Elijah wants to face death with Klaus in "The Originals" series finale. "I know that a lot of people see death as definable as the unhappy ending but to me we worked hard across Vampire Diaries and The Originals to show that after death is the possibility of ultimate peace within themselves and the quieting of their demons and a life lived in eternal love," she adds. Freya and Elijah discover that Marcel plans to drink the serum recovered from Aurora’s blood and make himself an un-killable super-original to kill the Mikaelsons for good. But there can actually be two things why Marcel’s bite would kill even Klaus Mikaelson. But yes, it's fucked up that Elijah killed him- that's between Marcel and Elijah. When Hope turns around, no one is there. Elijah says that his purpose was always to find redemption for Klaus, and he truly believes that Klaus has been redeemed. They got their happy ending," she tells Bustle. He always tries to see the good in people and tries to be a friend to everyone. But he left New Orleans after one last family dinner to continue living his marital bliss with Davina (Danielle Campbell). Marcel was a slave of the Governor, who was also his only second born son. Elijah can't live on happily and freely and find new love and new life with [Hayley's death] hanging over his head. Were you sobbing uncontrollably during that Mikaelson family dinner? ", Ending the series finale with a shot of two vampire brothers dead but happy to be together could describe the last scene of The Originals finale ... as well as The Vampire Diaries finale. "Because Klaus' fear in that last moment of, 'What's ahead for us? Marcel says, “I do.”. Klaus wastes little time reestablishing his reign over the French … Plec reveals that "special" moment was the very last day of production on the Atlanta set for The Originals. Honestly, when we were doing the budget of who we could afford to take to New Orleans, that extra three characters made it un-produceable. Elijah ripped out Marcel's (Charles Michael Davis) heart, so his former protege — who is very much not dead — may be looking to rip out Elijah's … I wish you'd just go to hell!" Photo: The CW/Bob Mahoney, Rebekah wants to go with Marcel. Elijah is appalled by how Marcel's crew kills people in public. Hope suddenly appears, shocked and angry about her father’s plan, delaying his suicide. Social Capital: The Ultimate Gift To America. The city is going back to the people. While Marcel runs off to kill Originals, Elijah finds Klaus. He isn’t particularly sad about Klaus’ demise, and he isn’t much for the “always and forever” stuff. Therefore, both of their journeys were complete in terms of where we started the series and where we were going to end it. And while Klaus and Elijah have seen the last of their time onscreen, that doesn't mean the rest of the Mikaelsons are gone for good. But Elijah, finally seeing his brother redeem himself by sacrificing himself for his daughter, completed his own life's mission and decided to die alongside his brother. "Seeing them happy, seeing them smile, seeing them make jokes, really seeing that family unit together one last time in happiness just was so special. The Mikaelson family planned for the future of always and forever during the Wednesday, August 1, series finale of ‘The Originals,’ but who didn’t make it out alive? What if it's not what we think it is? He asks his brother to just let him be. Marcel going after all of them is him acting like a whiny lil bitch. While the rest of the Mikaelson clan found their happily ever afters, Klaus and Elijah broke the white oak stake in half, gripped each other's shoulders and staked each other, hoping to find peace together. Elsewhere, Marcel says he understands why Rebekah is upset because he is too. "It's funny because we had started talking in the room that Klaus needed to die and then Joseph Morgan came in to say hello at the beginning of the process and he started making a hard sell that he thought Klaus should die. But that wasn't always the plan. He invited Marcel to watch some actors perform Hamlet in the courtyard,complete with the compelled actors killing each other with swords, and fed him his blood so that he could be turned into a vampire like the rest of the family. "We at one point talked about Marcel becoming almost a surrogate father figure to a young boy like himself, much like Klaus had found Marcel. "We actually had pitched watching the dust fly and settle and then watching a kid run across the cobblestone and realizing that it's a time jump and it's Freya [Riley Voelkel] and Keelin [Christina Moses] and Vincent's [Yusuf Gatewood] young child playing in Jackson Square," Plec reveals. She uses Hayley to channel enough power to break through. Aside from Klaus and Elijah, the rest of the Mikaelson clan essentially lived happily ever after. After coming up with the idea for Klaus and Elijah to become a part of the city they helped build, another idea came to Plec and the writers. But with The Originals ending on Klaus and Elijah becoming dust, fans didn't get a definitive answer. "We always knew that we wanted Rebekah to find her childhood wish to get back to living a normal life and the white picket fence and the children, the stuff she never thought she'd be able to have and was taken from her with her mother's choice to turn her into a vampire," Plec says. — read Us Weekly’s recap That’s because there’s still more story for her. Marcel says, “I do.” Klaus and Elijah are still by their bench, and Klaus wonders about the afterlife. "At one point we had Marcel moving to Rio to start over and build a new vampire community but when all is said and done, we really liked the idea of him realizing that he didn't need to be the king of anything.". — Marcel to Elijah in Family Forever: ... and he will kill anyone who tries to hurt or kill a member of his family. Photo: The CW/Bob Mahoney. That's why we wanted them to become dust.". ... Camille shows up in the compound, walking in on a moment between Kol/Kaleb and Marcel and convinces Marcel not to kill Kol seeing as he along with Davina is the only one who can protect her from Esther’s extreme powers. They drink and remember Klaus. Which he tends to … He breaks the stake in two, and Elijah says he’ll die with his brother. Elijah (Daniel Gillies) shows up to argue with Klaus about dying just as he is about to stake himself. ", Ultimately, that didn't happen on the series. "That was shot in exactly the same spot where we shot that part of the pilot," Plec says. Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah head to a bench where Klaus and Elijah once discussed their family’s future. Elijah interrupts Klaus trying to reconnect with Marcel and out of fear of the prophecy, ends up killing Marcel. and Elijah says, 'We'll get through it together,' I thought that was so beautiful. It’s from “The Originals” episode of “The Vampire Diaries,” where Klaus says he is standing in New Orleans and hopes to show the city to Caroline one day. However, Kol's return to their life resulted in several tense encounters between the brothers, which came to a head when Kol decided to test Elijah and Klaus' loyalty to him. "The thing that never shifted was that we were heading always to a place where Elijah was able to witness Klaus' redemption," Plec says. While the story for the series finale changed over the course of five seasons, Plec and company always knew The Originals would end with the two brothers. I wish Marcel or Cami would fricking kill you for letting Mom die! "I think they each have it in them to end up somehow at the school as teachers and mentors and witches. As he told Elena in All My Children, he valued qualities such as compassion, honor and virtue long before his mother turned him into a vampire. Klaus asks Elijah to not say a tearful goodbye, and Elijah agrees. Sinks a dagger in Cuts Bites Buries 6 Hayley has a _____-shaped birthmark on her right shoulder. She doesn’t let him give an answer before she runs off with her spell. OK, he's not dead since he's really hard to kill, but he is gone in the sense that he's rejected his old life for a new, Mikaelson-free life. By the end of the series finale, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) chose to kill each other with the last remaining white oak stake Klaus had kept stashed away for years. This is his way of making spiritual amends for his part in her death. They gave their blessing and promised to look after Hope. She’ll have too many questions, and it’ll haunt Hope for the rest of her life if he avoids her. Whatever he is planning for the Original does not bode well on Klaus, who was still looking for a way to take back the city from his former ally. “The Originals” shows the family as Klaus and Elijah prepare for death together. Having a daughter helped him feel unconditional love for the first time, and he calls her his heart. Elijah already discussed it with the family, telling them that he’d take “always and forever” to the next level. Caroline says he walks away and doesn’t look back, and he’ll know that not looking back actually means “I’ll never forget you.” Caroline leans in and kisses him before she gets up to leave without looking back. It's Plec's favorite scene of the finale. “The Originals” fans will notice that Hope is really the only one who didn’t get a happy ending. … Watch The Originals Season 3 … "Olympia: *Throwing everything she can reach at Elijah* "I hate you! In several decades, when Damon Salvatore dies, the cure will be up for grabs again. And Rebekah proposed to Marcel, with a catch: she was going to get the cure from vampirism and take it, and he agreed to live out the rest of her human life with her. The Originals are just dust in the wind. His siblings, even Kol, along with Keelin and Marcel, start having a wake. Klaus and Elijah are still by their bench, and Klaus wonders about the afterlife. It was the final shot of the entire series in New Orleans where we started and it was so powerful and beautiful and we all cried.". Rebekah is disappointed in him. Watching Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah (Claire Holt), Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic), Freya, Keelin, Hope, Vincent and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) gathered … As we've learned over two series and with an upcoming third, never say never when it comes to immortal vampires. Regardless of how flawed her brothers are, they’re still family and this will still be a loss. ", Plec messed with him a little by resisting his idea despite having already decided to do just that and couldn't help but laugh at how the same thing had happened on The Vampire Diaries. Photo: The CW/Skip Bolen. Olympia: "Watch me!" The CW show ended Wednesday night with two major deaths. No they were meant to be able to kill wolves. He realizes that if Klaus can sacrifice everything for his family, he can deal with the possibility of loss. The series finale picked up where “The Originals” Season 5 left off last week. "The shows are so deeply rooted in the bond between family and brotherhood specifically and so when you've got two pairs of brothers, they have to end up with each other at the end of it all. Freya and Keelin decided to have a baby with Vincent as the father. Hope looks at a family portrait and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is behind her, smiling. 2021 Bustle Digital Group. Marcel talks to Sophie. The Originals Promo: Will Hope Kill Elijah? They return to New Orleans, and Freya (Riley Voelkel) explains to Hope that The Hollow will feed on Klaus’ strength. After Freya was able to use her power to channel the prophecy in "Give 'Em Hell Kid," she and Elijah saw a new prophecy that showed Marcel drinking Lucien's serum … Freya begins to undo the protection spell around him. When Marcel does bad things he has a good reason to do them. So dry your eyes and read on to see what else Plec had to say about that ending, including why those deaths had to happen, how and why it so closely mirrored The Vampire Diaries series finale, the alternate ending that almost came to be, and more! ‘The Originals’ Dropped ‘Vampire Diaries’ Easter Eggs In Episode 12, ‘The Originals’ Season 5, Episode 12 Preview, Mega Millions Jackpot Is Second-Largest Ever, Large US Banks Eye Improving Economy After Rocky 2020, New Jersey Moves Smokers To The Front Of The COVID Vaccine Line, India Starts Huge Vaccine Drive As European Rollout Stutters, Markets Struggle As Coronavirus Jabs Delayed. Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic) is running too. The purist vampires of New Orleans were still roaming free, so Marcel ... taking Marcel prisoner and using him as a guinea pig to develop a poison to kill immortals. "I think there's some solace to be found in there, if anybody's feeling a bit too wounded by the loss of these characters. Elijah then continues with saying his brother believes people are conspiring against him. "We didn't know that we'd be bringing him back." "That's in Jackson Square in front of St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter. "When I saw Infinity War, I was like, 'Oh! Vincent tells Freya and Keelin that he does want to have a baby after all. After Marcel throws an apple back at the man whipping him, showing his bravery, Klaus kills the man before he can retaliate. "We didn't shoot that but I liked that. With the two main characters of the series dying in the final moments, fans might be inclined to call the finale tragic. While Caroline gets a tour, Vincent reveals he is scared of bringing a child into this world, but Freya thinks it could be a good thing. Klaus admits he doesn’t know how to say goodbye. After 92 episodes — plus a … Paul Dailly at June 15, 2018 8:08 am . Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW. ", And now that Marcel gave all the vampires in New Orleans a one-way ticket out of the city, he finished dismantling the "kingdom" he had built at the start of the series. Klaus Killed Marcel's Followers. She says that she is going to take the cure to be human, and as long as he is O.K. Elijah promises that Klaus is just afraid, but then Hope’s father returns. Watching Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah (Claire Holt), Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic), Freya, Keelin, Hope, Vincent and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) gathered around the table, laughing, smiling, and just having a good time together was a rare, beautiful sight for this beleaguered family. To do so, Kol needed a large paragon diamond for his witches to channel power from. He doesn’t want to live without Klaus. Happiness is a choice. ― Olympia Mikaelson and Elijah Mikaelson "The decision to have both brothers die did not come up until the beginning of the fifth season," Plec reveals. Major spoilers ahead for The Originals series finale, "When the Saints Go Marching In.". But The Originals creator Julie Plec hopes that viewers will see it differently. "The two [characters] I have my eye on the most to appear [on Legacies] I believe would be Vincent and Freya," Plec says. with watching her grow old and die, she’d like to be his wife too. She’ll star in the spinoff “Legacies,” which premieres Thursday, Oct. 25 at 9 p.m. EDT. Elijah is a very attractive, positive, quirky and upbeat person. He knows Klaus could be dangerous, but Hope isn’t giving up on her dad yet. What Led Roger Hochschild To 'Discover' His Simple And Sincere Approach To Diversity? They all kill the followers of the Hollow, but ultimately realize this was The Hollow's intention. "The similarities were similar in spite of themselves in that no matter what choice we had made on one series, it honestly felt like we were on a path that only had one ending," Plec explains. The third series in the trilogy, Legacies, is set to premiere this fall on The CW and will follow Hope as she goes back to her magical school in Mystic Falls. The promise of that is ultimately they'll find their way there. He tells her that dying, and killing this dark magic with him, is the only honorable thing he can do. There is no way Klaus will kill Elijah even if it means endangering the family he loves so dearly. Meanwhile, Freya goes to Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) to find a spell that will help Klaus at least enjoy his last hours without the voices, and Vincent decides to deliver more bad news and says he is leaving New Orleans. They stake each other, and Elijah and Klaus die together. They had so few moments where they were happy over five years and you want to grab onto them with all your might and squeeze them and hug them tight and capture that moment forever.". Hope wonders why her father is spending his last hours without her. While this is goodbye to The Originals, thankfully Plec's extended universe isn't going anywhere. "We wanted Marcel always to release the trappings of feeling like he needed to be the king which was really just a reaction to his upbringing and to find personal happiness and personal purpose," Plec says. After he finished lecturing his people about being a vampire, he approached both Stas and Elijah with a curious look. "We started the series not entirely sure how we'd dramatize that in terms of what the ending was but knowing that the journey of this series was for Klaus to understand the meaning of unconditional love and to find redemption in his own self and therefore for Elijah to be complete as well. "We were saying goodbye to our Atlanta crew and a lot of our actors," she adds. And with Klaus’ death came Elijah’s, because in no world was Elijah about to let his brother die alone. Elijah: "My child, you cannot hate me for what I did to your mother more than I hate me for what I did to her." A spin-off of The Vampire Diaries, The Originals features the first family of vampires, the Mikaelsons. "The Marvel joke aside, the thing we loved the most is that Klaus and Elijah, in this town, this city they had helped build, are not forever a part of the fabric of the dirt and the dust of the streets of the French Quarter. Vincent tracks Will to the sacrificial ritual area and is joined by Klaus, Hayley, Marcel, and Elijah. Marcel nodded over at Elijah, then eyed Stas. But she wants to remind fans that this series was never meant to revolve around romance. Freya and Keelin decide to start a family in the series finale of "The Originals." In Always and Forever, Elijah had been watching Marcel, who had become vampire king of New Orleans in Klaus' absence. Elijah says it doesn’t matter if there’s just darkness because they’ll face it together. So she kisses Marcel. "Elijah, didn't expect to see you on this side of the river." She’ll go back to school and find a way to be O.K. But it does feel like that was really the only way to go.". It created a nice symmetry between the two shows but it was by no means an intentional choice to make them both end the same way. Klaus and Marcel are sent into the Hollow Realm, where Klaus refrains from looking into the blue light, but Marcel does. Amanda: There's a minute there when I really thought Elijah had killed him, but I figure if Marcel does die, he'll have to go out much bigger than that. She wants to do right by the Mikaelson name. ", But don't hold your breath for a Season 1 appearance. He still sees Klaus as family. "It just felt right," Plec says. Whether it's right away or not depends on how much you think they've redeemed themselves for their sins.". You're not alone. Having learned to take care of his family over the years and being n… "Paul Wesley had made a hard sell that he thought Stefan should die and I already knew Stefan was dying but I messed with his head for like a good week and a half," she says with a laugh. She encourages him to say goodbye to his daughter. Rebekah catches him as he is trying to escape town. Elijah wants to face death with Klaus in "The Originals" series finale. While some got their happily ever afters, others died. ", Plec knows (many) tears will be shed as that scene plays, but she doesn't see it as a tragic ending for those two characters. Marcel can be described as being the life of the party. "I also would love to have Auntie Rebekah do a parent-teacher visit.". The former knows his sire well. Stas smirked, enjoying the subtle compliment Marcel gave her. 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