In “Wild at Heart”, while Klaus finds himself dealing with pressing matters at home, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) reluctantly aligns with Aya (Tracy Ifeachor) after learning that she may have knowledge of an elusive weapon that could kill an Original vampire for good.
Meanwhile, alone and shunned by her coven of witches, a desperate Davina (Danielle Campbell) is left conflicted after she is approached with an enticing offer that could bring her one step closer to reuniting with Kol.
“Wild At Heart” airs TONIGHT, Friday, February 5th @ 9PM ET/PT on the CW.
“Cami is someone who has some dark impulses and we’ve talked about how maybe that’s what led her to be fascinated by psychology and to be fascinated by Klaus and maybe those are some of the reasons why she stayed in New Orleans to begin with,” executive producer Michael Narducci told EW. “And now that that side of her is heightened by being a vampire, I think that’s something she’s going to want to explore. I think she’s in for a long transition into discovering who she’s going to be as a vampire.”
Michael continued, “She’s still going to love the people that she loves. She might be more inclined to take what she wants because she can. She might be less inclined to be afraid of people who are stronger than her because now she’s going to have power. She knows that there are enemies out there and she’s going to want to have to deal with them and not play any kind of victim card but be a little bit more physical and relish in being a vampire.”
“I don’t think Klaus is genetically engineered to be a good influence,” Michael added. “We’re talking about morally good.”
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The 27-year-old actor revealed what it was like filming his death scene and the speech Phoebe Tonkin‘s character Hayley gave his lifeless body.
“That entire day was really intense, and Phoebe did an incredible job of staying with it, staying in it — and hearing her talk and I could tell she was — I couldn’t see her, but I could tell she was crying,” Nathan told Access Hollywood. “[The speech] was beautiful to listen to and every now and then I would sneak a little glance over if I didn’t think they were looking at me, just because I mean, she’s incredible. I think she killed it in that scene.”
Phoebe told ET, “It was really sad! I love Nathan Parsons so much and I love the relationship with Hayley and Jackson. It was just so sweet and very human. They gave him an epic death, which is all you could want if you’re going to die on a show like this. An epic, epic, dark, bloody death, so I’m glad he got that, but yeah it’s sad. It’s sad when any kind of character leaves on these shows. We spend so much time together so it’s like we’re losing a buddy.”
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The Originals returns tonight with the three siblings — Klaus, Freya and Elijah — dealing with the death of Cami.
In “A Ghost Along the Mississippi”, in the aftermath of a horrific plan that left Cami (Leah Pipes) dead, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) declares war on Aurora (Rebecca Breeds) and Tristan (Oliver Auckland).
Elsewhere, Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood), who has resumed his role as Regent to the New Orleans witches, is forced to use his magic against his will, while Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Jackson (Nathan Parsons) find themselves pawns in Tristan’s twisted game.
Finally, after learning that Tristan is in possession of a powerful weapon that could take their family down once and for all, Klaus, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Freya (Riley Voekel) enact a risky plan that leads to a tense showdown with The Strix.
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Speak with E!, Julie Plec dished on the upcoming event, “Basically, we’ve been fighting for years about whether to do a crossover, how to do a crossover, will it work, will it seem pander-y…and none of us wanted to do it for the sake of doing it, but the timelines were starting to separate and Vampire Diaries, as you know, is going to catch up to its [three-year flash forward].”
She added, “So I thought, ‘This is it, we only have one shot left.’ And that thought coincided with the need for Stefan to find a safe haven to escape a mystical problem.”
During the crossover, Stefan will find his way to St. James’ Infirmary in New Orleans, where no magical spell can find him…and while he’s there, he and Klaus catch up.
She will play Sofya, “a smart, badass vampire whose skills are highly sought after on the black market…Though her loyalty remains solely to herself, Sofya is always willing to lend a hand — to the highest bidder, of course.”
Taylor will make her first appearance later this season in the 16th episode.
The Originals airs Fridays @ 9PM on The CW.
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Mouzam Makkar, who you might recognize from American Horror Story, will recur on TVD as Alex, a “beautiful, charming and cocky researcher at the head of a mysterious organization,” TVLine reports.
“She has ties to Enzo’s backstory,” executive producer Caroline Dries dished. “As he’s trying to find his place in the world, she comes in and says, ‘Let me help you out with that.’ Is she good? Is she bad? What’s her bigger agenda? We’ll pull back her layers as the season goes on.”
Meanwhile, Matt Cedeno will come to New Orleans on The Originals as Cortez, a “callous, smart and manipulative vampire from the Mikaelsons’ past who comes to New Orleans seeking vengeance.”
“Cortez is someone who was sired by a unique circumstance,” executive producer Michael Narduccishared. “He has a very interesting perspective, particularly on Klaus. He’s of Klaus’ sire line, but he was not sired by Klaus. He’s a very intriguing character, one of the most dangerous folks we’ve met.”
“I’ve wanted to do this for a really long time and find a way to do it that didn’t feel like we were jamming story for the sake of cross-pollinating the shows,” EP Julie Plec told Variety.
It sounds like we’ll finally seen a reunion between former-besties-but-mostly-enemies Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan)!
“So we’re sitting in the room, and the plot point is that Stefan is in trouble and he’s being pursued by means of magic so how can we get him safe? Well, let’s get him to a place where there’s no magic. And I was like, ‘Oh sh-t! St. James Infirmary!” Julie explained. “There’s a place where there’s no magic that can work in New Orleans!’ And the whole writer’s room just went, ‘Yay! Finally!’ because they’ve been waiting so long for that opportunity.”
The crossover will span over two episodes, one for each of the shows.
“Stefan will go to New Orleans in a Vampire Diaries episode and then he will remain in New Orleans in The Originals to help Klaus deal with a problem that is super specific to Stefan’s survival.”
Oh, and what about Klaus finding out that Stefan is dating Caroline (Candice King)?!
“There is a presence of Caroline buried within that, but I can’t really say in what context,” Julie said.
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