Tonight’s all new episode of The Originals may be all about the women of the cast “tak[ing] the power back,” but that doesn’t mean the men we know and love will be taking a back seat completely. In fact, we’re going to be getting a relationship dynamic that has been sorely underplayed in the series thus far: Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). Check out what Charles had to say about this new bromance!
According to the Originals star, Elijah and Marcel will be working together this week — and Charles is really getting into Elijah’s headspace. "He always dresses in really nice suits. What's with this dude? He's a vampire, but he dresses in suits," Charles joked to MTV News. (But, seriously, all valid questions.) "Like, does he worry about getting his suits dirty? Does he dry clean them? Like, what's his story? What's the mystery behind this man? Who does his shopping?"
More pressing even than the logic behind Elijah’s fashion choices is Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) possible reaction to the burgeoning bromance between his former BFF and his big brother. According to Charles, Klaus may continue his notorious habit of overreacting. “He gets really angry [usually] so it might be cause for some drama. Like I said, one of things that I say is all the characters have good intentions, personally, it's just that actions can be misconstrued, especially coming from another's person's perspective," Charles teased. "On one hand, Elijah and Marcel have really good intentions despite whether it goes against, seemingly against, Klaus' approval and their actions might be judged negatively by Klaus.”
Given that Klaus is already pissed that Elijah is falling in love with the mother of his child, we think Klaus may not take kindly to Elijah and Marcel spending more time together — even if they don’t exchange friendship bracelets. Fortunately, it sounds like Elijah and Marcel know Klaus well enough to predict and counteract his eventual freak out by keeping their hang out under the radar. "The interesting thing is seeing how they operate and try to pull it off without him catching wind of it,” Charles said. “It's a fun episode.” Just promise us there will be disguises.
Are you as pleased as we are to hear that Elijah and Marcel will be hanging out? How do you think Klaus will react if he finds out about it? Sound off in the comments below!
The Originals returns Tuesday, January 14, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.