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The Originals, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt


Ladies and gents, you might want to prepare yourselves, because we've got an exclusive first look at next week's episode of The Originals, and we're just not sure we can handle all the epicness in it.

Let's run down all of the reasons why, shall we?

1. Rebekah (Claire Holt) is back!

2. She brought little baby Hope with her!

3. Elijah (Daniel Gillies) is getting reacquainted with his niece, meaning Elijah in a suit+holding a baby = OMG.

4. Rebekah's months away from New Orleans raising Hope made her realize she wants to be a human with a baby of her own...meaning she is uber susceptible to Esther's (Sonja Sohn) impending bargain!

Check out the exclusive first look above now!

How great is it seeing Rebekah back with her brother Elijah? We know we've been missing the Original sister ever since she left town in season one, but we didn't realize just how much we've been craving Rebekah's presence until now.

Maybe she'll be the one to pull Klaus (Joseph Morgan) back from the darkness he's surely wallowing in now that he's killed his biological fatherall in the name of keeping his daughter Hope safe.

But our biggest worry is that Rebekah will be the first Mikaelson sibling to accept their mother's dangerous deal to let her magically swap them into a body of a witch, allowing the Original vampires to live out a full human life before dying for good. With how much Rebekah wants a baby of her own, knowing that she has to give Hope back to Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) at some point, will she agree to Esther's deal? Or will she stand strong with her brothers against their mother's meddling ways?

Now excuse us while we rewatch Elijah cooing over baby Hope over and over and over again. Sorry we're not sorry!

The Originals airs Mondays at 8 pm on the CW.