The Originals returns with all new episodes Monday night and I can’t wait. Below are a couple interviews and a few spoilers on what we can expect from the show when it returns and what secrets the rest of the season hold. As always BEWARE those pesky spoilers. I’m sure I’ll have a lot more interviews and spoilers for you tomorrow.
UPDATED (5:30 pm on Monday):
I have added more interviews and spoilers to the list below.
TV Guide: The Originals Boss: This Next Chapter Is Finn’s
EW: ‘The Originals’ star Joseph Morgan really wants to date an Avatar
IGN: Phoebe Tonkin on Hayley’s Role in the War Against the Witches
Access Hollywood: ‘The Originals’ Q&A: Nathan Parsons On Jackson & Hayley
THR: ‘The Originals’ EP, Star Tease the “Key Villain of Our Next Chapter”
TV.com: The Originals’ Executive Producers: “This Next Chapter Is Finn’s Revenge”
Wetpaint: The Originals’ Nathan Parsons on Jackson’s Past, Dangers Ahead
Spoilers and Scoop:
TV Line: The Originals Scoop: Will Elijah Stop Hayley and Jackson’s Wedding?
EW: ‘The Originals': An unstoppable Hope, an angry Finn, and 7 more teases
EW Scoop –
Will we see Dahlia in present day on The Originals? — Tom
Yup! They even just sent out a casting breakdown for her, which is “proof that she exists,” executive producer Julie Plec tells me. “We’re so excited to see what kind of talent we can pull towards this role, because it’s juicy and meaty and [she’ll go] head-to-head with Klaus.” As for the details of Dahlia’s return, there’s a chance she won’t be alone. “Did [Dahlia] dabble in immortality spells?” executive producer Michael Narducci ponders. “And if so, if Dahlia is still around, is Freya?”
Spoilers via TV Line:
Every new Originals spoiler seems to be about the baby or Klaus or Hayley’s werewolves. What about Elijah? –Anna
Elijah’s got a new enemy when the series returns Monday — and by “new,” we mean old. Very old. “There’s going to be a little conflict between Elijah and Klaus,” executive producer Julie Plec says. “The brothers are at their best when they’re working together, and they’re also at their best when they’re on opposite sides of the fight. The beauty of their dynamic is that you enjoy them just as much when they’re bickering as you do when they’re side-by-side. There will be questions of what’s best for the family. For Klaus, it’s always going to be about Hope, but for Elijah, he has an obligation to the entire family. It’ll put them at odds over the course of the rest of the year.”
More Originals spoilers via TV Line:
Question: Are we going to learn why The Originals‘ Esther and Dahlia are so scared of Mikael? —Tom
Ausiello: You’ll gradually learn more about Esther and Dahlia’s feelings on Mikael as the season progresses, but not before Esther makes a pretty big decision: “I cannot say whether she does or does not [transition into a vampire],” hedges executive producer Julie Plec, “But I can say that we learn which choice she made in the very first episode back.”
Question: Hey Aus, in Episode 2.04 and 2.05 of The Originals we saw Klaus and Camille get much closer. Can we look forward to more of their amazing chemistry this season? —Melissa
Ausiello: The chemistry can’t be denied, but don’t count on him acknowledging his feelings for her — or for anyone other than Hope — anytime soon. “Klaus is someone who believes that love makes him weak, and he is terrified of it, yet he’s opened his heart to this daughter that’s filling his heart in a way he never thought it could be filled,” says EP Julie Plec. “Given his hesitation about embarking on too many feelings, I think he’s full up at the moment. There isn’t necessarily a romance he’s going to be interested in exploring in quite some time.”