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The Originals review: A love triangle rekindled

Jessica Arnold is a freelance entertainment writer for

Cami and Klaus bond
in tragedy

We're still not exactly convinced of Cami's purpose to the overall plot on The Originals, but at least tonight made us interested to find out if the show will swing one eventually.
Cami and Klaus bond in tragedy
Photo credit: Annette Brown/The CW

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Cami doesn't really seem to have a driving purpose yet in The Originals, other than as Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Marcel's potential love interest. Sure, she's a strong female character. And she really knows how to fight for the people she loves, but the show seems to force it occasionally to keep her involved in the series. OK, maybe I'm just jealous because I still have my heart set on a Klaus reunion with a certain other blond from Mystic Falls.

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The Vampire Diaries, after all, helped solidify the love triangle as a television romance staple, and the story is carrying it through in full force on The Originals. We knew the Cami, Klaus and Marcel drama was coming back full circle eventually, and the time has come. Honestly, though, in our minds at least, Caroline (Candice Accola) is far from out of the picture. She and Klaus are so far from over.

Nonetheless, the show is clearly jumping back on the Klaus and Cami bandwagon this week while Cami fights to rescue her uncle. She, unfortunately, fails. That's right, Father Kieran finally bites the dust. We're really surprised he survived this long so we were prepared and not as invested in his character. Honestly, it was time to see him go. On the flip side, the death was a downer because Klaus was finally invested in saving someone, even if it was for Cami's sake.

From here, we'd love to see the show integrate Cami's character into the supernatural war plot instead of as a disjointed subplot. We're thinking there might be some big twist coming regarding her brother. (If you'll remember, he was also hexed by the witches, and it resulted in his death.) We think Father Kieran could be foreshadowing since we're given a brief glimpse of the dangers of a hexed vampire and the importance of the key he wore around his neck. Do you think the show might bring Cami's brother back?

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Meanwhile, we were teased with some Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) tension as she deals with the suicide bombings on her pack at the bayou. Elijah was there to help when it happened, looking all scruffed up in his suit. We'll take it.

Turns out, the bombing was an inside job. Oliver was trying to stir up some drama but ended up killing his friends. Epic. Fail. Eve figures out his dirty deed, and he further transitions to the dark side by killing her to keep his secret quiet. Better question: Oliver is Jackson's right-hand man, right? So did Jackson also know about the plot?

The bombings misguidedly led Hayley to Marcel and while he wasn't the one who set off the bombs, he did have some explosive information for our mommy-to-be. Marcel knew her parents and suggested their deaths may have been an inside-the-pack job. Again, our suspicions are telling us Jackson could be involved here as well. Do you think Jackson is secretly the bad guy?

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Best quotes of the night

"Dude, be cool. It's just a priest hexed by a witch because of some vampires. Accept that these things are real. Then forget them," Josh says in order to compel the doctor attending to Father Kieran. Hey, it worked.

"Yeah, yeah, I know, I'm on your who's-been-naughty list," Marcel says to Klaus.

"So the devil has a deal for me, after all," Father Kieran says to Cami and Marcel when he discovers he's a vampire.

"She woke in the dark, not knowing where she was or who was watching over her. It was your name she called. And if you can grant her comfort, so be it," Klaus says to Marcel when Cami loses Father Kieran.

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