— Joseph Morgan (@JosephMorgan) March 12, 2014
Previously on The Originals…ugh, where to even start? Rebekah. We’re going to miss you SO MUCH. Farewell To Storyville (EP116) punched a lot of people right in the feelings, and a lot of us are still trying to get our bearings. If you’re still trying to process it all, you’ve got a few more hours until Moon Over Bourbon Street (EP117) airs tonight.
The sense of loss I feel has more to do with Rebekah and her potential than the show as a whole. As surprising as Holt’s departure is for most of us, in terms of Rebekah as a character, this was an earned ending-as-beginning and, looking back and connecting the dots, you can see we were being prepared for this. For as long as we’ve been acquainted with the Original sister, she has been trying to break free of her family’s broken legacy, to claim a life of her own.
The Originals In Review: Farewell to Storyville (EP116) – Time for a New Story
By Heather Vee, Vampire-Diaries.Net
I have been really enjoying The Originals lately, but quite frankly a lot of that was due to Rebekah. I just truly love her particular brand of plucky immortality, her open-hearted longings, her wounded cruelty, and even more than that I’ve loved every minute of Claire Holt’s wonderful, frequently devastating performance. Yes, I love Klaus and Elijah as characters, who doesn’t, they are wildly entertaining. But for the reasons I explained earlier, my heart was always in Rebekah. She is the character I most cared about and it’s her story that’s kept me most invested in The Originals during its sometimes rocky maiden voyage.
The Originals “Farewell to Storyville” Review: Damaged Ends
By Price Peterson, TV.com
Now that the news that Rebekah Mikaelson has left New Orleans because Claire Holt has exited The Originals has settled, it’s time to break down her swan song. We promise not to cry if you promise not to cry.
The Originals Round Table: “Farewell to Storyville”
By Matt Richenthal, Leigh Raines, Carla Day, and Miranda Wicker from TV Fanatic and Heather Vee from Vampire-Diaries.net
BuzzFeed posted some shocking news for The Originals fans tonight after the show’s East coast airing. Since we’re aware that many fans DVR the show, and it relates to events in tonight’s episode, Farewell to Storyville (EP116), we’re placing the news behind a cut for now. UPDATE: Post edited.
As the headline states, a lead actor and integral character made their last appearance as a series regular in tonight’s The Originals.
According to BuzzFeed, Claire Holt has left The Originals.
BuzzFeed has confirmed that Episode 16, the aptly titled “Farewell to Storyville,” was Holt’s final installment as a series regular. According to sources close to production, it was entirely the actress’s decision to leave The Originals, but everyone involved with the freshman series hopes she might return for future guest appearances.
We expect we’ll have more to say about this news once we’ve properly processed it, but we want to give Claire Holt our most sincere thanks for bringing Rebekah Mikaelson to life over two seasons of The Vampire Diaries and most of The Originals Season 1. Tonight was a prime example of why we love this character, and why we will miss having her on our screens every week. We wish Claire the utmost luck in her future projects, but hope we will be seeing Bex pop by once in a while.
Zap2It has another webclip from tomorrow night’s all-new episode of The Originals, Farewell to Storyville (EP116). This one features Rebekah and Marcel…and a possible escape plan? Head over to Zap2It to watch the clip!
ScreenFad has our first peek at images from next week’s all-new episode of The Originals, Farewell to Storyville (EP116). Check out an image below and then see the rest at ScreenFad.
The Originals is back tonight and everyone wants to talk to Joseph Morgan. The actor told E!News that the show will be entering new territory soon.
“The next three episodes are all kind of part of the same story and trying to resolve the issue of this secret that was kept by Marcel and Rebekah from me, from Klaus,” Morgan previews. “I felt like they’re the best episodes we’ve done. We’re just really finding our tone now and it’s becoming a little more of a frightening show I think, which is good, because these are frightening creatures.”
The Hollywood Reporter also spoke with Joseph and he offered some insight into the Original siblings complicated relationship.
“They’re three adults in a world of children,” he says of Klaus, Rebekah and Elijah’s outlook. “They are absolutely desperately in love with each other and utterly bored of each other. They hate each other but love each other at the same time. Nobody will be able to understand them as much as they understand each other, so I think it’s an incredibly conflicted relationship that’s very needy and dysfunctional.”
In honor of an all-new episode of The Originals, Entertainment Weekly is hosting a Google+ Hangout with Claire Holt today, February 25th, at 6pm ET/3pm PT.
To take part in the fun, RSVP on our event page and then pull up a seat at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on Tuesday to enjoy the fun. Holt will be on hand to answer questions and tease all the action coming up with Rebekah and Co. Twitter-using fans can also use the hashtag #EWTalksOriginals to submit burning questions.
We’ll be seeing lots of interviews with Joseph Morgan pop up in the next 24 hours, but TV Guide is first out of the gate with a sneak peek at what’s to come on tomorrow night’s all-new episode of The Originals, Long Way Back from Hell (EP114). He’s also previewing what we can expect as we move towards the end of the season and shares his thoughts on Klaus and Caroline’s TVD100 tryst.
With Klaus’ alienation, it’s no surprise he’ll soon delve into the werewolf side of his family, a history that has barely been explored on the show thus far. “Klaus is going to gradually show more interest in the other side of his family,” Morgan says. “He’s been primarily a vampire, but you know his last name is Mikaelson which means son of Mikael, which he’s not. So that will be really interesting. As Hayley decides how she wants to have his baby and who she wants to have around to protect her, it’ll be interesting to see where he stands [between the two worlds]. He is part werewolf even though that part has been neglected [for] the last thousand years.”
Rebekah’s not having a very good day in this new webclip from The Originals, Long Way Back from Hell (EP114). Abandoned hospitals are the very definition of creepy. Waking up alone in one doubly so.
Entertainment Weekly has two exclusive stills from the February 25th episode of The Originals, Long Way Back from Hell (EP114). The stills feature Rebekah and Genevieve in a flashback and they’re dressed as nurses.
When The Originals returns on February 25, we’ll get a glimpse into Genevieve’s (Elyse Levesque) history with Rebekah when our favorite Original sister finds herself locked in the same sanatorium where she and Genevieve once worked in 1919. As Rebekah realizes that Genevieve is out for revenge and could reveal a secret that would destroy her, Rebekah immediately flashes back to a the early days of their relationship.
TV Line has an exclusive webclip for next week’s new episode of The Originals, Dance Back from the Grave (EP112), airing Tuesday, January 28th at 8/7c. The clip features Rebekah and Elijah having a sibling chat about Klaus. Click the image below to view the clip at TV Line.
Update: If you had trouble watching the TVLine video, the CW has now released the clip themselves: