If you’re holding your breath for a Klaus-Davina reconciliation on The Originals, allow me to mourn you now.
“She is enraged,” Danielle Campbell says of her character following the death of Aiden, whom she (and everyone else) believes was killed by Klaus. “The most important thing to Davina is taking care of the few people she really trusts; Aiden became one of those people while he was with Josh, and she can’t understand how Klaus has managed to kill yet another person [that she loves]. … She’s ready for Klaus to be dead and out of her life.”
As for poor Josh, Campbell says that Davina will try to help him through his grief on Monday’s episode (The CW, 8/7c), “but at the end of the day, he’s not ready to face the fact that Aiden is gone. He’s going to deal with loss in his own way. And that’s what makes the show a little more human — normal people don’t just kill everyone you love and have it be fine.”
Of course, there’s another boy weighing heavily on Davina’s mind; she’s still in the process of resurrecting Kol, and according to Campbell, she’s about to make a major breakthrough.
“Vincent presents her with an opportunity that could bring her closer to bringing back Kol,” she reveals, “and it’ll also put her in a [higher position] of power.”
Speaking of power, Campbell notes that Davina has been “experimenting a lot with dark magic” which will “come into play next season.” In the meantime, she’s just excited for fans to see the final three episodes, which culminates in a “really big finale. It closes a lot of doors that have been left open, and the third season will basically feel like a new show. We’re introducing a new storyline and it’s going to be very exciting.”
EVERYTHING WE LOVE, WE TURN TO ASH
With time running out, Klaus’ ultimate plan to protect baby Hope at all costs continues to take shape.
As tensions between the siblings come to a head, Cami reveals a vital piece of information that causes Elijah and Rebekah to reconsider their plan of attack against Dahlia (guest star Claudia Black).
Davina finds herself one step closer to fulfilling the promise she made to Kol, while Freya (guest star Riley Voelkel) is forced to take drastic measures to protect herself against Dahlia.
Elsewhere, Marcel has to put aside his fury at Klaus in order to protect himself and everyone in their sire line.
Meanwhile, Vincent finds himself torn between the prospects of a magic-free life away from New Orleans and a personal obligation to protect Davina.
Finally, with their risky plan in place, the Mikaelson siblings prepare for the fight of their lives.
Dahlia’s arrival on Monday’s The Originals (The CW, 8/7c) also triggers the return of Mikael, played by Sebastian Roché, who has simply this to say about the long-awaited hour: “It’s truly going to be epic.”
“Mikael was sent by his newly-found daughter to find some element to be able to combat Dahlia,” Roché reminds TVLine. “We’re going to see him come back in Episode 18, and he’s definitely going to be surprised by what’s happened in his absence,” including that Freya has chosen to end her mother’s life in his absence. “It’s all going to be huge.”
And while he can’t comment on the show’s next big death — executive producer Julie Plec recently tweeted about reluctantly offing a major character — Roché has some very interesting ideas about his on-screen late wife.
“To tell you the truth, I don’t think anyone really dies on this series,” he admits. “You never know when someone is going to resurface. I’ve died in a pretty definite manner on The Vampire Diaries; I’ve been stabbed and spiked and had my neck broken. I never see a finality to it. On other shows, I’d be done, except for maybe a flashback — and there’s always a chance for a flashback! You could see Esther there, who knows?”
Since I’ve already brought up TVD, Roché also has some insightful thoughts about his former co-star Nina Dobrev’s decision to leave the show after six seasons.
“I think it’s wonderful,” he says. “She did such great work for the past six seasons, and I totally understand. She’s at such a young age, and she wants to explore and have new adventures. She really turned [Elena] into one of the most seminal characters on TV, and she’ll be such a huge star because of that, so I give her kudos. She’s going to go on to do amazing things, I’m sure. She’s a really wonderful person, too, and she did this in a very classy way. There is that element of excitement and surprise and fear in letting go of such a monumental show as TVD. It’s a worldwide phenomenon, so I think it’s very brave, as well. I give her props for that, very much so.”
Originals fans, how do you hope Dahlia’s arrival will pan out? And which character is next to go?