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Rewind and Repeat: Cami’s Secret is Revealed, The Originals “Girl in New Orleans” 

Girl in New Orleans
Photo Credit: Annette Brown/The CW

[Warning: Spoilers for The Originals “Girl in New Orleans”]

Poor Cami has had it rough and it looks like things aren’t going to get easy any time soon. In “Girl in New Orleans,” we learned Cami’s tragic secret. Her twin brother, Sean, was a seminary student who one day without warning slaughtered his fellow seminary brothers in the sanctuary of St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Now in town to find out what could have motivated her brother to commit this act, Cami is driven to set it right.

Enter Klaus. Using Cami for his own devices, he’s touched by her story and out of real affection offers to take away her memories so she can sleep. What follows is a heated exchange when he realizes now that she knows about vampires, she’s not going to stop until she uncovers who potentially controlled her brother.

The heartbreaking argument between Klaus and Cami had me rewinding a few times. These two have a palpable chemistry and she’s not afraid to challenge him every step of the way. Anytime we see Klaus shaken is worth a second look. When Klaus finally let it drop he’s doing everything to honor his own brother, Cami cries out about her twin. Klaus, perhaps wisely, advises her to forget the past and move on. Her search can only lead to more pain but Cami can’t let go.

Cami: “No. Don’t compel me to forget this.”

Klaus: “And if I allow you to remember, the knowledge will eat away at you. Your quest for truth will only put you in danger.”

Came: “You don’t care about me! You just want me to forget this so I can be focused on Marcel. So I’ll be a good little spy. For you!”

Klaus: “I need your loyalty, yes, and though that may appear selfish to you, the scope of my plan goes far beyond myself. Power aside, I am trying to honor my brother.”

Cami: (in tears) “What about my brother? My twin brother. We were bonded our whole lives. And I know, I KNOW, he didn’t just snap. And I need to know who did this and I need to make it right. No! Don’t take this away from me!”

It was plain on his face that his heart broke for her, he knew what kind of pain she was going through, but he had to put his plan in action. He compels her to move on, be at peace and to dream of a world better than their own. For Klaus to plant the idea that people exist only to be good is a gift for Cami and one he wouldn’t usually give. He admires her view on the world, despite her own tragedies. Will he take her views to heart? Could Klaus ever truly see good in people? I think we’re a long way off from that yet but Cami has cracked a little into that tough shell of his. I can’t wait for more.

The Originals airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on the CW.

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