The Originals 2.01 “Rebirth” Review
The one sibling who isn’t in town but has hardly been forgotten is Rebekah, who is currently taking care of baby Hope. Her fairytale opening for the episode was a great recap and really set the tone for the series as a whole in addition to the rest of the goings on all around the French Quarter. Time will tell when and if she’ll be heading back to the Quarter, but as long as we keep getting these little glances of her being happy throughout the season, then I can’t complain.
With PAX, Dragon Con, and Fan Expo occurring the same weekend (and all three being far out of reach) it only made sense to attend the PNE (Pacific National Exhibition) in Vancouver, BC to finally glimpse the globe-trotting Game of Thrones Exhibition.
For Ward, even though there were no fancy brainwash machines sessions to turn him into a killer that doesn’t mean that more pedestrian methods of manipulation and coercion couldn’t be as effective. Grant may have always had a bit of darkness in him due to his environment but his loyalty extends to the person that took him away from not only a bad home life but a mediocre existence with a lack of real purpose. It’s just unfortunate for him that this person happened to be a trained sociopath who foisted his own loss of faith with SHIELD onto his young charge. Just as Bucky Barnes can be redeemed for countless horrific acts, so too can Grant Ward if the team allows him the chance to realize that the difference between Garrett and his fellow former agents could be an unconditional support.
Ahhh… Papa Original, I’d love to have you back around although I get the feeling there’s going to be a catch as there so frequently is when the dead returns. Earlier in the season we established that Celeste hopped from body to body on her path of vengeance. If Davina is capable of bringing Mikael’s spirit back, then I’m pretty damn sure she probably couldn’t bring his body back as well. So he’d need a capable vessel and who better than Marcel? It’s easy to picture Marcellus at the end of the war with his army fallen. By that point there wouldn’t be much for him to do storywise other than straight up die. And that would be such a waste of the relationship they’d spent all season establishing with Klaus and other characters in the French Quarter. Also, we’d get the pleasure of seeing Charles Michael Davis be a real evil bastard again! He’s so very very good when he’s bad.