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'The Originals' recap: Three men and a baby

Welcome back to New Orleans, everybody! I don’t know about you all, but I have missed this place, bloodshed and all. I even missed Thierry’s hats. OK, I especially missed Thierry’s hats, but that’s not important. What is important is the theme of this week’s episode, which was all about picking a side in the war that’s about to come to a head. And nobody — I mean nobody — is messing around. Let’s dig in, shall we?


'The Originals' at PaleyFest: Claire Holt hopes to return, and five more things we learned -- VIDEO

Rebekah fans can breathe a sigh of relief. As far as Claire Holt is concerned, the Original sister’s absence is only a temporary fix. But that was only one thing fans took away from the Originals PaleyFest panel, where cast and crew also discussed Elijah’s journey, the things they aren’t allowed to show on The CW, and whether The Vampire Diaries‘ Caroline might be making her way to New Orleans anytime soon.

Here are six things we took away — plus one bonus tidbit — from executive producers Michael Narducci and Julie Plec, and cast members Charles Michael Davis (Marcel), Leah Pipes (Cami), Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley), Daniel Gillies (Elijah), Joseph Morgan (Klaus), Claire Holt (Rebekah), and Danielle Campbell (Davina).


'The Originals' react: Bad moon rising

Can’t we all just get along? That was the theme behind tonight’s episode, the short answer to which is: No. Not when Klaus Mikaelson is involved. Honestly. For someone who’s so stuck on the idea of family, Klaus seems to forget that Elijah is the one who has saved his life for all these years. We get that you want to be the big bad wolf, Klaus, but what exactly are you doing? Then again, you could make the argument that he wants his child to be safe. Is he actually being a good father, even if it means being a bad brother? Let’s get to it! READ FULL STORY

What Claire Holt's absence could mean for 'The Originals' (and 'Vampire Diaries') -- POLL

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

'The Originals' react: Chapter 2(000)

I have two words for you all: Baby Mikaelsons! How adorable were the accented little ones in those flashbacks?! I’m pretty positive there’s nothing better, though I’m still not sure why Elijah’s had an Australian accent, but never the mind! This episode was all about the three siblings, their 1,000-year story thus far, and where they go from here. Let’s dive in. READ FULL STORY

'The Originals' react: You can't hide from an angry Mikaelson

I can’t even handle this show right now. I just can’t. It’s too much, and I cannot express how much I’m loving every second of it! Not to mention that it’s fulfilling all of my Elijah dreams — last week he took his shirt off, and this week I finally got to see his vamp face!!!! Just a little background: Elijah showed up on season 2 of The Vampire Diaries and made it all the way through season 4 (coming and going, of course) before The Originals started. Now, we’re halfway through this season and we’re just now seeing his fangs, veins, etc. for the first time. And as much as I love the fact that he reserves “vamping out” for really big moments because he’s powerful enough without it, I’ve literally been counting the days to this moment! Also, Mikael is probably my second favorite Original, so don’t get me started on him. READ FULL STORY

'The Originals' react: 'Rebekah!!!'

Welcome back to New Orleans, guys! It’s been a while, but not much has changed. It’s still a magical place where the sanitariums are creepier than ever, the vampires are hotter than ever, and my Elijah obsession is more ridiculous than ever. Did you see his entrance to Sophie’s consecration?! He snapped two guys’ necks with his elbows! And then he later used the word “fib” in a legitimate threat! But considering he wasn’t the focal point, I will move on (for now). READ FULL STORY

'Originals' fans: Join us for a live chat with Claire Holt

The CW’s Originals returns Tuesday night with a new episode, and to gear up for the fun, EW is hosting a Google+ Hangout with Claire Holt.

To take part in the fun, RSVP on our event page and then pull up a seat at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on Tuesday to enjoy the fun. Holt will be on hand to answer questions and tease all the action coming up with Rebekah and Co. Twitter-using fans can also use the hashtag #EWTalksOriginals to submit burning questions.

The Originals airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.

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'The Originals' react: I put a spell on you

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the Feb. 4 episode of The Originals, stop reading now (or be cursed)! READ FULL STORY

'The Originals' react: I love it when you call me Big Papa

Of all the witches I’ve met, I’m not sure which one is technically the most powerful — probably Esther, right? — but regardless, I have to say that Papa Tunde is probably the show’s most badass. First of all, his name is Papa Tunde and he walks around town in a white suit and a yellow/gold bow tie. And his favorite accessory? Oh yeah, it’s a (matching) boa constrictor. As if that wasn’t enough to make me bow down, the man might have just made a blade that can kill an Original. Okay, so he’s a badass, but that doesn’t mean I necessarily like his work. Let’s dig in! READ FULL STORY

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