The verdict is in: Claire Holt is no longer a series regular on The Originals, a.k.a one of the three Originals that the show is named after, and the only female member of the family, is gone. And to be honest, I’m so surprised by this news that I have barely had time to formulate any sort of real emotion to attach to it.
My first instinct is that it’s a bad move. There were only three living Originals to begin with, and to get rid of one of them is just trimming the possibilities in terms of story. And although I will admit that I find the Klaus-Elijah relationship most entertaining, I do think it’s nice to have another lens through which we can look at these siblings, and that’s what Rebekah was. However, I’m not going to lie — there were times when she was on The Vampire Diaries that I wanted her gone. She was a highly emotional character and could be a lot to take in.
Basically, what you can gather from all of this is that I’m a little scared and a bit skeptical, but I’m putting my faith in this show. Do I think it can exist without Rebekah? Yes. Do I know what that will look like? No, hence the skepticism. Also, I was really into the Rebekah-Marcel dynamic, so if she is going off to get her happy ending, I’m sad that it isn’t with him. I don’t know. This all just feels weird to me. But if it’s something the writers knew was coming and therefore planned for, then I’ll trust them.
But what does this mean for the show? READ FULL STORY