It's the reunion The Originals has been building to all season long.
On Monday's midseason finale, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) will finally get to see the child they gave up to protect in the show's first season finale. And that's not the only big reunion of the night. The episode will also feature Original parents Esther (Sonja Sohn) and Mikael (Sebastian Roche) coming face-to-face for the first time in 1,000 years. But while the first of the two meetings will be filled with joy, it's also fraught with the terror that looms if and when Esther learns the Mikaelson firstborn is alive and well.
The Originals has only just begun to uncover the first family's wealth of secrets.
On last week's episode, Esther (Sonja Sohn) took her son Elijah (Daniel Gillies) captive and forced him to remember the horrifying acts he had done as a vampire — namely killing his love Tatia (Nina Dobrev) — in order to further persuade him to undo his vampirism. But on Monday's episode (8/7c, CW) it's Esther's turn to reveal all when viewers finally learn much more of her back story that led to her strong convictions today.
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The Originals is about to put the "fun" in family dysfunction.
The CW series, which returns for its second season Monday, is setting the stage for a crazy reunion when Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) realize that their mother and father — and brother — have been resurrected back into their lives. For the brothers, confronting the years of pain and destruction the Original parents left in their wake comes at a time when the two, as well as Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), have already hit despair, having lost the people — and their city — that mean most to them.
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When the series returns, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) are still reeling from the loss of their daughter and more determined than ever to seek revenge. But while Hayley is dealing with rage as she adjusts to her new life as a hybrid, Klaus' powers have been weakened by the werewolves. Plus: He's unaware that mom and dad Mikaelson are lurking in the Quarter!
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During the Season 1 finale, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) gave birth and was immediately killed, only to wake up as a hybrid. But with the baby's life at stake, Hayley, along with Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies), made the heartbreaking decision to give baby Hope to the only person they could trust with keeping her safe: Rebekah (Claire Holt). But for both parents, the devastating loss will be their drive and purpose when the show returns.
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Hope took on a new meaning by the end of The Originals Season 1 finale.
After being kidnapped by the witches, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) gave birth and was immediately killed. Fortunately, she had her child's blood in her body and was reborn, but this time as a hybrid. By the end of the hour, Hayley, along with Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies), made the heartbreaking decision to give the baby, aptly named Hope, to the one person they could trust with keeping her safe — Rebekah (Claire Holt). With her new supernatural form, and after losing the only family she's ever known, Hayley will be at rock bottom when the series returns.
The Originals' Klaus is about to become a baby daddy, but will that change anything in the villainous vampire?
"I hope so," Joseph Morgan tells TVGuide.com. "There is certainly potential for it. If Klaus sees the baby or gets to hold the baby, I don't know if it'll make him go more in that [nurturing] direction or send him the other way. I can see him not being able to handle it. With him becoming a father it's interesting to see how that affects his bloodlust."
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Another Originals character bites the dust.
After a season of defying many of New Orleans' power players, Sophie Deveraux (Daniella Pineda) succumbed to the forces of the show's newest antagonist, Sophie's own niece, Monique (Yasmin Al Bustami). And Sophie wasn't her only target. By the end of the hour, Monique and her new band of crazy witches took Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) and left them trapped outside of the French Quarter.