaus teaching her?

Hayley wanted to teach her daughter, you don’t leave anyone behind. So what exactly is Klaus teaching her?

Klaus always has the best plans. This one included making his siblings think he was going against them. And even cursing Hayley’s pack to be wolves always. It was a very devious plan, but what is the final part? How will they kill Dahlia?

From the beginning it looked like Klaus was up to his old tricks. He compelled Marcel to find out their plan. He killed Elijah’s new love interest. He even looked like he killed Cami. Klaus was back to his monster self, but not so fast.

It took the whole episode, but in the end Cami let us in on a little secret, it was all part of his diabolical plan. Maybe daggering him was a bad idea. But can you blame his siblings? Half the time Klaus seems more of a danger to himself and everyone around him than useful.

This was definitely an epic episode. One that felt more like a season finale than a normal episode. They were so, so close to killing Dahlia, that is, if it was even going to work. Dahlia claim’s Freya’s blood would never have worked. And poor Freya, she’s gone to sleep early. But I like Freya. I want to see more of her. She’s just as diabolical as Klaus. She’s awesome. Mikael was the only thing that scared Klaus and Dahlia is the only thing that scares Freya. They are so much alike.

I guess you should never think things are as they appear when Klaus is behind the plan. The biggest question, other than how they kill Dahlia, is will Rebekah wake up in her own body or is she dead for good? How can they kill her off for good? She has to come back!

This was also a very good episode for Davina. She convinced the coven to make her their regent. Davina is going to have more power than ever. She’s sure to be powerful enough to bring Kol back, but will she take down Klaus in the process? Will the witches me an enemy yet again to Klaus? And where will this leave Marcel and Davina’s relationship? Or Josh and Davina’s relationship?

Once question that is answered in the promo: Claire Holt will be making an appearance! But Elijah can’t forgive Klaus and they still have to defeat Dahlia. Take a look at the promo for the season finale:

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‘The Originals’ Review: A Great Battle is Approaching

Aiden would have been happy that his best friend and boyfriend pushed him off to the afterlife.

Aiden would have been happy that his best friend and boyfriend pushed him off to the afterlife.

So is Dahlia not the evil witch that Freya painted her to be and how she’s been perceived so far? She wants to protect Hope and help her hone her craft, but without Hayley. It seems Klaus has taken after his aunt. He’ll easily sacrifice Hayley for his daughter.

Maybe if she approached them with the truth to begin with and didn’t want to tear Hope away from her mother, they could have worked all of this out, but now a big battle appears to be on the horizon.

Hayley tried to get away from the Mikaelsons. She said goodbye to Elijah and Rebekah agreed that was the right thing to do, but she’ll be needing Rebekah and Elijah on her side very soon.

This was a twist I didn’t see coming and I like it. Dahlia is more interesting and devious than we thought. Before she was just a powerful villain. Ester broke her heart when she chose Mikael over her, one of the very men that pillaged their village. Ester also turned her back on magic, that is until she needed her sister to help her have kids.

Is there no way that Hope could hone her skills without Dahlia? She is in a city with a lot of powerful witches. So maybe I’m a little biased because I don’t want Hayley to be killed. She’s become such a strong character and she’s becoming a great Queen to her pack.

Her advice came in one of the unlikeliest of places, Marcel. She hasn’t always been on the friendliest terms with Marcel. He told her that she can’t be their Queen and a friend. If she’s willing to let her pack die for her, she has to live with it. Hayley’s been on her own for so long, she’s never had to lead and make those hard decisions.

Her first major decision may not have been perceived well at first by the pack. She invited Josh to Aiden’s funeral. It was great that Josh was able to be there and I was hoping from the beginning of the episode that he would be there. It was very fitting that Jackson and and Josh pushed him off into the water. It was a perfect funeral for Aiden.

Things may be getting very interesting for Davina. Vincent suggests she become the leader of the coven. If she does she’ll have access to the power she’ll need to bring Kol back.

I’m not sure how Davina would be as a leader. Her people are Josh and Marcel and she’s close with Rebekah. Not exactly the people the coven would like her to be close to. I think she’s a great young witch and has a lot of potential, but maybe not ready to take over the coven.

Next week Klaus goes after Hayley. Take a look at the promo:

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‘The Originals’: Dahlia Breaks the Levee

Klaus shouldn't have took credit for killing Aiden, it was his undoing.

Klaus shouldn’t have took credit for killing Aiden, it was his undoing.

Klaus spent the whole episode scheming and strategizing and now he won’t even be there to see his plan through. All because he wouldn’t trust a single person in helping him protect Hope. He took credit for a murder he didn’t even commit, thinking it would make the wolves fear him. Instead he’s more isolated than ever. He played right into Dahlia’s plan and Freya didn’t have to do much to tear her siblings part. Klaus did that for her.

Right from the start Klaus was creating a plan by himself. He hid the ashes from everyone and wouldn’t even let Elijah know where they were.

Josephine came with a message for them, or Dahlia using Josephine’s body did. She just wants what is her’s and she wanted it nightfall the next day. She said there’s “no reason we can’t be civil about this” and Klaus knocked off her head, that was only staying on because of a choker.

Hayley doesn’t want to stay put but she doesn’t want to leave either because Dahlia can track Hope. So what if they stopped her form using magic? Hayley ponders. Aiden jumps in, he has an idea and he wants to make it up to them for screwing up before. Jackson doesn’t know he screwed up yet.

Rebekah goes to see Freya and gives her her condolences. She tells her she didn’t know the man Freya loved. All Rebekah knew was a man with a terrible temper and awful cruelty. Freya gives Rebekah a choice, Klaus or her.

Elijah walks in on Klaus painting and knows he’s strategizing. Elijah tells him he can’t do this alone, but Klaus says Elijah’s judgement is not what it was since Ester got inside his head and he’s not what he was.

No! Not Aiden!

No! Not Aiden!

Aiden sneaks inside the Mikaelson house to steal the magic binding chains, but he’s caught by Klaus. Aiden tells him he’s there for Hope’s bunny and to tell him Hayley and Hope are safe. Klaus acts like he believes him at first, but gives him a warning.

Aiden and Josh ask if Davina can transfer the magic from the chains to something smaller, so Hayley, Jackson and Hope can get out of town.

While Davina is working on the spell, Dahlia has found Hope. She can’t get in, but she magically grows dahlia’s right outside the door. She wants to meet the child face to face. The problem with Freya was she took her too late, so she’s come for Hope sooner. She’ll have no memory of her family and will be better off.

Rebekah is still trying to decide what sibling to choose. Marcel knows Klaus will have a plan.

Elijah refuses to choose a side. He goes to see Freya to bring her Mikael’s old knife for the marker she is making. He urges her to stay and defeat Dahlia together. Freya agrees, but wants Elijah to make sure Klaus won’t be their undoing.

Aiden is ready to run away too. He wants Josh to go with him and he tells Josh he loves him. Josh agrees, but first Aiden must tell Jackson the truth.

Aiden give’s Jackson the magic binding bracelet and tells him he’s been spying for Klaus. Jackson punches Aiden, but ultimately forgives him. Jackson says goodbye, but that he’ll always be apart of the pack.

Aiden is off to meet with Josh. He buys him nice roses, but Dahlia is there to greet him. She calls Aiden a tipping point to put Mikaelson against Mikaelson. She rips out his heart and leaves him there in the alley.

Davina is so happy that Josh is getting away and getting his happily ever after. But then they find Aiden lying in the alley. Josh tries to give Aiden his blood, but it’s too late.

Jackson brings Aiden’s body into the safe house blaming Klaus for the murder. Klaus looks absolutely shocked, but takes the credit. Hayely is furious, Jackson is furious. Jackson attacks Klaus. Hayley jumps in and then Jackson again. Elijah breaks it up and protects his brother.

Davina goes to see Marcel distraught and brings the dagger with her. She wants Marcel to put Klaus down.

Meanwhile Hayley pleads with Elijah to help them leave town.

So why did Klaus admit to a murder he didn’t do? Cami confronts him about it and Klaus tells her the truth, that he didn’t kill Aiden. He just wanted them to fear him because he’s the only one that can protect Hope.

He tells Cami that a better man would protect her with that lie, but he’s leaving her with the burden of the truth that no one will believe.

Elijah goes to see Klaus and tell him Hayley and Jackson have taken Hope. Klaus is furious with him and attacks him. Elijah fights back and daggers him. Rebekah and Freya walk in as Klaus falls asleep.

Next week the fight against Dahlia continues and Freya wants to use Hope to lure Dahlia. Take a look at the promo:

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