"Is it evil to take what one wants?"
This is the question Klaus (Joseph Morgan) poses to Cami (Leah Pipes) in this exclusive Originals sneak peek.
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The vamp seems determined to win Cami's loyalty in his fight against Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), but Klaus sees the futility of his usual ways — threats and bodily harm. Instead, he opens up that big ol' heart of his a bit and explains that he simply wants to protect Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and save Davina (Danielle Campbell).
How do you manipulate and defeat someone who knows you better than almost anyone else? That's the dilemma Klaus is facing on The Originals.
Although it's evident that there's a long history between Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and his former protégé Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), on last week's episode, viewers saw just how deep the bond goes. As Klaus was settling New Orleans in 1820, he watched a young slave being tortured. Turns out the boy, who didn't even have a name, was the product of the Governor's affair. Klaus felt a connection and took the boy, who he named Marcellus, under his wing.
For a hated vampire, The Originals' Marcel sure has a lot of admirers.
On last week's series premiere, viewers were re-introduced to New Orleans' ruling vamp Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), who's gone to many lengths to make sure the city remains under his control. But with his former mentor's arrival, and the help of a few witches he's pissed off along the way, Marcel is faced with getting the Big Easy swept from under him. Good thing Klaus' sister Rebekah (Claire Holt) is coming back to town on Tuesday (8/7c, The CW) since the two have quite the history...
With its focus on power dynamics and war, The Originals appears to be the grown-up version of The Vampire Diaries. But executive producer Julie Plec promises the show will be chock-full of romance and angst too.
"The maturity of The Originals is rooted in a lot of that mafia-like tone, but when all is said and done, it's got not only the power of the family drama, but a romantic and bro-mantic history amongst all these characters."
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