This past week on The Originals..Elijah (Daniel Gillies) had to make a very difficult decision. Save either: Klaus, Rebekah or Hayley. We all know which one he chose but will Klaus and Rebekah understand? Some of us fans don’t. Yes…we understand Hayley is pregnant with his brother’s child. Elijah being the perfect uncle and saving Hayley and the baby, but what about his choice to run back in and help her friend. Watching, it looks as if he had time to at least get her and Rebekah, but he made the choice to save Jackson. Hayley’s newly discovered mate, who is the wolf that has been watching her all along.
The Always and Forever vow does include the baby…but looking at the history of issues with these siblings. It could be the same story with Elijah from their view-point. Klaus thinking his brother will always choose against him. Certainly when it comes to women. As Klaus once stated “It always comes down to the pretty little wolf.” Let’s not forget Rebekah who has of late, called her brother out on more than one occasion about him being a hypocrite. How his love for Hayley will destroy the family. Julie Plec, executive producer seem to hint at that very same view. While speaking to E!online.
Original Woes: Plec teases that the next episode is “actually really crazy” as they do something the show has never done before.
“We go outside of the Quarter and we put Rebekah and Klaus into a trap situation in a creepy, horrible, messed up sanitarium from back in the day, and Genevieve, just basically working between the two of them, enacts her revenge,” she says. “We’ll learn why Genevieve’s revenge is so specifically targeted towards Rebekah and what exactly she’s going to do to make Rebekah suffer as much as possible.”
And yes, there will be consequences for Elijah after he decided to save Hayley over his brother and sister. “There’s a guilt attached to that, there’s a shame attached to that,” Plec says. “There’s a logic attached to it, of course—when in doubt, save the baby. But it definitely drives him very hard to rescue his siblings in the next episode and to try and pull the family back together, even as it’s under assault.”
So how should we see Elijah act out? As seen at the end of this weeks episode. He was not too happy or noble. As he enters the courtyard and confronts the other vampires about his brothers whereabouts. He becomes very hostile even drawing Hayley out as she tries to calm the original. One thing I am very happy about this turn around and hope it sticks. I always loved Elijah in this mood during TVD. So I’m looking forward to it.
So what do you think…sound off below!
- Will Elijah eat himself up with guilt?
- How will it affect him and Hayley’s relationship?
- How will Rebekah and Klaus react once freed?