In fact, Elijah might be drawn to her even more because Katherine’s been cured of her vampirism. “Now that she's human, she's all the more sexy," said Daniel. "Elijah loves humanity. He's in love with humanity. I made that decision for him a long time ago, and I always try to squeeze it into the performances. … I think the more humble she becomes, the more madly in love with her he will fall."
That’s interesting, because it means Katherine will have to find an excuse to stay in Mystic Falls, despite her ex’s affection. Perhaps Elijah’s rejection hurt her pride — or maybe she’s too afraid to road trip now that she’s all mortal and vulnerable?
Regardless of what’s going on in his love life, we’re excited to see Elijah play a bigger role on The Originals. In fact, the entire first episode will be a replay of the backdoor pilot, told from the sharp-dressed vampire’s point of view. "It's happening at the same time as the pilot's happening but you're seeing it from Elijah's perspective," Daniel explained. "So Elijah will be interacting with a bunch of characters and then you'll see him turn a corner, and then suddenly we're in a scene from the pilot, and it's a really neat."