Some death in Television is necessary and even poetic. Hardly ever does it feel pointless, obtrusive or unnecessary. But that is how I felt watching the sixth episode in the final season of "The Originals."

The breakout hit "The Originals," by TV network The CW, catered to a slightly older market than it's original show, "The Vampire Diaries." Drawing in viewers to the darkness, the lust, and the bloody mess that comes with being one of the first vampires ever created, it's a perfect medley of love and gore. The writers somehow keep us invested in the romance of the show while also having us cheer while Klaus (Joseph Morgan) rips the head off one of his many enemies.

It's a balance that's hard to find, a balance that "The Vampire Diaries," struggled with maintaining throughout its eight years on the air. On "The Originals," though, the transition between senseless murder and declarations of everlasting love was seamless. Even through the storylines that seemed to drag, you kept watching because of the investment you had in the characters. But what happens when of those characters gets killed?

What went wrong in season 5 of 'The Originals?'

Some of that balancing factor was lost when Hayley Marshall (Phoebe Tonkin) was burned alive, sacrificing herself to save her daughter Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) from the vampire supremacist, Greta (Nadine Lewington), ending the episode in complete tragedy.

It was long assumed that many characters would face their final moments this go around on "The Originals," because it's the last season and the writers have nothing left to lose. What made this death particularly hard was that it was ruined for the viewers almost a full year ago when a writer on the show tweeted a picture of a story board as a "tease," which featured a half cut off sentence; "Learn Hayley Dies."

Many people on Twitter were not thrilled about the news, and about the lazy mistake by The CW that led to the spoiler leak.

Hayley's death was too sudden, and after so little screen time this season in general, fans were not happy about it. We understand it is in Hayley's nature; doting mother, loving family member, willing to sacrifice anything for her family's safety; but that doesn't mean it was the right time to do so.

I just wish I had heeded Hayley's (Phoebe Tonkin's) warning on Twitter.

Can 'The Originals' finish out strong?

So far, the fifth season of "The Originals," has been a bit random, with storylines that are upsetting dedicated viewers instead of satisfying them. One storyline, in particular, is Elijah's (Daniel Gillies). We know at the end of last season that Elijah (Daniel Gillies) convinced Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) to forget his family and forget his love for Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), so he could go on living separately from the rest of his family, as was made necessary by the Hollow. We also know Elijah's (Daniel Gillies) whole identity tied into being a Mikaelson, and were looking forward to him remembering the love and loyalty he has to his family, "Always and forever."

Instead, the writers have decided to surprise us with the notion that Elijah (Daniel Gillies) figured out who he was years ago, and upon researching his families legacy (a bloody and brutal one, to be fair) decides he wants nothing to do with them.

His whole entire identity, his purpose throughout the whole storyline spanning two shows and a thousand years, has now been tossed to the side, making Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) sworn enemies.

Oh, yeah. He also saw Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) die and hardly even reacted. This was the supposed "love of his life." Even being compelled to forget his emotions, how can you forget the knowledge of love?

"The Originals," takes risks. That's what makes it such an enthralling show, and certainly one of the best on The CW. I just hope they can turn this around in a way that satisfies the people who made the show happen in the first place; the fans.

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