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The Originals: Why Did This Happen to Fans?

It's sadder than an Adele album

Megan Vick

[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Thursday's (Dec. 10) episode of The Originals. Read at your own risk!]

"Do you ever want to just rip out [Klaus'] heart and see how long it takes to grow back?" a cursed Rebekah Mikaelson (Claire Holt) asks after she's awoken from her nap in the sea on Thursday's winter finale of The Originals.

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Anyone who thought Freya (Riley Voelkel) was the only Mikaelson to predict the future got a rude awakening when Klaus' (Joseph Morgan) heart was metaphorically ripped out in the final moments of the episode.

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After finally giving in to his feelings for Cami (Leah Pipes), Klaus had approximately five minutes of bliss -- The perfect kiss on the balcony! The sensual climb on the bed! The pillow-talk make-out session! The cuddling! Romantic perfection! -- before waking up to find his beloved's throat slit open and her blood covering their love nest.

"The safest place for you right now is with me," he had told her over and over again this episode, which should have been the tip off, but now fans just feel lied to as we soak in our tear river of heartbreak.

Who could do such a horrifying, gut-wrenching thing, at Christmas no less? That would be Aurora (Rebecca Breeds), Klaus' certifiable crazy ex-girlfriend who couldn't stand the idea of him being with another woman, or other person period, really. The extra gut punch is that Klaus already had the perfect opportunity to kill Aurora and save himself, and us, from this misery. Instead, he let her live in hopes of making her suffer more for even threatening Cami. Didn't your mother ever tell you not to play with your food, Klaus? Now she's killed your girlfriend and we all have to suffer for it.

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If Klaus felt like torturing Aurora just for threatening his precious Camille, Lord knows what awaits his former flame now that his love his dead. Add in the fact that Elijah (Daniel Gillies) was forced to stake Rebekah when The Strix curse wasn't cured (that seemed a little too easy, right?) and we have two extremely pissed-off, ready for vengeance Mikaelson brothers. If the Trinity wasn't worried before, they should be extremely afraid now.

A bloodbath is surely in order when The Originals returns on Jan. 29, but for now we'll be over here with all the tissues waiting for our own ripped-out hearts to grow back. R.I.P. Camille. You deserved so much better.

(Full disclosure: is owned by CBS, one of The CW's parent companies)