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'The Originals' finale predictions: Grandpa and baby probs

Season 1 | Episode 22 Predictions | “From a Cradle to a Grave” | Airing May 23, 2014

The Originals’ season 1 finale is knocking on our door, and let us tell you, we’re kind of terrified. Last week’s episode ended with Hayley in labor and held down by witches who want to take her baby. Meanwhile, Klaus howled helplessly in the street. With the Royal Baby dangerously close to being sacrificed and Davina debating whether or not to raise Mikael from the dead, things are going to get crazy. We have some predictions of our own about how season 1 of The Originals will end. Check them out, then share your own!

1. Baby heist: This is our favorite prediction and the one that seems most likely in our minds. Picture this: Davina is furious at Klaus for not returning to save Josh (her gay bestie who was fatally bitten by Klaus), so in a blind rage, she resurrects Mikael. Over in the cemetery, the baby is two abracadabras away from being sacrificed to the ancestors when Mikael swoops in and steals the baby. This would give us a plot and a “big bad” for season 2.








2. Bex saves the day: We don’t think this one is going to happen, but with this show, you never know. Picture this: The baby is about to be sacrificed when Rebekah shows up in a super-fierce outfit and teams up with Klaus and Elijah. They manage to save the baby and kill Genevieve and her band of evil witches. Maybe she can roll over to Franny’s and kill her too. How do you like them apples?









3. Genevieve has a change of heart: It’s evident that the redheaded witch, Gen, has been struggling with what the ancestors want her to do (as you should when you’re asked to murder a newborn), but she is so afraid of her own demise that she complies anyway.










The point the writers have made in showing that Gen feels guilty makes us think she could have a last-minute change of heart. It would be awesome to see her somehow sacrifice herself in the end to redeem her crimes. Who are we kidding? She’s crossed the point of no return. Red, your time’s up.









4. The witches succeed: Now this one would be totally nuts, especially for The CW, but we have to consider it. Picture this: Hayley has the baby, and the witches take the baby to do whatever they want to do with him/her. We can’t believe that they’d go the murder route, but we’re praying against it just in case.












Oh, and here’s a twist to go along with this prediction for a later season. Way down the road, it’s revealed that Gen actually managed to save and hide the baby, and it was never killed at all. BOOM!

5. Mikael and Marcel: OK, so fate of the baby aside, we think they will bring back Mikael no matter what. They have to have something major happen that catapults us into season 2. It seems most likely that this will involve Mikael’s resurrection, since they’ve been toying with the idea for the last two episodes. Picture this: Mikael comes to Marcel after Davina brings him back to life, and offers to form an alliance with Marcel to take back the city. This isn’t that far-fetched, seeing as they both want the exact same thing — Klaus’ demise.










Now, let’s be honest — the chance of any of these things happening is quite low because The CW and Julie Plec (executive producer) are in the business of blowing our minds into tiny pieces.









The only thing that we’re sure of is that it will be dramatic and, according to hype, heartbreaking. What do you think will happen to the baby, and will Mikael return? Tell us what your predictions are for the season 1 finale of The Originals in the comments below — and don’t forget to watch the finale live this Tuesday, May 13, on The CW! Until next time … #FangOut



TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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