Jason Dohring & Leah Pipes Preview Their Partnership on 'The Originals' (JJJ Interview)

Jason Dohring & Leah Pipes Preview Their Partnership on 'The Originals' (JJJ Interview)

There’s a new detective in New Orleans on this season of The Originals and we got the scoop straight from newest castmember Jason Dohring!

“There’s a gruesome crime committed in the Quarter and he winds up investigating that,” Jason told us during a recent set visit. “That leads him to working with Cami (Leah Pipes), who helps build a profile of this killer. And that murder turns into many more. It sort of gets out of hand.”

It turns out Detective Will Kinney has a past with Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood), who connects him to Cami.

“Whenever there’s any sort of occult happening or supernatural aspect to a crime, they call in Vincent,” Yusuf told JJJ. “I don’t think Will has an idea that there’s really a supernatural aspect that he needs to be aware of in New Orleans.”

Of course, that makes things difficult for their investigation. “Obviously, [Cami] knows about the supernatural element and he doesn’t, so she’s playing a couple sides here,” Jason said. “We’re going about it our different ways and suspecting different people.”

“He called Cami in because [the murders] look vampire-ish and we don’t know who did it,” Leah told JJJ. “Obviously, a lot of people are pointing fingers and a lot of people are pointing fingers at Klaus (Joseph Morgan), the most evil vampire ever.”

Because Vincent has given up practicing witchcraft, he can’t exactly use a locator spell or some sort of magical loophole to help out.

“His people and his city are under attack. Is he going to give up this self-imposed ban of magic for the greater good of the city?” Yusuf asked.

Meanwhile, even amid all the murderous happenings, we’re intrigued to see how the relationship between Will and Cami devlops.

Leah said, “I think there’s a connection beyond just being human. I think there’s a connection of being a noble human being trying to do the right thing in a world full of monsters. And I also wouldn’t mind Cami going on a date with Jason Dohring either (laughs).”

“I think there’s always chance for romance,” Jason added.

The Originals premieres TONIGHT, October 8 @ 9PM on The CW!

- Reporting by Sharon Tharp (@sharontharp)

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