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Welcome back to New Orleans, a city filled with fun, booze, and the dark and mysterious world of vampire elite.
The Originals, the CW's new hit drama, returns tonight with a sure-to-be shocking midseason premiere and we're currently counting down the seconds until we can be reunited with the flawlessly fierce group characters. To get you ready for tonight's bloody good episode, we chatted with star Charles Michael Davis and he spilled tons of secrets on Marcel's romance with Rebekah (Claire Holt), the intense power struggle with Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and how one tiny witch could bring a grown man to his knees.
Get ready, vampire lovers, because we're about to see a brand new theme on the freshman drama: girl power! Davis reveals, "I think that's something that you haven't seen in the show, so I think that fans are really going to like seeing the heroines sort of take the power back."
In particular, Davis teases that super-witch Davina (Danielle Campbell) and the hormonally enhanced werewolf Haley (Phoebe Tonkin) will have some great "chemistry" together in their newfound friendship scenes. Better watch out, Marcel!
At the end of the last episode, Davina realized that Marcel failed to mention that Elijiah (Daniel Gillies) actually killed the last remaining elder witch, thus freeing her from the need to hide out. (Or ya know, Marcel was a little busy keeping Klaus from killing all of the vampires in town and it just slipped his mind.) Either way, Davis explains that Marcel has a lot of making up to do if he wants to get back into Davina's good graces. Perhaps a little groveling is in order?
"Davina sort of questions the relationship, and Marcel will definitely have to earn his trust back with her in hopes of keeping that relationship alive," he says. "I like to think that it's more of a big brother relationship, and I think there's a lot of honesty in that conversation that Marcel had with Klaus at the bar in the previous episode, that he saw something in her that reminded him of himself at one point, something very personal. So I do think it's all out of brotherly love." Awww!
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Speaking of love, Davis says that Marcel and Rebekah are not about to run off, full speed into the sunset just yet. It might take some intense couples' counseling to be able to get these two star-crossed supernatural beings back on track. "They're going to work with a counselor," Davis jokes. "I'm sure they've got a long list of resentment that goes back centuries, decades, so it's going to take a lot of long sessions. The bill is going to be pretty expensive by the end of that one.
Not to worry, Mabekah fans, Davis promises that all hope is not lost for this vampire twosome and we'll discover more about their complicated history through one of the series' highly anticipated flashbacks. "We dive into their past, which you'll actually get to see play out a little bit on the show. You get to find out what the big secret is, and see what actually bonds them," he teases.
We already know that Klaus is, and always has been, firmly against a Marcel/Rebekah romance and this conniving behavior is something that will not change in the foreseeable future. Why can't you just let them be happy Klaus?!
Davis says that Marcel is going to have to be extremely cautious movie forward with his newfound alliance with Klaus and that there is going to be a lot of "trial by fire" in the upcoming episodes. When asked if Klaus can ever really be trusted Davis' answer was short, but not so sweet: no! The CW star explains, "At the present moment, no. But I think that's a lot of what the show is about, is about him redeeming himself and getting back to a place of integrity and alignment, but obviously he's got a really long way to go."
He continues, "You've just got to understand and accept that you can't always trust him and you just have to expect certain behavior." You mean psychotic behavior? Yeah, we've always come to expect that from Klaus, but that's why we love him!
The Originals airs tonight at 8 p.m. on The CW.