'The Originals' Showrunner Talks How Hope Deals With Being Her Family's Only Hope in Final Season

'The Originals' Showrunner Talks How Hope Deals With Being Her Family's Only Hope in Final Season

Hope has a talk with mom Hayley in this new still from the season five premiere of The Originals, premiering tonight.

In the upcoming season, we’ll see how Hope deals with not just her powers, but being part of a powerful, magical family as well.

Julie Plec shared with Variety that her entire journey “is centered around the question of what kind of burden is it to place on an unborn child that she is this family’s only hope?”

“…What does that do to your psyche, what does that do to your sense of self?” she questions. “Here’s this girl with all of this kind of magic broiling around inside of her, and how is that going to manifest if she takes after her daddy and his temper problems? I think that it’s all part of growing up.”

Julie adds, “When you’re born into a complicated family and you’re trying hard to find your true self but you’ve inherited whatever disease that gets passed down through the DNA of that family — you’re just trying to be your best self.

“She’s constantly struggling to be that foundation that her family needs, which is not always easy.”

The Originals premieres TONIGHT, April 18th @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.

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  • Christelle Perez

    Hayley is the best character in TO and she has a such beautiful, singular and genuine heart and spent all those years helping to build every little piece of the show with her narrative, she’s so important! So it would be very unfair to be ruthlessly pulled of the show and she’s has gone through many horrors, pain, cruelties, atrocities, and always in search of love, happiness and family for years and years and deserves with all strength a happy ending with her daughter Hope.

  • disqus_jWJyM7ZZbC

    Hayley is not only my favorite character, but she is one of the main characters of The Originals , it’s super unprofessional to kill one of the amazing characters on TO. Hayley is Hopes mom, are they just gonna rip her mom away from her just like they ripped away her dad? Hayley has tried so hard to keep her daughter happy and safe and this is what she gets in return? Hayley deserves so much more happiness and she doesn’t deserve to die. The Originals is my favorite show but without Hayley I’m done with it.

  • tracy

    The Originals has a very bad habit of killing off it’s female characters. Male series regular has never suffered the same fate. Hayley is such a strong female character: she doesn’t need anyone but herself – all she wants is to protect her daughter, by taking her away from The Originals Julie Plec ruin The Originals

  • emily

    Julie Plec seems to have a problem with moms, she constantly kills them in her show. She killed off Katie in Containment, Jo in TVD, and now she want to do the same in TO. It’s really disgusting. It looks like that Julie Plec think the only mother who deserve to live is Caroline. It is disgusting that Julie Plec think it is ok to kill off a mother, to make a place for Caroline.

  • paul

    Hayley’s character is one of the best ever, it shows how incredibly powerfull women can be, and it’s not fair that she’s being killed off, Hayley Marshall deserves better, she should be alive

  • disqus_s7UbhcpT5N

    Hayley is the female lead on TO. Hayley is a fighter, a legend, she deserves better than what Plec have planned for her. Julie Plec want to kill her off, take away a mother from Hope ,and replaced her by Caroline. It is really disgusting, I didn’t think that Julie Plec would fall so low

  • Sabrina Robertson

    Hayley is my favorite characters and my favorite female in the show, she is badass and amazing! She is Hope’s mother it would be completely wrong to take her away after all that has happened to Hope.

  • disqus_00EVzGak64

    Hayley is a big part of TO. She has grown into a much better person because of her daughter. Hayley didn’t get the chance to fully know her mother so Hope should be able to get that chance. Hope will only be 15 that is very young to lose her mother. Hayley fought for years for the safety of her child even before Hope was born. She deserves every right and happiness with the child she gave life to.

  • Alexia

    Julie Plec talk a big game about feminism yet she kill one of the strongest females in The Originals. Hayley is a great character and she is vital to The Originals. Hayley deserves to be alive with her daughter, Hayley deserves the best ending with Hope.

  • Gabriella

    The Originals Season 4 was the best season,and now Julie Plec will ruin the show. Julie Plec made a TVD final atrocious, and now by killing off Hayley TO final will be the worst final CW ever had

  • emily

    If they kill off Hayley it will be the worst decision they ever made, I can not believe that they are so stupid. Hayley Marshall is a great character and she is vital to the show.

  • disqus_dbHsJpWWds

    Hayley Marshall is the first female lead in the TVD/TheOriginals universe who chose morals over love, didn’t crumple under pressure but thrived in it,and wasn’t used as a way to keep the male leads “good” like what was done with Elena/Damon, Caroline/Klaus, Cami/Klaus, Davina/Kol. Feminism is important to the world now and without Hayley it’s just another patriarchical show led and written by women

  • disqus_s7UbhcpT5N

    Hayley Marshall is the female lead on TO. Hayley is a fighter, a legend, she deserves better than what Plec have planned for her. Julie Plec want to kill her off, take away a mother from Hope ,and replaced her by Caroline. It is really disgusting, I didn’t think that Julie Plec would fall so low

  • Fernanda

    Hayley is amazing character and great mother. Hayley can’t die. She doesn’t deserve this. Hayley deserves the best ending with Hope. Plec really shouldn’t ruin the The Originals on it’s last season. If Plec kill off Hayley I will boycott this show and I won’t watch anything else Julie Plec has her hands on.

  • Alice

    Julie Plec thinks she can kill Hope’s mother Hayley because she suddenly decided to bring a certain blonde vampire from a deceased show to TO. I won’t continue to watch a show made by people who disrespect the fandom like that.