Recap & Review The Originals “Brotherhood of the Damned”!

Written by Cecelia Lawshe   // January 26, 2015

Joseph Morgan, Klaus Mikaelson, Daniel Gillies, Elijah Mikaelson, The Originals

Brothers unite in The Originals 2×11 “Brotherhood of the Damned” episode!

The Originals episode of “Brotherhood of the Damned” begins with the Carillon ceremony where the church’s statues are covered with red cloth and everybody has red clothes. A bitten Marcel starts to hallucinate. Klaus promises his blood.

Marcel flashes to 1926 in New Orleans. An unhappy Klaus, elegantly dressed, watches Marcel going to the army. In the present, Marcel watches over his vampires, who realize he’s not doing well.

Marcel tries to hide his bite as a cocky Kol tries to talk to him. He knows Marcel is trying to protect him because of Davina. Marcel flashes back to 1918 France when he was in the war with Joe. Joe notices Marcel never gets hurt. Marcel stands up to his ineffective leader. Joe thinks Marcel should lead them.

At the compound, Gia and his vamps keep watch on him as Klaus and Davina, in the church are working on a locator spell to find Finn.

She sees him in the Lyonn tomb using Esther and Mikael’s powers to increase his spells. Then Klaus passes out. In the safe house, Cami and Elijah talk and she starts to psychoanalyze him. He begins to tell her about his “Red Door” and the slaughter house. He admits he killed Tatia and nobody knows. Klaus never forgives and never forgets.

Elijah would like to forget. Then he passes out.

Gia and Josh are worried bout Marcel. As Gia walks toward Kol, he passes out, too. Now all four brothers are in an astral plane cabin where Finn has all the power. Klaus tries choking Finn, but he’s helpless in this world Finn controls.

In the bayou, Aiden gives Jackson and Hayley all the moonlight rings. They’ll be wed in 10 days. Jackson is confident about the wedding ceremony because his grandmother is an elder and they need her.

Davina calls Cami using Klaus’s phone and learns Elijah has passed out as well as Klaus. In the astral cabin, a hunting cabin for witches, Klaus calls for Finn. The cabin has four animals heads. Klaus points out that he’s the big bad wolf, Kol is the wily fox, Elijah is the noble stag, and Finn is the Boar. Finn doesn’t appreciate the insult and wants Klaus to know what powerless feels like. He says he’s dropping the protective shield when it gets dark, at which point Kol will be vulnerable. Marcel’s vamps will be free to feed their way through the Quarter.

In the compound, Kol’s nose starts to bleed. Marcel protects him from attack as he has another flashback of the war and his friend Joe, who offers an arm for Marcel to feed on. Back at camp, Klaus has two women for Marcel to feed on, but he declines and goes back to the war.

At the compound, Josh and Gia see Marcel’s bite as the vampires get hungrier.

“Brotherhood of the Damned” press release synopsis

FAMILY IS WHO YOU FIGHT FOR – Armed with more power than ever, Vincent (guest star Yusuf Gatewood) creates an elaborate spell that allows him to take the upper hand and trap his brothers Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies). Realizing that Kaleb (guest star Daniel Sharman) is also in trouble, Davina (Danielle Campbell) has no choice but to team up with the Originals to help. After the deadly events in the previous episode, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) must try to calm his volatile pack of suffering vampires, while remembering his days as a solider during World War I when his leadership skills were equally brought to the test. Finally, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) finds herself conflicted when she learns that she and Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) must participate in extreme and unconventional rituals prior to their wedding, which will put them both in a dangerous position. Leah Pipes also stars.

Davina watches over Klaus in the church, while Cami watches over Elijah and Hope.

In the astral world, Kol begs to return to his body. Unhappy that Kol is still Kol, Finn lets him go back to his body.

Kol tells Marcel the spell will break at sundown and the vamps will be free, but Marcel is worried because of all the humans in the streets. Kol thinks they won’t make it, but Marcel thinks they will.

Hayley and Jackson goes to see his Grandmother, werewolf Mary. She says they’ll have to smoke blue calamus root during the ceremony. It will reveal their secrets. Hayley freaks out and leaves. Jackson runs after her and begs her to come back. She’s afraid she’ll tell about Hope during the ceremony. Jackson tells her they can take it one step at a time.

Finn taunts Klaus about Esther and Mikael. Finn says there’s more than one thing on his want list, but Klaus says he doesn’t want anything. Finn knows there’s a secret. Klaus and Elijah give each other a knowing look. The secret is Hope.

Gia is mad as Marcel keeps protecting Kol. In another flashback, Marcel turns Joe, who is hurt, into a vampire at his request. In the present, Marcel apologizes to his newbie vamps. He promises to get them through as Gia tells them about his bite. The moment of truth happens as the barrier drops. They all follow Marcel home to feed.

In the astral world, Elijah, who still acts noble but isn’t, has figured out how to get out. As Elijah finally tells Klaus about Tatia, the spell starts to fade. Elijah apologizes. Klaus is upset but forgives him and the walls get thinner. Finally the animals heads burst into flame and the spell as broken.

They start to attack Finn but he breaks the spell and sends them back. Klaus and Davina agree on a temporary truce as she waits to hear about Kol. Klaus rushes out to get to Marcel and his vamps.

Marcel, in another flashback, tells his army of vampires how to win and calls them “The Brotherhood of the Damned” as they fearlessly start to attack the Germans. In the present, before they can get out of town, Marcel passes out.

Klaus and Davina arrive in town and she runs and kisses Kol. Gia and Josh take care of Marcel and get him home and give him Klaus’ blood just in time. Gia apologizes to Marcel for being a pain in the ass, but Marcel says she did well.

Finn shows up at Marcel’s, congratulates them, and wants to talk to Marcel to find out Elijah and Klaus’ secret.

Elijah, back with Cami and Hope, is doing better. Klaus tells him he really forgives him. Meanwhile, Marcel turns up missing when Klaus goes to find him.

Aiden comes and offers to help Klaus find Marcel and his vamps. When Klaus learns about the ceremony and the calamus flower they have to smoke, an ancient truth serum, Klaus rushes out to find Hayley.

As the episode ends, Jackson and Hayley follow Mary into her cabin.

The next episode of The Originals is 2×12 “Sanctuary” on Monday, February 2nd, 2015, at 8/7c, on The CW!

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