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.”
Crossover alert! There’s been a lot of speculation about whether or not there will be any traffic between Mystic Falls and New Orleans, and as Entertainment Weekly exclusively confirmed last week, Michael Trevino will be the first to make the trip. Tyler Lockwood will be heading South to The Originals, and everybody has questions about it.
“The crossover is happening very soon,” Plec teased. “I’m fairly certain we will see our first glimpse of Tyler before November is over. It will answer a couple of questions, one of which is at least answering the first piece of the mystery of the protective wolf.”
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The CW has released the official synopsis for The Originals: Bloodletting (EP107), airing Tuesday, November 12 at 8/7c. Highlight for spoilers:
A BLAST FROM THE PAST — When someone from Hayley’s (Phoebe Tonkin) past makes a startling revelation, she grows concerned for herself and the baby. Amidst growing tensions between them, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) turn to Sabine (guest star Shannon Kane) for help in locating Hayley, who has gone missing. After making a trip down to the bayou, Klaus has a surprising and dangerous encounter with an unexpected visitor. Meanwhile, Davina (Danielle Campbell) makes a surprising connection, and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) makes Rebekah (Claire Holt) an enticing offer that leaves her torn.
The episode was directed by Jeffrey Hunt and written by Michael Russo and Michael Narducci.
The CW has released the official synopsis for The Originals: Girl in New Orleans (EP104), airing Tuesday, October 22 at 8/7c. Highlight for spoilers:
WOMAN ON A MISSION — With the annual Dauphine Street music festival around the corner, Davina (Danielle Campbell), itching for a night out, convinces Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) to let her attend. Marcel cautiously obliges but asks Cami (Leah Pipes) to keep a watchful eye on Davina. Agnes (guest star Karen Kaia Livers) convinces Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) to visit a mysterious doctor in the bayou where she makes a shocking discovery. Meanwhile, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) takes a special interest in Cami, who reveals some alarming information about her past, and a determined Rebekah (Claire Holt) is on a mission to get to the bottom of a recent strange encounter involving Elijah (Daniel Gillies.) Daniella Pineda also stars.
The episode was directed by Jesse Warn and written by Michelle Paradise and Michael Narducci.
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
ETonline: Given how much I know you enjoy mixing things up, is it safe to say you were excited upon finding out this doppelganger twist?
Paul Wesley: [laughs] Oh, just a little. It’s that feeling of being excited and intimidated but I try not to get into my head too much and just have fun with it. But I was thrilled to do something new.
[Hollywood Life] I’ve seen the premiere, and Caroline has a few really emotional scenes, especially with her mom.
[Candice Accola] Yeah, that’s definitely a sweet moment. It’s a proud moment.
On a show like The Vampire Diaries, with so many twists and reveals, it’s hard to keep track of all the drama, so we’re helping you out by giving you a quick recap of what went down at the end of season four. Plus, we’re giving you scoop on what you can expect this season…
Alloy Entertainment: Daniella Pineda Teases The Originals & Reveals Her Mystic Falls Crush
Alloy Entertainment: We know Sophie is a witch, but can you tease anything else about your character?
Daniella Pineda: Out of all the characters on the show, Sophie is by far the most mysterious because there really is no telling who her love interest is or what she has in store.”
To get answers about Cami’s role in the show, Rebekah’s introduction, Elijah’s possible love interest and more, TVLine went to executive producer Michael Narducci.
It’s all really happening: the CW has released the very first episode synopsis for The Originals series premiere, called Always and Forever (EP101). The Originals premieres on Thursday, October 3 at 9/8c, right after the TVD Season 5 premiere. Highlight for spoilers:
KLAUS MIKAELSON, THE ORIGINAL VAMPIRE/WEREWOLF HYBRID, RETURNS TO NEW ORLEANS IN THIS SPIN-OFF OF “THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” — Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan), the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, has returned to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans – the city his family helped build 300 years ago. Determined to help his brother, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) leaves their sister Rebekah (Claire Holt) behind and follows Klaus. Elijah learns that the beautiful and rebellious werewolf Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) – Klaus’ onetime flame – has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie Deveraux (Daniella Pineda). When Sophie reveals some life-changing news, Elijah realizes that the Original family may have been given a second chance at humanity and redemption. Klaus, however, is more intrigued by his recent unexpected reunion with his former protégé, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), a charismatic but diabolical vampire who now has total control over the supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Klaus vows to reclaim what was once his – the power, the city and his family. The series also stars Leah Pipes as Cami and Danielle Campbell as Davina.
The episode was directed by Chris Grismer and written by Julie Plec and Michael Narducci.
Special Note: Thanks to Carina MacKenzie for clarifying the production number being #102 in the network listing even though it’s the premiere. Explanation at the link. For general purposes, we’ll be referring to this episode as 101, as we follow air dates and not production.
The CW has released the official synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: She’s Come Undone (EP421), airing Thursday, May 2nd. Highlight for spoilers:
LET’S MAKE A DEAL — Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) try a brutal new approach to provoke Elena (Nina Dobrev) into turning her humanity back on, and Caroline (Candice Accola) is frustrated when her attempt to intervene backfires. When Elena figures out a way to call the Salvatore brothers’ bluff, they call for backup from a surprising source. Matt (Zach Roerig) gives Rebekah (Claire Holt) some unsolicited advice on her life choices, and she tries to help him in return. Caroline has a confusing and dangerous encounter with Klaus (Joseph Morgan), and Katherine (Nina Dobrev) is suspicious when Bonnie (Kat Graham) makes her an offer that she promises will benefit them both.
The episode was directed by Darnell Martin and written by Michael Narducci and Rebecca Sonnenshine.
The CW has released the official synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: Bring It On (EP416), airing Thursday, March 14th. Highlight for spoilers:
THE NEW NORMAL — Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) new outlook has everyone concerned, leading Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) to agree that going back to the normal routine of high school would be the best thing for her. Caroline (Candice Accola) is pleasantly surprised when Elena decides to rejoin the cheerleading squad, but her pleasure turns to shock when Elena’s behavior proves dangerous. Not giving up on their search for the cure, Damon and Rebekah (Claire Holt) work together until his unwanted advice catches her off-guard. Klaus (Joseph Morgan) tries to use Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin) to get the information he’s after and makes an intriguing discovery in the process. Meanwhile, a bored Elena throws a wild party and gets into an ugly fight.
The episode was directed by Jesse Warn and written by Elisabeth R. Finch & Michael Narducci.
The CW has released the official synopsis for The Vampire Diaries: Catch Me If You Can (EP411), airing Thursday, January 24th at 8/7c. Highlight for spoilers:
A NEW DANGER — Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) is furious when Klaus (Joseph Morgan) tries to control him by putting Matt’s (Zach Roerig) life in danger. Damon (Ian Somerhalder) coaches Jeremy as he prepares to take on Klaus’ new vampires, but they find that Kol (guest star Nathaniel Buzolic) has beaten them to it. Kol makes it clear that he will stop at nothing to convince everyone to give up the search for the cure. Looking for a new ally, Rebekah (Claire Holt) reminds Stefan (Paul Wesley) that they were once close friends. When Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) and Mayor Hopkins (guest star Rick Worthy) question Shane (guest star David Alpay) about his involvement in the Founders’ Council deaths, Bonnie (Kat Graham) steps in with questions of her own, and Shane’s responses push Bonnie to the edge of her powers. Elena (Nina Dobrev) negotiates with Klaus to keep Jeremy safe, but when danger suddenly appears from a totally unexpected enemy, Elena comes up with her own daring plan for Jeremy.
John Dahl directed the episode written by Brian Young & Michael Narducci.
The Killer (EP405) was messy in all kinds of ways, so if you’re still trying to sort it all out (or just finish the mopping!) you’ve got plenty of company this morning! We’re here to help with extra towels and a collection of interviews and post-mortems.
SPOILERS, SPOILERS, SPOILERS. Make sure you’ve seen the episode before reading any of these!
- Zap2it:‘The Vampire Diaries’ scoop: Julie Plec weighs in on Elena’s first kill, romance, bromance, and more
- Zap2it: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ secret hero: Let’s talk about Tyler
- The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Boss Answers 13 of Season 4′s Biggest Questions
- Examiner: Julie Plec teases the ‘origin story of the vampire hunter’ to come on ‘TVD’
- TV Guide: The Vampire Diaries Boss: Elena’s First Kill Will Have Profound Consequences
- Hollywood.com: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Post-Mortem: Julie Plec on the First Kill, the Five, and More!
- CeleBuzz: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Postmortem: EP Julie Plec Says ‘Everything’s About to Change’
- TVLine: Post Mortem: Vampire Diaries Boss on Elena’s [Spoiler], What a Cure Would Mean and More!
- KSiteTV: Vampire Diaries “The Killer” Post-Mortem: Julie Plec & Michael Narducci Talk Aftershocks
- Collider: Writer/Producers Julie Plec and Michael Narducci Talk THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Season 4, the Holiday Episode, and Big Reveals