The first one has been answered 5,000 times already, but, here goes anyway!
I DIDN’T SEE THE PILOT. CAN I STILL WATCH THE SHOW? | You bet. In fact, Thursday’s premiere will retell the story of this past April’s episode from Elijah’s POV, so newbie viewers will be able to follow along. But that doesn’t mean those who did watch the pilot will be bored. “In that unique vantage point, we’re going to reveal a lot of the things the audience was not privy to,” previews Narducci. “You’re going to learn a lot more information. You’re going to see a different story. The ending, in particular, is very shocking and different. It’s going to lead directly into where our series is going for the first several episodes.”
See? You don’t have to be a Vampire Diaries fan to get The Originals. HONEST!
HOW DOES CAMI, A HUMAN, FIT INTO A SHOW ABOUT VAMPIRES AND WITCHES? | “Very early on, we’ll see that she catches the eye of Marcel,” teases Narducci. “So if you’re Klaus, and you want to get to the bottom of Marcel and his power dynamic, it’s very interesting to notice that this girl Cami has caught Marcel’s eye.” Naturally, the Original will cozy up to the psych student, who becomes something of an unexpected friend. “A lot of the fans are assuming, ‘Oh my God, is there going to be a romance?’” says the EP. “I think it’s far more interesting to play just a human connection, ’cause he doesn’t really have a lot of friends. Klaus is someone who either kills you or manipulates you. Cami is someone who is educated enough that he might take a pause and just be curious to get to know her. Her history with New Orleans and her education are going to make her someone very interesting for Klaus to interact with.”
The “brave bartender” caught Marcel’s eye in more than a “blood donor” way? Interesting. I can’t see that interest lasting past his next meal – he doesn’t seem the type to be interested in humans outside of their blood – but that could prove interesting. And Klaus’s interest could just be a little projection of another smart, attractive blonde’s personality . . . couldn’t it? (But I have a feeling she’s going to end up not realizing she knows something key to either the witches’ plot against Marcel, or Marcel’s plot to hold the witches at bay. Either or.)
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DAVINA CHARACTER? | The young witch (played by Danielle Campbell) – who appears in the director’s cut of the pilot, available at CWTV.com – was cut from the aired broadcast. “I was heartbroken when they were not able to include [her] in the episode,” admits Narducci. “But really, it’s more in line with the series, and less in line with what the story was of that Vampire Diaries episode.” As for the reveal that Marcel is using Davina to control the witches, “We will go forward under the assumption that people are aware of that information, but we will do the reset” explaining her relationship to the vampire, adds the EP.
So, long story short, we get Davina in this episode!!! I can’t wait to see what’s going on there!
WHEN WILL REBEKAH JOIN HER BROTHERS IN NEW ORLEANS? | “She will get involved, and more importantly, she will have reason to get involved very soon,” hints Narducci. “And not perhaps the reason you might expect. Not the baby reason. Other reasons, one which is deeply personal to her and one that is shocking.”
The personal one, I’m not sure about. The “shocking” one might be the hinted at relationship (in the past) with Marcel!!
IS HAYLEY JUST A PAWN IN THE WITCHES’ WAR WITH MARCEL? | “One of the big complications early on is: If Hayley is carrying this child, where can she be where she’s safe, given everything that’s going on in New Orleans?” says Narducci. “Protecting her and protecting that child is a big part of what both Klaus and Elijah’s drive will be going forward. They want to take over New Orleans [and] take down Marcel. But they also have this girl who has her own will. She doesn’t take to being manipulated. She doesn’t take to being ordered around.”
She may just be a pawn for the witches, but I don’t think she’ll stay that way for long. From what we’ve seen of Hayley from The Vampire Diaries she doesn’t take to being pushed around too nicely. Doubt she’ll be any different just because she’s pregnant.
WILL THERE BE ROMANCE BETWEEN SOPHIE AND ELIJAH? | “[Sophie] has to hold Hayley and the unborn child hostage to try to manipulate the Original vampires,” explains Narducci. “Elijah sees this and does not like being manipulated. And yet, you have to respect someone with the bravery to try to manipulate the Original vampires… There will be romance for Sophie, and there will be romance for Elijah… We’ve got some cool twists coming up.”
There’s romance for Sophie, and there’s romance for Elijah . . . but notice he doesn’t go as far as to say that the romance will be between Sophie and Elijah. Just sayin’! And that picture makes me think that it’s Hayley and Elijah, but looks can be deceiving!!!