Then some sexy, witchy ladies were added to the mix, as well as a sweet, human (Elena-esque?) psychology student and the Big Easy’s alpha vamp/Klaus’s protégé Marcel. And then, for some reason, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin).
Everyone else seems to line up pretty well with the pilot’s premise, but the addition of this werewolf made us think a little harder. Phoebs was one of the first actors attached to the spin-off, but... why is Hayley even there?
For starters, Hayley is one of the few people who always had the cojones to stand up to Klaus. News of a plot forming against him in New Orleans makes Klaus travel to Louisiana, and we wouldn’t put it past her to help organize some sort of Klaus coup.
But would she want to? Well, maybe.
First, there’s Tyler (Michael Trevino). Whether or not Hayley and Tyler ever got it on, the two were always close, so maybe she’s looking to stop Klaus from being on the murder-path for her pal.
Hayley also helped un-sire all of Klaus’ hybrids, which she then straight up told him so he would go kill them and Professor Shane would give her info on her parents. Her plan didn’t work for her, but that won’t stop Klaus from being pissed. Maybe Hayl will seek forgiveness so he’s not out to kill her? We all know how Klaus loves a hunt.
Perhaps it’s a sexy reason? After Hayley helped Tyler break his sire bond in the woods, she showed up in Mystic Falls and caused some serious tension between him and Caroline (Candice Accola). If Hayley and Klaus get friendly in New Orleans, she could very well be there if (when!?) Caroline comes to visit, and throw a wrench in the Klaroline works, just like she did with Forwood. She’s a werewolf; he’s a hybrid; they’re both hot. You do the math. Or who knows, maybe New Orleans is the latest stop in Hayley’s search for her parents? Or maybe she just has some bricks to count. The suspense is killing us!