The Originals review: The turf war is on

Apr 16, 2014 at 5:14 a.m. ET

Well, that didn't last long. Not that we expected there would ever be peace on The Originals, but boy did it hit the ceiling and fast.

The witches host a ball on The Originals
Photo credit: Annette Brown/The CW

This episode of The Originals made us so happy the show has returned after its month-long hiatus. The show is only four episodes away from the Season 1 finale and with everything thrown at us so far, who knows where we'll end.

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  • ICYMI last week...
  • Klaus is hooking up with Genevieve. That's right, Genevieve.
  • The supernaturals sign a peace treaty, headed by Elijah.
  • Jackson makes a deal with Klaus in an attempt to gain power for the wolves.

OK, we think we kinda might know: with a baby, of course. This episode makes us think that little princess is coming sooner than expected. The characters kept making references to the impending bundle of joy tonight. Klaus (Joseph Morgan) wants to make sure Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) has the baby in the Quarter instead of the Bayou. The characters reference Hayley's due date as only a month away. Hayley discusses her pregnancy hormones and feels the baby kicking. For a few episodes there at the beginning of the season, we nearly forgot Hayley was pregnant. Tonight's episode made sure we knew that the baby was coming and soon.

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Kid couldn't have picked a worse time really. Things are not happy-go-lucky in the Quarter. So much for that treaty the supernaturals were all so excited about. It crumbles quicker than Monique and the ancestors' desire to kill Genevieve. At the beginning of the episode, they want her gone. By the end, they think she'll be useful in killing said upcoming baby. As if Klaus and Hayley need any more people on their backs out for blood. Klaus' lover has quickly turned into his biggest enemy. No one is surprised. She was his biggest enemy, after all, before she was his lover.

At least someone with good intentions is watching out for Hayley, though he's poorly misdirected. Elijah's doing that whole trying to make Hayley happy by making decisions for her thing that he's so good at. And it's so obvious it's going to blow up in his face. Anyone who isn't blinded by love for the girl can see that what would actually make her happy is the ability to make decisions about her life on her own with all the facts. She doesn't like when people keep things from her. Elijah's feelings would qualify as one of those big things.

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At least tonight spurs an emotionally driven backbone to solidify itself within Elijah. Marcel steps out of line, trying to assert himself as a dominant player in the new power landscape, and Elijah quickly puts him down by killing Thierry. We love Thierry, but he'd also served his purpose on the show. It'll be interesting to see how Marcel responds without him. Now Marcel really is starting from the ground up. We have a sneaking suspicion he'll still make his comeback happen in a big way.

Best quotes of the night

"I can think of a reason: tall and immortal and wears a pocket scarf," Oliver says when Jackson reasons they don't have an excuse not to tell Hayley about their pact with Klaus.

"You've come a long way, little wolf. I knew you were tough. I knew you were cunning. But I never knew you were a queen," Klaus tells Hayley. Sounds like he's finally beginning to take her seriously.

"I have denied every single impulse that I have ever had for that woman." Do you even need us to explain who said this? Oh, Elijah-isms.

Do you think Marcel will take back the Quarter? How do you see Season 1 of The Originals ending?