Now that The CW has (wisely) ordered ‘The Originals’ to series, HollywoodLife.com is looking forward to all the Klaus-rageous moments in store for us next season.
It’s been quite a week for The Vampire Diaries. Less than 24 hours after The CW drama aired the backdoor pilot for its potential spin-off, The Originals was officially picked up to series. And while I’m positively giddy about getting a double dose of vampire goodness every week next season, a large chunk of the fandom remains unconvinced. Allow me to serve up five reasons why everyone should be thrilled about Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) future in the Big Easy.
1. Klaus & Joseph Morgan Have Endless Potential
When the dreaded “Klaus” was first name-dropped back in season two, I never could have predicted the seemingly one-dimensional über villain would grow to become someone I cared about. But boy did I misjudge him. The perfect storm of Julie Plec‘s writing and Joseph Morgan’s acting have resulted in an iconic character with more heart and depth than arguably anyone else in the TVD universe. I honestly believe we’ve barely scratched the surface with him, and I can’t wait to see what else he has in store for us.
2. Klaus & Hayley’s Baby Will Be Crazy Adorable
Through the magic of science — and by “science,” I mean MorphThing.com — I’ve gotten a glimpse of what Klaus and Hayley’s offspring will look like, regardless of whether it turns out to be a boy or a girl. Those chubby cheeks… Those gentle curls… Klaus and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) may not be excited for parenthood, but their kid is going to make the Gerber Baby look like a half-baked monster.
3. Three Words: Charles. Michael. Davis.
“How You Like Me Now” was the perfect karaoke song with which to introduce Marcel to viewers. Because, you know what? I like him very much now, and so does everyone else. The minute Charles Michael Davis appeared on screen during “The Originals,” the Twitterverse erupted into a chorus of “OMG”s and multiple variations of “I want him to be my husband”s.
4. Elijah & Klaus’ Bromance
Similarly to The Vampire Diaries, much of The Originals‘ heart will stem from the relationship between two brothers at odds — only we’re not talking about the petty romantic squabbles that Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) face on a weekly basis. Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Klaus must find a way to not only rebuild their shattered family, but to reclaim a lost kingdom. The backdoor pilot established Elijah as the yin to Klaus’ yang, so here’s hoping that combination will remain united for many seasons to come.
5. Caroline’s Love Life Will Finally Be At Peace
You know the old saying “If you love someone, you have to set them free?” That’s basically where Klaus and Caroline (Candice Accola) are right now. Even the most die-hard ‘Klaroline’ fans need to accept that our girl’s life is in shambles right now, and she needs stability. With Klaus heading off to New Orleans, Tyler (Michael Trevino) can return to town and help the former Miss Mystic Falls pick herself up.
Still unconvinced? Try browsing these points again in photo form, then cast your vote below: Will you make time in your schedule for The Originals next season?
— Andy Swift
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