Yes, The Originals is taking a break next week, but KSiteTV has episode stills from The River in Reverse (EP108) to tide your over until Tuesday, November 26th. Check out the image below and then see the rest at KSiteTV.
Entertainment Weekly has our first look at The River in Reverse (EP108), the November 26th episode of The Originals – and it’s an 1820s flashback featuring Klaus and Elijah. Click on the thumbnail to see the full image as well as a second still featuring Elijah.
“Traveling back in time nearly 200 years, the episode will find Klaus and Elijah in 1820, where Klaus is in a dual [sic] with another fellow. From the looks of the photos, either that other fellow is Elijah, or the brothers are merely practicing their shooting skills (which is hilarious/unfair considering a bullet will not kill them).”
Michael Trevino makes his The Originals debut in tomorrow night’s all-new episode, Bloodletting (EP107), and he’s dropping teases about Tyler’s New Orleans agenda and who may or may not be in his vengeance-hungry hybrid crosshairs.
Also fueling Tyler’s desire for revenge? Not only has Klaus killed his mother, but also his crush on Caroline led to the eventual “Forwood” breakup. “Klaus has always wanted to be with Caroline and he’s made that very clear. And his infatuation with her still exists,” Trevino says. “It’s kind of tough. We can only do that love triangle between Klaus and Caroline and Tyler for so long. So I’m glad that with what’s happening now, we’ve kind of finally put an end to that. Whether that’s good or bad for Tyler remains to be seen. But we’re finally going to address that and leave it and hopefully never touch on it again.”
How is the relationship between Hayley and Tyler when they reunite?
Trevino: It’s not good. She backstabbed him, and so Tyler is really coming to New Orleans as a villain.
Ultimate revenge on Klaus could be killing Hayley and his baby. Do you think he has it in him to be that evil?
Trevino: I do. Tyler has always been surrounded by death, and Klaus killed his mother, and Hayley had something to do with that. So is it in him? Absolutely.
And be sure to check out Michael’s set video interview via TV Fanatic:
What can we expect from Tyler’s “second act of revenge” against his hybrid nemesis, as Trevino described to TV Fanatic yesterday on The Vampire Diaries set?
Might this actually be a suicide mission?!?
Phoebe Tonkin, Daniel Gillies, and Joseph Morgan discuss the hazards of falling for the mother of your brother’s unborn child with E!Online. As all things Original go, it’s indeed complicated:
“There’s the idea that Elijah is usurping his role as father. Having this family is what Elijah wants most; family above all. He’s taking on that role and that is addressed in the show,” [Joseph Morgan] explains. “We’re not beating around that bush. We’ll absolutely make reference to the fact that you might think that he’s the father with the way that he’s acting. That’s a lot of fun. I think that was a really fair decision from the writers to create that romantic tension between those two characters because that really messes with Klaus.”
In recent episodes, The Originals has taken off like a bat out of hell and the story hurtling forward full-tilt. There are a lot of questions and everybody wants to know who will have what relationship with whom and what’s going to happen next in general. These three interviews contain some spoilers, so read at your own risk if you haven’t yet seen Fruit Of The Poisoned Tree (EP106).
Just Jared Jr. talks with Daniel Gillies about the eldest surviving Mikaelson brother, his family, his relationships and (of course!), his accent.
JJJ: Elijah and Hayley are getting close. Will Klaus become jealous of that relationship?
DG: He seems like he would be. He seems like someone who is jealous. I don’t know, but I think….yeah. For someone who’s lived so long, he’s not very wise. He’s the least wise, thousand-year-old soul that you can imagine. It’s an interesting character. He’s intelligent, but has no wisdom.
TVLine also has some questions about Eijah’s relationships, including one with a certain werewolf, and they went to Julie Plec and Michael Narducci for answers.
As if Elijah’s worry for Hayley this week, not to mention their palpable sexual tension, weren’t enough evidence, Plec confirms that “there’s definitely something” between the unlikely twosome. The Original, in particular, is “starting to have his own level of concern that it’s more than just the child that he is protecting and caring for.”
Zap2it spoke with Julie Plec and Michael Narducci too, and one of their questions is about what we might see coming up next for the witches.
“Everything Sophie was trying to do and everything that the witches need to hold on to their power got killed in the form of the only living witch able to do that spell,” says Plec. “Sophie is going to have a little bit of a spirit crisis that then she’s going to have to snap herself out of and decide ‘Ok, this can’t be the end of this journey. I worked way too hard for this, so what am I going to do now?’ We’ll hit that in a couple of episodes.”
Looking for a little taster of what’s to come in House of the Rising Son (EP102) at 8/7c tonight? Joseph Morgan talks about Klaus, family, New Orleans, and how alcohol is an excellent bargaining chip.
Sugarscape has a great interview with Daniel Gillies. The actor answers questions about the evolution of the spinoff, and he also shares his thoughts about possible romantic relationships on The Originals and filming the “saucier” scenes.
When did you first find out about the supernatural spin-off to The Vampire Diaries?
The writing was on the wall for a while. I believe in [The Vampire Diaries and The Originals executive producer] Julie Plec more than anyone. When she says she’s going to do something, it comes into being – and that’s why the news of this show didn’t come as a blindsiding shock to me. It was something that she always talked about.
Charles Michael Davis answered some really fun questions in this little fun fact piece by Zap2it. In case you were wondering:
[Zap2it] Zombie apocalypse or alien invasion?
[Charles Michael Davis] Zombie apocalypse. As long as they’re not “World War Z” class zombies, I think I can outrun them.
READ THE REST AT ZAP2IT.
HAPPY SERIES PREMIERE DAY! The Originals: Always and Forever (EP101) airs TONIGHT at 9/8c after the Season 5 premiere of The Vampire Diaries. Lots of interviews and such hitting the web today, so quick hits:
“Klaus is an anti-hero. He’s an antagonist. He’s always going to have that edge. That idea that no matter how good he is, he can always just mess it up for himself.”
So he won’t be selling Girl Scout cookies?
“I mean, maybe poisonous Girl Scout cookies,” Morgan says with a sneaky smile. “To girl scouts.”
The Associated Press (via Huffington Post) – ‘The Originals’ Premiere: Joseph Morgan On Klaus’ Weakness And His Fanboy Side:
AP: Klaus was a big deal on “The Vampire Diaries.” He was talked about before he showed up on the show. Did you realize how important the role was to the story?
Morgan: I thought about like, ‘You know, maybe he should have a different name like they could call him like William or something.’ And then I looked up (the character) online and I was like, ‘Oh, no. This is already an established thing. We can’t go changing this.’
The Hollywood Reporter – ‘The Originals’ Preview: Charles Michael Davis on Marcel’s Kryptonite and Klaus’ Nightmare
How much more of Marcel’s background or journey can you reveal?
[Executive producer] Julie [Plec] laid it out in a way where all the regulars are connected in ways that we didn’t really imagine. She told us at our first table read, “All right, this is what’s going on with you and you …” We’re like, “That’s really detailed, that’s intricate, that’s deep.” Deep in the sense that you get a good feeling of it. Plus, in The Originals, being alive for a few thousand years, it’s a small world. All the characters have crossed paths. Given the fact that Marcel runs New Orleans, I’m sure he has relationships with everybody in that city.
As seen in the premiere, Sophie (Daniella Pineda) is the witch embroiled in the battle between Klaus and Marcel. And now that she’s gotten mixed up in Hayley’s baby drama, she probably wishes she’d never gotten involved. “She was never terribly invested in all of this and it’s all come down on her [since Marcel killed her sister],” Pineda says. “She’s under a terrible amount of pressure, but she’s being so careful and she’s so calculating that even though she’s terrified, she’s not going to show it. She’s also more powerful than people think.”
And here’s a super-fun piece from Entertainment Weekly: ‘The Originals’ star Joseph Morgan steals from EW offices.
TV Fanatic caught up with Daniel Gillies to discuss tomorrow night’s season premiere of The Originals, touching on the different dynamics that arise as Elijah and Klaus become players in the French Quarter’s supernatural chess game.
“One of Elijah’s most magical qualities is that, beneath this sometimes ruthless exterior, he’s still enchanted by life. He’s still excited after all this time and Hayley’s baby, it represents a new hope. He’s seduced by her vulnerability.”
Gillies, of course, is a series regular on The Originals, following many years in which his character only showed up sporadically in Mystic Falls (though Elijah’s presence was always felt, the actor believes, “like Obi-Wan Kenobi… from the good Star Wars moves, the first three”).
People’s Choice has an exclusive behind the scenes photo from The Originals, featuring Joseph Morgan (Klaus) and Leah Pipes (Cami), and is also teasing what viewers can expect from the show’s premiere episode, Always and Forever, airing this Thursday, October 3 at 9/8c.
(Note: It is an entirely new episode that overlaps with the backdoor pilot that aired in April.)
Fans have been clamoring for more Elijah since his sporadic appearances on The Vampire Diaries. Now, it looks like they may finally be getting their wish. Though Elijah popped up in the backdoor pilot for The Originals, he has a much bigger role in the revised cut.