An 'Originals' Romance Was Killed Because Of Who Won The Presidency

An 'Originals' Romance Was Killed Because Of Who Won The Presidency

Well, this is sad.

A key romance on The Originals won’t be happening at all because of which candidate won the Presidency last year.

Showrunner Julie Plec explained during the ATX Festival this weekend that one writer turned in a script that featured a female character getting beat up by a man.

It was a flashback to centuries earlier, but nonetheless, it was scraped, and so was their romance.

“But he beat her up,” Julie shared. “We realized at that moment they can’t be together anymore. And we killed a love story on that day. One that people who watch the show are probably rooting for.”

She adds, “Narratively we were going down this path, but my conscience can’t advocate that kind of violence.”

While Julie never shares just which romance the presidency killed, it’s safe to assume that it was Elijah and Hayley.

The “villain” spoken about is one who is always “battling the fight between trying to be the most moral upstanding creature and yet has a very deep, dark place borne out of being a creature of the night for thousands of years, and has worked so hard to overcome it.”

TELL JJJ: What do you think about this? Are you still rooting for Hayley and Elijah regardless?

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Posted to: Television, The Originals
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