'The Originals' Character That You Didn't Want To Die, Actually Did Die on Last Night's Episode

'The Originals' Character That You Didn't Want To Die, Actually Did Die on Last Night's Episode

The Originals delivered on a character death that fans picked up on last year.

In last night’s episode, Hayley, played by Phoebe Tonkin, sacrificed herself to save her daughter Hope. Hayley ripped off Greta’s daylight ring and pulled them both into the sun.

Just before that, Hayley actually bound her werewolf side, meaning she was a full vampire.

“It was one of those things we knew from the beginning of the season,” EP Jeffery Lieber shared with TVGuide after the episode. “We were looking for a way to do it at a point in the season where it really resonated, where it changed all the other characters, but left us enough space to still be able to tell the rest of Hayley’s story.”

He adds, “That was what was really important…Being able to do it midseason, it causes an inflection point and it causes every single other character to change in a meaningful, primal way. It also again gives us space in the back half to finish telling the story in a really interesting, cool way.”

But is this the really the last time we’ll see Hayley? No.

“I don’t think I’m giving anything away in saying that she is in other episodes this season, so that her death is not nearly her end,” he adds, giving fans some kind of silver lining.

If you missed it, check out what Phoebe said about saying goodbye to Hayley.

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  • disqus_s7UbhcpT5N

    Hayley Marshall is the female lead on The Originals. 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

  • Christelle Perez

    Hayley is the best character in the originals 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 was 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 Hayley deserved with all strength a happy ending with her daughter

  • Fernanda

    Hayley is an amazing character and a great mother. Hayley shouldn’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. Since Plec kill off Hayley I will boycott The Originals and I won’t watch anything else Julie Plec has her hands on.

  • Sabrina Robertson

    Hayley is one of my favorite characters and my favorite female in The Originals, she’s badass and amazing! She’s Hopes mother it is completely wrong to take her away after all that has happened to Hope.

  • disqus_00EVzGak64

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

  • ellen

    Julie Plec call herself feminist but she have killed off 2/3 lead females roles so far. In s 5 she killed off Hayley. Despite the fact that Hayley is the lead female character and she has a 15 year old daughter who needs her mother. Hayley doesn’t deserve to die in the last season of The Originals. The females in this show are only used for the purposes of ships and are killed off as soon as they get their own storyline. TO season 4 should have been the last. Plec will ruin everything in s5. I won’t watch TO s5 and anything else Julie Plec has her hands on.