We’ll have to warn you that there is quite a bit of backstory in the Vampire Diaries spin-off’s premiere. While diehard fans won’t learn a lot, newcomers will love all of the history about the original family of vampires.
There is a good amount of Klaus in this episode, however. He’s dealing with the results of his drunken night with Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin). Big news: Klaus is gonna be a daddy! That’s right, Hayley has an unborn hybrid baby growing in her belly and Elijah couldn’t be more excited.
Check out the premiere below and get a sense for the tension building in New Orleans (between Klaus and Marcel as well as between the vampires and the witches) and brace yourself for the rest of the season, which promises to be more intense and dark than The Vampire Diaries itself.
Don’t miss the next episode of The Originals, titled “House of the Rising Sun” when the show moves to its new timeslot Tuesday, October 8, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.