Showing posts from May, 2014

The Originals Season 1, Episode 20: "A Closer Walk With Thee" Recap/Review

Man, this episode was kind of terrifying, wasn't it? I have to admit that Mikael has kind of always scared me, because he's one of those characters who has literally no redeeming qualities whatsoever, and as a result, will nearly ALWAYS end up fucking over the heroes in the most horrible yet spectacular fashions. So, the fact that Mikael was totally willing to kill a more-or-less innocent pregnant girl and her unborn child is not really surprising, but still disgusting as hell.

There were a WHOLE lot of other exciting developments in this episode, too, from Francesca getting fleshed out as a Stone-Cold-Bitch, Cami dealing with Kieran's death, with a little help from Marcel, a greater peek into Genevieve's character and willingness to stay alive, and the ancestors in general. Plus, y'know, the HAYLIJAH KISS that I feel like I've been waiting for for at least eighty-four years and Klaus once again showing that there may just be a shred of humanity left in him. Al…

The Originals Season 1, Episode 19: "An Unblinking Death" Recap/Review

Well, we've reached the point in the season where every single plotline is hurtling full-throttle towards the finale, and not only can I not believe just how fast this season flew, I am also shocked at just how amazing this show has become since it first started last fall. I've already talked a bit about my disappointment in the majority of this season of The Vampire Diaries, but the Originals, on the other hand, has kept my attention since the very beginning. I think part of the appeal has been the fact that everyone in the show (save for Davina) is a grown adult, so there's no bothering with school, and really, there isn't that much focus on work, either. The Originals is focused solely on the relationships between the characters and the politics between the constantly warring factions in the French Quarter, which has resulted in a lot of drama that seems so much more mature in comparison.

So, to say that "An Unblinking Death" was intense is a HUGE underst…

The Originals Season 1, Episode 18: "The Big Uneasy" Recap/Review

Alright guys, before we dig into this recap, I just wanted to update you on what to expect over the next couple weeks! Now that I'm out of school for the summer and my main job is just studying for my nursing license exam, I have WAY more time to catch up on these recaps! SO, I'll be knocking out the rest of this season of The Originals first, and then I will be starting a new thing I'd like to call "Emily Re-watches Season 5 of TVD," because it would be silly at this point to pretend like we all don't already know what has gone down on the show ever since I took my sabbatical from writing TVD recaps. So, I'll be revisiting the last half of this season of TVD, only instead of my usual recap format, we're going to be looking back on what happened in terms of everything we know as of the show's finale, "Home," which is due to air this week. THEN, hopefully, I'll be done catching up on both those shows by June 24, which is when Teen Wol…

The Originals Season 1, Episode 17: "Moon Over Bourbon Street" Recap/Review

Sigh, I miss Rebekah, you guys. Even still, "Moon Over Bourbon Street" was full of all kinds of drama that has been simmering over the last couple episodes and is no doubt about to boil over as we fly toward the finale. And I, for once, am forever thrilled to watch all of the political posturing on the parts of the various supernatural factions. I've always been interested in politics in general, so to see it in The Originals, with the five factions of witches, werewolves, vampires, Originals and humans pushing and pulling for power with their various magical abilities has been PRETTY amazing. Basically, I am loving the shit out of this show, so much that it has almost made me forget how much I miss Teen Wolf.

So, let's dig into the pieces of this game that are slowly but surely being pushed around the board, yeah?

Previously, on The Originals: Rebekah and Klaus finally came to a truce over their epic throwdown while locked in the cemetery, and Rebekah rode off into t…

The Originals Season 1, Episode 16: "Farewell to Storyville" Recap/Review

As much as I loved this episode (and there was a lot to love!), I am still SO SAD about losing Rebekah, you guys. It's possible that it's just the timing, because I have lost a shitload of my favorite female badass characters in the last couple of weeks/months--it started with Ziva being written off of NCIS when Cote de Pablo decided to leave, and then went to Katherine being killed on TVD, and as I type, I already have my HUGE recap of Teen Wolf's "Insatiable" started, so losing Rebekah on top of all of that was just especially hard for my fragile, little heart. On a happier note, Claire Holt absolutely rocked her performance in this episode, so she definitely went out with a bang.

And thankfully, it seems as though this is just a temporary break so that she can get out of Atlanta and back to LA/Australia for a while to see her family, so with any luck, maybe Rebekah will be returning to help the gang out next season! I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

Teen Wolf Season 3, Episode 24: "The Divine Move" Recap/Review

I know that it is several weeks after the fact, but I still can't believe we have to wait two more months before we get more Teen Wolf! I feel like 3B really flew, and though The Originals is cranking up in intensity, and though even TVD has me hooked again, I'm still feeling a little bored without it, you know? However, this tiny vacation from teenage werewolves & friends should hopefully give me some time to attend to the ginormous backlog of TVD recaps sitting in my drafts folder, so that could be a little silver lining!

Anyway, despite the huge chunk of my heart that is still missing from the loss of my beauteous warrior goddess Allison, "The Divine Move" was still a wonderful, yet heartbreaking, end to what was an excellent horror-movie half-season. So, enough of the jibber-jabber, time to dig in!

Previously, on Teen Wolf: The Golden Trio (Scott, Allison and Stiles) temporarily sacrificed their lives to save their parents (by ritual suicide, natch), which acc…