Will Klaus be able to take down Dahlia in the season 2 finale of The Originals 2×22 “Ashes to Ashes”?
Does Klaus have what it takes to go up against his powerful witch Aunt Dahlia, now that he’s alienated his family and all his allies? Elijah hates him, Rebekah is conflicted, Hayley’s a wolf, and according to Claire Holt, who is back as Rebekah for the season 2 finale, they’re all “puppets in Klaus‘ game” with their futures dictated by their psychotic hybrid brother.
Claire Holt on Klaus’ madness
[T]they can see there’s a method to his madness at times and as dysfunctional as this family is and despite the betrayals and treachery, there is something special about the three of them and the way they unite for a common cause.
In spite of his dastardly deeds in “Fire with Fire,” killing Gia, stabbing Elijah, biting Cami, and cursing Hayley and pack to their wolf-form, he’s capable of much more. According to Joseph Morgan, who plays Klaus, “Like Dahlia, he’s a monster.”
He is also “always one step ahead” as we discovered in his artful deception of family, allies, and Dahlia, when his deeds convinced his wicked Aunt that he was totally on her side. If his plan saves Hope, will it condemn him?
Executive producer Julie Plec said this season was a “fable-esque” story of the Original family and the finale will bring it to a nice close. The season began with Rebekah telling Hope a fairy tale, but will the season finale really end with a happily ever after for everybody?
Julie Plec on Elijah, Rebekah, and Klaus
Well, they do need to have a united front in this episode which for Elijah, especially, is just about the most infuriating and frustrating predicament for him to find himself in. Klaus is the last person he ever wants to talk to again. By the time we get to the end of the episode we’ll be asking the question, will his family survive? Will Elijah and Klaus’ relationship survive this latest round of Klaus being Klaus? And how, if ever, will they come back together?
Even though Klaus is a mad man and monster, he’s fighting to prevent Dahlia from destroying his family and child. Joseph hinted that it will be inspiring to see Elijah and Rebekah helping to fight against the “cycle of abuse and terror that has been placed over them for so many centuries by their parents and now their aunt.”
Davina is taking the reigns of the nine covens as regent, which won’t be an easy task. Julie says there’s a “foreboding aspect” about it. Is she mature enough to handle to massive responsibility, or will her fury and anger against the Mikaelsons affect her judgment?
Cami was gifted Cami with Klaus’ master plan, and has to convince Elijah to agree to it in spite of his deep rage against his brother for killing Gia and staking him with Papa Tunde’s knife. Julie says Cami will have to “take stock of her life” now that she’s gotten so deep into Klaus’ life and world. “She has a big philosophical question to ask herself.”
As for Cami and Klaus, Julie remembers the humingbird speech Klaus told to Caroline in The Vampire Diaries about “being so fascinated by a creature who has to work so hard just to maintain life.” She thinks Klaus looks at Cami as a human being who represents that feeling in him. Although Julie said it may not be a romantic interest, it represents the fragile human state as well as a innocence and purity that she feels he finds fascinating.
Cami is in a position to have “a deep, deep understanding of human nature” that she can use to put a mirror up to Klaus’ face to try and make him see himself for who he really is. Julie says it “makes her a very challenging and fascinating personal partner for him – whether it’s as a therapist or a friend or whatever.”
Julie said Klaus and Hayley aren’t in a good place since she took Hope and then Klaus cursed her and her pack into their wolf-form except on the full moon, the curse they were originally under. However, she said he really cares for Hayley and feels they’re “actually more alike and more bonded than he realizes.”
Under the circumstances, since Dahlia was planning on killing Hayley, Klaus made it so she’d at least live, so he doesn’t understand why “everybody is so mad at me.” Even though his logic was correct, his methods were so despicable his siblings and people in his life feel frustrated with his plan. As Julie says, “They just wish he could have a softer touch.”
Will the last scene of the finale be Claire holding the lighter and consigning Dahlia’s body to “Ashes to Ashes” and dust to dust?
“Ashes to Ashes” press release synopsis
EVERYTHING WE LOVE, WE TURN TO ASH – With time running out, Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) ultimate plan to protect baby Hope at all costs continues to take shape. As tensions between the siblings come to a head, Cami (Leah Pipes) reveals a vital piece of information that causes Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Rebekah to reconsider their plan of attack against Dahlia (guest star Claudia Black). Davina (Danielle Campbell) finds herself one step closer to fulfilling the promise she made to Kol, while Freya (guest star Riley Voelkel) is forced to take drastic measures to protect herself against Dahlia. Elsewhere, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) has to put aside his fury at Klaus in order to protect himself and everyone in their sire line. Meanwhile, Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) finds himself torn between the prospects of a magic-free life away from New Orleans and a personal obligation to protect Davina. Finally, with their risky plan in place, the Mikaelson siblings prepare for the fight of their lives.
Season 2 finale tonight w/ Joseph Morgan!
How bloody is the finale?
Will Klaus succeed in getting allies to help take down Dahlia for good when The Originals season 2 finale 2×22 “Ashes to Ashes” airs Monday, May 11th, 2015, at 8/7c, on The CW?
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