Warning: If you intend to read this post without falling in love with Elijah, you can’t.
For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter, know me personally, read my mind, or listen in on my weekly conversations with Mandi Bierly, allow me to fill you in on my biggest opposite-of-a-secret: Elijah Mikaelson is my favorite character on television. I quite literally love everything about him, from the actor who portrays him — Daniel Gillies! — to his attire, his actions, his hair, his hand gestures … everything.
Just in case you don’t watch The Originals and/or have never seen The Vampire Diaries, here’s a quick introduction to Elijah “BAMF” Mikaelson: He’s the eldest living brother in the Original family, which means he and his siblings were the first vampires ever created, and therefore, all vamps stem from them. But when a person becomes a vampire, there’s a dominant personality trait that becomes heightened, and unlike most vampires, Elijah’s is his morality. The man always keeps his word. He’s the Original you can trust, and he cares deeply for his friends and family. However, he’s also the commander. Although his brother Klaus might technically be stronger — Klaus is half vampire, half werewolf — Elijah is the most powerful. Other traits to note: He is level-headed. He is beyond elegant with his words (and pronounces Elena “E-lena”). He’s so powerful that he’s feared even though we’ve yet to see his fangs. His cheekbones and jawline are something of a masterpiece. Oh, and his cry face will destroy you.
So last night, viewers who didn’t know Elijah from The Vampire Diaries were introduced to a new side of him on The Originals. Sure, they knew he was compassionate, they knew he looked good in a suit (which he always wears), but they had no idea why he seemed to be the one in charge and/or the extent of his passion … until some witches messed with his family, and this happened:
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