The Originals' Rebekah and Klaus are about to go through living Hell.
At the end of the last episode, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) had been taken by the new band of witches, dead set on exacting their revenge. From the first minute of Tuesday's episode (8/7c, The CW), the two are in dire circumstances, separated, and being tortured. What unravels is not for the faint of heart.
"The episode is possibly the most terrifying episode of The Originals to air so far," Morgan tells TVGuide.com. "I jumped out of my seat a few times and I knew what was coming. I'd advise not to show the episode to young children. It's pretty frightening."
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As Morgan explains, the witches' attack on the Original family and the repercussions of that will play out over the next three episodes "coming to a terrifying conclusion." But before then, the two — with the help of the witches, of course — will be torn apart due to the decades-long secret Rebekah and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) are hiding. If Klaus were to learn his sister and best friend were behind bringing their father to New Orleans — an event that eventually caused Klaus and Co. to flee — could "Always and Forever" be done for good?
"I mean what is 'for good' in terms of an immortal?" Morgan says. "But it's a huge betrayal and not something that can be forgiven, and I don't know that Klaus would be satisfied putting Rebekah in a time-out with a dagger." Added to all the backstabbing Klaus has already been around, this would only intensify his lack of trusting anyone. "He already is very untrusting and suspicious of people's loyalties to him, and this will confirm he was right to be suspicious all along," Morgan says. "His experiences have shown him not to trust anyone but himself, so this is a confirmation of that so he'll find it difficult to team up with anyone...I don't know if there's coming back from this."
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With Klaus' alienation, it's no surprise he'll soon delve into the werewolf side of his family, a history that has barely been explored on the show thus far. "Klaus is going to gradually show more interest in the other side of his family," Morgan says. "He's been primarily a vampire, but you know his last name is Mikaelson which means son of Mikael, which he's not. So that will be really interesting. As Hayley decides how she wants to have his baby and who she wants to have around to protect her, it'll be interesting to see where he stands [between the two worlds]. He is part werewolf even though that part has been neglected [for] the last thousand years."
Between fighting off witches, facing betrayal by his siblings and a child on the way, it's safe to say love is the farthest thing from Klaus' mind. But for fans of him getting together with The Vampire Diaries' Caroline (Candice Accola), Morgan is putting to bed the chance of a reunion — for a while at least — but is sharing his personal thoughts on the hugely hyped hookup that occurred earlier this season.
"When Julie [Plec] talked to me about having Klaus be in the [Vampire Diaries'] 100th episode and that we would be ending that story, I thought it was a good idea," Morgan explains. "I knew there was a huge fan base for those two characters, and it was important to pay off that relationship to a certain extent, but also be clear that Klaus exists now in New Orleans, fighting for power with a child about to be born, and Caroline is dealing with more young-adult issues and college, so these two characters are growing further and further apart. So while I thought it was appropriate they would have that liaison, it will be preceded by the condition that this will be a goodbye. It was giving everybody what they wanted the most and what they wanted the least in one fell swoop, but certainly it needed to happen because otherwise it's like dangling a carrot forever. I think Klaus will be a man of his word and not return to Mystic Falls again, but they needed to have that connection before they severed that tie."
The Originals airs on Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
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