by Dianna Berrian
Paying homage to their “Vampire Diaries” roots, tonight’s episode starts off with an excerpt from an actual diary. Elijah’s diary, to be exact, which Hayley seemed to have dug up in her quest to snoop through the Originals’ lives. It’s a semi-poetic entry from 1359 that makes a nice prelude to the episode with Elijah’s fears of his family’s dwindling mentalities in becoming vampires. Fitting, seeing as this episode focuses on the cutthroat execution of Klaus and Rebekah’s first phase of taking down Marcel and getting Elijah back. And just what is this plan, Hayley (and we) wonder? Well, the first attempt is to simply ask Marcel for Elijah back. But that’s just Plan A, little wolf. There’s always Plan B – it’s this little pill you probably should’ve taken the day after you slept with a murderous hybrid. Oh…sorry. I meant, war.