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Warning: Do not continue reading the following article unless you've watched The Originals' Feb. 4 episode, "Crescent City." Spoilers ahead!
And yet another witch bites the dust!
After the tragic death of Davina (Danielle Campbell), The Originals killed another New Orleans witch on Tuesday night's episode: Sophie (Daniella Pineda), who was killed by the niece, Monique, she worked so hard to resurrect all season long on the CW drama. Rough twist, girl!
But another witch also got our attention during "Crescent City": Celeste (Shannon Kane), who finally revealed herself to Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and proved just how powerful she, Bastianna (Shannon Eubanks) and Genevieve (Elyse Levesque) are, kidnapping Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) by episode's end after Elijah chose to save Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) instead of his siblings.
A lot went down in this episode, so we got scoop from executive producer Julie Plec on what's ahead for the Original siblings after they messed with the wrong witches and how Jackson (Nathan Parsons), Hayley's new werewolf love interest, will factor into her relationship with Elijah...
Death Sticks: "It seems so yes," Plec confirmed of Sophie's death being a permanent one. "I think that in this particular case, the witches having taken their vengeance against a non-believer, I don't think there's much of a hope for her to recover, given that more often than not, you need witch intervention to have a second chance at life," she explained. "So I think that this may be the end of Miss Sophie."
Original Woes: Plec teases that the next episode is "actually really crazy" as they do something theshow has never done before.
"We go outside of the Quarter and we put Rebekah and Klaus into a trap situation in a creepy, horrible, messed up sanitarium from back in the day, and Genevieve, just basically working between the two of them, enacts her revenge," she says. "We'll learn why Genevieve's revenge is so specifically targeted towards Rebekah and what exactly she's going to do to make Rebekah suffer as much as possible."
And yes, there will be consequences for Elijah after he decided to save Hayley over his brother and sister. "There's a guilt attached to that, there's a shame attached to that," Plec says. "There's a logic attached to it, of course—when in doubt, save the baby. But it definitely drives him very hard to rescue his siblings in the next episode and to try and pull the family back together, even as it's under assault."
New Love Triangle: Expect to see Jackson, the werewolf Hayley is kind of, sort of in an arranged marriage with, to pop back up. Before Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) enacted the curse on the Crescent wolves, Hayley and Jackson's families were hoping to unite the werewolves through their marriage. (And yes, Jackson has been the wolf protecting Hayley throughout the season.)
"It's a full moon in this particular episode, and there won't be another full moon for a few more episodes, so this is our first taste of the crescent wolves," Plec says. "With luck and schedules and all those things in our favor, we'll be able to have a nice good story with them."
Elijah? Not so crazy about the idea of Hayley breaking the werewolf curse if it means Jackson sticking around.
"I don't think he's going to be very happy about it. Like I said, we've got another few episodes before we return to the werewolf world, but just this idea of her attention falling towards these people and her sense of family unity and family bond drawing her towards them and away from the Originals is a lot for Elijah to handle," Plec explains. "And then once, ultimately, if he's ever able to stand face to face with Jackson, he might be like, ‘Wait a second, who's this guy? I'm not so sure I like this guy.'"
The Originals airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW.